The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Reviewed by Raymond Almeda
Well, it's past November 23! Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time is
here, and it was well worth the wait. Zelda 64 has come to what most
video gamers had expected it to be as it is definitely my top video
game of all time. After playing the game once, you won't stop for another
Playstation game again!
Graphics 98 out of 100
Plenty of lush and cute animation and graphics was seen in this game.
More polygons were found rather than just pixels. Even though this
game could have been more better if it had been released compatible
with the 4MB RAM Pak, but the cut-scenes (about 1 hour worth) are
amazing. The background and detail of the darkness and light combine
Nintendo's greatest hits of all time. What is also creative is the effect
the time change it has during the day. When it is sunset, the sky looks
its best. All of Link's enemies have plenty of variety that won't disappoint
you at all. There are over 150 different enemies in the game, and each of
them with a distinct and new color for all video gamers. The bosses also
have magnificence looking cut scenes as they perish as well. Excellent!
Well done Nintendo!
Music and Sound 99 out of 100
This has to simply be one of the game's greatest pluses. The game
simply combines traditional Zelda music with new and rich music
that is very close to CD-quality while only MIDI. The game even has
times where you would have the music change when you would go into a
dark or dangerous place. So, the music doesn't stop when you go to a new
area. It just keeps on going. When you enter a town house as well, the
music slowly lowers its volume making you believe that being inside
lowers the sound! The detail in dungeons and caves are also magnified
when you get closer to an enemy/monster or when you light a torch!
There aren't any REAL dialogue in the game that includes people actually
talking, but for some reason, it's seems much easier to understand.
Another revolutionarily advantage for this masterpiece!
Game Challenge 100 out of 100
This game is filled with plenty of surprises that could take you over 60+
hours to finish the game completely. The enemies may have weak points,
but there is more strategy that what you might think. The game has plenty
of difficult and big caves, dungeons, castles, and areas where you could
get lost in, but there are also many secret places to go in the game. With
over 100+ hours of play and more to do after you finish the game, the
game challenge for this game is simply for advanced Zelda fans. Expect a
13 year old beating it much faster than a 9 year old. This may not be the
most challenging Zelda (Link II is), but it sure comes close.
Game Play-Fun 100 out of 100
Oh yes! Yes! This game simply has plenty of replay value and can be quite
fun even though the game is only a one player adventure. Zelda 64 is the
funniest Zelda to play and one of the funniest games for the N64 yet.
The game simply includes plenty of Mini-games, hidden secrets, humor,
and plenty of variety and levels to accomplish before you complete 100%
of the game. The game wouldn't seem like a Miyamoto game without
having the interesting elements in the game!
Rumble Pak 100 out of 100
The Rumble Pak goes to use more than Goldeneye 007 in Zelda 64! Well,
Zelda 64 is a marvelous game with plenty of action as you fight enemies
and even play Mini-games. You can even feel the Rumble Pak as Link runs
and even while he's still on a horse! There are even some times in the
game where you would have to use the Rumble Pak to find a special item,
move, or special room. If you don't have a Rumble Pak or a Player's Guide
for Zelda 64, you are sure to find less than what most people usually find.
There is one huge negative for buying Zelda 64. The first one is that most
people were not able to get the Gold Cartridge for Zelda 64. Also, when
you play this game, say farewell to your girlfriends, boyfriends, family,
cousins, brothers, sisters, teachers, and other friends because you'll be
playing this game so much, you'll completely forget about them!
Replayability 98 out of 100
There is plenty of variety in this game because there are Mini-games
and challenges waiting for you after beating the game. You must also find
tons of new and secret rooms. However, after about 150+ hours of game
play, you're most likely to stop playing the game. It's still a great bet for
a replayable game though. You'll play it more than your old Zeldas. There
is so much to explore! It takes more than 15 minutes to walk straight
from one place to the very same place over again!
Game Value 100 out of 100
If you are a Nintendo 64 owner, who care's about the price? This game
has to be bought because it is 95% most likely to be the best game for
the N64 including future titles. This game will simply blow you away.
Get this game at any price even if it's not a gold cartridge. N64 owners
MUST have piece of revolutionarily Miyamoto art.
Play Control 100 out of 100
What makes this game so unique is the number of controls you will
use for the game. You will use ALL buttons of the N64 controller
including the Control Pad. Make sure that all of your fingers are OK!
You could get plenty of blisters just trying to figure out which button
is which. The buttons are easy to remember however, and give plenty of
pressure to the N64 controller. A GOOD THING!
Overall 100 out of 100
The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time is the greatest game for the
N64 yet. You must get this game before plenty of young kids get the game
during Christmas. Get it now, and you will definitely become a true N64
follower. Remember GET N OR GET OUT? Get this game, and you are certain
that you've already gotten N.