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  • Summary: As a young boy, Link is tricked by Ganondorf, the King of the Gerudo Thieves. The evil human uses Link to gain access to the Sacred Realm, where he places his tainted hands on Triforce and transforms the beautiful Hyrulean landscape into a barren wasteland. Link is determined to fix theAs a young boy, Link is tricked by Ganondorf, the King of the Gerudo Thieves. The evil human uses Link to gain access to the Sacred Realm, where he places his tainted hands on Triforce and transforms the beautiful Hyrulean landscape into a barren wasteland. Link is determined to fix the problems he helped to create, so with the help of Rauru he travels through time gathering the powers of the Seven Sages. Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
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  1. 100
    This is Zelda supreme. It's fun. One hitch, however, is that the skill level gets progressively harder - so hard that casual gamers might give up rather quickly.
  2. A truly remarkable achievement. Nintendo have created a beautiful game world and breathed life into it with puzzles, secrets, enemies, and loveable characters that will completely engross gamers around the globe. Stunning attention to detail is present throughout the game and is constantly evident in the visuals, audio and gameplay.
  3. 10 / 10 / 10 / 10 - platinum [first ever perfect score]
  4. High praise goes to them for also managing to fit joy, creativity and discovery into the game and doing so without the use of Full-Motion Video (FMV) and the CD soundtrack his critics said was needed. This game is simply the most complete experience of any game ever made making Ocarina Of Time the game I've always dreamed of playing.
  5. [Review Score = 110] What's significant about this convergence of audio, graphics and gameplay is that you are COMPLETELY IMMERSED in Zelda's world. Why? Because everything is meticulously thought out. Each character and event plays a role in a storyline that sprawls like a J.R. Tolkien masterpiece...It's certainly the game of the decade.
  6. Nothing but pure 100% fun, challenging, and lengthy.
  7. Realism is one of the major reasons this title is so amazing. After playing for a while it feels as though you have actually been to Hyrule.

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  1. Negative: 36 out of 646
  1. luisg
    Jun 5, 2009
    10
    This game made me a fan of miyamoto and nintendo for life. I enjoyed so much this game that i play it like once every year, since then i had This game made me a fan of miyamoto and nintendo for life. I enjoyed so much this game that i play it like once every year, since then i had (and still have) every game of zelda that has came out and i will continue to do it until the end of the serie or until i die.im working on my skills in 3d and animation to some day hopefully work in nintendo and be a part of a future zelda release. PD: maybe is just me, but i would love to see ( and play) a game from the ganondorf perspective, the story of his past. Expand
  2. CynS.
    May 20, 2006
    10
    Easily the best game every conceived by man kind, Zelda: Ocarina of Time simply outclassess every other game out there. No one and nothing Easily the best game every conceived by man kind, Zelda: Ocarina of Time simply outclassess every other game out there. No one and nothing has yet to come close. Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2010
    10
    Anyone who gives the masterpiece below a 7 or an 8 is either just here to hate on the astounding zelda franchise, doesn't know a DAMN goodAnyone who gives the masterpiece below a 7 or an 8 is either just here to hate on the astounding zelda franchise, doesn't know a DAMN good game or is insane. The dungeons are interesting and unique, the characters are interesting and have personality, the story is highly engaging, the combat is varied, fluid, and fun, the items are amazing, there are a plethora of interesting side quests and collectibles, and considering the fact that this game was made in 1998 the graphics are amazing. The only real downside is that the game is somewhat linear and you can't continue on after beating the final boss, but that doesn't detract from the huge amount of fun I had playing this game. This has to be one of if not the best games ever made just as the others have said. Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2012
    10
    This is the best game ever!
    no other game can mess with it!
    This is the HOLY BIBLE of games! I have it, ORIGINAL! I hope Nintendo makes a
    This is the best game ever!
    no other game can mess with it!
    This is the HOLY BIBLE of games!
    I have it, ORIGINAL!
    I hope Nintendo makes a movie from that game...
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  5. Carly
    May 19, 2007
    10
    Hands down the best video game not just out of the whole series, but that I've ever played.
  6. MitchellE.
    Mar 22, 2006
    10
    Excellent game......just flawless, great story line, great gameplay, perfect interactivity, really sucks you into a world with no limitations
  7. MarkusE.
    Sep 16, 2007
    0
    The dungeons were very repetitive and always reused the same puzzle elements, like blocks, torches, switches, ect. The items were rarely used The dungeons were very repetitive and always reused the same puzzle elements, like blocks, torches, switches, ect. The items were rarely used outside of dungeons, like the magic hammer and mirror shield. Also, the game is a dungeon grind: you get the hookshot, then go straight to Forest Temple. Go to Goron City, speak to the child Goron, and go directly to Fire. The story was kind of boring and a rehash of A Link to the Past's with an unsurprising twist at the end. There was very little plot development at all in the adult portion of the quest, basically just running from temple to temple with each sage speaking about five lines of text after defeating every boss. Also, the bosses are easy. Every boss can be defeated in 5 seconds with crouching stabs. Expand

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