Saturday, January 26, 2008

Video Game Review: Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Video Game Review by BV: The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time
Rating: 10 of 10

The Ocarina Of Time for the Nintendo 64 is the first 3D Zelda game. It is one of the very finest of the series and one of Nintendo’s absolute best games of all time. A very challenging game that even adults and non Zelda fans will enjoy immensely. The plot is one of the very best I have ever seen in a video game and feels sometimes more like a great movie than a video game. It introduces new characters and places that will be used in later Zelda games. The two biggest new characters introduced in the Ocarina of Time are the mysterious Sheik and the imposing new villain Ganondorf. The main plot of the game is to rid the kingdom of Hyrule of Ganondorf but I will not tell you any more details so you can see them yourself.

This is the one game that firmly cemented the N64’s solid line up. Even more great games for the N64 came out later on. Most notably are Zelda: Majora’s Mask and Paper Mario.

Post Nintendo 64 stardom:
The Ocarina of Time was such a great game, that it has appeared playable on the next generation Game Cube and Wii consoles and is paid tribute to in almost every Zelda game after it. The Ocarina of Time version for the Game Cube had a special edition of the game called Master Quest, an increased difficulty version of the Nintendo 64 version. You can also get a restored Nintendo 64 version of game on the Wii Shop Channel on the Wii for $10 and is well worth it. The game has also had two great sequels in The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess.

Even after a decade since it first came out, The Ocarina of Time is still better then most new games on the market today. I also recommend that you play the Ocarina of Time before playing Twilight Princess. You might understand the plot a little better.

Pokemon of The Day: Arceus

Arceus is one of three ultra rare pokemon you can get in Diamond and Pearl only by special events. I used a cheat code to get mine. Arceus has the best all around stats of any of the 493 pokemon and is in the top fifty in every stat. If you have plates that boost a type's power and are wondering what to do with them. Arceus has an ablity called Multi-Type which changes its type to the plate being held. Arceus also learns at level 100 a brutal 100 base attack move called Judgement. Judgement changes type to the plate being held by Arceus so it's a must for Arceus. Arceus can also learn Recover that is also a must too. Arceus may seem to be better then Mewtwo, But Arceus is way too unfair to use in battle due to how unpredictable it is. Even other uber pokemon like Mewtwo will have a hard time beating it.