It’s no secret that Ocarina of Time is one of the best videogames ever released. Every single staff member adores the game. In fact I’m sure virtually everyone who is reading this thought it was the highlight of the N64, and some say of the entire generation. Now Nintendo is re-releasing OoT in stereoscopic 3D for the 3DS. I’ve compiled a short list of why I think everyone should head out to their local game shops either today (in Europe) or on Sunday the 19th (in North America) to pick up this legendary game. If you don’t own a 3DS, this is the game that should convince you it’s time to take the plunge. After all, it’s the game that made me take the dive.
(Note: Our review will be slightly delayed thanks to the Canada Post lockout. My 3DS is stuck in Ontario “in transit” which means I will only get it once the lockout is over. It looks like that will happen sometime next week. I’m going to buy the game in-store this Sunday.)
So let’s get on with the list of why you should pick up what will surely be one of the best 3DS games ever released.
1) Check out the following media gallery. Need I say any more?
As you can see, OoT 3D has been completely remastered. It looks great and plays even better. This will remain the definitive version of the game.
2) It’s in 3D! Ok so not everyone will appreciate this. In fact some people will simply turn the 3D off, but for those that can adjust their eyes, the effect is extremely impressive and unlike any other experience you can have. The 3DS is the only glasses-free 3D capable gaming device on the market. That alone could sway you to pick up the system and game.
3) The REAL Master Quest. Nintendo didn’t just port over the MQ from the GameCube re-release of OoT, they went back and made further changes. For starters everything is mirrored, everything. Left is right and right is left. The second you step out of your house in the Kokiri Forest you’re going to be completely disorientated. When you hit the first dungeon you will experience the mix that was in the GameCube re-release except completely mixed, adding to the confusion. Not only that but every enemy in the game now takes double the amount of hearts from Link. That means an enemy that used to take 4 hearts when they hit Link, takes 8 hearts! Talk about a challenge.
4) OoT on the go. One of the best reasons to pick this game up is so that you can experience it from anywhere and everything. Want a quick play while sitting on the toilet, it can be yours! How about when going to some gaming convention in Los Angeles? Again, it’s all possible now that OoT has been faithfully remade for the 3DS.
These are only four reason, but there are so many more. There are countless easter eggs that join OoT to the other Zelda games. There’s the Boss Battle Mode, there’s the new controls, I could just go on and on. The simple fact remains, OoT 3D is the definitive version of this incredible game and one you surely do not want to miss out on. Head out there and buy it now!