Ocarina of Time for the 3DS
One of the best games of all time is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64. This game has won numerous awards, and has one of the biggest fan bases ever. With the 3DS coming out, one of the main games announced for it was TLoZ: OoT (for short). Nintendo didn’t just re-format the original so it could work on the 3DS and then sell it: they fixed many things in this game that made it more enjoyable playing it a second time (or if you’re me, a seventh time). Some of the things they changed to make it better were from the infamous water temple. This is the temple were people could spend weeks in it and never beat it. The temple truly tested your resolve to beat this game; it was not for the faintest of heart. It took me one year to beat it, and that’s without using the computer, which most people ended up using unfortunately. The temple was so hard because you would get lost and if you put the controller down for even a day, and picked it up some other day you’d forget what you had to do. Even if you didn’t forget what to do, there were still countless doors in the temple, so you would have to meticulously look for anything you could do in each area behind a door. The game developers made this a lot easier by adding arrows in the water temple to help you get to another area easier. I found that unnecessary the eighth time I played it.
Another thing they fixed was the fire arrow glitch. In the Nintendo 64 TLoZ: OoT when you beat the water temple, the water level of Lake Hylia would rise to normal and because of this; you could swim to a small island in the middle of Lake Hylia. On the island there is a stone tablet that basically tells you to shoot an arrow into the morning sun, and you will receive the fire arrow. In the Nintendo 64 version, you can stand on an island before the actual fire arrow, and shoot an arrow into the morning sun. It would land on the fire arrow island. After that you could inch your way to the edge of the island and use your longshot (which you get halfway through the water temple) to grapple on to fire arrow itself. This allows you to receive the fire arrow before even beating the water temple, which at the time was awesome and powerful. In the 3DS version of TLoZ: OoT, they took out this glitch by making it so you can’t make the fire arrow fall down unless you are on the fire arrow island itself, clever.
Although the 3DS version although fails in that aspect, it has many great adjustments such as the boss battle mode you could select if you walked up to your bed and pushed “A”, the sheikah stones, which if you talk to can help you if you are stuck at any part in the entire game. On top of all of this, the game is in 3D now; it wasn’t the best aspect of it, but it was most certainly awesome. This game was an amazing remake with many new features and updated graphics. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to have another try at the infamous water temple or anyone who just likes the Nintendo 64 version of it. It’s a game that will last forever.