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    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Game » consists of 20 releases. Released Nov 21, 1998

    The first 3D Legend of Zelda game, Ocarina of Time was created for the Nintendo 64 in 1998 and introduced innovative mechanics such as Z-targeting as well as many of the series' other trademarks. It has frequently been ranked as the greatest game of all time by many publications.

    How can anyone dislike this game?

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    SexyToad

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    #1  Edited By SexyToad

    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?

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    fattony12000

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    #2  Edited By fattony12000

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

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    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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    #4  Edited By kashif1

    Maybe he didn't like the slow start?

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    #5  Edited By CL60

    BECAUSE THE SHADOW TEMPLE CAN GO FUCK ITSELF.

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    galiant

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    #6  Edited By galiant

    It's old and outdated.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

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    #7  Edited By Hosstile17

    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.

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    Bobby_The_Great

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    #8  Edited By Bobby_The_Great

    It can get really boring at times and Navi sucks. 

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    #9  Edited By groin

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

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    Video_Game_King

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    #10  Edited By Video_Game_King

    Ask , I guess.

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    WilltheMagicAsian

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    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.

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    #12  Edited By CaLe

    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.

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    #13  Edited By Cloudenvy

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

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    #14  Edited By ShaggE

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

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    #15  Edited By NTM

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

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    #16  Edited By kindgineer

    @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.

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    Red

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    #17  Edited By Red

    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.

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    #18  Edited By BeachThunder

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

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    #19  Edited By YI_Orange

    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.

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    #20  Edited By AndrewB

    @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.

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    #21  Edited By Thrillhouse87

    @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

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    #22  Edited By ajamafalous

    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.

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    #23  Edited By Bawlsz

    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.

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    #24  Edited By AndrewB

    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.

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    #25  Edited By Hunkulese

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

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    #26  Edited By mtcantor

    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.

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    #27  Edited By TheSouthernDandy

    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  Edited By kurtbro900

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

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    #29  Edited By WinterSnowblind

    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.

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    #30  Edited By MikkaQ

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

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    #31  Edited By Aetheldod

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

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    #32  Edited By mandude

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

    Hmm, where's that unpopular opinions thread?

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    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".

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    #34  Edited By Morrow

    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.

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    Because, opinions.

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    #36  Edited By uhtaree

    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.

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    #37  Edited By Sooty

    @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.

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    #38  Edited By Superkenon

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

    This is an irrefutable explanation.

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    #39  Edited By Adaurin

    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.

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    #40  Edited By OwnlyUzinWonHan

    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.

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    #41  Edited By Karl_Boss

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

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    #42  Edited By BeachThunder

    @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.

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    #43  Edited By Dixavd

    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.

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    #44  Edited By musubi

    Because I have zero affinity for Zelda games?

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    #45  Edited By Mastercheesey

    The start is not the highlight of the game.

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    #46  Edited By Remedy25

    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.)

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    #47  Edited By Ravenlight

    @CL60 said:

    BECAUSE THE SHADOW TEMPLE CAN GO FUCK ITSELF.

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

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    #48  Edited By Huey2k2

    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.

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    #49  Edited By Brendan

    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.

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    #50  Edited By Cyrus_Saren

    @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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