Zelda Returns to the 3DS
Wow. Was I wrong about this game. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is one challenging game. Not only that, but it's fun, and the graphics are excellent. When I learned that Nintendo was releasing this previous title on the 3DS, I expected it to be a port of the original game. And, to be honest, I can't tell you whether it's a clone of the original game or not, because I've never played it. The thing that floored me about playing Ocarina of Time was the level of challenge and immediate addictiveness that it cast over me. Goodbye writing goals, hello Ocarina of Time.
On this post, I'll review some of the things that liked about the game, what I didn't like, and link to other reviews that do a much better job than myself of explaining everything there is to know about Ocarina of Time. I'll also share some walkthrough videos that helped me cheat and get by certain enemies and levels (if I didn't cheat, I would have never made it far in this game).
Zelda has come a long way, and if you liked the original titles on the NES, you'll love this game.
What they added to this 3D version of Ocarina of Time
Ocarina of Time has experienced a major facelift on the 3DS version. Instead of having to fumble back and forth on a start menu screen, the 3DS displays all of the weapons on the lower screen. Just tap the weapon to activate it during gameplay! It's also much easier to keep track of how many Doku sticks and other weapons you might have left.
The other obvious upgrade is the graphics. Ocarina of Time was first released back in the day of Nintendo 64. The graphics of the 3DS are light years ahead, even on the relatively small 3DS device. Graphically, the 3DS is capable of some elements that surpass the Wii, so that will tell you what you can expect in terms of visuals. These visual improvements make the game much more enjoyable, as great as the original was.
Do you prefer...
The original is what made this game famous, but the new 3DS version has a lot of cool features and updated graphics that breathe new life into this classic. With that said...
The lowest price is almost always Amazon
The other reason I like buying from Amazon is shipping is free, and fast. I had Amazon Prime for a year, and recently paid the $79 for all year free two day shipping. Very worth it, especially with all of the birthday presents, holiday gifts, and baby supplies we're always buying.
Also, there are used copies of this floating around on Amazon from independent sellers.
For around $30, you will get your money's worth in this game. It's a nice change of pace from the simpler DS games and platformers that I've been playing, and it's fun to explore the worlds and figure things out on your own. Okay, I actually have to cheat and Google my way out of certain problems, but I try.
Get the game, you won't be disappointed! A very solid 4.5 star review on Amazon.