Favourite Legend of Zelda in General Chit Chat Posted January 26, 2007 Ocarina of time was my first 'proper' zelda experience. I had the original Legend of Zelda on the NES (still have it, in the cupboard, signed...), but I wasn't into it anything like as much as I was into Ocarina. That game had me blown away. I had it a bit late (I got it on players' choice while I was doing my A-levels), but that just meant that I had no spoilers, but could ask people who had played it through for help. I'd also just bought a nice stereo and worked out how to get the N64 playing through it (those were simpler times, no dolby pro logic for me). All this conspired to make zelda an absolutely wonderful, immersive experience.it was the first game I'd literally played all day, from waking up to going to bed. The storyline was epic, with twists that weren't blindingly obvious. Ocarina taught me how to play zelda. It was the most beautiful, involving, frustrating and immersive game I had played up until then. There were times that I got stuck and couldn't stop thinking about how to get unstuck. There were times I'd just leg it about on epona for the hell of it. There was the water temple. There was the temple of time. Games have moved on since then, they have got more immersive and epic, and I reckon twilight princess is a better game to play, because it's got subtle extras, and the experience of 8 years making games in it that ocarina couldn't have. The story isn't quite as good, I reckon. But partly because I can tell what will happen from previous zeldas. The game is easier, I didn't find anything anywhere near as difficult as the Water Temple, the final boss didn't manage to kill me once, whenever I got stuck, a break from the game was all it took. I was never pulling my hair out, not knowing what to do next. But the game was[/] a zelda game. Very much so. It echoed ocarina really well. And the dungeon design was noticably excellent. Personally, I prefer TP to WW. Windwaker felt like there was almost too much of it, and I could never be bothered with the sidequests. Some of the dungeons were excellent. The shitty triforce quest wasn't. I found WW more annoying than I found TP. Link's awakening was a stunning game, absolutely fantastic. But I'm tired and it's been years since I played it! To summarise, Ocarina of Time is my favourite game of all time because it was what it was, way back when. Beef up the graphics and it would stand high among today's games. My second favourite (console) zelda is TP. I'm knackered, so I'm off to bed!