The legend is better than ever

User Rating: 10 | The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 3DS
Ocarina of Time is a masterpiece. It is truly a game with no flaws (the iron boots have been fixed!) and with no equal. For those you have never played Ocarina before reading a review of the game is a waste. If you consider yourself a gamer Ocarina is a must have experience. Though it has been on the Gamecube and Wii since its 1998 N64 debut this is the time it has been remade. The game has not been changed much at all and that's okay because there is no way to improve beyond perfection

The most obvious change to Ocarina is the graphics. The game now looks much more polished while keeping the same art sstlye that was in the original. This is the first 3DS game that I have played that really benefits from the 3D effect. While in other games you may have used the 3D for ten minutes to see what it was like, in Ocarina the 3D actually adds something. It makes the world seem larger and even more full of life.

Other new features include a boss battle mode and gyroscope control. The boss battle mode is a first for the Zelda series and a nice bonus. Trying to get a new best time on your favorite boss can be really enjoyable. The new gyroscope controls work well with the 3D on and great with the 3D off. While it wasn't the control scheme I preferred it is a nice option to be included.
Additionally hint videos have been added to help new players on their way. These are a welcome upgrade as Ocarina never holds your hand. Items have also been mapped out to the touch screen making good use of the 3DS hardware.

Thirteen years later the story and game play of Ocarina have reached a legendary status. The story is not overly complicated but it has more than a "save the princess" tone to it. The game play that was so revolutionary back in 98 has been copied by so many other games that it will feel familiar even if you have never rode through Hyrule before.

All in all Ocarina of Time is one of the best games ever created. There is no excuse to have not had the experience in beautiful 3D. The hero of time has made the travel of an additional six years well and his journey through Hyrule has never been better.


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