The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is a refreshed version of the classic action-adventure game first published on Nintendo 64. It was developed by Nintendo especially in order to utilize all special features of Nintendo 3DS. The new game lets us return to the universe of Link, this time rendered in three dimensions. We play as the said hero, a cult protagonist who is a young boy living in the Kikiri village. Link needs to find three Soul Stones.
Their place of hiding was unfortunately cursed by the evil wizard Ganondorf. The need to find the stones is only a pretext for the story to start: later, it begins to get more and more complicated, making the player completely absorbed by the adventures of Link who quickly finds a new objective. The gameplay can be called traditional. It is very similar to that we can experience in the other installments of The Legend of Zelda. We visit beautiful, fairy-tale-like realms in which we often need to find and cross labyrinths full of monsters to kill and puzzles to solve. The latter don’t only require creativity: sometimes, skills and appropriate items are also needed. The objects we have to find are usually guarded by powerful bosses. All of them are unique and each requires us to come up with a special strategy.
Special items usually grant us entry into new locations and everything repeats itself, with the game inviting us to next and next beautifully rendered realms. Thanks to Nintendo 3DS’ unique features and the possibility of using three dimensional graphics, every location we visit is even prettier than the previous one, all of them worth a moment of admiration. Graphics themselves were made much better than they were on Nintendo 64 and so was resolution. The developers also fixed all the elements that were criticized after the original game was released. Some levels’ difficulty was readjusted in order not to make the player feel frustrated. The biggest novelty is Nintendo 3DS’s touch screen which can be used to control map and equipment. We can also see the world through Link’s eyes by turning on first person perspective, which can be done thanks to 3DS’s gyroscope.
- Developer: Nintendo EAD, Grezzo
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Genre: Action-adventure
- Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
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