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Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
How do you top perfection?
Published by Mascara
01-15-2011
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How do you top perfection? Good question when you're
Shigeru Miyamoto and you're riding off the all of the fanfare
and ass-kissery that comes from creating one of the world's
most popular and well-respected games. Having crafted the
admittedly awesome Ocarina of Time, Miyamoto and his
team were under pressure to figure out where to go next.
The result:





To his immense credit, he didn't just lazily rehash Ocarina of
Time. Hell, he completely rewrote the rulebook... from a
narrative point of view, at least. This is far more than I can
say for Spirit Tracks, which merely took the most generic
RPG storyline ever and added trains. But this is not about
Spirit Tracks. This is about Majora's Mask. This game -
under the direction of Miyamoto's protege Eiki Aonuma
(who later went on to helm every other subsequent Zelda,
including Twilight Princess, Phantom Hourglass and Wind
Waker) - is a vastly different, experimental Zelda which
takes the series into refreshing and very new territory.





Well sure, it stars the same character, incorporates the
same set of races, has the same controls, uses the same
instrument (kinda...), and runs on the same game engine as Ocarina
of Time, but that's where the similarities end. Majora's Mask
is a far more dark title, on the premise of a 72-hour time
cycle, where Link has to conquer time itself in order to save
the land from being crushed by the moon, who sports an
admittedly off-turning grin. But a bit like Groundhog Day
(Haven't seen it? Watch it) Link is able to turn back the
clock and start the cycle again, in order to talk to the right
people, do the right quests, uncover what the Hell is going
on, and set things as they should be. On top of that, Link
now has the ability to put on different masks and become
some of Termina's different races like Gorons, Zoras and
Deku Scrubs.





It's a masterpiece in storytelling and compelling gameplay,
and feels unlike any other Zelda before and after it. Which
makes this one absolutely essential. Particularly if you've
enjoyed any other Zelda game in the series. For 1000 Wii
Points? How could you say 'no'?
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By AlloftheAbove on 01-15-2011, 12:46 AM
I fixed the grammar and tidied up the layout, because you didn't write much in each paragraph and each one only took up about two lines. But on the flipside, nice review.
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By Holysnap on 01-15-2011, 04:44 AM
really great review.
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By nickydimas on 01-15-2011, 06:57 AM
loved This game!!!
Last edited by nickydimas; 01-15-2011 at 07:03 AM..
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By SuperGamecube64 on 01-15-2011, 03:12 PM
Good although I feel it could be even better. But then again, couldn't every review?

By the way, OOT and MM are not on the same engine. MM runs on a modified/upgraded version of the engine that OOT and Mario 64 use.
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By AlloftheAbove on 01-15-2011, 03:23 PM
I like how you used your images as part of the text. I didn't notice it at first, but it's actually quite good.
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By SuperGamecube64 on 01-15-2011, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by AlloftheAbove View Post
I like how you used your images as part of the text. I didn't notice it at first, but it's actually quite good.
I still don't see it...what do you mean?
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By nickydimas on 01-15-2011, 08:12 PM
Now i think i will buy this game again on wii shop!!so many memories
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By AlloftheAbove on 01-16-2011, 03:58 PM
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I still don't see it...what do you mean?
Well, she talks about the team not really knowing to go next, and then shows the Deku Scrub Link, indicating that this was a massively drastic change.

Later on, she talks about how new and exciting this sequel is, and how different it is, but then shows a picture of something that was already in OoT. So then she starts saying how they're similar.

It could be a coincidence, but either way, it goes to show that the choice of images can add a lot to a review.
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By kisatiger on 03-09-2013, 11:43 PM
i tried this game for the first time last year. hella funny and a great old game. i loved the part were link took of the mask and screamed like hell. was the highlight of my life
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