Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

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Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

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Post by X-3 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:47 pm

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The Japanese version released exactly 20 years ago today; the English version followed 2 days later. If you can remember what you were doing that day, congratulations.

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Post by Marilincarnation » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:10 pm

This game is still a masterpiece, I don't care what anyone says

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:16 pm

more like ocarina of "i'd like my TIME back after playing this lame ass game"

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Post by I REALLY HATE PRESENTS! » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:24 am

20 years huh...? It still holds up really well, but it's never been my favorite Zelda, though it does make top 5. It probably holds the most nostalgia for me even though I didn't play more than a demo of it as a kid, it stuck with me and was the closest thing to a survival horror game I'd experienced up until that point. Those skeletons that pop out of the ground at night and chase you took me waaay by surprise. Like, "i kinda dont want to play this game anymore" surprise.

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Post by MeowMan » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:28 am

X-3 wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:47 pm
If you can remember what you were doing that day, congratulations.
probably crying and pooping in a diaper

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:34 pm

I should find a TV and play this again!! I was thrilled the first time I beat it 100%!! :D
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Post by ScottyMcGee » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:00 pm

Wow. I can ramble about how many memories this game gave me. But I always liken this game to Tolkien's The Hobbit. I always reread the Hobbit every so often because it's such a great fantasy. Even though I know what's going to happen. Same thing with Ocarina of Time.

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Post by Validecember » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:48 pm

I actually didn't play much of OoT when it came out. My uncles owned the game, so most of my early experience with it was playing around on their files after they'd beaten the game, mainly dicking around on Hyrule Field or falling down the well in Kakariko Village repeatedly. The first Zelda game I owned myself was Majora's Mask, so that ended up being my defining N64 Zelda experience. I didn't play through OoT until I bought it on the Wii's Virtual Console when I was around 20 years old.

It's an absolutely fantastic game. I think Zelda made the leap from 2D to 3D almost as seamlessly as Mario did. And though the rough edges are a little more apparent two decades on, the game has nonetheless aged pretty well in my opinion. I agree with the consensus that OoT is one of the greatest video games ever made.

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Post by X-3 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:11 pm

The first time I played OoT, I rented it and got stuck in the basement of the Deku Tree. Then I loaded a pre-existing file and got killed by a Redead. Good times.

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Post by Bomby » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:20 pm

Ah, my favorite video game memory was the very night it came out.

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Post by Booyakasha » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:24 pm

Let's see...November 23rd, 1998...would've been a Monday, my sophomore year in high school.

I didn't get a copy of OoT until a few months on. I thought it was good at the time. Then I kind of soured on it. Then I really soured on it. Now I'm back around to thinking it's okay. Nowhere near my favourite Zelda, 3D or otherwise, but alright.
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Post by е и ժ е я » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:32 pm

Decent game, really made better by Nintendo's unwillingness to just carbon copy their games, since. I think it's definitely a solid thing and did much to address 3D game mechanics that even years later, still causes other developers to struggle. It would've been nice if I could've experienced it apart from the expectations I held for a sequel to Zelda 3, as much of what it did was side-step the gambit of attempting to realise the prior image of Hyrule. Still, it set the bar for adventure games in many ways, especially in environmental continuity and ambience.
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