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Why is Ocarina of Time not in your top 5 games list?- Smeags top 250 thread proves it is in your collective top 5!

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I haven't really played it for a significant length of time. I don't own a 3DS and have no plans to acquire one in the near future, and I could grab it on an emulator, but I have liked precisely 0% of the 5th gen 3D games I have gone back and replayed.

Okay, Crash: Warped was playable. But that's the only one. I can't stand 5th gen 3D design philosophy. That was before they understood how to actually control a 3D world with a gamepad.



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My favorite is Skyward Sword maybe cuz of the amazing controls and the awesome visual style, i never played the original Ocarina of time but i played the 3D Remake and it was actully an awesome game.



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It doesn't make my top five because Zelda isn't my type of game (Heck, probably wouldn't make my top 50 if I was being honest..)



sethnintendo said:

Water Temple

It didn't even make my top 50 list.  I don't like Zelda that much.


Water Temple is the most clever puzzle dungeon in any game I've ever played, peroiod. I was so proud  when I beat it, and the Morpha boss was sooooo cool at that time. (The water dripping sound effect when it dies really amazed me). 

 

And yes, it's definately my favorite game of all time. :)



Mazty said:
spurgeonryan said:

Over the past week I have seen multiple people say OoT was not their favorite Zelda title or that great of game. This has boggled my mind and even annoyed me in some instances.

 

I see no reason why this game should be ragged on after years of everyone saying it is great or was great. Obviously this is based on those who have only played the recent 3D remake. It was not just something differrent for its time people! It was revolutionary! The open worlds, stealth, story, epona, mini games, hidden objects, boss battles ( dat final battle!) dungeons and...fishing. What did it not have that makes you say it was sub-par?

You're 100% right. Having played OoT when it was a new game, I can say that it was truly revolutionary. The music, gameplay, graphics etc etc were great. Having a 3D detailed open world was just amazing; anyone claiming it wasn't anything special clearly is looking back at an era of gaming they were not a part of. 

Would I replay it? No.  A good game does not necessarily need to be replayed to be good. It was a revoltionary game, but as time moves on, our expectations increase due to the advancements in technology and evolution in game design. If it was released yesterday, it'd be a pretty shit game. The fact it came out 10 years ago (or however long ago, cba2wiki) is the reason why it was revolutionary. Think about the lightbulb; no one would look at a lightbulb and say it's not revolutionary. 


shit ? :S no way.. if releases this gen it still would blow everything away that is if the game is actualy made on this gen console,graphics etc.

 

not appreciating OOT is like not appreciating Michael Jackson lol



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seems like people had different problems on how to beat that dungeon..for me it was that one key hidden in the middle of the temple under a platform altough i knew were it was i still wasnt able to find it lol so i spend hours and hours on something that was right infront of me all the time lolz



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dsgrue3 said:
If you played OoT when it came out, you'd have it #1 always.
Honestly, anyone that says otherwise has rendered their opinion on video games obsolete.

I played it when it came out.  Didn't like it back then, either. 

Played it again when it was rereleased on Gamecube.  Still couldn't finish it, becuase I got bored, and at that point Wind Waker had surpassed it in virtually every way. 

Got the emulator on Wii, felt it was really aging poorly, and Twilight Princess was basically Ocarina of Time 2.0, so it was the same basic idea but better in every way.  

Then, becuase I was in love with Zelda, and wanted to support the then-failing 3DS, I got it on 3DS and finally was able to complete it.  The cleaned up graphics and better controls help it along and make it feel less dated, but it only let me realize just how many gameplay issues there were.  Too many situations where you're wandering around aimlessly or the solution to a puzzle was something you wouldn't have reasonably figured out.  

Ocarina of time wasn't a bad game or anything, it WAS revolutionary in its time, but it's aged poorly, and chock full of issues. Frankly, I also think it's a step down in quality from Link to the Past (which is one o f my favorite games.)  Link to the past had more dungeons and more abilities, even though Ocarina had more sidequests.  A lot of Ocarina was busy work, and going across the hyrule field felt like it took too long even on epona.  yeah, that was on purpose to make you FEEL the openness of the world they created, but it was at the expense of the gameplay, which is a huuuge shame. 

I think a lot of what I dislike about Ocarina of time boils down to what is happening a lot in this thread; this deeply rooted feeling that it's the best game of all time, and it's just not.  I'm not denying its quality or importance to the game industry, but it's a stepping stone, it's not the pinnacle and I'm kind of sick of people acting like it is.  



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Kantor said:
I haven't really played it for a significant length of time. I don't own a 3DS and have no plans to acquire one in the near future, and I could grab it on an emulator, but I have liked precisely 0% of the 5th gen 3D games I have gone back and replayed.

Okay, Crash: Warped was playable. But that's the only one. I can't stand 5th gen 3D design philosophy. That was before they understood how to actually control a 3D world with a gamepad.

yeah, my general distaste for the PS1/N64 era is widely documented, and this is precisely why.  Gameplay was functional but felt sluggish, and as an additional point I also feel that the hideous blocky monstrosities were a huge step down, graphically, from some of the crisp sprites of the late NES era.  

Great gateway generation, but it was baby steps into the third dimension, it wasn't an olympic stride. 



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PS4, Switch, WiiU, XBO, PC
Vita, 3DS, Android

Top 3 this generation: 
Bloodborne, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III

Runa216 said:
Then, becuase I was in love with Zelda, and wanted to support the then-failing 3DS, I got it on 3DS and finally was able to complete it.  The cleaned up graphics and better controls help it along and make it feel less dated, but it only let me realize just how many gameplay issues there were.  Too many situations where you're wandering around aimlessly or the solution to a puzzle was something you wouldn't have reasonably figured out.  

I forgot to mention this. It's probably THE reason I haven't completed it yet.



so..is this game good or something?



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