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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Wii)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall MobyScore (36 votes) 3.4


The Press Says

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100
Mag'64
Zumal das Spieldesign auch heute noch über jeden Zweifel erhaben ist. Die einzelnen Gebiete verschmelzen trotz gelegentlicher Leere zu einer einzigartig glaubwürdigen Welt und die vielen Dungeons fesseln mit klugen Rätseln und einigen Kopfnüssen. Und immer wieder diese Atmosphäre! Ja, heute ist man flüssigere Darstellungen gewohnt, heute mag manches Bedienelement – wie etwa der Wechsel der einzelnen Rüstungen – unnötig umständlich wirken, heute mag die Oberwelt einen Tick zu verwaist erscheinen, und trotz alledem war, ist und wird dieses Action-Adventure der Inbegriff des perfekten Videospiels sein, wahrscheinlich auf ewig. Die Zeit war in diesem Fall gnädig. Was wir vor 12 Jahren formulierten gilt auch heute noch: Wer Zelda – Ocarina of Time nicht gespielt hat, hat Videospielgeschichte verpasst. Kann man sich das leisten?
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
So, once again, the sparse N64 offerings on the VC still prove to be the best reason to invest in Wii Points. If you download The Legend of Zelda, Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time you'll have spent around twenty of your real world English pounds, and have three absolutely seminal games that will last you for months. By which time there might be some new Wii games worth buying in the shops. Ho ho!
100
Bright Hub
Ultimately, incredibly engaging gameplay, amazing music, and the element of mass exploration all combine to create a memorable experience that's hard to top. Add to that some fun sidequests and a slew of memorable, often mysterious characters, and you've got a package that's worth recommending. Even today, Ocarina of Time stands its ground as one of the greatest games ever created, if not the greatest. Just play the game and you'll see why.
100
Nintendo Life
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. The game takes everything that was great about the Zelda series and somehow manages to bring it all into the world of 3-D graphics without a single hitch. Not only that, but the developers have also managed to add enough new elements to make the game truly stand out from the previous releases in the series. Ocarina of Time is honestly as close to video game perfection as you can get and an absolute must-play for any video game fan.
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Eurogamer.de
Hat man die Ur-Version seinerzeit auf dem N64 genossen, erschrickt man zwar ab und zu darüber, was die eigene Fantasie damals zu Stande gebracht hat, wenn es darum ging, technische Schwächen zu kaschieren. Dennoch sind Hyrules weite Steppe sowie Wald- und Wassertempel auch heute noch wirklich wunderbar anzuschauen. Eine lange und fordernde Reise, die man gerne bis ganz zu Ende geht. Kaufen!
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IGN
Ocarina of Time's GameCube re-releases are the best reason not to spend 1000 Points on this download. You may already own one or both of them, and you may be perfectly happy with popping in a physical disc to get your Zelda fix. But OoT on the VC offers added convenience – no fumbling with Cube memory cards or Wavebird receivers if you don't want to – and the same timeless adventure as always. The Stone of Agony's mechanic is lost with the lack of rumble support, but that's a pretty minor issue to be the most major failing of this release. So all of you Wii owners out there – all of you who've never experienced this legend before, and even all of you who have. If you can afford 10 bucks, spend it here. Download The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It's a masterpiece.
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RPGFan
If you’ve never played Ocarina of Time before then it’s definitely worth putting out the forgettable cost of 1,000 Wii points to buy. It’s an extremely enjoyable and hugely fun game to play, and has a considerable selection of tasks to complete and hidden locations to explore. Plus, this is one of the greatest, if not the greatest game of all time. If you consider yourself a gamer, then this is a title not to be missed. If you’ve played a previous release then there’s no doubt you’ll enjoy stepping into the unchanged land of Hyrule once again. If you’re someone who isn’t fussed by an older game, with graphics now lacking in detail and a story not quite as epic as modern games, then disregard the score at the side of this review. This one is perfect.
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Official Nintendo Magazine
If you loved Twilight Princess then this is the game that started it all, and it plays exactly like Link's Wii adventure.
89
GameSpot
It's hard to argue about buying a copy of Ocarina of Time when you can get it for $10. Aside from using the controls on the Classic Controller or getting used to the GameCube's gamepad, and the barely-worth-mentioning lack of rumble, this game is definitely worth playing. And if you haven't played it before, consider yourself extra lucky; the rest of us will never be able to recapture the feeling of playing this game for the first time.
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WiiDSFrance
Les années passent et la qualité est toujours au rendez-vous, voilà en résumé ce qu'on pourrait dire de The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time ! Une œuvre intemporelle dont les défauts paressent toutefois plus flagrants que lors de sa sortie en 1998 (normal me direz-vous) : décors anguleux voir très anguleux par moments, bugs d'affichage, certains " collages " 2D sur 3D qui font tâche (Ranch Lon Lon) musiques midi qui ne font pas honneur aux compositions de Koji Kondo… S'ajoute à cela une 3D qui supporte particulièrement mal le poids des ans au contraire de l'éternel 2D, preuve en est l'avalanche de titres sortis plus tôt et toujours aussi agréables à l'œil (qui a dit Chrono Trigger ?). Dans tous les cas, ce premier volet Nintendo64, mythique à plus d'un titre, reste un achat vivement conseillé et un des meilleurs titres du catalogue Console Virtuelle PAL.
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Brutal Gamer
Look, you are playing a Wii. You have Twilight Princess, which up to the halfway mark includes ALMOST EVERYTHING in Ocarina of Time, only improved and with better graphics. What is missing is almost always missing for a reason. Why the HELL are you even bothering with this game?