Over twenty years ago, Nintendo Entertainment created one of the greatest games of all time. But what was great about it wasn’t the fact that it itself was great, but the revolutionary nature of the game itself. This title, known today as the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, was revolutionary because it took the old assets from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and transformed them into something more than just a rehash. We are now talking about a game known to all of us as a revolution in video gameplay for its particular flavor and all the rest of it.
The fun part of Majora’s Mask is that it is a condensed game. The whole point of it is that it falls into itself. There is actually far less content in the game than you would actually think, but because everything is thrown onto a tight timeline, the player is forced to play through all of the parts in a certain succession, creating the neat impression that the player is playing something much more expansive and much longer than they actually believed it to be in the first place. And that is absolutely incredible.
When you get your hands on the game, you will see that the masks physically transform the character of Link. It comes at great cost, there is much pain and screaming, etc. etc. This kind of stuff might be scared for a little kid, and yet I can only remember loving the game for everything that it was. It was one powerhouse of a game. Truly incredible. Thank you for making this one for us, Nintendo.
If you are ever in the neighborhood of the classic system known only as of the Nintendo 64, then be sure to check this one out. It is one hell of a game, and you can find it in the most delicious ways. If you know what I mean here, then you might be one of those people we call a mega fan.
So what’s so great about it? Well, the gameplay itself is revolutionary. You have to use time travel to win. And every victory, beyond the final one, is bittersweet. Truly wild.
So if you happen to be reading this one, Nintendo, then give us a remake of the legendary Majora’s Mask in the same style as the remake made by Sony for Final Fantasy VII. Only then can we truly be complete.