Friday, 21 November 2014

Review No. 76 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - 3DS (12+)

Strong points:
Good graphics
Fun minigames
Good music
Ocarina was good
Storyline was good
Nice travelling in time gimmicks
Cool items
Great bosses
Side quests are good

Weak points:
Very slow to start off
Water temple "too hard" for some
Not very fast at first when moving, best way to move is running backwards
Legendary sword isn't the best in game?!
Side quests are hard to find

In-depth Review:

Release Dates:
Nintendo 3DS:

Japan: 16 June, 2011
Europe: 17 June, 2011
North America: 19 June, 2011
Australia: 30 June, 2011
South Korea: 27 September, 2012
Taiwan: 27 October, 2012

Nintendo eShop:
Europe: 4 October, 2012
North America: 18 October, 2012
Japan: 1 November, 2012

L Button: targeting
View Button: change view
Circle Pad: move
A Button: special actions
X Button/ Y Button: use items
R Button: use shield
B Button: attack/perform sword manoeuvres
B Button/L Button + Circle Pad Left/Right + B Button: horizontal strike
Left Button + B Button/Circle Pad Up + B Button: vertical strike
Left Button + Circle Pad Up + B Button: stab
Hold B Button then Release: spin attack
L Button + A Button: jump attack
A Button (While Running): roll attack

This game is a masterpiece of the adventure genre. Not only did it re instil the sense of wonder the original game gave us but improved upon it with easier controls, balanced gameplay and 3D graphics. You play as a young Link setting out on an adventure to save Princess Zelda. The item which this game is made around is the Ocarina which allows link to play songs which help you on your quest. This adds a new depth to the game and along with the ability to travel backwards and forwards in time this game is a real challenge.

You travel along the normal linear path travelling from temple to temple unlocking new items as you progress. However, there are a lot of side quests which unlock more items and songs which you can use. The temples are fun but difficult and will leave you puzzling for ages and sometimes, in the case of the water temple, shouting in frustration! It takes a little while to start and running takes ages (it's easier to run backwards!) The storyline is all right and the entire games playtime is over 20 hours easily.

Rating: 98%

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