• freeden - November 23, 2013 10:58 p.m.

    I remember playing much of this, but never beating simply because I got bored (as I have done with many of the Zelda games). Simply not my thing. But I will recognize it as an achievement of it's time. When I first laid eyes on it, it was pretty amazing. It certainly elevated the series to new levels. I could just never get into the dungeon exploring that was much of the later part of the game. But there were things I liked about it, like the updated story and graphics (at the time). Some of the gameplay was fun too.
  • cJinL - November 24, 2013 12:31 p.m.

    Same thing happened to me. I wanted to beat it because of how popular it is, but I realized that I was reluctantly dragging myself along the game instead of actually enjoying it. It's just much too frustrating and confusing, and I play games to have fun, not get stressed out. I think the 3DS version fixed a few issues with the frustration, but I can't get myself to play that one either.
  • bang1221 - November 23, 2013 7:58 p.m.

    I have a N64 with Ocarina that i...ahem...procured from a friend and its been just collecting dust for a while. Having never beat it (let alone played it for an extended period of time) i probably should get to it.
  • talleyXIV - November 23, 2013 9:31 p.m.

    It's understandable if you can't, I never could on the N64 but the 3DS version sucked me in really quickly. Definitely check that out if the controls or graphics bother you.
  • rainn'sgaydar - November 23, 2013 7:22 p.m.

    I've said it before, but one of the best little pieces of polish in Ocarina is that without knowing to roll across Hyrule, you can't make it to the castle from the forest before night falls. Which means every first time player experienced night very early in the game. Not a huge thing, but it's the small things that add up to a great experience.
  • Darkhawk - November 23, 2013 5:47 p.m.

    After years of listening to the hype, last year I finally played both Final Fantasy VII and Ocarina of Time, expecting both to be good, if somewhat dated gaming experiences. I must say, just like classic literature remains great for eternity, I was absolutely blown away by how amazing both games were. Even after having already played Okami (arguably the "best" Zelda game ever), I absolutely adored Ocarina. What a masterpiece!

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