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The legend of Zelda





westdragon
yeah,my favourite game is Zelda, have u ever heard bout this game? it is a story about the boy's called Link ( strange name^^?!?) on the way to rescue Princess Zelda,this game is the best action adventure game ever,on gamespot,it's rated 10,WAO!!!!
u can find out more info bout this game

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The Legend of Zelda is one of those magical series of games that always cause huge amounts of excitement. It sprung onto the NES scene in 1987, and it was a runaway success. Remember the chip shortages that delayed the 1988 release of the Adventure of Link? Or what about the first time you saw pictures of the Japanese version of 1991's A Link to the Past? With the possible exception of Mario, no Nintendo series has caused such a level of hysteria or left behind so many great memories. Ocarina of Time definitely follows in the footsteps of the previous games, and the result is a game that can't be called anything other than flawless.

You begin the game as a child of the forest. But by the time you're done, you'll be a fisherman, an errand boy, the hero of time, and, yes, even a traveling mask salesman. The game is chock-full of minitasks and subgames that run alongside the main quest, saving Hyrule from Ganondorf's evil. This leads to an extreme feeling of freedom, even though a good portion of the game must be executed in a linear fashion. Stuck at the water temple? Then why not go scout around for some extra heart containers while you think about your dilemma?

The control really holds the game together. Most 3D game designers still haven't mastered the art of controlling characters in a 3D environment, but that's not the case here. Link moves beautifully, and controlling his various actions is a breeze. Essentially, your B button will always attack with the sword. The A button, however, acts as an action button, performing every non-item-related task in the game. At various times, A lets you climb, grab, dive, talk, and lots more. Three of the C buttons are used for items, any of which can be assigned to any of the three buttons. The top C button zooms in to a first-person perspective, which allows you to look around. The R shoulder button is used for blocking with the shield. The Z trigger is perhaps the most important button when it comes to dealing with enemies in the 3D realm. Hitting Z while looking at an enemy will cause you to lock on to that opponent. From there you can circle-strafe around them, hop from side to side, and always block in their direction. This is key to fighting all but the most basic of enemies and is extremely well conceived.

While there are some tough monsters, the main enemy in Zelda is the puzzle aspect of the game. Ocarina of Time forces you to think before you act, with numerous puzzles spread throughout the entire game. Some puzzles must be solved simply to exit a room, while other, larger puzzles sometimes cover an entire area. Some of the game's puzzles are totally optional, usually rewarding you with a piece of a heart container - which you'll need, but you won't have to collect every single one as long as you're quick with the Master Sword.The game's items are the usual assortment you've come to expect from a Zelda game. The boomerang is an invaluable tool for young Link, as is the slingshot. These weapons are mere toys for Link's adult body, however, so you'll be using the bow and the hookshot (or grappling hook) for most of the game's latter portions. Bombs, of course, come in handy no matter how old you are. The ocarina is probably the most-used item in the game. Throughout the entire game, you'll learn various tunes for the ocarina. Playing these tunes does a lot of different things, such as turning night to day, opening certain doors, calling your horse, and warping from place to place. In a world as large as Hyrule, warping is an extremely useful time-saver.

Time plays an important role throughout the game. As you proceed, time passes, and day quickly becomes night. At night, the fields of Hyrule can be a dangerous place. Time travel also comes into play, allowing you to jump seven years into the future and back again. The two times act similarly to the light and dark worlds in the SNES Zelda game, A Link to the Past. Things you do as a child will affect locations, and a few puzzles require the use of both time periods.

Graphically, Ocarina of Time is simply unmatched. Everything about the game just looks fantastic. You can see Death Mountain in the background of some portions of the game, complete with various smoke effects depending on what stage of the game you're in. The cinematics, which, of course, use the game engine, look absolutely spectacular, and the effects used (the time travel sequence is especially sweet looking) really give the game a spectacularly majestic look. The game's sound is also really quite amazing. Every tune in the game perfectly relates to the onscreen action. Even the songs you play on the ocarina are hummable. The sound effects are also perfect. The speech consists of mostly laughter, gasps, and battle yelps (heavy on the "hi-yah!") and works very, very well. The game also takes your location into consideration. Dungeons and large canyons sound appropriately echoey, while underwater, noises are nice and warbled.

In a way, Ocarina of Time is a textbook example of retro done right. It manages to combine small aspects from all the previous Zelda games, giving you the same Zelda feel but in an entirely new way. Even in its huge, fiercely 3D world, the game retains a truly classic feel. This is a sequel at its finest, expanding on previous themes and bringing plenty of new stuff to the table.

Even if you're specifically looking for it, it's hard to find fault in Ocarina of Time. OK, to be fair, there's a slight bit of slowdown in a couple locations, such as the water temple, but it isn't frequent or harmful enough to even matter. The game offers a nice challenge, a stunningly well-told story, and the gameplay to back it all up. This game is the real thing. This is the masterpiece that people will still be talking about ten years down the road. This is the game that perfectly exhibits the "quality not quantity" mantra that Nintendo has been touting since the N64 was released. In a word, perfect. To call it anything else would be a bald-faced lie.

U like it???
amperx
yes i like this game and played it since its 16bit days xd, now im looking forward to more of the continuation of the series, Very Happy hopefully more special moves comes in and hope their storyline will not degrade Very Happy
enygmasoft
amperx wrote:
yes i like this game and played it since its 16bit days xd, now im looking forward to more of the continuation of the series, Very Happy hopefully more special moves comes in and hope their storyline will not degrade Very Happy


I certainly cant deny the draw to all things zelda, which why I have been a fanboy of nintendo since the legend of zelda graced our 8-bit screens. This is the only reason i ever buy every nintendo system ever. to keep up with the latest and greatest zelda offering.
pho3nixsky
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (ゼルダの伝説 トワイライトプリンセス, Zeruda no Densetsu Towairaito Purinsesu?) is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development, and published by Nintendo for the Wii and GameCube video game consoles. It is the thirteenth installment in The Legend of Zelda series. Originally planned for release in November 2005, Twilight Princess was delayed by Nintendo to allow its developers to refine the game and add more content.[3] The Wii version was released alongside the Wii console on November 19, 2006 in North America, and in December 2006 in Japan, Europe, and Australia. This made Twilight Princess the first Zelda game released at the launch of a Nintendo console. The GameCube version was released in December 2006, and was the last Nintendo-published game for the console.[4] During early development, Nintendo referred to Twilight Princess as The Wind Waker 2. The title changed as development progressed, with the name Twilight Princess officially announced at E3 2005.[5]

The story focuses on series protagonist Link, who tries to prevent Hyrule from being engulfed by a corrupted parallel dimension known as the Twilight Realm. To do so, he takes the forms of both a human and a wolf, and is assisted by a mysterious creature named Midna. The game takes place hundreds of years after Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.[6]

Twilight Princess is the first game in The Legend of Zelda series to receive a T rating from the ESRB, who cited fantasy violence and animated blood as reasons for the more mature rating.[7] The game was hailed by many major publications as the greatest Zelda game ever made, and won numerous Game of the Year awards.


Thats twilight princess for you. I love the zelda series.
novadream
Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past was the first game that got me hooked on console gaming. Before that, I was strictly a PC gamer. Ahhh, crazy fun memories of exploring all the in-game fun... Very Happy
eday2010
Legend of Zelda on the DS was fantastic. I have Twilight Princess for the Wii, but haven't started playing it yet. I am looking forward to the new DS game coming out later this year. I like the art style used in the DS games a lot. It's a lot lighter and more fun than the realistic looking Gamecube and N64 games. I also have Windwaker for the Gamecube, and want to start playing that as well since it has that cartoony art style that I like.

The first Zelda I played was on the Super NES, and it was great. It's why I still play Zelda games today.
Sphaerenkern
Of course, Zelda is one of the game series I love the most Smile I like Action-Adventures really much and the Zelda games are very good and popular examples of this genre.
amperx
enygmasoft wrote:
amperx wrote:
yes i like this game and played it since its 16bit days xd, now im looking forward to more of the continuation of the series, Very Happy hopefully more special moves comes in and hope their storyline will not degrade Very Happy


I certainly cant deny the draw to all things zelda, which why I have been a fanboy of nintendo since the legend of zelda graced our 8-bit screens. This is the only reason i ever buy every nintendo system ever. to keep up with the latest and greatest zelda offering.


Totally agree with that, i even downloaded the old one, and played it in emulators, just to get the feel of it again and again xd
Nutteloos
Ocarina of Time was a great game. I replayed it a few months ago and it still has all the charms it had when I first saw it.
ArmeniansUnited
Ocarina of time is ftw. I just got the new Twilight princess and I'm already looking at walkthroughs.. this game is so hard without any type of hints..
wombatrpgs
Twilight Princess is the easiest Zelda ever. Seriously?

Difficulty is the first two, especially the second. Zelda II is the most epic game ever though...
kerryworkman
Zelda, really brings back the old school video game memories. In my humble opinion I think that the first one is still the best. However to be honest I haven't played any of them past the one that nintendo made for the n64. It was one of my all time favorite series, and it sparked my still continuing love of role playing video games. I can still hear the music playing over and over in my head even after all these years. I think what makes it such a great game is the story as well as the re-playability (I am not sure that re-playability is a word but I think you know what I mean). I actually started playing it again not too long ago on a game emulator and it sparked such a feeling of nostalgia, it was awesome.
desonium
I have zelde twilight on the wii and it really is one of the best games on the wii
So sure I like zelda jeah!
Nameless
wombatrpgs wrote:
Twilight Princess is the easiest Zelda ever.

THIS. Twilight Princess would have been an awesome game if the fighting had required any degree of finesse over button mashing. (Excuse me, swing mashing.) Wind Wake would have been an awesome game if playing about 30% of it had required touching the controller at all while you sat bored and waited to reach your destination over the ocean. Majora's Mask would have been an awesome game if ... Wait. Majora's Mask was an awesome game. Carry on.

Seriously, the Zelda series has needed difficulty modes ever since it went 3D.
Diablosblizz
Majora's mask was a great game, never really seen a game where you had to go back in time all the time! At first I was a bit confused, like what the .... is this? After beating it I wanted to do it again, it simply was a great game! Although, I had it for the Gamecube and the music always skipped between loading.
wombatrpgs
Nameless wrote:
Seriously, the Zelda series has needed difficulty modes ever since it went 3D.


Ever tried Master Quest? Basically it's a modified version of Ocarina of Time but with the difficulty ratcheted up and item locations and the like revised. I've never had the opportunity to try it myself, but it's supposed to be worth it. I believe it's a release on the gamecube?
catscratches
wombatrpgs wrote:
Nameless wrote:
Seriously, the Zelda series has needed difficulty modes ever since it went 3D.


Ever tried Master Quest? Basically it's a modified version of Ocarina of Time but with the difficulty ratcheted up and item locations and the like revised. I've never had the opportunity to try it myself, but it's supposed to be worth it. I believe it's a release on the gamecube?
It came bundled with Wind Waker for a time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_Ocarina_of_Time#Rereleases_and_sequels

Edit: My favourite Zelda game has to be Majora's Mask. It had a darker and more serious theme than Ocarina of Time. A Link to the Past was also amazing.

Didn't care too much for Wind Waker or Twilight Princess. They were good games, but they can't stand up to the greatness of past Zelda releases (although Twilight Princess had some really nice characters).
prem
zelda great but lots of people abbonded nintendo for xbox, thats dumb.

Wii has same graphics as xbox and online features
prem
btw new zelda, spirit tracks!
enygmasoft
Zelda rules as one of the most enjoyable gaming series ever, since every game typically outdoes its predessor
wombatrpgs
I wouldn't necessarily agree... I could be stupid and bring up Wand of Gamelon and stuff but even with the canon games, I wouldn't say Majora's Mask outdid Ocarina of Time, and Twilight Princess, though a fair game, doesn't come close to OoT either... And most people would say Link's Adventure is crap compared to the original. Not me, but most people.

Though it's nice that each installment at least tries to build on the last, whereas some series are clearly just milking the same gimmick.
LostOverThere
Yeah, Zelda is great. Super Mario 64 proved that 2D games could be good in 3D. Ocarina of Time proved that 2D games could be the greatest game ever, in 3D. Wink

I enjoyed Twilight Princess (I played the Wii version), though Zelda really does need a reboot. The formula is starting to feel stale. Maybe that's just me. Smile
wombatrpgs
No, not just you. There's a lot of potential still there, it's just it's starting to get to the point where there are very few improvements on the systems of the last game... Something different, but in the same vein would be appreciated. Maybe an actual plot for once. Now that would be something.
fullmetalalki
lol, there was always a plot, it was just always the same, which is good but can get pretty boring. I'm just wondering how zelda can keep getting captured. A comparrison can be made between her and Princess Peach in that regard. But either way, i REALLY like Wind Waker, that was my favorite game Very Happy
TomS
LostOverThere wrote:
Ocarina of Time proved that 2D games could be the greatest game ever, in 3D. Wink


Yeah. Right. Greates game ever Very Happy

I played it a hundred times lol

But I am still in search for the 3 last golden skulltullas...
Nameless
The plot of the Zelda games isn't really always the same. Majora's Mask is an obvious example, but even comparing OoT to TP there are still plenty of different characters (Link/Zelda/Ganon aside, and even their interactions change; compare WW link to OoT's link, or the older bland princess to the Zelda's occasional active character), one deals with time travel while the other is an alternate realm, one details Ganondorf's backstory while the other has Midna's struggle and Zant's story ...

It's the gameplay formula that's remained largely identical: exploring dungeons to defeat the monster at the end with the item you just found to collect the X Ys, revisiting edited versions of each location to make scripted changes in the normal location, the sidequest to find all of the Zs scattered over the game world, finding some guy/fairy to upgrade your bomb bag ...
catscratches
I think the plot is the biggest issue. Majora's Mask was decent, but every other game has had little to no emotion in it, i.m.o.
wombatrpgs
Nameless wrote:
The plot of the Zelda games isn't really always the same. Majora's Mask is an obvious example, but even comparing OoT to TP there are still plenty of different characters (Link/Zelda/Ganon aside, and even their interactions change; compare WW link to OoT's link, or the older bland princess to the Zelda's occasional active character), one deals with time travel while the other is an alternate realm, one details Ganondorf's backstory while the other has Midna's struggle and Zant's story ...


Okay, I'll rephrase that... Maybe there's always a plot, but it's pretty much the same thing and not very involved. I actually liked the introductory points of Twilight Princess, (especially meeting Zelda,) but really, with a silent protagonist, you're not going to get much of a gripping story.
catscratches
wombatrpgs wrote:
Nameless wrote:
The plot of the Zelda games isn't really always the same. Majora's Mask is an obvious example, but even comparing OoT to TP there are still plenty of different characters (Link/Zelda/Ganon aside, and even their interactions change; compare WW link to OoT's link, or the older bland princess to the Zelda's occasional active character), one deals with time travel while the other is an alternate realm, one details Ganondorf's backstory while the other has Midna's struggle and Zant's story ...


Okay, I'll rephrase that... Maybe there's always a plot, but it's pretty much the same thing and not very involved. I actually liked the introductory points of Twilight Princess, (especially meeting Zelda,) but really, with a silent protagonist, you're not going to get much of a gripping story.


I disagree. I think a silent protagonist might very well make the story involving, if not even more involving than with a speaking protagonist. Just look at eg. Ôkami. Sure, you had Issun to kind of talk for you but you never said anything yourself. I think that worked very well.

The problem with the plot is i.m.o. that it's all so cliché and "save the world -ish".
wombatrpgs
catscratches wrote:

I disagree. I think a silent protagonist might very well make the story involving, if not even more involving than with a speaking protagonist. Just look at eg. Ôkami. Sure, you had Issun to kind of talk for you but you never said anything yourself. I think that worked very well.

The problem with the plot is i.m.o. that it's all so cliché and "save the world -ish".


Hm, never played Ôkami, maybe I should. Anyway, that's fairly accurate. Though I'd say the scope for the game pretty much obligates it to be cliché. If the plot's not the greatest some characterization might be nice. But that's probably more accurate, you're right.
weableandbob
Zelda is just awesome, except those horrible cd-i games. I can't wait for the new wii one, whenever it comes out.
ovg8
Zelda's an awesome game and i think the formula is okay its just that there are too many windwaker squeals coming out and its getting away from the main plot of hyrle (spelt that wrong) other than that its a great seris.
wombatrpgs
Anything that doesn't even attempt to hide a 'formula' is a little off, in my opinion...
FTommy
can't wait for spirit tracks
sum12nv
zelda is pro...i got hooked from zelda on N64 and still wanna play it.. man the graphics are so much better now.man whens the next one coming out..i wnat it now!!!.
milleja46
The n64 one can't beat for some reason. I actually found a zelda: the twilight princess game at my church laying against a lightpost the case messed up. But plays alright for a little while then messes up anyone know to to fix it?
wombatrpgs
Clean the disc...? What do you mean by 'messed up?'
milleja46
Like it will play for a little while then it will quit and give me a wii could not read error, on the zelda game. It is awesome from what i have played but can't figure out what to do. Sad Sad
azoundria
You guys know that Zelda and MArio are made by the same person, right?
milleja46
Yeah i figured as much but they are still 2 different series that were created
Auctus
Phantom Hourglass was really fun, although I never played Wind Waker.

I've just begun playing Spirit Tracks, and although the train thing doesn't really make sense at first, it really fits the game and the genre when you've played for about a half hour. Also, the new play mechanics are decent.

Worthwhile game at any rate.

Overall, the Zelda franchise as a whole, is supremely overhyped. Best game in the series was the original.
guth75
I never really played it too much, but my friend is totally addicted to it, I mean ADDICTED! I can't get her off of the new one for Wii Mad
Nameless
Auctus wrote:
Overall, the Zelda franchise as a whole, is supremely overhyped. Best game in the series was the original.

You know, I've seen the sentiment before, but I've never once heard anybody actually justify it ...
milleja46
Has anyone heard of hero of time? Great zelda movie but to get it you have to get a torrent or find it on a file hosting area because of nintendo. Shouldn't of sold dvds. That was stupid. But great movie 3 times i have seen it.
catscratches
Nameless wrote:
Auctus wrote:
Overall, the Zelda franchise as a whole, is supremely overhyped. Best game in the series was the original.

You know, I've seen the sentiment before, but I've never once heard anybody actually justify it ...
How anyone would be able to justify anything being better than anything else beats me. Sure, you might line up all your reasons clearly and neatly but what it all comes down to in the end is personal taste.
Nameless
catscratches wrote:
Nameless wrote:
Auctus wrote:
Overall, the Zelda franchise as a whole, is supremely overhyped. Best game in the series was the original.

You know, I've seen the sentiment before, but I've never once heard anybody actually justify it ...
How anyone would be able to justify anything being better than anything else beats me. Sure, you might line up all your reasons clearly and neatly but what it all comes down to in the end is personal taste.

That's a blatant handwave, misleading given the explainable context and a generally poor argument but technically true.

I've still never even seen anyone line up their clear reasons for preferring the original Zelda game over its sequels though. Shrug.
milleja46
Yeah the orginal may have been good but the sequels are better in 3 things that i can think of right now:
Gameplay
Story
And graphics.
But there is still some of the same features that were in the orginal one. like triforce, zelda(also gets kidnapped) And the fact i think the king gets killed every time.
Starrfoxx
Zelda is a classic. I would love to get the one for the Wii.
Diablosblizz
I'm patiently waiting for the new Zelda. Mad Apparently, it's going to have better graphics because it doesn't have to be ported on both the Gamecube and Wii. It's also going to use the Wii Motion+ which will mean it's got better accuracy. It's going to be a fun game, glad I still own a Wii.
desonium
Jeah I also can't wait, because I finished Zelda on the wii long ago. So it really is time for a new Zelda game Cool
sosoayaen
OMG, It's my favourite game TOO!
milleja46
Zelda is great, but they are too expensive, epecially when trying to save up for a class ring, a car, and hopefully a new computer
LostOverThere
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Zelda is great, but they are too expensive, epecially when trying to save up for a class ring, a car, and hopefully a new computer

Uhm, Zelda games cost more than other games? Since when?
Nameless
LostOverThere wrote:
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Zelda is great, but they are too expensive, epecially when trying to save up for a class ring, a car, and hopefully a new computer

Uhm, Zelda games cost more than other games? Since when?

Popular games like the Zelda series DO tend to stay at a high price for a long while, whereas it's easier to find discounts on relatively unknown games not long after they've been released.
wombatrpgs
You can usually pick them up used for fairly low prices though...
Nameless
wombatrpgs wrote:
You can usually pick them up used for fairly low prices though...

Even the used prices for Zelda games are going to be comparatively higher than the used prices for other game series, for the same reason.
LostOverThere
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Popular games like the Zelda series DO tend to stay at a high price for a long while, whereas it's easier to find discounts on relatively unknown games not long after they've been released.

Good point. Nintendo games are known to have long tails in comparison to other games on the market, and therefore stay at a higher price for longer.
milleja46
Plus you have a popular game series, Zelda has been around for over 20 years, if not more. I still have my Ocarina of Time game somewhere, i wish i could get the majora's mask, those n64 games of zelda were great! I also have the mario64 game, and DK64 game somewhere. I bet all of those were high priced back then. I've still to find a game like those that was high priced, and the price drop below the 20 dollar mark before the system goes off market, and is classified as outdated....But zelda is a big name so that 50 price value, explains alot. You could probably ask any average joe, what zelda was, and he would get as happy as you are about zelda, if he played video games, and recognized zelda games.
wombatrpgs
Ha, good point... One of the few games that would probably rise in value even with the outdated system. Actually, I think the WiiWare stuff is pretty great for the series, letting a newer generation experience it.
milleja46
I know, but it helps if you have wiipoints....
LostOverThere
milleja46 wrote:
I know, but it helps if you have wiipoints....

Yeah, but wait, doesn't this get back to...
milleja46 wrote:
Zelda is great, but they are too expensive


Smile
milleja46
Kinda but the ones on the wiishop require wiipoints(which i'm too lazy to get).....good thing i still have my n64 game system with OOT.....really want to search on ebay for mm......
QrafTee
LostOverThere wrote:
milleja46 wrote:
I know, but it helps if you have wiipoints....

Yeah, but wait, doesn't this get back to...
milleja46 wrote:
Zelda is great, but they are too expensive


Smile
It's definitely expensive when you buy the same game like 3 or 4 times over.
wombatrpgs
Hey, you're just buying additional content, not the same game!
LostOverThere
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It's definitely expensive when you buy the same game like 3 or 4 times over.

Sorry, I don't know what you mean by that. Confused
milleja46
Probably that someone in his family rebought it several times, or he has the same one for several systems......
wombatrpgs
Ha, no, he means that it's the same game except with different names. It's a dig at the whole Zelda gimmick.
Covert-Waffles
I really, really, really enjoy the Zelda games. Mojoras Mask.... Not so much..... It was great, but I couldnt play it multiple times like I did the original.

I couldn't stand the NES versions. Im sure, if I sat down and tried, I could.
milleja46
Isn't there supposed to be a new one coming out?
Covert-Waffles
I really hope there is not, I liked the series, but when they come out with new ones, they are kind of driving it into the ground. Twilight Princess wasnt all that great...
milleja46
Actually, twighlight princess is great, it's those stupid DS games that are driving it away from the zelda feel. There isn't supposed to be anything like trains, or other stuff like that. So Twighlight princess is still holding that theme. And from what i played from the scratched disk i have, it's a awesome game!
wombatrpgs
I don't know how the DS game was, but I can say that trains could be executed well in the Zelda style, potentially. There exists the possibility for that sort of large mechanized creation, what with the clocktower, cannon in Twilight Princess etc. If there was one thing TP got right, it was the atmosphere.
milleja46
But things like trains, are not zelda material....zelda was meant to be medivial, not modern. Adding the trains made me want to really hurt the people who made those decisions....it needs to stay in content like Ocarina of Time....which i still play because i got stuck several years ago on lord jabujabu's belly, but am now on the water temple. But zelda games need to stay like that.......not adding content like trains, to me that just takes it from the classic theme adding stuff like trains.......
Starrfoxx
I just ordered the Wii version for a birthday gift for my wife, because she's been wanting it for the longest time. I have a co-worker that's been talking about it too.
milleja46
Well twilight princess is good except when you have a horrible disk, that's scratched. But it still kinda works as long as you skip over the cut scenes......even though it just stopped when i was in the middle of trying to get through the twilight realm.......the second time......
ato784
I have always enjoyed the zelda series. i especially liked Oot, since it had such large map.
LostOverThere
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Well twilight princess is good except when you have a horrible disk, that's scratched. But it still kinda works as long as you skip over the cut scenes......even though it just stopped when i was in the middle of trying to get through the twilight realm.......the second time......

Except, that's got nothing at all to do with Twilight Princess at all, and more to do with a scratched disc. The game itself is irrelevant here. Wink
milleja46
The game is not irrelevant since it is a zelda game.....

ato784 wrote:
I have always enjoyed the zelda series. i especially liked Oot, since it had such large map.

The only downside to the big map was the long time to explore it all to find everything you need....still trying to beat that one now that i am older and have a little more knowledge to help me.....

Anyone but me kinda confused why in some of these new games they put out you don't see much of the older and more classic characters? Like the gorons, zoras, gerudos and all those from oot and some of the other games? They should really put some of them in these newer games.....
wombatrpgs
To the best of my knowledge the newer games have gorons, zoras, etc. Gerudos were always fun though, shame they don't make too many appearances.
milleja46
Well i sure don't see alot of them except for maybe gorons in minish cap, but other than that it's like they reinvented the wheel, especially with that Vaati....
milleja46
Ok, now i gotta admit i wasn't a big fan of the train addition to the zelda series in spirit tracks but it's a great game, though those duets seem kinda hard.... Confused
wombatrpgs
Almost makes me want to buy a DS...
kacsababa
Just a comment on Zelda in overall: I think I started liking video games because of my brother's C64, but I started to be a video game geek because of Zelda and my GameBoy (monochrome classic). Smile
wombatrpgs
I should really look into C64 games... I love the sound.
milleja46
But they are from what i've seen, remaking the ocarina of time so that it works on the new ds they're coming out with called nintendo 3ds, meaning 3d so maybe graphics on that will start getting better when you have the 3d stuff, and not as blocky the current games don't do zelda justice with how they "try" to do 3d...
mpdo77
Zelda I played was on the Super NES, and it was great.
wombatrpgs
mpdo77 wrote:
Zelda I played was on the Super NES, and it was great.

This game and especially its sequel is underrated.
gueda
This is my favorite game ever

rayxzero
The timeline for this game is very confusing. They said that this game was split in two timeline dimension where there is a timeline of child Link (because princess zelda sent him back to past) and the timeline for adult Link.
wombatrpgs
rayxzero wrote:
The timeline for this game is very confusing. They said that this game was split in two timeline dimension where there is a timeline of child Link (because princess zelda sent him back to past) and the timeline for adult Link.

You mean for the series? I wasn't aware there was a continuous timeline.
LostOverThere
wombatrpgs wrote:
rayxzero wrote:
The timeline for this game is very confusing. They said that this game was split in two timeline dimension where there is a timeline of child Link (because princess zelda sent him back to past) and the timeline for adult Link.

You mean for the series? I wasn't aware there was a continuous timeline.

Honestly, even though they say it, I'm not even sure Nintendo understands (or cares for) the series' timeline.
wombatrpgs
I thought the whole thing was that they had no overarching timeline, but rather some sort of cyclic Link the hero of time gimmick that was supposed to recur throughout history. I can't say I really appreciate it.
milleja46
Honestly i gave up on trying to connect the timelines unless nintendo specifically gave us one otherwise like with something i heard about the newest one taking place before ocarina of time
LostOverThere
milleja46 wrote:
Honestly i gave up on trying to connect the timelines unless nintendo specifically gave us one otherwise like with something i heard about the newest one taking place before ocarina of time

Correct! The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is indeed meant to take place before the Ocarina of Time. And allegedly, not meant to have Ganon in it (although they didn't say anything about Ganondorf, hmm). Either way, we'll find out soon. It's released in November, after all.
ato784
westdragon wrote:
yeah,my favourite game is Zelda, have u ever heard bout this game? it is a story about the boy's called Link ( strange name^^?!?) on the way to rescue Princess Zelda,this game is the best action adventure game ever,on gamespot,it's rated 10,WAO!!!!
u can find out more info bout this game

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The Legend of Zelda is one of those magical series of games that always cause huge amounts of excitement. It sprung onto the NES scene in 1987, and it was a runaway success. Remember the chip shortages that delayed the 1988 release of the Adventure of Link? Or what about the first time you saw pictures of the Japanese version of 1991's A Link to the Past? With the possible exception of Mario, no Nintendo series has caused such a level of hysteria or left behind so many great memories. Ocarina of Time definitely follows in the footsteps of the previous games, and the result is a game that can't be called anything other than flawless.

You begin the game as a child of the forest. But by the time you're done, you'll be a fisherman, an errand boy, the hero of time, and, yes, even a traveling mask salesman. The game is chock-full of minitasks and subgames that run alongside the main quest, saving Hyrule from Ganondorf's evil. This leads to an extreme feeling of freedom, even though a good portion of the game must be executed in a linear fashion. Stuck at the water temple? Then why not go scout around for some extra heart containers while you think about your dilemma?

The control really holds the game together. Most 3D game designers still haven't mastered the art of controlling characters in a 3D environment, but that's not the case here. Link moves beautifully, and controlling his various actions is a breeze. Essentially, your B button will always attack with the sword. The A button, however, acts as an action button, performing every non-item-related task in the game. At various times, A lets you climb, grab, dive, talk, and lots more. Three of the C buttons are used for items, any of which can be assigned to any of the three buttons. The top C button zooms in to a first-person perspective, which allows you to look around. The R shoulder button is used for blocking with the shield. The Z trigger is perhaps the most important button when it comes to dealing with enemies in the 3D realm. Hitting Z while looking at an enemy will cause you to lock on to that opponent. From there you can circle-strafe around them, hop from side to side, and always block in their direction. This is key to fighting all but the most basic of enemies and is extremely well conceived.

While there are some tough monsters, the main enemy in Zelda is the puzzle aspect of the game. Ocarina of Time forces you to think before you act, with numerous puzzles spread throughout the entire game. Some puzzles must be solved simply to exit a room, while other, larger puzzles sometimes cover an entire area. Some of the game's puzzles are totally optional, usually rewarding you with a piece of a heart container - which you'll need, but you won't have to collect every single one as long as you're quick with the Master Sword.The game's items are the usual assortment you've come to expect from a Zelda game. The boomerang is an invaluable tool for young Link, as is the slingshot. These weapons are mere toys for Link's adult body, however, so you'll be using the bow and the hookshot (or grappling hook) for most of the game's latter portions. Bombs, of course, come in handy no matter how old you are. The ocarina is probably the most-used item in the game. Throughout the entire game, you'll learn various tunes for the ocarina. Playing these tunes does a lot of different things, such as turning night to day, opening certain doors, calling your horse, and warping from place to place. In a world as large as Hyrule, warping is an extremely useful time-saver.

Time plays an important role throughout the game. As you proceed, time passes, and day quickly becomes night. At night, the fields of Hyrule can be a dangerous place. Time travel also comes into play, allowing you to jump seven years into the future and back again. The two times act similarly to the light and dark worlds in the SNES Zelda game, A Link to the Past. Things you do as a child will affect locations, and a few puzzles require the use of both time periods.

Graphically, Ocarina of Time is simply unmatched. Everything about the game just looks fantastic. You can see Death Mountain in the background of some portions of the game, complete with various smoke effects depending on what stage of the game you're in. The cinematics, which, of course, use the game engine, look absolutely spectacular, and the effects used (the time travel sequence is especially sweet looking) really give the game a spectacularly majestic look. The game's sound is also really quite amazing. Every tune in the game perfectly relates to the onscreen action. Even the songs you play on the ocarina are hummable. The sound effects are also perfect. The speech consists of mostly laughter, gasps, and battle yelps (heavy on the "hi-yah!") and works very, very well. The game also takes your location into consideration. Dungeons and large canyons sound appropriately echoey, while underwater, noises are nice and warbled.

In a way, Ocarina of Time is a textbook example of retro done right. It manages to combine small aspects from all the previous Zelda games, giving you the same Zelda feel but in an entirely new way. Even in its huge, fiercely 3D world, the game retains a truly classic feel. This is a sequel at its finest, expanding on previous themes and bringing plenty of new stuff to the table.

Even if you're specifically looking for it, it's hard to find fault in Ocarina of Time. OK, to be fair, there's a slight bit of slowdown in a couple locations, such as the water temple, but it isn't frequent or harmful enough to even matter. The game offers a nice challenge, a stunningly well-told story, and the gameplay to back it all up. This game is the real thing. This is the masterpiece that people will still be talking about ten years down the road. This is the game that perfectly exhibits the "quality not quantity" mantra that Nintendo has been touting since the N64 was released. In a word, perfect. To call it anything else would be a bald-faced lie.

U like it???


lol, this is such a long post about a game series that everyone already knows about
ExMachina
Just discovered these amazing videos on Youtube...essentially this woman has applied her wonderful singing talents to give lyrics to a variety of strictly instrumental pieces from a variety of video games, including the Legend of Zelda. Here are a few:

Song of Healing (MM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPq9K7M0-XE&feature=related

Zelda's Lullaby (OoT)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAWISz_LBzs&feature=BFp&list=PLE59B113F18B57924

Zora's Domain (MM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIGCQ7JBYNQ&feature=BFa&list=PLE59B113F18B57924&lf=BFp

Just a few good ones. Very Happy May I suggest taking a peek at her channel.
milleja46
Even the soundtrack for zelda games are amazing especially since it's a orchestra, you would never think of it, but that is seriously one of the main points why the series is so sucessfull, it's got great music that just fits. But the graphics and other such is amazing too. It's just one of those series that will last another set of good years as long as the orginal creator or someone like him has anything to say about it Wink
wombatrpgs
milleja46 wrote:
Even the soundtrack for zelda games are amazing especially since it's a orchestra, you would never think of it, but that is seriously one of the main points why the series is so sucessfull, it's got great music that just fits. But the graphics and other such is amazing too. It's just one of those series that will last another set of good years as long as the orginal creator or someone like him has anything to say about it Wink

It'll outlast its creator as long as its games are still turning a profit...
loremar
haha. I never grew tired of hearing zelda songs from the ocarina. Those songs add more magic to the feel of the game. Honestly, I have not finished the whole game. Something came up when I played it until that desert town and never had the chance to finis it. Should I finish it? I think I already read the ending in some walkthroughs. I also played majora's mask. Circling in time is fun especially when the moon is falling from the sky.

And oh the best part about zelda for me is the horse. I totally love riding the horse around hyrule. It's the most fun experience ever. The old nintendo version was also great as well. Very Happy
drunkenkoz
loremar wrote:
haha. I never grew tired of hearing zelda songs from the ocarina. Those songs add more magic to the feel of the game. Honestly, I have not finished the whole game. Something came up when I played it until that desert town and never had the chance to finis it. Should I finish it? I think I already read the ending in some walkthroughs. I also played majora's mask. Circling in time is fun especially when the moon is falling from the sky.

And oh the best part about zelda for me is the horse. I totally love riding the horse around hyrule. It's the most fun experience ever. The old nintendo version was also great as well. Very Happy

I'm going to agree with you on the songs. I love listening to the ocarina songs from zelda.
wombatrpgs
loremar wrote:
haha. I never grew tired of hearing zelda songs from the ocarina. Those songs add more magic to the feel of the game. Honestly, I have not finished the whole game. Something came up when I played it until that desert town and never had the chance to finis it. Should I finish it? I think I already read the ending in some walkthroughs. I also played majora's mask. Circling in time is fun especially when the moon is falling from the sky.

And oh the best part about zelda for me is the horse. I totally love riding the horse around hyrule. It's the most fun experience ever. The old nintendo version was also great as well. Very Happy

Haha, you're right about the horse. I think that's one of the few experiences that was really well done in Twilight Princess. Mounted combat and great field music made the game for me.

Ocarina of Time is worth finishing if only for the Shadow/Spirit temples. They have some pretty interesting fights in there, even if the final levels aren't as much fun as some of the earlier temples. Oh, and the whole escape from the Gerudos sequence is really well done.
gverutes
What's everyone's favorite version of Zelda?
wombatrpgs
gverutes wrote:
What's everyone's favorite version of Zelda?

Zelda II - The Adventure of Link is really underrated... It plays nothing like the usual 2d Zeldas, but it's somehow a lot more entertaining. That being said, the 2D ones are all pretty fun, but Zelda II's just more unique.
ato784
wombatrpgs wrote:
gverutes wrote:
What's everyone's favorite version of Zelda?

Zelda II - The Adventure of Link is really underrated... It plays nothing like the usual 2d Zeldas, but it's somehow a lot more entertaining. That being said, the 2D ones are all pretty fun, but Zelda II's just more unique.


so true, many of my friends don't like Zelda II, but I don't think that it is bad at all.
Peterssidan
I found this game, Link: The Faces of Evil. Has anyone played it? I have only read about it and watched on it youtube. It doesn't look like the usual Zelda games.
wombatrpgs
Peterssidan wrote:
I found this game, Link: The Faces of Evil. Has anyone played it? I have only read about it and watched on it youtube. It doesn't look like the usual Zelda games.

It's a CD-i game, usually relegated to the trash heap as The Wand of Gamelon and its ilk.
LostOverThere
wombatrpgs wrote:
Peterssidan wrote:
I found this game, Link: The Faces of Evil. Has anyone played it? I have only read about it and watched on it youtube. It doesn't look like the usual Zelda games.

It's a CD-i game, usually relegated to the trash heap as The Wand of Gamelon and its ilk.

Oh man, yeah. I'd recommend the Wikipedia article to gain a bit of perspective abut the CD-i games, but as wombatrpgs said, they're bad.

Why Nintendo would take one of their most treasured franchises and give it to a company who did not make games, I'll never know.
codersfriend
I enjoyed playing a link to the past Smile
Peterssidan
codersfriend wrote:
I enjoyed playing a link to the past Smile
Yes that is one of the best Zelda games there is. Absolute top 2 for me. I find many similarities between that and Ocarina of time.
wombatrpgs
codersfriend wrote:
I enjoyed playing a link to the past Smile

I enjoyed Link's Awakening and the two oracle games, so this is definitely on my to-play list.
LostOverThere
Peterssidan wrote:
codersfriend wrote:
I enjoyed playing a link to the past Smile
Yes that is one of the best Zelda games there is. Absolute top 2 for me. I find many similarities between that and Ocarina of time.

I really need to play A Link to the Past sometime. Approximately how long would it take for a first play through? I think I might pick it up on the Wii Shop sometime soon.
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