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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask review (N64)
30 March 2015
Excerpt: Yes, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was good. Great, even. Excellent! But now Shigeru-san will try to top himself (is that possible?) with the next installment in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask . Is it good? Of course. Good as its N64 predecessor? Almost. The story in Majora's Mask is the most unique in the whole Zelda series . Taking place after OoT with young Link riding Epona through the woods.
Summary: Miyamoto is a genius. Majora's Mask is an intense adventure that takes gamers on a wild ride through time where you restart each day with the knowledge and powers that you gained from the days before, much like Bill Murray in his sleeper hit, Groundhog's Day. Since this game runs on the same engine as the original N64 Zelda, it is obvious that the developers had more time to work on textures and environments as they are all spectacular.
Retro Review – The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
11 February 2015
Conclusion: Concept: A new adventure brimming with innovative qualities
Graphics: Equipped with amazing cinematics and out of this world spectacles
Sound: Using an enhanced 8-bit soundtrack and familiar sound effects ties the series together
Playability: Awesome puzzles, incredible bosses, and amazing secrets abound
Entertainment: Enthralling from beginning to end
Replay: Moderately High
Conclusion: Concept: Remake Zelda’s creepiest chapter with new visuals and some carefully implemented new mechanics
Graphics: Far from the greatest technical showcase the 3DS has to offer, but it does a fantastic job presenting Majora’s Mask as you remember it (as opposed to how it actually looked on the N64)
Sound: The soundtrack has not been adjusted or changed for the re-release, and it is still one of the highlights
Playability: Link feels and moves better than he did on the N64...
Excerpt: You've got a plan that could never go wrong. Taking a long vacation away from the world you just fought so hard for is what the doctor ordered. Exuberantly, you get on your steed and ride into the horizon. Yet darkness always waits unsuspectingly for the great Hero of Time , no matter the circumstance. Trekking slowly into an enchanting realm within a lush forest, you seem to detect something, but pay it no mind.
Excerpt: Link and his friends are back, and they're going to the land of Termina. Link is walking through the woods when a skull kid appears, and steals His horse Epona, and the Ocarina of time. When Link pursues him he realizes the awesome power of the mask the skull kid is wearing. He is transformed into a lowly deku scrub and follows the thief into a portal that transports him to another world.
Pros: There are so many side quests that it will make you stop concentrating on just beating the game.
Cons: There is some magic in it such as magic masks and spells.
Excerpt: What we have here is an official system sequel for a Zelda game, a feat that has not been attempted on a Nintendo console since the NES. Unlike the sub-par action game that Nintendo crapped out and named Zelda 2 (if you don’t agree then play the game right now and see how much fun it is), Majora’s Mask is a true sequel to the perfect Ocarina of Time, which was the sequel to the perfect A Link to the Past.
Excerpt: Well, don’t worry too much. While Majora’s Mask is set in the same three days, thanks to your handy dandy time altering Ocarina, it is three “Groundhog Days” that you can experience over and over. And, much like Bill Murray movie, you have certain things you have to do at certain times to get everything right. While this can get a little tiresome, it never truly detracts from the excellence of Majora’s Mask.
Excerpt: Playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is like returning home after a long time away. It's wonderful to take in all the old familiar sights and sounds. It's nice to see the familiar faces of those I became close to while there; their familiar mannerisms and comforting (though barely intelligible) vocalizations.
Excerpt: "It's like déjà vu all over again." - Yogi Berra Writing a review for a game in Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series is different than writing a review for other games, because Nintendo's work allows discussion of higher level elements such as form and structure rather than implementation. The camera for example, which has been the bane of most other third-person games, Majora's Mask somehow improves from Ocarina of Time .