One would be safe in asserting that 1998 was quite possibly the best year for video games ever. I mean, on consoles two of the best games ever made were released that year (Panzer Dragoon Saga and Radiant Silvergun, obviously), and over in PC world the universally worshiped Half-Life came out. But among all the jewels that came out that year, few carried the accolades of a little known title from Nintendo called The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. OK OK, “little known” would not be the right phrase there. Ocarina of Time is credited as being the first game to receive a perfect score from major Japanese gaming publication Famitsu. It also received perfect scores from most publications at the time and is, to this day, the single highest rated video game on both Game Rankings and MetaCritic. It also acquired high praise at the Japan Media Arts Festival winning the Grand Prize in Interactive Media. In fact, even today you would be hard pressed to find a “Top x Video Games of All Time” list that does not include Ocarina of Time.
Basically, everyone has their “greatest game of all time”, but Ocarina of Time is one of the very few video games that can back that claim up.
And here we are, almost thirteen years since Ocarina of Time‘s release and Nintendo has decided to enlist the help of developer Grezzo to aid in breathing new life into the game for Nintendo’s 3DS. Is it worth it? If you’re one of the seven million or so people that have already played the game to death, should you care? If you’re not, should you care about a remake of a game that is over a decade old?
Aside from that, all that I can say about Ocarina of Time is that, if you haven’t played it, then stop reading this review, go buy the remake, (and a 3DS if you don’t have one) and experience the definitive version of one of the greatest games ever made. Moving on.
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