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LoZ Ocarina of Time vs. LoZ Majora's Mask
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Jan 10, 2007
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Ocarina of Time is a better game


vegeton
Feb 02, 2007
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Why write a big paragraph for? Majora's Mask just plain sucked with the whole time and falling moon aspect.

OOT Majora's Mask.

 
moderntenshi04
Feb 01, 2007
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Ocarina of time is better than Majora's Mask. Both games were fun to play, and MM was a great compliment to OoT, but OoT just stands out on top of MM. We're talking about what most people regard as the best game ever made. OoT successfully brought the Zelda series into the 3D realm, and gave us a massive world to explore and one of the most engrossing stories ever to be found in a video game. OoT was one of my first game addictions, and the game that got me into the Zelda series. Brilliantly designed and executed, and still regarded by many as the best game in the series. All honors need to go to Ocarina of Time.

 
postfloyd
Apr 05, 2008
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Ocarina of Time had so many easter eggs and goodies stuffied into it that to this day nobody has ever found them all. People are still looking for the TRIFORCE, which does exist in the game if you read one of the mask stones.(I fortot which one though).

Holy crap, there are gamesites dedicated to OoT and fulfilling everything still. In terms of sheer content, OoT wins hands down. And MM was much too short.

 
hollowedangel
May 22, 2008
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Easy to say, Ocarina of Time for sure. Not only does it enlighten everyone to how things came to be, telling much more of the story of how Link came into the forest, what happened to his father, and expands in great depth the connections between Ganondorf, Link, and Zelda, but come on, you get to be adult Link, who completely has dominated the gaming world.

Both games are amazing in my opinion, and Majora's Mask also has some very good qualities to it, but I must say that Ocarina of Time is a much better game in every aspect.

 
gt32
Jul 03, 2009
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I think Ocarina of Time is way better than Majora's Mask. The graphics aren't that good, sure, but in Majora's Mask, they made the world SMALLER so that they could fit in the fancy graphics. Compare the size of the worlds in both games. The graphics in OOT aren't even that bad. Also, the sound isn't much improved in Majora's Mask. Also, consider how long the quest is in OOT. And you fight Ganon. What do you get at the end of MM? A mask. You have nine dungeons in OOT. 4 in MM. The transformations in MM are creepy and don't do as much as they could. In OOT, you can play as both adult Link and kid Link, adding more confusion and speculation to the storyline. The world was massive and expansive, and you had to think about what to do next. In MM, there's way too much emphasis on minigames and not the actual game. They wrecked the continuity and confused people by reusing characters from OOT. Oh, and how can you call Majora's Mask a Zelda game? It should have been a separate game. They only use Zelda for 30 seconds to make it a Zelda game. How cheap.

 
chickenman542
Apr 14, 2011
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Well the Loz oot and mm are games everyone loves but i say the legend of zelda ocarina of time is better because the legend of zelda Majora's Mask goes off track but the original has a storyline the mm storyline has no story everyone goes for the story the original has great music great graphics (for N64).

 
Bernard Fritz
Jul 23, 2013
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Majora's Mask has a brilliant concept and story, but in terms of actually playing the game, Ocarina of Time was simply more fun to play.

Majora's Mask had many annoyances, but particularly the fact that 2/3 of the gameplay was simply just doing quests and favors for people. And you find these quests by pure rote memorization.

 
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Majora's Mask is a better game


sethdonut
Feb 04, 2007
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Ocarina of Time was the first, to be sure. But Majora's Mask improved upon every aspect of the 3D Zelda formula. The music was vastly improved, and managed to create many memorable, haunting melodies - some of the best in a Zelda game. The art design of the world and the masks were colorful and captivating in their own functional ways. There were so many side quests for an N64 game, and it really fleshed out the depth of many characters in the world, versus the two-dimensional roles they filled in Ocarina. The game also included three new manageable main gameplay control and puzzle-solving mechanics such as the Deku, Goron, and Zora mask. The story of Majora's Mask was absolutely captivating as the most dramatic plot-driven entry in the Zelda series, (beyond that of Twilight Princess, even). As if the idea of the moon falling into the land wasn't epic-enough? Ocarina might have been your first, but Majora was your best.

 
milkman
Feb 05, 2007
1 convinced
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True, the whole time thing did suck, but you could turn into different creatures, which, in itself, was freaking sweet. The worlds were bigger, allowing for more exploration and an overall better gaming experience. OOT was one of the most amazing games I have ever played, but MM built on OOT's success and improved the gaming experience.

 
colin420
Feb 12, 2008
1 convinced
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Despite the fact that Ocarina of time is one of my favorite games ever and my first nintendo 64 game ever, Majora's Mask was better. It had better dungeons even though there were only 4 of them, and a darker, stranger and overall eerie storyline that was more entertaining than Ganon catches Zelda and abuses triforce storyline. It's very close, and these are the two best games in the series, followed by link to the past, but overall Majora's Mask is my favorite Zelda.

 
Taylor B. Reiner
Sep 13, 2010
1 convinced
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Rebuttal to: gt32 Show

I would have to say that the better graphics are because of the expansion pak not because the world is smaller. Also, there are other Legend of Zelda games without Zelda: Link's Awakening, the main sections of Oracles of Seasons and Ages.

 
tankatron
Jan 19, 2011
0 convinced
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Was MM a breakthrough? not in the least. It used the exact same game engine as OoT. OoT was the breakthrough, but come on, yeah we all loved OoT, and its an amazing game and always will be, but the plot and emotion put into MM was fantastic, and the fact that there were 4 different characters you could be, vs the 2 (adult and kid) in OoT sets the 2 apart. They are both 10 out of 10s where 10=perfect but i have to give MM my vote (i know that doesnt make sense so MM is a 10.000001 out of 10

 
ursikos
Jul 09, 2011
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Majora's Mask has a story. It has a grand, great, dark, desperate, emotional, epic tale of a hero who has moved on from his deed, one where we feel for him deeply. These games cannot be compared by item count, area size, character number, weapon selection or any other basic game element, simply because they are so similar. Ocarina of Time has nine levels but Majora's Mask has eight. Who can forget the Swamp and Palace, the Village and Mountain, the Beach and Fortress, or the House and Castle? Both have large inventories of items. Both have vast areas of land. Both have numerous personalities of inhabitants. Instead these games must be compared by a deeper meaning. We must look at the effect of the story not what the story is about. For example: Kill Bill and Lord of the Rings are great large production movies that deserve awards, but they have completely different stories. One is the Legend of Zelda while the other is the Legend of Link.

Ocarina of Time is a story about a young boy who is destined to save the land of Hyrule and it's people from the grasp of the tyrant Ganondorf. What ocarina of time did is it laid the foundation of how a Zelda game should function, and it did so very well. It is perfect from effective controls to engaging quests to clever level design, while adhering to the basic plot of Zelda. That is what made Ocarina so great, it is a perfect game, a perfect Zelda game.

Majora's Mask is about a hero who has moved on to continue his life, but is forced to save himself and the world from complete annihilation from an entity that is the embodiment of evil. Much darker. Majora's Mask did not take anything from the Ocarina of Time. It added something that let it live and feel. It added a soul. Who else felt sadness then joy for Pamela and her father? Why did we want to help Kafei and Anju? Why did we feel good with Darmani at rest? Why is there pity for the Skull Kid in the end? Do you replay this game to beat it or to interact with the characters once more?

Nothing bad could be said about these games because they are just too good. There is nothing bad. To say one is worse than the other will not make the other better, and I am here to see which is better not which is worse. To do that one must evaluate each game's greatness. Ocarina of Time is a great game, but Majora's Mask is a great work of art.

 
bolter
Sep 01, 2011
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That's a tough one. Ocarina did start the 3D Zelda era but in terms of characters and story in is relatively bland when compared to Majora's Mask.

 
linkfreak117
Oct 19, 2011
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Just because you couldn't understand the game, doesn't mean its a sh*tty game. Majora's Mask is deeper than Ocarina of Time emotionally and physically. The only reason why you like Ocarina of Time is because the story is more 'classic', and is easier to defend Ocarina of Time because when defending it, all one has to say is "I like Ocarina of Time because it's Ocarina of Time". Majora's Mask's story is darker that Ocarina of Time in many ways. Ocarina of Time's story doesn't make you feel for the people that get killed, because it doesn't show their emotions. When one pulls out the Master Sword and leaves the Temple of Time, the 'Market' is completely destroyed and ReDeads roam, do yo feel bad for the people that lived in there before? Not at all, you just go around and kill all the ReDeads and get 'magic'. BUT; in Majora's Mask, when you talk to the characters in-game, you get to see their fears and their emotions. And on the Third-day, you really understand the burden that Link carries. In Ocarina of time, you dont get to see the destruction and death of anyone. You are a child, you kill things, beat 3 small temples, get Ocarina of Time, get Master Sword, become Old Link, and beat 5 more bigger temples, and then fight Gannondorf, but you don't get any emotion attachment to the game's characters (Besides like Zelda and Link and the other 'MAIN' Characters). In Majora's Mask, you witness the death of hundreds and the complete destruction of an entire world, and in last 5 hours of in-game time, talking to people that are still around Clock Town you will really understand what they feel and what they really fear. You actually understand what the fate of an entire world and it's people is going to be if you fail. Watching the moon destroy Termina makes you think "Holy Shit, ALL the people that live here were completely f**ked by will of a depressed child wearing a mask" (yeah i know that Majora is possessing the skull kid, but the skull kids emotions are brought out and enhanced by the magic of the mask) OH, and not to mention, Link most likely traveled to an alternate dimension/Hyrule when he followed the skull kid. So the destruction of Termina would probably have a direct impact on Hyrule, ripping apart both worlds in a black whole caused from the direct relation between Hyrule and Termina.

 
linkfreak117
Oct 20, 2011
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uuuuhhh...they didnt "reuse" characters to be "cheap"...Termina is an alternate dimension/version of Hyrule. And i am pretty sure you are the ONLY person (as in JUST you and NO ONE else) who DIDN'T know that and/or was confused by it...played MM for the 1st time when i was 7, and i could figure out that it was a different dimention..AGE FREAKIN 7 BRO!

 


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