Ask any Legend of Zelda fan if Ocarina of Time’s place in the ‘greatest games of all-time’ pantheon should be disputed, and you’ll more often than not be met with surprise. A revolutionary video game for its time, with almost perfect review scores, and a fanbase that transcends even Nintendo’s loyal customers, and it’s hard to debate this fact.When you think about it though, just why is Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time considered the best game ever? We had no truly defining benchmark for how a 3D game should look, how it should play, and how expansive an open world title should be in 1998 when Ocarina of Time was released on the N64. But, Ocarina of Time is often the first game mentioned when the question of "best game of all time" is posed, so what has set it apart even 25 years after its initial release?Taking control in new waysWell, let's start with the control scheme. With Ocarina of Time, Nintendo ingeniously added the ability to map specific … [Read more...] about Why is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time considered the best game ever?
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The other day, I spent a ludicrous amount of time debating whether to buy myself a personalised Love Island water bottle. The reasons against are manifold:1. I have enough water bottles2. I am 403. They are FIFTEEN POUNDS4. I do not live on an island with a load of sexy strangers, I live in Catford with blood relatives, so I do not really need to minimise the risk of someone drinking from my water bottle by having my name printed on it 5. PLUS DELIVERY On top of all this, it's not even like I'm a long time Love Island fan. This is the first series I've watched, having tuned in to see what all the fuss is about. It turns out the fuss is about people in bikinis worrying about the impact of Brexit on trees. Obviously, I am hooked.What has this got to do with video games, I hear my employer ask? Well, this is not the first time I have embraced a franchise I spent ages politely avoiding at best, and publicly deriding at worst. For years, I could never understand the appeal of the Legend of … [Read more...] about Legend of Zelda, Love Island and Me, by Ellie Gibson
Games have gotten really good at explaining things to their players. Obtuse instructions are mostly gone. Instead, HUD elements and frequent tutorials bombard players and make sure they don’t scamper off if they get stuck. And whatever things they can’t figure out, the internet tells them three weeks before the game even comes out. Tunic, an upcoming exploration game built by creator Andrew Shouldice, was built on the premise of reinvigorating that classic sense of discovery. Oh, and the main character is basically Link but a fox. Tunic Preview: The Elefox in the Room It’s hard to ignore: Tunic looks a lot like The Legend of Zelda. The perspective, appearance, and gameplay immediately conjure a knee-jerk comparison to Nintendo’s favorite green boy (no, not Luigi). And that’s not an accident, given how much Tunic‘s philosophy aligns with the early games in that series, specifically the very first Zelda. The original Legend of Zelda was … [Read more...] about Tunic is Like the Furry Version of Zelda [E3 2018 Preview]
My initial impressions of Moonlighter might be a bit much considering I only got my hands on the game for about 30 minutes at this past weekend’s PAX East 2018. But I have to say that even in the short amount of time that I had with it, the game really surprised me in a lot of ways. Moonlighter puts you in the role of a young shopkeeper who dreams of becoming a hero someday. Moonlighter‘s charming aesthetic has no business looking as good as it does. While we see developers go with a pixel art style pretty often nowadays, Moonlighter manages to animate how its world and characters interact and move with fluidity. This attention to detail really did help the game stand out to me. The title is set in a town known as Rynoka, which is conveniently located near a set of gates that lead to a whole bunch of different realms and dimensions. A young shopkeeper named Will uses these gates to collect a whole slew of unique weapons, armors, and items. … [Read more...] about Moonlighter is the Love Child of The Legend of Zelda and Economics
2017 may be over, but the video game industry is not yet finished celebrating the year's best games. The 21st DICE Awards took place this evening in Las Vegas, and Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took home the highly coveted Game of the Year award.Breath of the Wild won four awards in all tonight. In addition to Game of the Year, it won Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, and Adventure Game of the Year.Studio MDHR's Xbox One and PC game Cuphead won three awards, while Horizon: Zero Dawn, Lone Echo/Echo Arena, and Snipperclips each took home two awards each. Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes won Mobile Game of the Year, while the company's racing game Mario Kart 8 was awarded Racing Game of the Year. FIFA 18 won Sports Game of the Year, while Injustice 2 nabbed Fighting Game of the Year. The hugely successful PUBG was honored for Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay.In addition to these awards, DICE honoured Nintendo's … [Read more...] about Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Wins Game Of The Year At DICE Awards