Hopefully you had enough and tissues to enjoy the videos properly.
At that age it was quite shocking and confusing,my friends dad did not have the right mindset to raise children properly being almost always depressed and that resulted in a lack of notice on what his kid could see and do but may he rest in peace as he ultimately commited suicide.
Also about OoT vs ff7 : To me A link to the past was what i hoped Zelda would be for a long time and it felt like it just became a different thing than what i always thought zelda was with the coming of OoT,i liked it and it was impressive for me and for its time but also a let down because of those personal reasons,top down 2d adventures are so rare and i miss them severely.
It's hard for me to decide which I prefer; I tend to go back and forth. But at least we continued to get 2D Zelda's on the GBC and GBA, and the Zelda games on the DS were 3D, but still top-down, IIRC.
I really enjoyed playing through the Link's Awakening remake, and it was crazy because playing through the remake made me recall memories about the original that I didn't know my brain still had. It had been so long that I could only remember bits and pieces about the game. I remembered that there was a chain chomp, and sea shells, but nothing detailed... But then while playing the remake, at several points during the adventure I would randomly be fighting a boss or exploring an area and I would recall what I was doing when I was at that point in the game as a kid.