Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a Adventuring game available on the 3DS. It can be played in 3d Thirdperson Singleplayer modes.
Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a Adventuring game. Adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons: they provide enemy encounters that require tactics and strategy to conquor, and they create a fantasy world in which to explore and adventure.
Zelda: Ocarina of Time can be played in a 3d mode. These types of games use shuttered, polarised or even red/green glasses technology to create a 3D visual experience. This not only adds depth and changes how the game looks, but also opens up new camera views and play styles. The PS3 supports 3DTV's and the 3DS provides a top screen that enables glasses free 3D output.
Zelda: Ocarina of Time can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.
Zelda: Ocarina of Time can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.
More details emerge as we draw closer to the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Not only a re-mastered version of the epic original but it also benefits from a streamlined touch-screen interface that offers some newly implemented motion controls.
As well as new controls, Ocarina of Time 3D will also provide new challenges not included in the original. A new Master Quest offers a further challenge with revamped puzzles and redesigned dungeons so that veterans of the original will still have a genuine challenge.
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Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS matches Mario 64 DS as a well judged launch game. Although less about scale and more about visuals, Ocarina is a great run-out for the 3DS. The motion controlled first person view made a huge difference for me.
I recently spent a lot of time playing Okamiden. Mostly this was because it was such a faithful recreation of the original PS2 and Wii game on the DS that it felt like the first console Zelda experience on a handheld. I still stand by that, along with its enhanced performance if played on the 3DS, but I must admit that playing Ocarina of Time (3DS) eclipses any previous handheld adventure I've played.
Ocarina of Time 3D provides much more than a retro re-release, with improved graphics, intuitive controls and access to some of the handy functions provided by the 3DS.
It's not uncommon for Nintendo to re-release old games on new hardware. The Wii featured plenty of older titles via its download service, including the full N64 version of the The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time at a fraction of the retail price of this new release. For this reason, I was curious to see how worthwhile the 3DS version of the game would be.
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