I started this game expecting it to be like all the other Zelda games. In that aspect, this game does not disappoint. It’s all that and so much more. All the usual characters are found in this game, as well as a few new faces. Once again, you take on the role of Link as he tries to prevent Ganondorf from obtaining the all-powerful Triforce and taking over the world. At the bequest of Princess Zelda, you set off to open the gate to the Sacred Realm and retrieve the Triforce before Ganondorf realizes what you are up to.
This game takes quite a long time to beat, especially if you want to unlock all of the game’s little secrets. Even on my fifth time playing through the game, it took well over 20 hours to beat. Though not as long as some RPG’s, it is still a significant enough amount to dampen the replay value. I don’t suggest replaying this more than once unless you really like the game.
The music in this game is very well done. I would expect no less, seeing as how music is such a vital element in beating the game and unlocking its secrets. It seems every time I turn around, I have to play an ocarina song to advance through the game. The only music I don’t like is that which plays when you are severely injured. After about five seconds of it, I was ready to throw my system out the window. Also, playing all those songs gets quite tiresome after a while.
This game was very fun to play through the first time around. After that, listening to all the advice that Navi insists on giving you grinds on my nerves. The advice from the pesky owl that follows you around constantly when you are still a kid is just as bad. Take my advice and don’t replay it repeatedly. Doing so only seemed to suck all the fun out of it for me. Just once or twice is what I recommend.
The controls for this game are excellent. Aside from some small glitches here and there, probably due to the age of my controller, they were perfect. You won’t have to worry about having difficulties performing simple tasks with this game. I can make no such guarantee about more difficult tasks, but they wouldn’t be difficult if I could.