Game Name: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
Background Knowledge: In light of Nintendo releasing a Majora’s Mask remake for the 3ds, I decided “Hey, Why not take one of my favorite childhood games and do a kind of, what to expect/will I have fun with this type review?'” And that is why I’m here. Majora’s Mask was originally for the Nintendo 64, and as the 3ds version is not out as of this moment, I will be reviewing the game for its original platform. It is also on a The Legend of Zelda: Collectors Edition disk for the Gamecube.
My Thoughts: Ah Legend of Zelda. When most people think of one of the most popular franchises to date, they think of the ever popular The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The game that I think of, however, is the one that came out a year later: Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. I’m not going to go into spoiler territory, on the fact that a lot of people haven’t played it, and want to on the 3ds. This game is probably my favorite game of all time. They used the same graphics and sprites as Ocarina of Time, but gave it a much darker, and over all helpless feel.
Approximate Play-through Time: This really all depends. If you want to just zoom through the story, you can probably do it in about a week. If you want to get all the masks, and complete the Bombers Notebook, it could take you upwards of a month.
Gameplay Style: Third Person, Fighter, Adventure.
Total Score: 83/100
Gameplay 9/10: This game is extremely fun, but the camera angle isn’t always what you want it to be, and it can be difficult to change at times.
Replay Ability 3/10: This is kind of a “once and done” type of game, unless you just completed the story as fast as you could the first time.
Graphics 7/10: While it was on the Nintendo 64, the type of cartoonish realism still holds up fairly well, even today.
Controls 9/10: The controls are smooth, and handle really nice. The camera angle is really the only thing I had a problem with.
Game Progression 10/10: In the game, you progress when you want to progress. No one is making you progress before you are ready, and you still have things to unlock right before the final boss battle.
Overall Enjoyment 10/10: As I said before, this is probably my favorite game of all time.
AI Competency 8/10: There really isn’t AI, more like NPC’s, and they are kind of dumb, but in a quirky kind of way that makes you really enjoy them.
Met Expectations 10/10: When I first got this game for Christmas I didn’t really know what to expect, and so my expectations were low, and I was more than pleasantly surprised.
Options Quantities 7/10: There really is no “character customization”. You are just a boy, who gains equipment and the souls of others to help you progress and save the land.
Cost VS Enjoyment 10/10: I would pay upwards of $60 for this game, and it is coming to the 3ds for $40. That is a bargain if I’ve ever seen one.
Do You Agree?
What is your favorite Legend of Zelda title? Am I wrong? Is Majora’s Mask not the best one? Leave a comment down below telling me how you feel!