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Ocarina of Time Makes a Good Bedtime Story

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Cute baby included

Sometimes video games deserve to be passed from one generation to the next, with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D being a perfect example that brings the Nintendo 64 classic to 3DS gamers. Kyle Hilliard and Ben Hanson from Game Informer have decided that age is no barrier to learning about this particular adventure; they've shared the tale as a bedtime story.

Hilliard tells the story to his baby daughter, mostly from memory, and does a good job of showing why it's one of the best-loved titles in the game industry. Major plot points are covered with some cute crayon animations and there are spoilers, albeit in storybook form.

[via gameinformer.com]

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User Comments (25)

Vallu

#3

Vallu said:

Can't watch the video anymore becauce I still haven't finished the game. :D

Morpheel

#7

Morpheel said:

If I ever have kids, I'll tell them bedtime stories about games.

"And before she could finish praying, Sephiroth falls from the ceiling and puts Aerith to sleep with his Sleep Sword!"

"And for the 25th time, Mario rescued Princess Peach! And they lived happily until the next game."

SkywardLink98

#9

SkywardLink98 said:

He shouldn't be saying "And then you..." he should have said something more along the lines of "Link was awoken by a fairy! Navi! She told him..." to make it sound more like a bedtime story.

rjejr

#12

rjejr said:

That's funny as I've been saying all along Skyward Sword is a lullaby. She could watch him play that and she would surely fall asleep.

DerpSandwich

#13

DerpSandwich said:

Pretty cute, though now it inspires me to put the game into actual story format. "There once was a boy named Link," and so forth. I kind of thought that's what it was going to be.

aaronsullivan

#18

aaronsullivan said:

Cool story about parenting: He has some time to get better at telling the story before she really gets what he's saying. This is his first draft. :)

I once did some work trying to put the Ocarina of Time story into something that would work as a movie and found some decent themes and a point of internal tension for Link. The problem with making this game into a movie is that many of the best moments happen deep in these temples with hours of just puzzle solving and gameplay. Doesn't work so well as a movie or even a bedtime story. :)

MagicEmperor

#20

MagicEmperor said:

cradles baby and smiles warmlhy "... And then Samus Aran, for no good reason, lost all of her credibility and was rendered a monotoned, dull simpleton. That's why some greats like Yoshio Sakamoto can fall so hard! Yyyes they can! Yyyyyes they can!" eskimo kisses baby

This was cute. Wasn't completely faithful to the original story, but I still think it's adorable..

GamerZack87

#22

GamerZack87 said:

That was so cute. :$

I actually think Zelda's Lullaby by itself would have put the baby to sleep. Just play that on a loop, and it's like battling a Lv. 5 Jigglypuff at the start of Pokemon Red & Green. Now, to wake a lazy teenager requires Navi's voice playing on a loop... ;)

BulbasaurusRex

#23

BulbasaurusRex said:

The best part was when he forgot the dungeon order and took a break to look it up online.

"And so Sonic finally beat up the bully Knuckles. However, that was just the opening Dr. Robotnik needed to fly in and steal the Master Emerald. Knuckles finally understood that he had been tricked all along, and so with the Hidden Palace crumbling around them, Knuckles led Sonic to a transporter that would beam him up to Sky Sanctuary Zone."

eviLaTtenDant

#24

eviLaTtenDant said:

Poor baby being spoilt and will never be surprised by anything in OoT's story. This is how Halo fans are made. :o

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