oh my god I Know right? I Had mine on my Bookshelf and my Brother and the Kids came over for a visit and I know my Nephew was in my Room cause I came in to my room and the Ocarina was upside down and I was like Oh my god! I played a lot of money for that thing.
If I ever get a 3ds, I might get OoT. But is the game any good? I've havent played many Zelda games, but I've heard of the hype about it. But are the viewers just talking through nostalgia? (I've bought older games before, like doom and mvc origins and ended up regretting buying them because of that)
I saw that there wasn't any replies to this so I thought I would, if you don't mind.
There is a lot of games that people would not enjoy if they hadn't played them as a kid. I don't think Ocarina of time is one of those. Compared to modern day games its not special, but when it was released it was phenomenal. One of the things that made it that way was the interactive NPCs, easy combat, and difficult but defiantly playable dungeons.
Now, if you want more of a challenge, when you beat the game the first time, the 3ds version includes Master Quest mode, which is essentially a much harder modification of the original game. Compared to the original Nintendo 64 game the models have better, smoother animations, cleaner textures and models, and less.. well, glitchyness. Its also much easier, in my opinion, for people playing through the first time. (Example, in the ever-so-dreaded water temple, it shows you in cutscenes certain things that in the original game had many players frustrated and confused, like in the second water level changing room. You'll see what I mean when you play the game if you get it.)
One of the things so well liked about OoT is that its not just an action game, its not just an RPG and its not just a puzzle game.
Ocarina of time includes a lot of open combat situations that can keep the 'rage fighter' amused for hours (just stay out in hyrule field as a kid and you'll see what I mean) Ocarina of time includes puzzles that are actually hard to figure out, but once you do it doesn't leave you feeling stupid but rather satisfied with your hard thinking. Ocarina of time includes platformer situations. Ocarina of time includes a lot of minigames, like a shooting range, a treasure chest game and many more. Its hard, but playable, and its not too difficult to figure out your first time though. Recently a LPer on youtube (Lucahjin) played it blind and seemed to genuinely enjoy it.
Its a lot of fun, not just nostalgic. Its worth getting, in my opinion. Today its still considered the greatest Zelda game of all time. If you're not sure, you could always try an emulator and a rom (if you're okay with that) to try it out.