How can anyone dislike this game?

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#1 Posted by SexyToad (2739 posts) -

So yesterday I got my friend to play a Zelda game. I chose Ocarina of time because it's one of the best Zelda's game. He didn't even beat the first boss since he quit. How can anyone dislike this game? It's one of the best game of all time. Does anyone else actually dislike this game?

#2 Posted by Fattony12000 (6350 posts) -

CUTTING TO THE HEART OF THE HOTTEST ISSUE IN VIDEO GAMES.

#3 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

Because it's a 3D platformer with one stick. That sounds crazy to anyone who grew up with modern 3D games.


You should have gave him Link to the Past. Because that's the best Zelda game.

#4 Posted by kashif1 (1428 posts) -

Maybe he didn't like the slow start?

#5 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

BECAUSE THE SHADOW TEMPLE CAN GO FUCK ITSELF.

#6 Posted by Galiant (2163 posts) -

It's old and outdated. It's not impressive anymore.

#7 Posted by Hosstile17 (747 posts) -

It was pretty awesome in 1998. But, I picked up the 3DS remake and found myself bored within the first few hours. You just can't go home again with early 3D games. 2D stands the test of time. 3D doesn't.

#8 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (999 posts) -

It can get really boring at times and Navi sucks. 

#9 Posted by groin (822 posts) -

You should get him to play the best Zelda game, A Link to the Past.

#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (34591 posts) -

Ask , I guess.

#11 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1543 posts) -

It really doesn't hold up all that well, a lot of N64 games don't hold up very well. That and I also agree that ALttP is a much better game that holds up a lot better being a 2D title. I think that and Oracle of Seasons/Ages are the best Zelda games.

#12 Edited by CaLe (3678 posts) -

I stopped playing it because it was boring me. I guess I might say I dislike it.

Dark Souls is a much better game in my honest to goodness opinion.

#13 Posted by Cloudenvy (5890 posts) -

It doesn't hold up well at all and some parts of that game are really dull.

#14 Posted by ShaggE (5980 posts) -

I never liked the Zelda franchise. It's just not my cup o' tea.

#15 Posted by NTM (7030 posts) -

It's really not that hard to imagine someone not liking it.

#16 Posted by kindgineer (2484 posts) -

@SexyToad: Is it possible that the people who love Ocarina of Time only do so because they grew up during the time it was huge? Today, the game is absolutely boring (to me) and doesn't offer anything an AAA title couldn't do. However, I can easily see the love for it when it released because the game mechanics were what really made the game shine - and I think we all know that mechanics don't always age perfectly.

It's like how no one I know enjoys the "Running Man" (Movie) like I did (my favourite of all time) but can sit here and tell me the new Batman's are some sort of media-prodigy. It's all subjective.

#17 Posted by Red (5991 posts) -

I've never liked the Zelda dungeon design. I guess I haven't played a 3d Zelda for a few years, so I may have gotten smarter, but I find them overly complicated and long. I never care enough about the story or characters to propel me further. Even if there are some cool story beats that get me going for a while, I'll eventually hit a wall. And the maps in Zelda are terrible. The bosses, combat, and soundtrack still hold up pretty well, though.

#18 Posted by BeachThunder (11260 posts) -

I'm thinking the same thing - yet in reverse.

#19 Edited by YI_Orange (1071 posts) -

It's pretty boring. The gameplay is incredibly simple and formulaic, there's almost 0 driving plot to speak of, and the characters aren't memorable. It's harder for me to imagine why so many DO love the Zelda franchise. The only one I ever played to completion Was LttP, but that was a long time ago. Since then I've played each as it came out(stopped at Twilight Princess though) and never made it very far in any of them.

#20 Posted by AndrewB (7190 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

It doesn't hold up well at all and some parts of that game are really dull.

Yup. I'm finding it very difficult to finish and this wasn't even my first attempt.

Give me Wind Waker or A Link to the Past, though even those games have their down moments.

#21 Posted by Thrillhouse87 (221 posts) -

@ck1nd said:

@SexyToad: Is it possible that the people who love Ocarina of Time only do so because they grew up during the time it was huge? Today, the game is absolutely boring (to me) and doesn't offer anything an AAA title couldn't do.

my cousin played the game for the first time only a few years ago, and he fell in love with it

#22 Posted by ajamafalous (11591 posts) -

I didn't even like it in 1998. It's a problem I have with every Zelda game, though. I couldn't care less about the world or characters (I don't find them 'charming' or whatever you want to defend them as) and at some point in every one of them I just get bored to tears and stop playing. I played Ocarina, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess all when they came out and I didn't finish any of them. Ocarina: I honestly couldn't tell you how far I got because I've seen that game played so many times that I can't remember what I've played and what I've only seen. I know I finished Dodongo's Cavern but I don't think I've ever done the water temple. Wind Waker: this one's not really my fault; I was at the end where you have to sail around the map and collect the pieces of the Triforce but I had to return the game to Blockbuster (I believe I would've finished it otherwise because that's honestly the only Zelda game I can say I enjoyed playing). Twilight Princess: I quit in the middle of a dungeon because I got bored. Apparently, when I told my friend where I was, he told me that I was only a couple rooms away from the Boss Key in the last dungeon. Oh, and I guess I played Minish Cap as well, but I quit after the first dungeon.
 
 
To make you even more mad, I played through Darksiders twice and I really enjoyed it both times. The world and characters are actually interesting and the pacing isn't garbage.

#23 Posted by Bawlsz (84 posts) -

Yeah I have it on the 3DS, got around half way through it, but most of it was myself forcing myself to play it, I found it really boring, I did complete Link to the Past, Windwaker and Twilight Princess and had allot more enjoyment playing them than I did with Ocarina of Time and it doesn't really stand up too well, I guess perhaps nostalgia is a large part of the enjoyment.

#24 Posted by AndrewB (7190 posts) -

At this point I'd really like to see sentiments about A Link to the Past from gamers who didn't grow up with it, because I kind of feel like that game has aged a lot better but I feel like my opinion would be clouded by the fact that I actually played a good chunk of it as a kid and had a friend who was obsessed with it.

#25 Posted by Hunkulese (2525 posts) -

It takes forever to run anywhere and the dungeons are poorly designed.

#26 Posted by mtcantor (922 posts) -

Great for its time but us comparatively ugly, slow and poorly controlled by today's standard.

On the other hand, Link to the Past still holds up great.

#27 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3626 posts) -

I think it's one of those games you needed to play when it came out. Not saying it isn't enjoyable now, but it's the same as Mario 64. At the time those games were a revelation. Give them to somebody for the first time now and they probably wouldn't understand why.

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#28 Posted by kurtbro900 (116 posts) -

You should get him to play Zelda 2, the best in the series.

#29 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -

I think the game holds up fine, I had a lot of fun playing through it again recently.

It certainly isn't as impressive as it was back in 1998 though. If you play it for the first time now, it's just not going to blow you away.

#30 Posted by MikkaQ (10224 posts) -

I've always found it pretty dull. Never liked the puzzle design and the controls felt so limited after having played Super Mario 64.

#31 Posted by Aetheldod (3331 posts) -

@SexyToad: For me EVERY Zelda game sucks .... period

#32 Posted by mandude (2667 posts) -

He probably didn't like it because it's a tremendously boring game.

Hmm, where's that unpopular opinions thread?

#33 Posted by Bucketdeth (7981 posts) -

I thought Zelda:OOT was a great game as a kid but I was never a huge fan. I remember everyone playing Zelda in school and I was all like "TUROK MAH FUCKAS".

#34 Posted by Morrow (1828 posts) -

I think the game has a bit of a slow start. Also, it's a charming game, but if its charm doesn't work on someone, he won't be able to connect.

I liked the game overall, but I was about 13 or 14 when I played it, I got stuck on the Water Temple and lost interest... I have the N3DS version lying around, though.

#35 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Because, opinions.

#36 Posted by aquamarin (553 posts) -

I liked watching my younger brother play various parts of the game, temples, etc., when the game was new, but never thought the game looked great overall. I thought Banjo-Kazooie, as far as that intial round of 3D platformers went, was far and away the most charming. When I started running into people 10 years later that were calling OOT the best game ever made, I had to restrain my laughter and then calmly explain to them how Link to the Past is the greatest game ever made.

#37 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@YI_Orange said:

It's pretty boring. The gameplay is incredibly simple and formulaic, there's almost 0 driving plot to speak of, and the characters aren't memorable. It's harder for me to imagine why so many DO love the Zelda franchise. The only one I ever played to completion Was LttP, but that was a long time ago. Since then I've played each as it came out(stopped at Twilight Princess though) and never made it very far in any of them.

This 100%. I do not understand Zelda fans at all. I find it baffling people care for the series.

There's a lot of series I don't like but can see why some would, but Zelda is not one of those.

#38 Posted by Superkenon (1189 posts) -

No love in their hearts, that's why! SOULLESS AND DEAD INSIDE.

This is an irrefutable explanation.

#39 Posted by Adaurin (186 posts) -

One of the rules of the internet is that for any thing that exists ever, you can find someone who loves it with a passion and someone who hates it with a similar level of passion. Also if a female character exists there is an erotic image of them, and for a male character there is an erotic image of them as a girl.

#40 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1477 posts) -

Most people if they played it now would just think you're doing the same thing over and over, find way into, get dungeon item, beat dungeon nine times over. Most of those Adult Link dungeons aren't very good now either, so it starts going downhill. Like most people have said though, you friend should try Link To The Past since it's the best top-down Zelda game, and Majora's Mask since it's such a huge tonal shift from most Zelda games.

#41 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -

I don't dislike it but I don't like it either.

#42 Posted by BeachThunder (11260 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

At this point I'd really like to see sentiments about A Link to the Past from gamers who didn't grow up with it, because I kind of feel like that game has aged a lot better but I feel like my opinion would be clouded by the fact that I actually played a good chunk of it as a kid and had a friend who was obsessed with it.

2D games almost always hold up better than 3D.

#43 Posted by Dixavd (1131 posts) -

I hate the arguements that you have to like a classic just as much as I hate the arguements that to like it you must be plagued by nostalgia. Gamers like different things; what you find exciting, others might find dull; and what you find dull, others might find exciting.

#44 Posted by Demoskinos (13838 posts) -

Because I have zero affinity for Zelda games?

#45 Posted by Mastercheesey (219 posts) -

The start is not the highlight of the game.

#46 Posted by Remedy25 (131 posts) -

I think it's one of those games that need/had to be played when it was released, as I don't think it lives up very well now-a-days. Wind Waker might be more appealing or maybe even Skyward Sword (never played Skyward Sword.)

#47 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

@CL60 said:

BECAUSE THE SHADOW TEMPLE CAN GO FUCK ITSELF.

Well there goes all those years of therapy. Thanks for bringing that back up ><

#48 Posted by Huey2k2 (475 posts) -

I absolutely adore it, and think it is one of the best games ever made, but I can understand why people might not like it... especially people who weren't playing games at the time it came out.

3d games never age anywhere near as well as 2d games too, and I feel like that specific generation ages even worse... especially N64 games. The N64 controller is so unique, and to some people poorly designed, that playing games on it now to people who never used it before is probably unwieldy. Also having little to no control of the camera is probably a huge turnoff to some people.

Is it one of the best games ever made? IMO yes. Do I understand why some people might not enjoy it? Yes.

#49 Posted by Brendan (7511 posts) -

I enjoyed a lot about OoT, but I would get stuck in a dungeon and then become incredibly bored. Basically if I were to quicklook a Zelda game on GB half of the viewers would be screaming mad at me like they are with Brad.

#50 Posted by Cyrus_Saren (518 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

Because it's a 3D platformer with one stick. That sounds crazy to anyone who grew up with modern 3D games. You should have gave him Link to the Past. Because that's the best Zelda game.

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