It’s almost time for another month in 2011, and that means more new games fighting for your money. Normally, the summer means less games, but some good ones are on the way.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo #DS)
~If you have never played OoT on any release (N64, GameCube, Wii’s Virtual Console), you… well, I have no words for it. This is one of the most known games ever, and considered to be even one of the best games of all time. If you own this game already, this version is still worth looking into. First, the game’s graphics, besides getting the 3D treatment, are updated. Quite bland shops now have a vibrant feel to them. Dungeons look even better, and even monsters have a fresh feel. Secondly, the inclusion of Master Quest, a version that has different layouts for dungeons and harder puzzles that was released originally as a Windwaker preorder bonus back in 2003 , is a welcome addition to those who know the original game by heart. Finally, I’ve heard rumors that there may be new dungeons in the game never seen before, as well as a “boss rush” mode, and some updates to items (for instance, the Stone of Agony, which used the rumble pak, is replaced with the Shard Of Agony, which instead makes a sound).
This version will be released on June 16th in Japan, June 17th in Europe, June 19th in North America, and June 30th in Australia. May be just the game you need to get the 3DS, and maybe the only one for awhile.
Note: If you feel bad about Australia, don’t. Their preorder bundle comes with an ACTUAL ocarina with two sheets of music!
There is every reason to get this game! However, as good as this game is, I do wish Nintendo would quit dishing out remakes and gives us something original and groundbreaking! E3 2011 can’t come soon enough…
I’m always ready for new, but if you can do an old game again ever better, go ahead. However, too many isn’t good.
I’d love to see Nintendo take some risks on a new IP even though they have their core franchises like Mario, Metroid and Zelda. I’d be interested to even see them attempt at some kind of cool MMORPG on Project Cafe!