Finally getting around to this game after having bought it last year. To be honest, I was actually intimidated by the game. I remember the many hours I lost myself to this game when I was younger, and the water temple still haunts me to this day. Still, I was expected to be flooded by memories the moment I started the game, and sure enough I was. The first time I heard that lovely little chime when I discovered a secret just made me smile.
But I will say this. Thank god games have improved since then. I actually have two major issues with the game: the camera and Z-targetting. It's nice to see that Nintendo has left both of these problems untouched. The camera's still as iritating as it ever was, and Z-targetting still doesn't work all the time. They're not real big issues in the grand scheme of the game, but they are annoyances nonetheless.
I do appreciate how they touched up the graphics, though. If they just put a resolution filter over the N64's graphics, it would be ugly as hell. But the game's details have been greatly refined. Link now has more personality about him, and the enemies look more threatening. The problem I'm having, though, is there's a lot of crosstalk going on, at least for me since I'm playing it on the XL. I also had this same problem with Kid Icarus. It's annoying to constantly shift the position of the 3DS to get rid if it during gameplay. Haven't tried it on my regular 3DS yet, though.
The thing that grips me the most about the game is actually the music. It's so hum worthy. I love the Lost Woods song so much. I also tend to blame this on the OST that I got from Club Nintendo, of which I listened to a thousand times before I played the game. Honestly, and I'm probably biased for saying this, but Ocarina of Time has the best soundtrack of any Zelda game.
I'm two dungeons in so far, and I have to keep reminding myself they get bigger and harder later on, because part of me remembered the game being harder than it is. That's the problem when you played a game more than 14 years ago and are playing it again. I do remember the ending sequence quite well, though, which is still one of the best in adventure games, and I look forward to reliving it all over again.
The original is one of the best games ever.
Ocarina of Time 3D is one of the best 3DS games, if not the best.
I always wanted to play it on my sisters gamecube. Since she got a Wii....I may ask her to give me the GC.
Ocarina of Time does hold up pretty well by today standards, when I played the original version through the GC port, I felt there were some control issues here and there, I respected the game for its impact, but didn't fell in love with it, the 3D revamp made me finally enjoy it fully for what it is.
I'm glad that they gave the old Ocarina of Time a re-vamp in graphics but kept the same old classic gameplay :). I also like how you used the word "flooded" after talking about the dreaded water temple XD. *Raises hand in anticipation of high five* Dude, you deserve it! :) Now give me a high five! :D Your wordplay is amazing!
I enjoyed playing through this version than I did several years back with the original, probably because my thinking and gaming skills are better now. Its excellence really shone forth for me the second time around.