The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)

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Written by  :  Matthew Broussard (7)
Written on  :  Jan 21, 2005
Platform  :  Nintendo 64
Rating  :  4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

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Summary

A game for all time and for all player ages!

The Good

A fantastic venture into a world so imaginative, so brilliant, it could only come from the minds of Nintendo. A rock-solid, intuitive control scheme backed with the trial-tested gameplay style of the Legend of Zelda series; a vast, vividly surrealistic world whose threads are bound together by a emotion-stirring soundtrack and a memorable cast of characters......believe the hype. This game is perfect.

The Bad

At times, the dialogue seems stilted, and uninspired. Visually, the characters' personalities are much more remarkable, however.

The Bottom Line

The Ocarina of Time is a game that can be enjoyed by ALL ages. It is not a "children's" game, and if there is even such a thing as one, I'm sure the genre much more closely confined to the realm of Blue's Clues and Rugrats than swashbuckling, time-travelling adventures to save a princess from a sorceror who, according to the lore of the game, seems to be spawned from Satan himself. Pity the person who might be too absorbed in their own "adulthood" to take time off to play an amazing game with an amazing storyline that DOESN'T involve twisted pyschological motives, guerilla warfare/and/or/prostitution. Perhaps that sort of person is too "grown up" to see past the very end of their nose. This game is highly recommened to anyone who isn't so jaded as to not experience beauty in a fairytalish, medieval world as told in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.