Some fans would prefer this list to consist of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Breath of the wild. However, it’s hard not to admit that when it comes to the general fandom vibe, most favor Ocarina of time like the classic example of the series. It seemed natural then to pit that against the last iteration of the series.
We say new even though the game is two years old. That said, it still remains popular and this teaser for its sequel has fans speculating day and night like crazy. So, without further ado, let’s bang these two behemoths against each other.
Gameplay: Breath Of The Wild
Know the best Breath of the wild the gameplay is? The jump button. There have been items that have allowed Link to jump, or rather jump in earlier times, but this was the first time in thirty years that there was actually a dedicated button. It’s a game changer on that note alone. Jumping holes and climbing is horrible with Ocarina of time now. In many ways, it will be difficult to revert to more dungeon-focused mechanics if that ever happens with sequels.
Music: Ocarina of Time
Ocarina of time has the best music almost by default. This is because there is almost no music in Breath of the wild. Each musical note is more situational and environmental, which creates a more immersive world.
It’s cool like that, but immersion doesn’t equate to muddying the waters. Everything on Ocarina of time The score is memorable, from songs played on the titular ocarina to the many melodies of Hyrule themes.
Side quests: Breath of the Wild
What we can reward Breath of the wild immersive melodies for comes with his universe. This category could be represented either by the world or by side quests, but the two ideas are essentially the same. The Hyrule of Ocarina of time is classic, but also claustrophobic. Everything is segmented and doesn’t create a seamless open world that begs to be explored. Compared to Breath of the wild activities is like an Atari game. More doesn’t always mean better, but in this case it is.
History: Ocarina of time
While Breath of the wild introduced vocals for the first time in a main title, it didn’t create a more engaging story. It’s such a shame because it was such an important step as putting that jump button on. Anyway, a more revolutionary game is Ocarina of time, which was a big narrative step forward between that and A link to the past. He might not have a voice, but he’s still formidable to this day. Maybe we could even call it the best story.
Transport: Breath Of The Wild
Above Ocarina of time As the world is segmented and difficult to explore, moving around is also a pain. Yes, Epona is a great friend and this subsequent spell for the ocarina can carry Link. However, being zapped from one place to another is much easier in Breath of the wild and it unlocks almost immediately. On top of that, the glider is a great way to see the many sights of this ramshackle Hyrule.
Legacy: Ocarina of Time
Maybe it’s a little unfair for Breath of the wild since he is only two years old, but Ocarina of time has a greater inheritance than him. Besides the N64 version and then the GameCube port, it has also been redone and fine-tuned for the 3DS.
He just had more time in the cultural sun for nerds around the world. This was the tipping point of the series as much as any other series was around this time aka Final Fantasy VII. The late ’90s was a treasure trove for amazing games that would define generations.
Graphics: Breath Of The Wild
Even with this 3DS remake, Ocarina of time still looks dated. It’s better on this material because it smooths out a lot of the N64’s perfections. It’s no longer an ugly polygonal mess, but it also doesn’t hold the candle for Breath of the wild. Because Nintendo decided to use a cel-shading style for the art, it will continue to look good in the future, just like Wind waker. Sure, we have a prettier version of it now on Wii U, but both still look great. Point is Breath of the wild is a real beauty.
Companion: Breath of the Wild
Navi was the first time Link had a constant companion in his adventure. She helped add some context to the situation as Link continued to remain silent. On top of that, she also gave players some great clues in case any of them got stuck. As innovative as Navi was, she was also incredibly boring. Companion of players in Breath of the wild is the Sheikah Slate, who helps when needed and is virtually silent most of the time. This is exactly how exploration is to be encountered: silence. It’s a lonely adventure, but someone has to do it.
The winner: Companion: Breath Of The Wild
Maybe it’s just because he’s still fresh on everyone’s mind even after two years, but the truth is in the pudding. Breath of the wild is now the best game. Ocarina of time has had its moment in the sun for two decades and now is the time to pass the torch to a new champion. It’s not like the other games in between that and this one are bad, but they also didn’t have the same weight as Ocarina of time. there is no doubt. Who knows how long Breath of the wild will be king? Maybe the sequel will knock him down. For now, however, everyone is praising this masterpiece.
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