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.