Zelda 30 Day Challenge Day 2

Day 2: What game would you consider to be your favorite, why? When did you first play this game?

Before I start, I would like to say, I have only played Occarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and Link to the Past. However I have seen the first zelda, and wind waker played. 
My favorite Zelda game would have to be Occarina of Time. It was the first Zelda I owned and is defiantly the most played. Like I said earlier I first played this in grade five (or maybe earlier). The reason it is my favorite is because it is what introduced me to Zelda. I also loved how it was complex but yet simple enough to master and not to make someone overly confused. I also liked the level design (even the water temple had some interesting moments). As with all Zelda games, the music is also a high light of an already classic game. 

Majora’s Mask however is easily becoming a favorite. Although I’ve owned the N64 cartridge for about 8 months now, I never had the expansion pack. I hunted for it but could never find it and didn’t trust online sites. However 3 Days ago a friend loned his expansion pack to me. So now I’ve been played Majora’s Mask for the past three days (see what I did there). But that game has so many interesting concepts. The whole time limit, the new powers one gets with new masks. My personal favorite is how dark the game is. Knowing that if you fail the world will be destroyed is quite a bit of incentive to win.  

So as of now OOT is number 1 with MM in close second. However once I beat MM I might update this. 

Zelda 30 Day Challenge Day 1

Day 1: When was your first time playing The Legend of Zelda, what game was it, and how was your experience? 

My first Zelda game was Occarina of Time. I got it when I was in about grade five or six. Some of my friends talked about how cool Zelda was and for Christmas (i think) my parents asked what game I wanted. They took me to future shop and I looked at the N64 isle (oh if I could go back and buy all those classics. Too bad such an isle doesn’t exist anymore). I saw that OOT and Majora’s Mask were beside each other. Since I wasn’t sure which game my friends though were cool, I just looked at both for a while. Then I noticed Majora’s mask required an expansion pack (and I knew I didn’t have one so I picked OOT). I specifically told my mom I want the one that doesn’t require the expansion pack. Anyway it turns out my friends were referring to OOT so it all worked out. But I remember I though the back of MM’s box was cooler then OOT. 

OOT was a great game at the time, and still is fantastic. It is probably one of my top ten games. When I was a kid I wasted so much time just wandering around making up games for my self. The game sucked me in completly and I almost acted as if it was real. The game took me over a year to beat, because I kept exploring the same spots and not really advancing. I also was really terrible at puzzles and would never figure them out. I had infanite time however so I would spend hours every night trying and trying. I remember asking my friend at school how to beat sections, and one time calling him because I was lost in the shadow temple (the part before the boat). 

All in all Occarina of Time was an essential part of my childhood. When I think of being a kid that game always comes back to me.

The back of Occarina of Time’s box.