The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Reviewed by Rich Boos
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was one of the best games i have
ever seen. It is a adventure game with puzzles, strategies, and adventure.
The game is mainly about Link, who is the only one who can save Hyrule.
He must retrieve the medallions to fight the evil Gannandorf and win back
the triforce, the all powerful spirit that can grant wishes. So Link
ventures off fighting evil monsters and solving puzzles to continue
his quest. Along the way he meets people, finds treasures, and tries
some fun games. This game is good for all people, ones who want
challenges and one who just enjoy playing around, so you can go fishing,
bowl, target practice, and many other games if you don't feel like you
want to always keep on going. The game has many items that can be
found so you can take your time too. Unlike Quest 64' continues gameplay
trails, this game has an overworld. Because of this, there are many
places centered around the center, leaving much space to explore
Graphics 10 out of 10
The graphics are GREAT. Everything is colored well. The detail is the best.
Everything is detailed from the bark on the trees, to the sand under the
water. The People, animals, and objects look great. Link is also great. The
game has smooth, flowing graphics which look great. Each place looks unique
with no world the same. The game is full 3D, and it has a way less glitch form
the wall than Mario 64, much less. But of course, that doesn't matter because
everything else makes up for it.
Music and Sound 10 out of 10
The game has a great soundtrack. It is different in almost every place, from
the slow soothing music in Zora's Domain to the awesome arabian like music
of Gerudo Valley. The music is only paused when you are near an enemy and
then will go right back. The sound in this game is so realistic. Some of them
are the cloning of wood, the sword coming out of your holder, fish swimming,
and even the horse running is realistic as it grows louder when it nears you.
There is always a sound, even if it is your feet walking. The Sound and Music
are one of the best things in the game.
Game Challenge 7 out of 10
This is based upon two main things- the puzzles and the enemies. The puzzles
make up mast of it, i would say 4 out of the 7. It is easier with the players
guide but you can still figure out the dungeons on your own. The Enemies only
make up 3 out of 7 which is good if you have a little trouble. They are not as
easy as pie but is you get good at the game the should take you one or two
tries. But like I said, it is the dungeons and mazes. One thing I would like to
point out is why this is good. If you have a tougher dungeon than a boss, which
this game has, than it is easier. First, you can take your time to progress
through them. That means you will not always be in battle and you will
finish eventually, so you can beat it if you keep at it. Second, now that you
have gotten through the dungeon, you can fight the boss easily and if you die
you can try right again.
Game Play-Fun 10 out of 10
Like I said in the beginning, you can go and beat the levels an the game right
away or take you time. The game is so much fun with many people to talk to,
a inventory of weapons to use, and games to play. Hey, if all you want to do is
go fishing you can. That is why it is better than games like Mario 64 and other
adventure games. For example, now matter where you go in Mario 64, you
always will be in a play you can die from and enemy, falling, etc. But in Zelda
if you are in a town or other place, you are away from danger.
Rumble Pak 8 out of 10
There is not much I can say about this one. The game work with it but it is
not so special. It does go off like when you hit a wall, or fall, but the best
thing it is good for is, during the game you receive an item that makes the
ruble pack go off when you are near a secret place and other hidden thing.
Without that I would have said 5 out of 10
Frustration? One. Sometimes you press a because you want to do something
but is does something else because you weren't standing is the right place
or standing still.
Replayability 8 out of 10
Once you beat the game, when you turn the game back on you are back to
before you beat the final boss. But there is still more to do. There are
hearts and skulltulas you can get. There is a trade thing you can do during
your adventure. You can also beat you times in the races and scores in the
games. This game is still fun to play after you beat it. Very fun.
Game Value 10 out of 10
No doubt about that. You are getting what you paid for. And more.
Overall 10 out of 10
Overall this game is worth buying. Remember this- if you played it at a store
or rented it, you might not of liked it because you did not start from the
beginning and therefore don't know what it is about or what you need to do
next, like if the person it the game said go to the fire temple and find Darnia,
you would be like, "what?"