November 13, 2018
Branding something the ‘greatest of all time’ tends to be a notion that gets over-used. Sometimes it can be due to the over excitement of getting something new, or possibly someone’s extensive loyalty to someone of something … this is a truly murky, controversial topic, especially when it comes to forms of art.
Music, film, video games, the most modern forms of artistic expression. In each of these genres there is usually only a handful of picks from a selection of potentially thousands, that people consider ‘the best’. A common thread you will find in each different genre is that when anything is considered great it is because it has a lasting influence in its respective field. In film you have actors such as Marlon Brando and directors such as Stanley Kubrick. In music you have artists such as Micheal Jackson and producers such as Quincy Jones. In gaming, you have companies such as Nintendo, creators such as Miyamoto … and games like the Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time.
Twenty years after its initial release in 1998, game designers today are still talking about the impact this game has had on their own design career. The follow up to 1992’s a Link to a Past, Link’s first step into the 3D realm introduced gamers to what many consider to be not just the best game in the series, but possibly the greatest game of all time.
YouTuber The Hollywood Reporter explores the lasting effect the game has had twenty years on from a cultural and technological standpoint.
Ocarina of Time was the first Zelda game that I ever owned. It was a cartridge that turned me from a casual gamer into someone who fully appreciates the art of gaming. Someone who is now a devout Legend of Zelda fan … thank you Nintendo.
This has been aJ for TGPZ, take care and keep gaming.
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