Game Review: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Soooo, I decided to write a review on the first ever Zelda game I have played to completion and only the second Zelda game I’ve played full stop.
This game already has high praise and it is well and truly deserved with many calling it the best Zelda game ever made.

And so without further ado here is my review of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of T-“HEY!”
Navi not now, I’m trying to write a re-“HEY LISTEN!”
Navi shut up, I just told you I’m trying to write a review for the ga-“HEY!”
NAVI, WILL YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP, I DON’T WANT TO LISTEN, I KNOW WHAT I’M DOING, FOR GODS SAKE YOU ARE SUCH AN ANNOYING PIECE OF SH-“HEY!” DON’T INTERRUPT ME!!!!!! I HAVE HAD IT WITH YOU, FEEL THE WRATH OF DIN’S FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m sorry readers, I lost my cool there for a second but it’s fine. The er, situation has been…taken care of (No fairies were harmed in the making of this review)

BUT ANYWAY, back to what I was saying about Ocarina of Time.
So the basic story is you’re a young hero tasked with saving Hyrule from the King of Evil Ganondorf. You do this by beating different dungeons and temples and collecting various items that will help you along the way.
I had trouble with the game at first because it had been years since I had played a N64 and had to get used to the controller again, but after a few hours, I was able to control Link fairly fluently and progress quite smoothly.
However, this game was far from easy, I spent 90% of the game wondering around because I couldn’t figure out what to do next. Admittedly, that’s probably down to me not keeping track of where I had already been or using the map and compass effectively but some parts of the game were so confusing they made my head hurt.
I’m not saying it’s one of the most difficult games ever, because it’s just not but it’s the first game to challenge me in quite a while and I think that’s pretty good. What’s the point of playing a game if you can just beat it like it was nothing?
While on the subject of difficulty one of the bosses kinda annoyed me, not because it was difficult, it was the exact opposite in fact. The boss of the Spirit Temple (which is the last temple before the final battle at Ganon’s Tower) was stupidly easy and it pissed me off. I was expecting to die at least 5 times before beating it but no, I beat it 1st try and didn’t even lose 5 hearts. The Two Witches were such a let down in terms of difficulty, the penultimate boss should make you dread what comes next but they just didn’t.
However, all the bosses were so brilliantly designed, they all looked amazing. Every boss was so different to the last and it was like someone had taken a 10 year old’s art book and said, “Yeah, these are our bosses”
They were all awesome to look at and the majority were challenging to beat.

There’s actually some replay value to the game too, there’s many side quests you can undertake and secret items and spells you can get to give that extra edge when trying to beat the game. Each side quest is interesting albeit sometimes confusing to accomplish. Some you can’t beat unless you know or happen to come across something or someone
(running guy) randomly and then guess what you need to do. My advice to anyone playing this game therefore is to be curious about everything, talk to everyone and leave no stone unturned, explore everything and travel every inch of Hyrule. It will make the game longer but you’ll get more stuff. Don’t expect anything to come easy in this game because it takes your time and effort to get 100% in this game.

But if you’re not really interested in getting every item, then just ignore the side quests, the main story is still gripping and fun to play through. The dialogue is kinda slow but hey, maybe I’m just impatient.

Overall, this game is well designed, controls pretty well, has a decent story, a lot of challenging puzzles and enemies and was a lot of fun to play. I give it a 9/10 and may invest my time in some other Zelda games in the future.

Thanks for reading.

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Internet People

I often find myself thinking
About people on the net
And how there’s some I adore
Even though we’ve never met.

I imagine how they’d sound
Their voice I want to hear
They live so far away
But it’s like they’re near

I get to talk to such wonders
They are just perfection
But it’s all online
Which adds to my frustration

These internet people
Who I simply love
I want to meet them so much
But, for now, I am void of.

People are stupid…

I should probably elaborate on that title. SOME people are stupid. I’m talking about the homophobic ones this time. I don’t really have a reason to write about it now, it’s just something I think about from time to time. But yeah, people are stupid.

I’ve always thought of myself as quite open minded and I’ve always agreed that homosexual people should have the exact same rights as straight people and should be treated in exactly the same way.

You get these real moronic people that think that they have the right to prevent others being themselves. I don’t really like those people. I think they need to open their eyes and try bringing themselves into this century. 

You also get religious people who try to use the argument, ‘It goes against the will of God’ etc etc. If your god was all that bothered surely they wouldn’t have made homosexuals in the first place? God in many religions is seen be omniscient or ‘all-knowing’ SO DOESN’T THAT MEAN THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND COULDN’T CARE LESS ABOUT GAY PEOPLE?

Seriously, I don’t get what some people’s problem is. I have a couple of followers on Twitter who are gay and quite honestly, they’re awesome. One of them’s called Matt and he kicks arse on Halo 4. The other one’s called Sean and I don’t know how he is on Xbox I’ve never played him but he’s still pretty cool. 

If I ever have a son or daughter who comes up to me when I’m reading or something and they say, ‘Dad, I’m gay.’ I’m gonna say, ‘Okay’ and keep reading. Firstly because if it’s a really good book I’m not gonna put it down for anything and second, IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL!

Why must there be this whole process of ‘coming out’? It’s pointless.

Why even ask? If your son or daughter comes home with someone of the same sex and they’re in a relationship then accept it. Isn’t the main job of a parent to raise your children to be happy and healthy? Let them be happy and make sure they eat their fruit and veg. SORTED.

I guess I’ll end this one here, I’ll just keep rambling otherwise but yeah, to summarise; People are stupid. Gays are cool. Matt’s good at Halo 4. Sean’s also cool. Eat your vegetables. I like reading.

Those are the main points to take away from this post.

See ya for the next one.