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Is Ocarina Of Time About To Become 2nd Best?

Posted by Sammy Barker

Since it's launch in 1998, Miyamoto's masterpiece "The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time" has filled the number one spot of many "Best Game Ever" lists. But is it about to give up it's crown?

Currently ranked at number one on popular video game ratings system GameRankings.com, Ocarina Of Time has a rating average of 97.68%. The rating, which is calculated as an average from a collection of popular website sources, has had Link's classic quest sit atop of the charts for the past 10 years, but, with the spectacle of Rockstar's new Grand Theft Auto game about to land at our feet at 00:00AM this very evening, it might finally be time for Nintendo's (in my opinion) best game ever to step to the side.

With a rating calculated from 12 reviews (OOT has 32) the XBOX 360 version of GTA4 is currently sitting with an average score of 99.25%. Given the sheer hype of the game as the reviews fall in we can't see the game dropping by too much either (although GameSpot.com don't like reviewing games higher than 9.6).

Many reviews already consider GTA4 to be the best game of this decade if not the best game ever.

Either way - it's a feat that has to be acknowledged. Few games have come close to Ocarina Of Time in the past 10 years - with only The Orange Box and Super Mario Galaxy posing a threat.

It's a testament to both how good Miyamoto's classic is and also how good GTA4 is going to be.

We don't know what you'll be doing tomorrow but here at NintendoLife we know what we'll be up to. And even though we're a Nintendo site, we can't blummin' wait.

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User Comments (20)

get2sammybAdmin

#3

get2sammyb said:

To be fair guys none of us have played it yet (I don't think) and from what I've read about this new GTA game it really does sound like the next best thing since sliced bread. Guess I can't tell you until I've seen everything the game has to offer like I have done with OOT - but my journey starts midnight tonight.

get2sammybAdmin

#5

get2sammyb said:

Erm - I see where you are coming from but - it's still considered to be one of the best gaming franchises (not most popular, we're going off genuine credit and accolade for the games) ever.

i8cookie

#6

i8cookie said:

whether it'll be the best or not, its going to be very good, can't believe i'm gonna miss out on this....

Zenman

#8

Zenman said:

i dunno, OOT is my favorite zelda game, if not best game ever, you see a lot of refrences to OOT in other zelda titles because it's that great. (personally they should re-release it for the wii, but update graphics, etc. into a new game)

Pocketim1

#9

Pocketim1 said:

WHAT! (Pocketim faints then comes back to his sences) I can't believe Zelda is getting beaten by a stupid game when you just run around the place and kill people because its considered "Gangster"...

get2sammybAdmin

#10

get2sammyb said:

I've played GTA4 for a good 4 or 5 hours now and while its not as polished as expected it is very good.

banzaigtv

#12

banzaigtv said:

GTA IV best ever? cough cough The freezing problem in the game alone is enough to give this game a 6/10 instead of a 10/10. Additionally, Zelda OOT has been the ultimate classic and will stay that way. Unlike GTA IV, Zelda appeals to all gamers, including younger audiences, with no controversial graphic violence, sex, drugs, language, etc. Zelda OOT never had any freezing problems or bugs. Zelda games have always had amazing soundtracks and OOT is certainly no exception. Therefore, GTA IV does not stand a chance to ever overtake Zelda OOT. The only developer that could ever make a better game is Nintendo.

Anythingwill

#13

Anythingwill said:

Unfortunatly banzaigtv, the problem is that for some reason critics ARE rating it better than zelda.
I completely agree with you that it shouldn't, but for some reason it's taking number one.
Here's my opinion. Ocarina of time personally isn't my favourite. It's a great game, but i even liked Majoras Mask better along with lots of other amazing games, and I think that GTA IV doesn't even stand up to all those other games. As great as GTA IV is, there's no way it's the best!
Shows you what our society has become. When OOT came out a game like GTA would have flopped, and now somehow it's number one.

banzaigtv

#14

banzaigtv said:

Then they should let the fans vote on the best game. That way, the players can help decide which game should be the best instead of having just the critics decide for themselves.

Anythingwill

#15

Anythingwill said:

Yea, personally i like to look at the player scores more than the critics. Critics will score a game better than they should, or lower than they should. The problem is just that people can mess with scores while critics scores are set in stone.

get2sammybAdmin

#16

get2sammyb said:

I'm so torn. GTA4 is a very, very, very good game in a different way to OOT. GTA4 has definitely set the standard in story telling, character development and voice acting for me.

I hate the way it pretty much tells you what to do all the time however. It's not as flawless as some reviews have stated but it's still up there - right up there.

Zenman

#17

Zenman said:

i happen to agree with banzaigtv and Pocketim. wile sometimes it's fun to just run around and blow stuff up, games like that have never appealed to me and only 1 person out of all the people i know acually wanted GTA4. just for a little statistic, that is out of about ten people.

get2sammybAdmin

#19

get2sammyb said:

But (I can't comment on the original GTA games) in this iteration of GTA you definitely don't just run around blowing stuff up. There is a fair deal of variation.

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