Review by DarkLink89
"Capcom has done it again.!!!!!!"
Two Zelda games in a day, whoever thought of that must be a genius because everyone seems to love it. The Legend of Zelda: Oracles of Seasons was released alongside the Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages. Both game are the same in graphics and sound but they are different in gameplay and storyline. One thing is that Nintendo didn't develop this games, it was Capcom, another but excellent developer. Capcom was in trusted by Nintendo to make The Legend of Zelda: Oracles of Seasons as good as the ones Nintendo develop and it worked. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons really feels like a classic Zelda game not like the ones CD-I games which no one wants to talk about. Is this game worth your money, then read the Legend of Zelda: Oracles of Seasons review.
The graphics in this game are almost perfect for a Game Boy Color game. The characters look very well animated and some of them are very well designed. The characters in this game are very colorful while some are very creepy in appearance. Link looks very realistic and perfect for a Game Boy Color game. The different environments are very colorful and you get a lot of variety. When you are in Winter time, the environment is completely covered by snow and the water is frozen. The fall one gas leafs on the ground while the spring one is the more colorful one since it has all those bright flowers. Summer time is completely green from the leafs in the trees to the grass. The weapons are very well designed especially Link's sword. The only complain I have about the graphics is that they are almost the same as ink's Awakenings DX which came 3 years ago. If you forget that, you get a Game Boy Color game with almost perfect graphics.
The sound in this game has to be the best part about it. The music is beautiful starting from the Title Screen to the Choose a File one. Like Oracle of Ages, some of the music is new but there are in there some remixed ones which in my opinion, sounds better than the originals one. The sound in this game is perfect. You are going to notice Link's crying when he swings his sword to your shield reflecting an attack. The enemies are have a very cool sound when they attack you or like the Octorocks when they come out of the waters. The music in the dungeons fit very well with the environment. If you have any complaint about the sound then you must be wrong because no one can criticize the beautiful remixed Zelda music.
Like any Legend of Zelda game before this, the gameplay is the same, you have to travel trough dungeons collecting some stuff. The story in this game will keep you interested to the end. General Onox has capture Din, the Oracles of Season in order to rule the world. You control Link who was sent by the Triforce to the land of Holondrum to destroy all that evil. The difference of this game with the Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages is that you can change the seasons thanks to an item called the Rod of Seasons. You have to change the seasons because some puzzles are only resolved like that. The objective of the game is to go to the eight different dungeons in order to collect the Essences of Nature in order to bring back happiness back to Holondrum. In order to finish the game, you also collect different weapons which later helps you on the game. Some weapons are back like the bombs and the Roc's Cape while other are new like the Magical Boomerang. This game also let's you control three different animal friends, their name are Moose the bear, Ricky the Kangaroo and Dimitri the Dodongo. The Rings system is another new feature to this game which if you equip a ring to Link, something special will happen to him, like collecting hearts or being stronger in battle. The other new feature is the Password system which helps you pass your game to the Oracles of Ages and vise versa. One thing that is different for Seasons is that the game is more action oriented which will means that you will be slashing more monster than Ages.
This game has a lot of side quest which will keep you stick to your Game Boy Color more time than usual. This game have some serious side quest which in order to collect you will have to spend some serious time with this game. You may also want to collect all the different rings which will take at least two weeks. Since this game can be connected to Oracle of Ages you are going to get a different ending and some exclusive items. Just be prepare to spend some serious time with this game.
Overall Score 10/10
This game is the best on the Game Boy Color. You may also want to get Oracle of Ages since they are both excellent games. Get this games now.
Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 01/01/04
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