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Re(1):Ocarina of Time hits hard
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[QUOTE] Playing OoT on the n3DS, the return to Kokiri Village after Link becomes big is brutal. Nobody recognizes you (though some say you seem familiar), some of them blame you for the destruction of the Deku Tree, and most of them wonder how a "grown up" could enter the village. You aren't allowed to buy a deku shield because "it's for kids". The slingshot and boomerang which were your staples you can't use anymore because "you're grown up". When you give Saria a call, she somehow says that she was expecting to hear from you, even though it's literally been years and the town went to hell and she was the only person who believed that you weren't the cause of it all. The lively Market is now filled with the creepiest thing you've encountered so far in the game, the ReDead. All of the shops and the lively people are gone, and the back alleys which once seemed shady as a kid aren't nearly as shady as the way things are even in the Market square. Just stepping out of the Temple of Time is a huge shock, even though you've been told in words that things have gotten bad after Ganondorf took over. And then when you reach the Forest Temple, Sheik tells you that the flow of time is cruel, but that a thing that doesn't change with time is a memory of younger days! Just like nobi's experience with the Mother games and how they seem to take on a very different feel depending on your life experience, OoT sure has that. I'm actually surprised that I found it's pace at the outset al [/URL][/b][/s][/i][color=660000]-- Message too long, Autoquote has been Snipped --[/color][/QUOTE] I've never actually really played the N64 Zeldas. I watched my cousin play a bit, but never owned an N64 myself. Thanks for that writeup though. That sounds amazing. That's the kind of storytelling that I think games can be especially great at. Your anecdote has made me want to play OoT more than any Game of the Year/Century/AllTime awards that it's been given.
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