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My name is Amar, i claim to be a fan of video games from old to new. Having played most of the major franchises, i thought i had a broad spectrum of knowledge from all of the games i had played but the Zelda series was the missing link (no pun intended). I had never played a single game from this illustrious franchise but i could not tell you why. I decided this had to change and with the release of the new 3DS and Majoras Mask i have embarked on a spectacular journey.
I know what you all are thinking, did i really start with Majoras Mask, was i really crazy enough to begin with the most polarising game of the series......NO. Ocarina of Time 3DS was the perfect place to start.
Ocarina of Time 3DS
I have heard it all when it comes to talking about this game. The perfect game, game of the decade and game of the century. After playing this game i have reached a conclusion, i love this game. Im not going to go into detail about every aspect of the game but here a few things which i was surprised about.
The targeting system: For a game to come out in 1998 and essentially introduce a functional targeting system must have been amazing experience for any video game player at that time. The ability to not only target, block and attack, the lasting effect of this blueprint for all games going forward is legacy which i respect and admire.
Dungeon variety: Each of the dungeons in OoT offer a different experience using a range of mechanics and the same can be said for all of the boss fights.
(Maybe if use my Blue Tunic to get across, damn i need a small key)
Upgrading: I can't really remember a lot of games from 1998 or earlier which i allowed for a variety of upgrades in a non rpg. You don't level up stats but having the ability to upgrade your hearts, bow, bombs and a lot of other items.
I know that there were a few changes from the original game but this has only made the game better especially for a newcomer.
Masks. masks and more masks. Stupid time mechanics and broken save system. What do i have to say about this game, i like the masks, i understand the time mechanics and they fixed the save system. I enjoyed my time with Majoras Mask and somewhere in my mind i might like this game more than Ocarina (remember i played these game back to back in the last two weeks).
Here is what i like about this game,
More open than OoT: I felt this game was more flexible in how you played. There were a lot of side quests which gives you masks, heart pieces and upgrades to your weapons. Some of the masks did make me laugh (especially the Kamaro's mask which makes you do a dance).
(Dance with me)
Time mechanic: A lot of people really don't like this mechanic but they probably have not played it again on the 3DS. The moon is going to crush in 3 days but you have the ability to alter time, slow it down or speed it up. Its different but i do appreciate it.
What's next for me?
Ideally i would like to play A Link to the Past (another fan favourite) but i do not have the means to play it. Sometime in the future i will buy a SNES version of the game but i decided to go for the next logical choice, A link Between Worlds. After i have finished it i will update my blog and let you all know how i feel.
Having played only two Zelda game i can understand the deep reverence for this franchise and why a lot people are looking forward to the next game.
Thank you for reading