The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Master Quest

aka: Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina GC
Moby ID: 21968

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Average score: 86% (based on 14 ratings)

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Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 102 ratings with 3 reviews)

The single greatest game in all of Video-Gaming history!

The Good
The Great Green Legend, Link, returns to classic Hyrule for his greatest adventure yet. Raised by a Guardian Deity in the Kokiri Forest, Link grows up to fulfil his true potential and save the entire world (again). Plot twists make the story extremely interesting and side quests, like the Trading Sequence, give you something more to do than follow the maze to the cheese. Twelve dungeons provide a variety of atmospheres and new background music to each place you visit. And let's not forget how our Hero, Link, looks better than ever before in his adult body!

The Bad
Graphics leave something to be desired, but let's not forget that in 1997, when the game was originally released, Link's appearance kicked butt compared to the appearance of his 2-dimensional self from the years before!

The Bottom Line
If you have not played this game yet before, you are depriving yourself of something great. Run out and buy this. Rent it at the very least, but do not deprive yourself another minute of Link's great journey through Hyrule to become the greatest Legend of all time: the Hero of Time!

GameCube · by Jessi Matyas (4) · 2003

A great N64 classic returns to GameCube!

The Good
Ocarina of Time: I was surprised when I first put this disc into my GameCube. Gameplay was good, the graphics were not too bad either, the dungeons were cool because they were challenging, and the sound effects and music were pretty catchy :).

Master Quest: This gave me quite a challenge, and I really enjoyed going through hours of hard figuring out how to solve the dungeons' puzzles.

The Bad
I was pretty disappointed that the last few bosses were so easy to defeat. I also think they should have made the bosses harder in the Master Quest.

The Bottom Line
I recommend buying this game if you don't already own it. It's good fun(especially Master Quest). And be sure to watch some of the demos since they're pretty entertaining

GameCube · by Dark Cloud (31) · 2003

A great edition of one of the Greatest games of all time...

The Good
I will be reviewing the Master Quest, since there exists many Ocarina reviews...The Master Quest is Ocarina with harder dungeons. The dungeons now feature harder puzzles to solve, with a steep learning curve. This changes the dynamics of the game, with a focus on the puzzles in the dungeon, not action or other elements. A prior knowledge of Ocarina might actually hurt while playing the Master Quest, since one might expect to find one thing, than something else appears instead. For the most part, the Master Quest is very enjoyable as a game.

The Bad
However the steep learning curve is a challenge, with the first dungeon providing some considerable challenge. The biggest problem with the Master Quest is that the bosses' difficulty has not changed, so the bosses present very little challenge, after a rough challenge trying to reach them. However the problems do not detract from the awesomeness of the Ocarina game.

The Bottom Line
If you are a fan of Ocarina of Time, I presume you will enjoy the Master Quest, if you aren't a fan of Ocarina, I doubt this will change your mind, and if you've never played Ocarina of Time, I suggest you play the original version before attempting the Master Quest.

GameCube · by Chris Lesinky (294) · 2007

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