The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

released on Nov 21, 1998

A 3D reimagining of the core premise of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991), Ocarina of Time follows Link, the protagonist, as he picks up a sword and leaves behind his humble origins in order to trek across the land of Hyrule, venture into its treacherous dungeons and travel through time itself to fulfill his destiny as the Hero of Time by defeating his enemy Ganondorf and ridding Hyrule of evil.


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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is easily my favorite Legend of Zelda game ever. As a kid I had a blast playing it, and as an adult I had even more fun trying to beat it. A classic game with a solid story and great gameplay mechanics that stand the test of time. If you ever get the chance to play this classic I highly recommend it.

I cannot even begin to explain how astonishing Ocarina is.
I recommend Good Blood's essay on the game, a deeper look into it than i have seen anyone else do, please go show him some praise for the first entry in his Hyrule Journals

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Frustrating at times and outdated in certain aspects, but there are so many standout moments. The Deku Tree's passing, Zelda's escape from Hyrule Castle, Ganondorf playing the piano, and finally... the finale. Wow! The payoff is there and so much more.