The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D The Legend of Zelda is a highly acclaimed action adventure series by Nintendo. The Ocarina of Time was Link's first foray into the 3D world. This game is a blast back to the past for many, and a incredible game for newer players. The 3D iteration holds true to the original game in many ways, while providing new experiences with secrets, easter eggs, and new control schemes. The main problems I had with the original game has been fixed and improved upon, but a few do still remain. Gameplay: 8/10 The gameplay feels almost untouched at the core. However, new motion controls sometimes make it a pain to look around. They do work well most times though, so they weren't just tacked on. The other problems I have isn't because of the game, but because of the size of the System. I have big hands so I get cramps easily from cycling targets. Dungeon exploring is still the same. Untouched and unchanged. While this is good for many people, some wanted bigger improvements. For many though, the nostalgia factor is more important than revamping a tried and true system. Especially since Nintendo wasn't in charge of the remake, the chances of a screw up were fairly high. Though Grezzo did a great job on the graphics and surprised even me. Graphics: 8/10 The graphics have received a huge overhaul. So much so, that it's hard to sneeze at. Places like the Town Square and shop fronts are now fully rendered scenes. A much needed improvement. Textures are now less blocky, and blend much more seamless than in the original. Things such as dirt paths on Hyrule field, or the drag marks from the grave stones in the village below Death Mountain. Trees, and flowers even look much more integrated into the environment. Even the water has a much improved hue and clarity. The game really showcases the 3D effect from the system itself. Things like the Bombchu alley are somewhat easier to play. The new view system now lets you look before you jump too. The graphics themselves really make the story a fresh experience even though they aren't the best, or the most glitch free on the system. Story - 8/10 The story itself is a epic tale, spun from the Goddess' energy. That being said, I am not judging it based upon the standards of a decade later. The story itself is outdated, but not by depth. The depth comes from the mysticism and wonder of the land. The story lacks dialogue, but the newly added vision system really tells the story well too. The story is well made, even if the written words are few and far in between. Video game stories nowadays all seem to miss that added effect the player experiences when they encounter that monster the first time, of that last boss kidnapping your friend. They seem to focus on the tale itself. Which isn't a bad thing, it's just a newer way of spinning the yarn. Many people who cut their teeth on epics like the Elder Scrolls won't find the game appealing, but in my opinion, this release brings modern gaming back to it's roots. Glitches/Other coding Gremlins - 9/10 Grezzo did a great job with their bug/glitch department. There aren't any glitches I've encountered so far that have impeded or frustrated me yet. So far, only a few graphical glitches have come up, but almost perfect so far. Lasting Appeal - 10/10 With the addition of a boss rush and the inclusion of the Master Quest, long time fans don't have anything to lose by getting this game. Newer players, won't have any trouble jumping right in either. They have the perfect balance of content to keep people interested, and it is definitely worth the purchase. Unless you are a skeptic, or you just didn't like Ocarina of Time on the N64, or the other platforms it was released on, don't bother. Final Score: 8.8/10 - The retelling and re-imaging of the "Best Game so Far" is even more intriguing and compelling than it's first release. It continues to live up to it's name, and always will for fans and enthusiasts alike. This re-imagining will ensure that the Legend of Zelda series continues to garner fans for another generation or two. Reviewer's Score: 10/10 - This release keeps all the wonder and amazement the original carried, while still feeling like a new game. If you liked the original, you will hands down consider this *the* Nintendo Release of the 3DS for quite some time. //Reviwer's EDIT: I made a few changes. I changed the graphics score to an 8 because as I was posting here, I did notice a few graphical glitches that weren't in the original when I booted it up on my Wii. Also, spelling and some punctuation errors.