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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Review: Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I thought I’d do a review on perhaps one of the greatest anime series I have ever seen. It is of course Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on Titan as some of you know it. The creator of this utter brilliance is Hajime Isayama. As normal the anime originates from a Manga series of the same name of which Isayama is responsible for, and, judging from what I’ve read and seen in the series, the anime stays pretty true to the manga, with the exception of the inevitable recap episode. 

For those who haven’t seen it, Shingeki no Kyojin follows the boy Eren Jager and his comrades as they battle to survive against the never ending threat of the Titans. The Titans are giants that feed on people and have pushed humanity to the brink of extinction and forced them to take shelter behind huge walls in order to keep them at bay.

However on one particular day, the wall is broken by a Colossal Titan and humanity is in danger once again after 100 years free of Titans. It is on this day that Eren Jager, along with his friends Mikasa and Armin witness his mother eaten alive by a Titan. From that day he vowed to kill every Titan and pursued to become a soldier and fight. 

From that summary it’s easy to tell that this is going to be jam packed with action. The series is filled with exciting scenes and never leaves the viewer bored. It’s just interesting in each episode and keeps you hooked and wanting to see more.

Unfortunately there are only 25 episodes in the series and there has been no announcement of another coming anytime soon but for those who need to get their Titan fix, the manga continues past the anime and is still ongoing. 

The manga itself is really interesting and the chapters usually go above 40 pages. However as a drawback to the long chapters, it means there’s usually a month of waiting before the next one is released. So if you have little patience you may want to avoid starting the manga. 

Anyway, I know this review wasn’t all that good but I thought I’d give it a try. Overall I’d give Shingeki no Kyojin a 10 out of 10 and say it’s one of the best anime’s out there at this moment in time. I highly recommend it.