Going to the "Ocarina of Time" thread has influenced me to create my first blog on a nostalgic topic.
So, now I try to figure out why I enjoyed that game so much. Probably because when I first was introduced into Zelda, I wasn't playing. I was watching the game being played by my babysitter's oldest son. I was watching A Link to the Past. Though I was around seven and I had no idea what I was watching because I can in half way through. I liked the name Zelda for a hero, and I liked how it was a magical medieval time.
Then I found out Zelda was not the main character, it was the princess you were looking for. And your name was Link. What fucking bullshit. I thought for so long the wrong thing? Fuck that. I should have just turned my back on the whole Zelda series. But I did not!
Eventually, 1998 came and so did Ocarina of Time.
Now, what the hell is an Ocarina? I had no idea either, but let me explain.
It's an instrument. It's similar to a flute, but instead you're playing from a wider instrument.
Basically, you're blowing into a blue potato with holes, and a small arm. It's fucked up when you think about it.
Anyway, back to this blog topic, I loved this game on first sight.
It opened the game nicely, with you awaking to a friendly voice and starting your journey. No "your ship is being attacked by aliens, and you might die" mission. What was the first objective to complete in this game?
Crawl through a hole and get a sword. Done!
Eventually, you get a shitty shield and meet a giant tree(Deku tree) and thus your adventure really begins...
Now, what made this game awesome to me? I don't even fucking know.
I want to say that it's probably how it had so much mystery to it. I didn't understand a lot of what was going on. I would step outside into a field and see an Owl fucking talking to me. That's odd. But awesome.
Or maybe how I was scared(and still kinda am) of certain temples. Or going out into the field at night, where skeletons would appear. Oh man.
But overall, I think it was because it was damn different to me. First off, the Nintendo 64 is badass, so I'm sure that the system made it even better in my mind. This game is my favorite of all time, coming close to other Nintendo games and a few recent ones.
And, I will close this with a picture that many will laugh at.