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Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:47 pm
by X-3
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The Japanese version released exactly 20 years ago today; the English version followed 2 days later. If you can remember what you were doing that day, congratulations.

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:10 pm
by Marilink
This game is still a masterpiece, I don't care what anyone says

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:16 pm
by Calamity Panfan
more like ocarina of "i'd like my TIME back after playing this lame ass game"

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:24 am
by I REALLY HATE POKEMON!
20 years huh...? It still holds up really well, but it's never been my favorite Zelda, though it does make top 5. It probably holds the most nostalgia for me even though I didn't play more than a demo of it as a kid, it stuck with me and was the closest thing to a survival horror game I'd experienced up until that point. Those skeletons that pop out of the ground at night and chase you took me waaay by surprise. Like, "i kinda dont want to play this game anymore" surprise.

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:28 am
by MeowMan
X-3 wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:47 pm
If you can remember what you were doing that day, congratulations.
probably crying and pooping in a diaper

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:34 pm
by Heroine of the Dragon
I should find a TV and play this again!! I was thrilled the first time I beat it 100%!! :D

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:00 pm
by ScottyMcGee
Wow. I can ramble about how many memories this game gave me. But I always liken this game to Tolkien's The Hobbit. I always reread the Hobbit every so often because it's such a great fantasy. Even though I know what's going to happen. Same thing with Ocarina of Time.

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:48 pm
by Valigarmander
I actually didn't play much of OoT when it came out. My uncles owned the game, so most of my early experience with it was playing around on their files after they'd beaten the game, mainly dicking around on Hyrule Field or falling down the well in Kakariko Village repeatedly. The first Zelda game I owned myself was Majora's Mask, so that ended up being my defining N64 Zelda experience. I didn't play through OoT until I bought it on the Wii's Virtual Console when I was around 20 years old.

It's an absolutely fantastic game. I think Zelda made the leap from 2D to 3D almost as seamlessly as Mario did. And though the rough edges are a little more apparent two decades on, the game has nonetheless aged pretty well in my opinion. I agree with the consensus that OoT is one of the greatest video games ever made.

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:11 pm
by X-3
The first time I played OoT, I rented it and got stuck in the basement of the Deku Tree. Then I loaded a pre-existing file and got killed by a Redead. Good times.

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:20 pm
by Bomby
Ah, my favorite video game memory was the very night it came out.

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:24 pm
by Booyakasha
Let's see...November 23rd, 1998...would've been a Monday, my junior year in high school.

I didn't get a copy of OoT until a few months on. I thought it was good at the time. Then I kind of soured on it. Then I really soured on it. Now I'm back around to thinking it's okay. Nowhere near my favourite Zelda, 3D or otherwise, but alright.

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:32 pm
by Deepfake
Decent game, really made better by Nintendo's unwillingness to just carbon copy their games, since. I think it's definitely a solid thing and did much to address 3D game mechanics that even years later, still causes other developers to struggle. It would've been nice if I could've experienced it apart from the expectations I held for a sequel to Zelda 3, as much of what it did was side-step the gambit of attempting to realise the prior image of Hyrule. Still, it set the bar for adventure games in many ways, especially in environmental continuity and ambience.

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:44 am
by anddo
Majora's Mask was better.

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:17 pm
by Booyakasha
mm is stinky

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:35 pm
by Marilink
I like how that is anddo's first and presumably only post. What a career.

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:06 pm
by mushroom
good first post imo

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:07 pm
by mushroom
anyways I didn't play any zelda extensively until like twilight princess, which is second only to botw in my estimation. third place is lttp. Thanks for reading my post

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:15 am
by Booyakasha
...i should check out 'barf of the wild' sometime

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:38 am
by steeze
I watched Knux play it for like 12 hours straight as I drooled over it. We had no money, so I just got to play when he would pass the sticks over. I played it when I eventually saved up enough money from chores and helping my grandma mow the lawn like a year later. Heavy into the Gameboy color back in those days. Consoles were too expensive for a kid like me.

Re: Ocarina of Time is 20 years old

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:37 pm
by Apollo the Just
I like MM and TP both better now, but this was by far the most formative Zelda game for me and along with Paper Mario 64 it was the first game I played over and over and over and over again. I would say it's Ocarina of Time's fault that speedrunning is a thing I do now, even if I have no desire to ever touch that particular run.

Cosplaying OoT adult Zelda a few years ago was something I always wanted to do and I'm really glad I finally got to do it. Also, I originally joined VGF because I was so obsessed with OoT that I wanted to find people to yell at online about it. IIRC my first thread was about how a giant amoeba bossfight was unscientific, because I had just learned about that in middle school biology.

Good times.