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This is probably more my favorite, but I'll say Majora's Mask because it gave me something unique that I loved and hadn't experienced in any game before.
Progression of time in real time that NPC's in the world adjusted to. Along with the focus on NPC quests, it made that world feel more alive to me in ways I've rarely seen before or after.
I also loved the the time traveling mechanic, which added a new dimension to the Zelda series general progression layout of using tools to reach places you couldn't go before.

Oddly enough there was a game released on PS2 just 4 months later that had the exact same real-time NPC quest system with time travel. But instead of 3 days it was 5.
I really liked that aspect of that game as well. But now I wonder if there was some game released prior to Majora's Mask that inspired both of these games?



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Hiku said:

This is probably more my favorite, but I'll say Majora's Mask because it gave me something unique that I loved and hadn't experienced in any game before.
Progression of time in real time that NPC's in the world adjusted to. Along with the focus on NPC quests, it made that world feel more alive to me in ways I've rarely seen before or after.
I also loved the the time traveling mechanic, which added a new dimension to the Zelda series general progression layout of using tools to reach places you couldn't go before.

Oddly enough there was a game released on PS2 just 4 months later that had the exact same real-time NPC quest system with time travel. But instead of 3 days it was 5.
I really liked that aspect of that game as well. But now I wonder if there was some game released prior to Majora's Mask that inspired both of these games?

The movie: Run Lola Run was the inspiration apparently.
https://gamnesia.nintendoenthusiast.com/aonuma-reveals-the-inspiration-for-majoras-mask/



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I would have to pick 2, but of course they are already mentioned. OoT. It's not a fair comparison to other Zelda's,because this was the first Zelda I played, so it felt completely original, in contrary of most of the other Zelda's I played. But the world felt complete and believable, and the time travel really made me feel like the mythical warrior. It really gives the game an extra layer. And normally I don't like levels/worlds with changing water levels, so in my memory, I didn't like the water temple. But when I replayed the game on an emulator, I thought, this temple is so good, it's impossible I didn't like it in the past, so my memory has to be wrong. And the game doesn't have weak temples or bosses. I also really liked the final castle and the fights with Ganondorf in all his forms. For me, this game had everything. You can really notice that Nintendo has worked on this with almost his entire team, because (for that time) the game had no points where you could say. That should have been better.

The second game is Mario Galaxy 1. Everything about the levels was perfect and what it did really well compared to Mario64, was the live music and variety. No grinding like get 8 red coins and 100 coins in every world. So if you had to get 100 coins, it was fun and it was a challenge. Replaying the game with Luigi felt really fun as well and just different enough from Mario, that it didn't feel like replaying the same game. The only thing that could have made the game 'better' was adding the yoshi levels from mario galaxy 2. But overall, the game is so extremely fun to play, it's already a big 10. Really hope they bring it to switch, one way or another.



That is also the best game ever created period;

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Metacritic agrees with me.

Nintendo inhouse games I’d rank a top 10 like this, lots of Mario and Zelda, but I guess it just is what it is;
1. Zelda Ocarina of Time
2. Super Mario 64
3. Yoshi’s Island
4. Zelda Link’s Awakening
5. Mario Kart 64
6. Zelda Breath of the Wild
7. Super Mario Bros. 3
8. Zelda Twilight Princess
9. Super Mario Galaxy
10. Metroid Fusion



It is kind of interesting (maybe funny) that I have been a life long fan of Nintendo since the NES. But I only kind of like Ocarina, SMB3 and Yoshi's Island. All of which are hailed as Nintendo's best. I would take Wind Waker, Mario World and NSMB over that lot.



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S.Peelman said:
That is also the best game ever created period;

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Metacritic agrees with me.

Nintendo inhouse games I’d rank a top 10 like this, lots of Mario and Zelda, but I guess it just is what it is;
1. Zelda Ocarina of Time
2. Super Mario 64
3. Yoshi’s Island
4. Zelda Link’s Awakening
5. Mario Kart 64
6. Zelda Breath of the Wild
7. Super Mario Bros. 3
8. Zelda Twilight Princess
9. Super Mario Galaxy
10. Metroid Fusion

I like this list...the top two spots are as should be. Incredible taste.



That's easy. Breath of the Wild. I love the game so much I don't want it to end. I've had it since August 2017, played 98% of it and still haven't beaten it yet. I'll beat it when BOTW2 comes out.



Sounds to me like a call to shout "BOTW" !



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