"Hooded creatures and polarity gloves..."

When I bought Oracle of Ages, I just had to buy Oracle of Seasons soon after! It's like buying a game console without a controller. OK, bad example, but you get my point.

Gameplay: 10

Of course this one was going to be as fun as Oracle of Seasons. I have noticed that this version has fewer puzzles and more actions, and there's nothing wrong with that. Controls are the same, and the game is just as difficult as Oracle of Ages. There is also a sub-world called Subrosia, where you can get the Rod of Seasons. The Rod of Seasons changes between any season powers you currently have. Winter freezes water and trees shed their leaves. Spring grows flowers that shoot you up in the air. Summer drys creeks and grows vines. Fall fills holes with leaves and mushrooms grow. Sounds like fun. It almost makes me wish I had a Rod of Seasons...

Sound/Music: 9

Nothing new here. Ages and Seasons (and some of Link's Awakening) have some of the same music and sound. The only music I don't like is this one cutesy rythym. You'll know exactly what I'm talking about when you play it. I wouldn't be surprised if it planted some weird subliminal message in your mind. Keep playing Zelda. Keep playing Zelda. Keep playing Zelda...

Graphics: 9

If you've read my Oracle of Ages review, then you'll get pretty much the same idea that's in this game. Good color. Weird-looking characters. The usual overhead view...

Story: 9

Din, the Oracle of Seasons, is kidnapped by Onox, the ''General of Darkness''. The four towers which hold the season spirits are sunk down below the surface, into a place called Subrosia. Link must retrieve eight essences of nature in order for some tree to tell him where Din is located. Seriously, how do they come up with stuff like this?

Replayability: 7

This is no different than Ages. You'll want to sell it after you play it 4 or 5 times. Take my advice, though: DON'T! Like most RPGs, they become interesting again after a year or two. Really! So hold on to those precious cartridges...

Overall: 9

Overall, you should buy it if you are a Zelda fan. If only they could invent a video game that is new and different every single time you play it. But, until they do, I guess you'll just have to settle with Zelda...which is the next best thing! OK, I'll shut up...

Reviewer's Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Originally Posted: 03/03/02, Updated 03/03/02

Would you recommend this
Recommend this
Review? Yes No

Got Your Own Opinion?

Submit a review and let your voice be heard.