User Reviews

Old goodness in a new dimension Unicorn Lynx (181580) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
A masterpiece of epic proportions and the best 2D to 3D transition ever! Amazing and timeless! Rensch (218) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The Zelda Game You Knew Was Coming, But Only After A Long Wait MasterMegid (902) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Absolutely stunning... Mike Wilson (3) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
One of the most Overrated games of all. JohnLennon224 (16) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
Possibly the Best Game of ALL Time! SkyMarshall (4) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
One of the very best console games. Ran Prieur (19) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Simply put: This is my youth Pixelspeech (1006) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
A game for all time and for all player ages! Matthew Broussard (7) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
The long wait was worth every second. Kartanym (12842) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

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Critic Reviews

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There's simply not enough space in this column to explain in detail the finer points of this superb game. Fans of previous Zelda games are sure to love it, and anyone with an N64 should give it a try. Just be sure to clear a large chunk of time to play it.
Legendra (Aug 26, 2002)
Ainsi, c'est en jouant à des jeux conçus avec autant de maestria que l'on s'aperçoit que le jeu vidéo devient un Art. Quand vous aurez goûté à l'histoire fantastique de Zelda: Ocarina of Time vous trouverez le reste terriblement fade. Seul regret, on aimerait jamais n'avoir terminé ce jeu. Et même si une fin grandiose conclue cette grande aventure on aimerait revenir dans ce monde d'Hyrule dans lequel on se sent si bien.
GamesCollection (May 29, 2008)
C'è poco da dire su questo Zelda: è innovativo e classico per la sua saga come Mario 64 è la perfetta evoluzione e insieme tradizionalissimo gioco di Mario. Ocarina of Time è epico, maestoso, lungo e difficile quanto basta, ma raramente frustrante al limite della bestemmia - eccetto il Tempio dell'Acqua, ovviamente. Detto questo, consigliatissimo a tutti, a meno che proprio non vi piaccia il tipo di gioco: in caso contrario, vi auguro una buona avventura.
RPGamer (2005)
With a fantastic mix of gameplay and presentation values, it is a game that will go down in the annals of video game history as easily one of the most influential and well-loved
Nintendo Life (Feb 24, 2007)
There's a reason that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is widely regarded as one of the greatest video games ever created and it won't take you long to find out why that is.
Edge (Nov 26, 1998)
That Miyamoto has spent more time on this project than other under-nourished 64bit updates such as Mario Kart and Yoshi’s Story is more than palpable – Ocarina of Time shapes up as arguably the most accomplished game to have ever come out of the studios of NCL, and is reason enough to buy a Nintendo 64 in itself. Most importantly, though, the game singlehandedly restores the faith in both the creative might of Nintendo and in the power of the videogame as an entertainment medium. A work of genius.
1UP (Jan 21, 2005)
The debut Zelda title for the Nintendo 64 is not only a contender for the best game for the system, but one of the best games ever made. This title is a testament for what videogames should be, and an amazing product from Nintendo mastermind, Shigeru Miyamoto.
Total! (Germany) (Nov, 1998)
Über die Frage, ob sich der Kauf des Zelda-Moduls lohnt, muß eigentlich nicht nachgedacht werden. Dieses Spiel darf sich einfach niemand entgehen lassen. Es ist bis dato wahrscheinlich das ehrgeizigste, einfalls- reichste und unterhaltsamste Stück Software, das je auf den Markt gekommen ist. Die jahrelange Entwicklungsarbeit des Miyamoto-Teams ist in jedem kleinsten Detail spürbar, das dieses faszinierende Werk zu etwas Einzigartigem macht. Nie zuvor wurde die Synthese aus atemberaubender Action und originellen Rätseln mit einer derart beeindruckenden Atmosphäre und fesselnden Storyline verbunden.
Retroage (Aug 29, 2011)
Nintendo DAJE SZANSĘ zapoznać się z tym tytułem każdemu, kto nie posiada Nintendo 64. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ukazała się w edycji limitowanej na Nintendo GameCube, a wersja na Nintendo Wii dostępna jest w cyfrowej dystrybucji Virtual Console. Posiadacze ostatnio wydanego handhelda Nintendo 3DS mogą za to zagrać w wersję przenośną, a do tego najbardziej udoskonaloną i poprawioną. W przypadku tego tytułu nie można powiedzieć, że Nintendo chce zarobić ponownie na tej samej grze. Uważam, że jeśli ktoś grał dwanaście lat temu w oryginał, nie musi nabywać tego samego jeszcze raz na inny sprzęt. Te reedycje oraz remake’i skierowane są moim zdaniem dla młodszych graczy, którzy po prostu zaczęli od NGC , Wii lub Nintendo 3DS. Skoro najwyżej ocenioną grą w historii jest The Legend of Zelda :Ocarina of Time, to dzięki temu fajnemu posunięciu Nintendo każdy MA SZANSĘ zapoznać się z tym tytułem (niezależnie od posiadanej konsoli tej firmy).
It's this simple: If you don't got it, get it! This game is go good, you will see a rush of people buying Nintendo 64 systems just to play it, much like when Mario 64 was released.
Consoles Plus (Jan, 1999)
La note ultime pour le meilleur jeu du siècle. Rien à redire. Chapeau bas.
Freak (Jan, 1991)
אם צריך להגיר את המשחק, אפשר לעשות זאת במילה אחת: קלאסי. המשחק משלב בין המון אלמנטים גדולים וקטנים, משבץ כל רכיב קטן במקום מדויק להפליא. זו מלאכת מחשב שבעצם היא מלאכת אומנות.
neXt Level (Jan, 1999)
Der Gesamteindruck ist einfach phantastisch, alles paßt zueinander und fesselt den Spieler langfristig. Selbst Profis werden mindestens 50 Stunden vor dem Bildschirm verbringen, bevor Ganondorf besiegt ist. Um auch das letzte kleine Rätsel zu lösen, muß sogar noch deutlich mehr Zeit eingeplant werden. Denn abseits des roten Handlungsfadens gibt es noch vieles zu entdecken, und so manch eingestreutes Mini-Game wie Angeln, Ritterturnier oder Zielschießen lädt zum Verweilen ein. Die jahrelange Wartezeit wird nun durch eines der ehrgeizigsten, einfallsreichsten und unterhaltsamsten Videospiele, das je ein Verkaufsregal erblickt hat, voll aufgewogen. Niemand darf sich dieses Modul entgehen lassen, es ist etwas Einzigartiges, und es wird in absehbarer Zukunft sicherlich nichts Vergleichbares geben. Ocarina of Time setzt Nintendos inzwischen mitleidig belächelter Maxime, die Qualität über Quantität stellt, ein Denkmal, wie es gelungener nicht hätte ausfallen können.
Retrogaming History (Mar 19, 2008)
Il videogioco più bello di tutti i tempi, forse il più vicino alla perfezione al quale abbia mai giocato. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time rappresenta tutta la magia Nintendo che prende vita in un capolavoro storico e qualitativamente ineguagliabile.
Good Game (Jun 08, 2009)
It’s the greatest game of all time, the masterpiece of Miyamoto, and I wish I could give it higher than a 10/10 rubber chickens.
Good Game (Jun 08, 2009)
Many games have borrowed from it, but few have actually done those elements better than Ocarina of Time. And I’m including other Zelda games in that too. It’s an easy 10/10 from me.
GameGenie (1998)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a great game. It's a great game for those new to the series and for hardcore Zelda fans. The St. Petersburg Times dubbed Ocarina of Time "the Gone with the Wind of video games." I can not find the words to describe it better.
100 (GAF) (Apr 27, 2003)
The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time embodies all of the fantastic qualities that made the series popular. By keeping the classic style Zelda gameplay and moving one of gaming's most cherished franchises from 2D to 3D. With the Ocarina of Time, Nintendo broke new ground and created a masterpiece that is sure to be enjoyed by gamers for years and years to come like it's predecessors have done.
Nintendojo (Aug 16, 2004)
The Nintendo 64 just picked up a third system seller, one that bears as much weight as Mario 64 and Goldeneye did. This is some downright good stuff for all ages and the girls too. Just be sure you pick up a copy, gold or no. You can't afford to miss it.
Nintendo Gamers First (Feb 25, 2002)
Nintendo promised a lot, and in the end they actually delivered more than they promised. As the first Zelda game did, this game totally redefines the genre. There is nothing as good as this one any other current system (and yes, I do have a PSX), and this finally solidifies the N64 as a gaming machine for the serious gamer. The bar has been raised, and this game definitely deserves to be called the "Game of the Century".
Cincinnati Enquirer (Aug 16, 2004)
But if that’s what it takes, run out and get on that list. This Zelda adventure will undoubtedly withstand the test of time and take its place as one of the best games to ever grace a home system.
100 (Mar 19, 2008)
La perfezione esiste e fa parte indiscutibilmente di The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, tutti i premi vinti e le classifiche di vendita superate rappresentano la testimonianza matematica di ciò che vi dico e non mi sorprendo se oggi ogni volta che ripenso a questo immenso capolavoro non posso fare a meno di rimanere incantato in un silenzio vuoto e malinconico; purtroppo mi manca e non sapete quanto, aver avuto il grande onore di essere l’eroe bambino del videogioco più bello di tutti i tempi
Thunderbolt Games (Apr 12, 2008)
The old-school gameplay of The Legend of Zelda was not flipped upside-down when Ocarina of Time came out. The translation to a new console and new controller was smooth, and Link adapted to his 3D world just fine. Ocarina of Time is remembered today not because of its dungeons, or its control scheme, or any of the nuts and bolts of its design. It was a game that went beyond the standards; it became more than the sum of its parts. The world of Hyrule was a fascinating place to explore, and its sense of connectivity is what keeps Ocarina of Time a bastion of adventure gaming. Plenty of games have innovated far more than Zelda, but more recent Zelda games have been praised even higher than them. Nothing has changed on the gameplay front since Ocarina, but we continue to heap praise onto the series.
PGNx Media (Jun 29, 2002)
Overall, Miyamoto created yet another masterpiece that was universally acclaimed to be the greatest game ever, and it certanly lives up to the standards quite nicely. This game won fourteen awards including Game of the Year and it swept all of the majors. In any event, everyone should play this game and everyone should finish it at one point in their lives.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a game that actually surpasses any expectations you may have going into it, which is an enormous feat given the amount of media attention, hype and buildup leading to its pre-Thanksgiving 1998 release. Now that it is here, expect to be drawn into a magical world that seems amazingly lifelike and completely unforgettable.
Game Revolution (Dec, 1998)
Zelda is easily the best RPG for the N64, and a must buy for N64 owners this year. It's very cool, and there's really nothing to compare it to. Get it for your kids, get it for yourself (or just pretend that you're getting it for your kids).
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the complete package appealing to one and all, and is the definitive accomplishment in game design. When the audience age of a game ranges from 1 1/2 to over 75 how can it have competition? With awesome graphics, beautiful music, great sounds, good control, and fun, fun, fun Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a must have for all owners of the N64. Is it the greatest game of all time? Well, that's always a subjective opinion, and one that can be answered each way. But I will say this, I don't know where my copy of Goldeneye is.
Game Critics (Jun 23, 1999)
While game designers these days migrate towards gore and violence, Miyamoto has made a name for himself (and quite a bit of money for Nintendo), creating fun games that transcends all age groups and are cherished for generations. His genius is further proven when others trying to copy his style fail miserably. High praise goes to them for also managing to fit joy, creativity and discovery into the game and doing so without the use of Full-Motion Video (FMV) and the CD soundtrack his critics said was needed. This game is simply the most complete experience of any game ever made making Ocarina Of Time the game I've always dreamed of playing.
GameSpot (Nov 23, 1998)
This game is the real thing. This is the masterpiece that people will still be talking about ten years down the road. This is the game that perfectly exhibits the "quality not quantity" mantra that Nintendo has been touting since the N64 was released. In a word, perfect. To call it anything else would be a bald-faced lie.
IGN (Nov 25, 1998)
Rarely is there such a perfect mixture of graphics, sound, and gameplay that even the most cynical players will admit that Zelda 64 is poised to shape the action RPG genre for years to come.
If You own a N64 and have not played this wonderful game, You're missing out on what EGM magazine called " The best game of the century."
Power Unlimited (Dec, 1998)
We hebben er lang op moeten wachten, maar het was de moeite waard. Met Zelda - The Ocarina of Time heeft Miyamoto een meesterwerk afgeleverd. Liefhebbers van het genre moeten dit spel in hun bezit hebben.
RPG Kingdom (Jun 19, 2006)
Que dire sinon que Zelda restera toujours Zelda. Un univers riche, un héros attachant, des combats palpitants, une quête épique ... Pourtant certains épisodes se démarquent, notamment celui-là qui gardera l'estime de milliers de joueurs pour de nombreuses années encore. La raison à cela est simple. Outre qu'il est le premier ayant bénéficié du passage à la 3D, ce qui a tendance à laisser un souvenir indélébile (je prends Final Fantasy 7 en exemple pour appuyer cette phrase). Il est certainement l'épisode au scénario le plus marquant, bien plus sombre et mature que les deux épisodes qui ont suivi mais aussi bien plus immersif. Le Link adulte m'a beaucoup manqué pendant Majora's Mask ou encore Wind Waker, pas des mauvais titres, mais rien de comparable. Bref, en tant que joueur, si vous ne l'avez toujours pas fait, procurez-vous le au plus vite.
Nachdem bereits zu Beginn des Jahres ein berühmter Nintendo-Held mit seinem N64-Debüt in “Yoshi‘s Story“ an einer ähnlich großen Erwartungshaltung der kompletten Videospielwelt gescheitert war, ist es um so erfreulicher, daß man bei Zelda augenscheinlich alles richtig gemacht hat. Die “Titanic“ des Videospiels hat absolut jeden nur erdenklichen Eisberg umschifft und stellt meiner Meinung nach das bis dato mit Abstand beste Action-Adventure überhaupt dar. Dies in wenigen Worten zu begründen, ist eigentlich unmöglich - dazu reicht keine Meinungsbox, selbst unser 10-Seiten-Test kann nur Teilaspekte dieses grandiosen Kunstwerkes aufgreifen. Ob Grafik, Sound, Steuerung, Story, Komplexität, Rätseldichte oder -anspruch: Alles ist perfekt, und nur Korinthenkacker würden bei Zelda nach dem berühmten Haar in der Suppe suchen. Was “Super Mario 64“ für die Jump‘n‘Runs ist und “Gran Turismo“ für realistische Rennspiele - das ist “The Ocarina Of Time“ für das Genre “Action-Adventure“.
Video Games (Jan, 1999)
Der komplette Wahnsinn und zugleich großartig, daß es solch geniale Spiele gibt, die ihren "Benutzer" dermaßen in den Bann zu ziehen vermögen. Die Erwartungen waren vor allem durch die mehrfache Korrektur des Release-Termins extrem hochgeschraubt, sind erfreulicherweise aber keineswegs enttäuscht worden: Insgesamt fast eine Stunde an Zwischensequenzen, phantastische Ideen, wie das Brunnenlevel oder die Tauschgeschäfte, super Animationen, klasse Rätsel und ne prima Story sind die läppischen 100 Mark Einsatz mehr als wert. Zelda 64 ist ein nahezu perfektes Spiel (bis auf wenige unglückliche Kameraschwenks und einige unpassende Navi-Hinweise. die manchmal noch einlaufen, obwohl die betreffende Situation bereits gemeistert wurde), ein kongenial inszenierter Mix aus Rollenspiel und Adventure, und eine astreine Angelsimulation noch dazu. EIN MUSSKAUF!
Ocarina of Time deserves the masterpiece title that it’s earned over the years, and if you in some way have managed to avoid playing it in some form, do it now. Ocarina of Time is memorable and will long be remembered for its greatness in storytelling, character development, and level design. Though Twilight Princess and even Majora’s Mask outdo it in some ways, it stands the test of time better than any game out there.
Geeks Under Grace (Jul 16, 2014)
Ocarina of Time is a timeless hero’s journey that will continue to be cherished by gamers as long as video games continue to exist.
Mega Fun (Jan, 1999)
Zwar verzichtete man während des Spiels auf Videosequenzen, dieses Manko wurde jedoch mehr als ausreichend durch cinematische Sequenzen in der originalen Spielegrafik kompensiert. Die Musik ist auch auf einem recht hohen Niveau, hinkt aber im Vergleich zur unglaublichen Grafik etwas hinterher. Das soll nicht falsch verstanden werden, denn der Sound ist immer noch sehr ansprechend um würde so manchem N64-Modul gut zu Gesicht stehen. Kleinere Kritikpunkte gibt es trotzdem. Sicherlich hätte man einige seltene Fruststellen, wie die knüppelharten Endgegner, durch eine geschicktere Speicherfunktion entschärfen können, oder einige Secrets bringen Link nicht immer den erhofften Schub, wenn zum Beispiel in der gut bewachten Kist nur Diamanten sind und Link schon das Maximum an Geld mit sich führt. Diese beiden Punkte sind momentan wirklich das Einzige, was man Miyamotos Meisterwerk nachsagen kann.
Nintendo Master (Jan 24, 2010)
Que dire face à un tel monument ? Pour tous les joueurs, la simple évocation du nom d’Ocarina of Time saura les faire trembler de sentiments divers. De la joie d’avoir pu faire un jeu d’une si grande qualité, de la tristesse de l’avoir terminé dans son entier et de ne plus revoir d’équivalent à ce jour, et même de la confiance, espérer qu’un jour un nouveau Zelda surpassera Ocarina of Time. Aujourd’hui encore et malgré qu’il ait un peu vieilli, il est indispensable pour tous joueurs de le terminer au moins une fois, ne serait-ce que pour avoir au moins essayé un des plus grands chefs d’œuvres de Nintendo. En attendant le prochain Zelda à venir sur Wii, vous savez ce qu’il vous reste à faire…
Miyamoto doesn't disappoint. Ocarina of Time includes all the best elements of previous Zelda games, such a multiroom dungeons, colorful characters, clever puzzles, frightening monsters, and a heroic theme. New elements include 3-D battles, horseback riding, the realistic passage of time, and cinematic scenes with dramatic camera angles. You've gotta love this game.
Netjak (Apr 29, 2002)
I really hope to encourage those who forgot about this now classic, to dust off the gold cover and pop in old school cart goodness. You'll be glad you did... For those who don't have the game, I really encourage you to give this a peep. You can find the game for around 20 bucks on Ebay, but I've seen them laying around yard sales for under five clams.
RPGFan (Jun 22, 2002)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is as close to perfect in its execution as I've ever seen a video game come. Most of the flaws I found were due to technology limitations and personal preference. It is the best game I've played this year, if not the most original. It has taken 3D to a level that only better technology could possibly surpass. It is visual bliss and pure fun to play. If you miss out on this one, you're really missing out on one of the best gaming experiences you could possibly have. It may not be the N64's savior, it may not be perfect or the best game ever, but its creators are deserving of the praise they have received. Borrow, beg or steal but at least play this game once.
Gaming Age (1998)
Taken altogether, Zelda: OoT is perhaps the best game released this year. Featuring unparalleled 3D environments, a deep and involved quest, brilliant and intuitive play controls, and a well-developed cinematic quality that enhances rather than overwhelms the whole game experience, Miyamoto's latest soon-to-be-classic title deserves to be played by each and every person who might deign to consider themselves a fan of great games.
94 (Apr 18, 2005)
This review is as objective as possible considering it covers an undeniably monumental title that has left its indelible mark on videogame history. Not to mention that it's a game close to the hearts of many, many gamers. But an examination with the numbers must also be given. Certainly, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is not perfect (is any game?). But its beauty lies in the fact that some of its blemishes are not readily apparent until after a deep and thorough examination, and other flaws actually turn into advantages. The player will be drawn into the Zelda fantasy world from the moment the opening sequence bursts onto the screen, and the game won't let go - not even after finishing the quest. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is an evergreen experience that shouldn't be missed by any genuine lover of videogames. And it is a shining beacon that exists as an exemplary example of the reach - in terms of stirring emotions - that a videogame can have.
GameQuarter (Mar 14, 2005)
TLoZ: OoT is in ieder geval een game om U tegen te zeggen. Een game die je jaren later nog moeiteloos oppakt. Een game van top kwaliteit. Volgens sommige zelfs de beste game ooit gemaakt. Zover zou ik niet willen. Maar hij komt heel erg dicht in de buurt! Het verhaal is betoverend, mystiek, groots en waterdicht. Je zult gebieden ontdekken die uniek zijn, en één van de grootste avonturen ooit op je beeldscherm meemaken. Need I say more?
neXGam (1998)
Dieses Spiel ist Videospielgeschichte und ein wahrer Meilenstein! Auch nach Jahren kann es immer noch faszinieren und fordern. Hyrule und Links ganzes Abenteuer sind perfekt inszeniert und unterhalten den Spieler über Stunden auf höchstem Niveau. Der Humor und die Geschichte sind natürlich Geschmackssache. Trotzdem muss man das Spiel eigentlich jedem, der auch nur irgendwie mit Videospielen sympathisiert, empfehlen.
HappyPuppy (Nov 30, 1998)
This title invites a wide range of gamers: young and old will be able to understand and enjoy the puzzles and the story. Adventure and RPG junkies will find their thirst quenched as well. This is a true adventure, meaning you will feel as though you're really searching and exploring this world. Many gamers have clamored for games that are less linear and allow for free roaming and wandering. If that's you, stop reading this and run to the store: you can wander and explore and collect goodies to your heart's content. On the other hand, you can follow the main story line and play through in a relatively linear fashion. As with any RPG, there is exploration that must be done but you are guided to the appropriate locations.
The most exciting aspect of Zelda is how it balances the story element with the action element. Even the Tomb Raider series has never quite managed this, keeping the combat aspects of the game remote and approximate. In Zelda, combat is up close and completely precise. Link is capable of an astonishingly wide range of actions. His range of weapons is pretty impressive, from slingshots to boomerangs, bombchus and increasingly powerful swords. Later in the game, really powerful weapons like the Megaton Hammer up the ante with his terrifying enemies. A whole range of magical spells can be found and cast, via his fairy companion Navi.
AllRPG (Jul 13, 2002)
OoT set the stage for any upcoming RPGs for N64 and Playstation. N64 has shown that you can pull off a fully 3-D adventure without much disruptions. The themes were original, and not stolen, the bosses were very original fight wise, but the enemies were sometimes "borrowed" from other games, but that just adds nostalgia to the great series we have come to love. Expect this game to occupy your time for about a week, and it's a definite buy. OoT doesn't have alot of immediate replay value, but you'll go back to it in time--guaranteed.
Whether you’re imagining horrors that lie in the shadows or the rush of wind against your face as you ride a horse over a vast prarie, Hyrule is a world full of wonder. As games go, Ocarina of Time is one of the very best for the Nintendo 64, or any system you care to name. Even when you know what lies through that door in the Fire Temple, you’ll want to pass through it again. Saving Hyrule never goes out of style.
Cubed3 (May 18, 2003)
There are certain moments here that are pure magic, moments that truly grab the player and make you show emotion and pride. I could go on about the games other features that make it so great, but quite frankly why should I? What I have said already is easily enough to make this one of the best games ever, but the fact that is offers so much more than all the competition is a true measure of how special this game is.
90 (Dec 21, 1998)
Après Mario, qu'on considérait à l'époque comme le meilleur jeu du monde, Zelda est en passe de détrôner son ainé, tant la réalisation est époustouflante et la durée de vie immense !
86 (Jan, 2003)
The controls for this game are excellent. Aside from some small glitches here and there, probably due to the age of my controller, they were perfect. You won't have to worry about having difficulties performing simple tasks with this game. I can make no such guarantee about more difficult tasks, but they wouldn't be difficult if I could.
Because of the dark elements, this game does not score very high in the Appropriateness category. In the game, there is a story about three goddesses creating the earth and all life on it. This strongly goes against the Christian religion. Plus, there is use of magic and spells. (Only three though). Violence is really not a problem, and the dark elements are nothing worse than J.R.R. Tolkien's writing.
The Video Game Critic (Feb 18, 2004)
This ambitious action/RPG title had a lot to live up to. Not only is it the sequel to one of the greatest video games of all time (Legend of Zelda Link to the Past, SNES 1992), but Ocarina of Time was the first to bring Zelda into the world of 3D.
RPGamer (1998)
Despite the jump to 3D changing the feel of the Zelda series, it is still a good transition. Though the story is lacking, dungeons are not and this is an excellent choice for Zelda and action RPG fans alike. I recommend it to any who enjoyed similar games.