Review by GreggyPoo
Reviewed: 02/14/03 | Updated: 02/14/03
Good game, just a little outdated...
When Ocarina of Time (OOT) came out on N64, it was awesome. And this is the same game, which is both good and bad. Fortunately, they added Master Quest (MQ), a slightly different version of OOT. If you're thinking about getting this game, decide quick. We'll go over this game.
This is an obvious drawback, but understandable. The textures, models, etc. are all still the same. The only changes are that the blur filter is gone, giving the game a much cleaner look. However, no blur filter makes the 2-D objects stick out more. There's not a huge difference, though. The frame rate is the same, slowing down sometimes during big boss fights or when there's a lot going on. The graphics aren't really bad, they just don't hold up to today's standards. Still, this is BASICLY an N64 with extras, so it's more understandable.
Sound is pretty good. There's no crackles or pops in the sound, but the music is the same MIDI music, and no sounds are modified in the actual game.
The controls were altered well to fit the Gamecube controller. Surprisingly, the c-stick works well as a substitute for the c-buttons. It's solidly designed, and you can still use X,Y, and Z rather than the c-stick. My only complaint is that there is a LITTLE bit of sluggish play when using the control stick, but it's not very noticeable, and you'll forget about it when you play through the first couple dungeons.
The gameplay is good. It's basicly the same as the origional game, but that's not bad at all. The puzzles are well put together, and are challenging at many points. The game is very time-consuming, though, as some puzzles require you to moving boxes, or mess with switches, which can get a little monotonus. The game is also rather long, but not huge. If you know where to go and what to do, you'll zip through it in a week or two. The biggest drawback is replay value. This game's fun, but there's no big unlockables or anything like that. So you'll only feel like replaying the game if you had a blast the first time through, and want another go.
Fortunately, MQ remixes the dungeons and adds different puzzles, giving the game a fresher feeling playing it. I just reccommend playing OOT first, then playing MQ, as MQ's a little harder.
Besides MQ, the game includes some short trailers for upcoming and new games out today. Nothing great, but a nice addition.
If you haven't played OOT, get this game, as it's a great game that will keep you hooked untill you beat it. If you have played this game, or have it, then this is still a great game to get, as it has some nice extras, and as it's practically free, varying on where you live. So if you want a fun game that's long and challenging, well, you can't beat the price.
Rent or Buy? BUY (This game's a bonus disk, not rentable. Still, I reccomend you get this game.)
Rating: 4.0 - Great
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