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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 04:05pm 06/07/11 | 18 Comments
It's been out for a few days, but we've been dealing with our post-E3 slaw (and I've equally dealt with wrestling my housemates for the game), but here's the AusGamers The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D review.

In all honesty, there's not a great deal to say about this game beyond praising it for its place in the annals of videogame brilliance. We do definitely talk about additions to the package on the whole, but the most important information anyone can really walk away with, is this is a perfect update to a classic title that does not feel like a cheap cash-in. It's just as engaging (if not more so) and so for fans, well worth it. If you're a newcomer to the game or series though, Ocarina of Time 3D really is the perfect place to start.

Click here for our full review.



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Sc00bs
Posted 04:07pm 06/7/11
what does it take to get a 10?

zelda is probably one of the very few 10/10 games in my book
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:10pm 06/7/11
Yeah, it is in my book - but I don't believe, on the whole, in a perfect score when reviewing a game, movie or anything really. I've had the debate over and over in my tenure as a games journalist with many of my peers, and it's a scenario that polarises us all. I just think you always need that room for more; that extra 0.2% to assume something will come along and top it
Raven
Posted 04:14pm 06/7/11
I actually did not think the original OOT was as great as everyone makes it out to be, but I can definitely say that the new 3DS version is a massive improvement on the N64 version. This version is very close to a game worthy of a 10.
I admit, Navi is more than a little annoying - like FU Beyotch, who are you to tell me I need to take a break? :P Next after 4 hours straight of playing you'll be telling me I'm addicted or something!

Personally, one of the very few titles that tops this new version of Zelda: OOT is Zelda: LttP.
greazy
Posted 04:21pm 06/7/11
It all depends on what you define a 10 game. In my opinion, 10/10 doesn't represent a perfect game, it represents a Must Play game.

Also, Navi is awesome. Helped me so many times, also what the hell would you do without her Z targeting for you?
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:23pm 06/7/11
greazy, I don't think get rid of her, you definitely need her, contextually, for Z-Targeting, but you should be able to tone down her "help"
Raven
Posted 04:29pm 06/7/11
Her help could certainly be more useful. Like for example, if Sheik tells you something earlier on about, say, a stone, and you target it, it could remind you of those details. I remember from the original game you can play something in front of the stones to get hints, I just can't for the life of me remember what.
d^
Posted 04:29pm 06/7/11
I did get this the other week, I've played it a little bit but I'm concerned that all it is is a rehash a new engine/graphics/sounds etc. It's not that there's anything wrong with that but I'm slightly disappointed that (presumably) there's no new content aside from the master quest (which is old) and re-fighting a boss.

Then again, maybe I'm just nitpicking. It's an awesome game no question, and one of the few which I love I just figured they would add something new or unique into it. I suppose if I wanted something new I'd wait for the next one in the series.

Or Majoras Mask on the 3ds.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:45pm 06/7/11
Also, just on the review score topic, I'm a fan of the mystique of a perfect score from a gaming outlet - if you hand them out left and right (of which many sites do, including a few Aussie ones we know), I feel you water down your scoring policy.

Since we started reviewing on AusGamers, we've handed out one 10/10 and that was for The Orange Box, which as Dan pointed out in his review, was based more around the value for money in the purchase - the games within he scored accordingly and none were 10/10.

Also, for anyone counting, this is the first time I've issued a 9.8 to any game on AusGamers

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Raven
Posted 04:38pm 06/7/11
No doubt they'll do Majoras Mask next. The 3DS seems plenty powerful for them to release Twilight Princess on it, I hope they do that too.

Note by the way that Zelda 3DS is going for $49 at most places now, much more reasonable than $65 we were paying for launch 3DS titles. For a handheld game, I personally feel that $60-70 is too much. I think LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is $79 RRP, crazy!
eski
Posted 04:46pm 06/7/11
LISTEN!!!!!


HEY!!!!!
ShwaMiller86
Posted 04:48pm 06/7/11
I'm a little ashamed to admit I never finished it. Got around 20% in. I couldn't stand RPGs or adventure games when I was a kid. Tried again on Gamecube to no avail.

Now I'm thanking my younger self - Steve, imagine playing it through for the first time with this outstanding presentation. It has been mind blowing. Nothing this epic has been presented on a hand held in 3D before (not actual 3D, but with polygons, etc.).
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:53pm 06/7/11
I envy you Shwa
Sc00bs
Posted 05:04pm 06/7/11
im slowly trying to play through twilight princess atm but am finding the wii to be pretty unbearable =( and the story not to be anywhere near as captivating as OOC or MM, I'm considering whether i should get wind waker, even though i cant stand cell shading, but ive heard the story is pretty decent

if they bring majoras mask to 3DS i will buy one fo sho

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Midda
Posted 05:09pm 06/7/11
im slowly trying to play through twilight princess atm but am finding the wii to be pretty unbearable =( and the story not to be anywhere near as captivating as OOC or MM, I'm considering whether i should get wind waker, even though i cant stand cell shading, but ive heard the story is pretty decent

Wind Waker is awesome, and the visual style has helped it age much more gracefully. It still looks really good, especially if you play it on an emulator at high resolution.
Mantorok
Posted 05:10pm 06/7/11
even though i cant stand cell shading
That's a shame, Wind Waker is a great example of cel-shading done right.
glynd
Posted 05:12pm 06/7/11
Wind Waker is awesome, and the visual style has helped it age much more gracefully. It still looks really good, especially if you play it on an emulator at high resolution.


terribly underrated imo. I had nothing but love for WW.
DM
Posted 05:50pm 06/7/11
No doubt they'll do Majoras Mask next

Yeah since both MM and OoT are considered the best 2 zelda games made. I for one hope they do a 3D remake of Link to the Past but fat chance at that. If they could do a Wind Waker for 3DS that would be awesome as well because that was indeed a underrated gem of a game.


Llian
Posted 05:51pm 06/7/11
I want this and a 3DS so bad it hurts. Played it to death on the 64. Free wristy to anyone who gives me a 3DS and a copy to own! :D
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