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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) Review

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of the most beloved games of all time. People absolutely love this game. It amazed players in 1998 with its great visuals, outstanding gameplay, and epic story. While it might not be as amazing now as it was in 1998, it’s still a great game. Now, there is a remake of this classic game. Many people (including myself) were concerned when they heard that Nintendo was not developing this game. After playing the game, I can tell you with full confidence that we didn’t have to worry.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is famous for its revolutionary gameplay. The combat and dungeons have aged pretty well. There hasn’t been a lot changed, and that’s a good thing. Some new features have been added, and they work very well. The touch screen makes using items a lot easier.  You can aim your bow/slingshot with the gyroscope. At first, I thought this would be pretty bad, but it actually works really well. The gyroscope aiming is much easier than the traditional aiming. I never used the traditional aiming. I only used the new gyroscope aiming. However, you can’t use the gyroscope aiming with the 3D on, so you’ll have to choose one or the other.

The dungeons are just as challenging as ever, but some changes have been made to aid players. For example, the water temple has special markings on the wall of hallways that lead to a place where the water level can be adjusted. This might seem like a small change, but it makes the dungeon a lot more manageable. The boss fights might not be as good as some of us remember, but they’re still a lot of fun.

The graphics in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time were great for their time, but they’ve really aged poorly. Luckily, the graphics are drastically improved in the remake. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D won’t blow you away with its graphics, but they’re not bad by any means. It’s one of the better looking games for the 3DS. The game looks pretty good most of the time, but objects far away can look rather blurry. The 3D effect is a nice touch, but it isn’t amazing by any means.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has a pretty basic story. However, the characters make up for the rather cliché story. Some characters you get attached to, some make you laugh, and some just creep you out. The characters give the story a solid backbone. Even though it is rather cliché, the story is good. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is a big game. The world is huge. There are tons of things to do. The game will probably take you anywhere from 20-50 hours to complete depending on if you do all of the sidequests.

The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time is a great game, and the remake is even better. The changes that were made really make this the best way to play Link’s most beloved adventure. This is one game that should be in every 3DS owner’s library.


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