I mean, I get why it's a classic because if I had ever played though this when it came out on the N64 it would have blown my fucking mind, but I don't get why people still consider it to be so great.
The world just feels so fucking empty, there's like no life to any of it. It has this Metroid kind of vibe but rather than feeling isolated it just feels unintentional. When the game opened up into a big field of nothing it just seemed depressing and really just annoying more than anything. Rolling across a giant field full of nothing is not fun, it is fucking boring. At least in 2D Zelda games there are usually enemies to fight on each screen, the only thing you ever find in those god damn fields is flying shit that's just annoying to fight and dead shit that dies in one hit.
Also I got the horse, so don't say it is because I didn't get the horse. The horse only makes it marginally better.
And when you finally get into a town there is like nothing there of interest. All the shops sell bull shit you don't need and none of the characters have anything interesting to say. On top of that the few characters that do become important to the plot, the Sages, only get a few lines and most of them are wasted on how they wished they didn't have to become Sages so they could fuck Link. Like the only good character is that Goron who's name I don't even remember, and he probably didn't even want to fuck Link so maybe there is some correlation there.
I mean there's just so much opportunity to explore this world that they just throw away. You barely get to learn anything about the Gorons or the Zora, let alone Hylians. The one race you do get any in depth information on is the Gerudo and all we learn is that one male is born every 100 years and they are all thieves apparently except you never see them steal anything and they stay in a fortress guarding a desert that no one can get through on their own all day.
Also why do they need to guard the desert if no one can get through it.
Also what's with the fucking Dungeons? All the puzzles are really easy, and most of them don't even take advantage of the new items that find and the few that do usually only serve as a tutorial. The only time I ever had to look up something with the in-game video guide was when I couldn't figure out how to get back to the Spirit Temple as a child because apparently I missed triggering a cutscene by warping from the Spirit Temple and not going back outside so Sheik could teach me a song because telling someone they need to be a child and then not expecting them to go back to the Temple of Time at all took some really great foresight.
Also what the fuck is with the end of the game, that Shiek reveal was really weak. I mean I knew it was going to happen but still, it was pretty weak. Man what if Sheik just started making out with Link and then revealed she was Zelda that would have been great.
Also what is with the last boss. Some of the bosses in this game were great, they were probably the best part, but Ganon is a fucking bitch. Even Ganondorf was harder than Ganon, is that seriously the best they could come up with? I could literally take two Ganons on at once, he is basically just one of those suits of armor except you have to shoot him with arrows to make him fall over and cry like the bitch he is.
I just really don't get all the love for this game or why people still think it is the shit all these years later, it's really not that great especially compared to some of the other games in the series.