Probably next to the Mario series, the Legend of Zelda has been on top of the Nintendo mountain for a good three decades, and with good reason. If Mario games brought on the fun, the Zelda lineup has been the epitome of class. Being the only Nintendo games to have gold casings (the rest are in dark gray), Zelda has clearly been marketed to be the flagship adventure/fantasy Nintendo game.
A few months ago, Nintendo released “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” for the Nintendo Switch. It has been hailed by many gaming magazines as one of the year’s best. It’s brilliant as is all Zelda games, and is being dubbed as the greatest Zelda game of all-time, what with its innovative gameplay and unrivaled depth.
However, many traditional gamers still recognize one Zelda game to rule them all, one Zelda game that will never be topped. That is “The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time.” Released for the Nintendo 64, the Ocarina of Time was to the Zelda series as “Final Fantasy VII” was to Final Fantasy. It was that one game that changed everything. Every game since Ocarina’s release had the Ocarina influence in it. From open worlds that could be explored in 3-D to endless dungeons, even Breath of the Wild owes some of its magnificence to Ocarina.
Hi there, Diana Wylde here. I’m a computer science student at Duke University. Since I’m from a Danish family, I look forward to visiting Solvang in Santa Barbara County in CA, which is also called Little Denmark by locals. That’s if I’m not busy with my games. Follow me on Twitter for more of my adventures.