Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 3DS is an amazing remake of the classic N64 video game. Playing it on both consoles, I noticed a lot of differences within the gameplay and graphics that changed it drastically. Let me start off by saying that it is a whole lot better in 3D. I have not put it down since I bought it three or four days ago. The 3D effects really help to bring you into the storyline and the way you can view what is around you and move the gameboy around to do so is awesome.
The storyline is obviously exactly the same as the Nintendo 64 version, but I feel as if the controls are a lot easier than with the controller. Not only that but I feel as if it is easier to play on than the console. I have far surpassed where I left off on the console while playing on my 3DS. My favorite part would have to be going through the game as young Link and learning all of the songs for the Ocarina, the songs are exciting and its very upbeat.
I especially enjoy having Epona as older Link because not only do you get places faster but I feel as if I am unstoppable while fighting on the horse. I had some doubts about getting it at first because I wasn’t sure how I would like it considering I never finished the game the first time around. I also thought about the 3D part wondering what that would bring to the table and if it would be worth me spending that much to get the Gameboy.
I can honestly tell you that it was $200 well spent and that I do not regret it at all. I now have three other classic games on my GameFly list that I am itching to play because the 3D aspects of it and the fact it is in a handheld console makes it that much better. I think it would be awesome if they made a new storyline for the 3DS like they made Twilight Princess for the Wii. A Zelda game specifically made for 3D would probably be extremely cool. All in all, this game was definitely worth buying and I suggest buying a 3DS as well because there are quite a few games that will be coming out soon that look amazing.
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Rates:
Gameplay 7/10 The game play is exactly the same as the original, and I feel as if it was a fantastic storyline and I have always loved the different mini quests that you can play throughout the game.
Graphics 9/10 The graphics on the 3DS really enhance this remake of the Legend of Zelda. Especially, while you play songs on the Ocarina.. instead of the usual flowing colors around Link, it looks like it is popping out at you which is actually really cool. The details are so vivid and the colors are amazing.
Audio 9/10 I love, love, love the soundtrack to this game. The songs for the Ocarina and the background music throughout the story and cut scenes is just perfect for the game and it makes you feel the exact emotions for the point in the game where you are so it matches perfectly with the visuals.
Replay Value 6/10 I wouldn’t give it a very high replay value for the fact that I feel as if after I finish the game I will not want to go and re-do the entire thing over. Yes, this game is a classic and it is really good but once you complete it (unless it’s maybe a year or later) it is kind of pointless and annoying in a sense to go through it over again.
Overall I would definitely recommend buying this game though, because it is a timeless classic that never gets old. You can pick it up at a later time and go over it all again.