A Link Between Worlds or Ocarina Of Time

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#1 Posted by TinFoilGuy (25 posts) -

I have never played a Zelda game before and I was wondering if I should pick up A Link Between Worlds or Ocarina Of Time?

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#2 Posted by JP_ (12875 posts) -

Okay honestly for this being your 1st Zelda Game I think you want to start with something that you can start off easy and enjoy its challenges

I say start with Ocarina of Time as its a Classic and I enjoyed it for my 1st LoZ Game

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#3 Posted by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

I would say Link Between Worlds simply because it's more modern, has a better user interface, and smoother pacing.

Ocarina is an excellent game but if you haven't played it by now, you might judge it with different standards

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#4 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

@drekula2 said:

I would say Link Between Worlds simply because it's more modern, has a better user interface, and smoother pacing.

Ocarina is an excellent game but if you haven't played it by now, you might judge it with different standards

Just get the 3DS one. The game holds up just fine. WIth that said, it is all a matter of 3D vs 2D.

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#5 Posted by trugs26 (7494 posts) -

This is difficult to say.

If you could, I'd suggest playing A Link to the Past before A Link Between Worlds... So with that said, you should play Ocarina of Time for now until you have access to ALTTP, then play ALBW. .

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#6 Edited by Minishdriveby (10520 posts) -

ALTTP is better than OoT, so play ALBW which draws heavily from ALTTP.

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#7 Posted by widdowson91 (1248 posts) -

Ocarina of Time is better, but A Link Between Worlds is fantastic. If you've never played Ocarina of Time before I suggest getting it for the 3DS. The N64 version is wonderful, but dated by modern standards. The 3DS version is a lot more up to date, and it's a lot more polished. If you play the N64 version today you may wonder why a lot of gamers think it is so great because of it's age. So play it on 3DS. But I can't play it on anything other than the N64 :P

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#8 Edited by ANIMEguy10034 (4954 posts) -

Both are great games, but A Link Between Worlds is easier to pick up and play. Whichever is better depends on personal preference. When you beat one, go buy the other.

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#9 Posted by Soulreavercross (19890 posts) -

Both are exceptional games. A simple way to choose is to decide; if you want a top down 2D like game, go with Between Worlds. If you want a fully 3D game, go with OoT.

I'd say Between Worlds was a lot easier to pick up and play because of the controls, but Ocarina of time was more immerse and a better overall experience.

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#10 Edited by Aquat1cF1sh (11095 posts) -

They're my two favorite Zelda games (out of the six I've played), but yeah, as someone else already said, it depends whether you want a 3D game or a 2D game. Flip a coin! Either way, you won't be disappointed. :)

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#11 Posted by Meinhard1 (6790 posts) -

I think there's pretty much a consensus that you should first go for the more modern, accessible, wonderful A Link Between Worlds.

Then get Ocarina of Time 3D --- a meticulous remake of one gaming's great masterpieces.

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#12 Edited by juboner (1183 posts) -

If you have never played a single zelda title then I would go with ALBW. The top down zeldas are really good with simple gameplay and fun dungeons. The overworld in 2d zeldas have good secrets to be found also. If you enjoy playing the ALBW it will set you up better imo for going into a 3d zelda world and loving it.

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#13 Posted by Smallville0608 (87 posts) -

I have both, and though I have finished neither, I do prefer ALBW's much more.

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#14 Posted by am_h8ter_ade (62 posts) -

If you are interested in the Zelda time line at all you will want to play A Link to the Past before you play A Link Between Worlds. If you aren't too concerned about the timeline I would say ALBW is a better game to start with than OoT. OoT is best experienced as a veteran IMO. You'll have a better respect for just how legendary the game is.