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Old 11-16-2023, 03:46 PM   #1
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25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The upcoming Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of the relase of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. As usual with Zelda, it has been ranked among the greatest video game of all time.

The video game was first released for the Nintendo 64 in Japan on 21 November 1998, and in North America two days later. In Europe, it was released on 11 December the same year and in Australasia on 18 December that year. It meant that in Western countries, many children and teenagers got it as a Christmas gift that holiday season.

Introducing 3D graphics to the Zelda series, Ocarina of Time has link travelling through Hyule and in time. It was later also released for the Nintendo Gamecube and the Ique Player. A 3D version was released in mid 2011.

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Old 11-16-2023, 05:07 PM   #2
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It's my 2nd favorite video game of all time. I play it about once every 2 years. I can get every heart piece and upgrade without a guide. I can also beat every dungeon without a guide. As long as I am taking written notes while playing the water temple. I also make sure to never forget about that pesky key hidden underneath of the stone block in the water temple. It is stamped in my brain. Everything about this game is just so fantastic. I have more fun playing this than Breath of the Wild.
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Old 11-16-2023, 08:48 PM   #3
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The 3DS remake was excellent and gave the game a much needed graphics boost. It's the definitive version.

At least until Nintendo ports it to Switch.
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Old 11-16-2023, 09:09 PM   #4
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At least until Nintendo ports it to Switch.
They'll most like do what they did with Mario most recently. A limited edition that collects Ocarina, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess in 1080p.
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Old 11-17-2023, 09:11 AM   #5
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Wow. I was working at a FuncoLand when this was released - for younger people who don't know, FuncoLand was sort of the first video game chain store where you would trade in old games for cash or credit.

My younger cousins were really into gaming at the time, and for Christmas my Aunt asked me if I could find the Gold Special Edition cartridge for them. We actually still had at the store and so "Santa" had a victory that year in my Aunt's household.

It was until later the next year that I played the game myself though. IIRC I only dabbled with it a bit - only an hour or two before I moved on. I love Zelda but the only two games that ever truly grabbed me tightly were the original NES game and then the SNES game. I finished the 2nd one on the NES but I sort of trudged through it.
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Old 11-17-2023, 10:34 AM   #6
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It's great the world's in OOT are neither too big nor too small I honestly wish games stayed like this rather than going open world. Even replaying this game now you don't notice or care that Zora's Domain is like only a few rooms and a upper hallway, it just works.

Early 3D games really had the right size due to the limitations of consoles back then and the developers made it work. OOT holds up for being one of the earliest 3D adventure games ever made to this day for this reason.
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