The Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask – has to be the most inspiring and
cleverly designed game of all time. Although with big competition, from
its processor Ocarina of Time – it definitely lives up to its name.
It’s different from other Zelda games, due to an innotive twist.
Majoras Mask deserves more attention than it’s got.
Graphics: 9/10: For its system, this game has the best graphics around
- Brilliant lighting, creating an enchanting feel. It’s realistic yet
comical, everyone should accept it. Terminas massive world, one that
you could easily get lost in – is where the graphics really shine. With
giant mountains and buildings towering above you, lighted up spookily
in the moonlight. The games so detailed that it really brings Termina
to life. The little touches make big differences.
Gameplay: 10/10: It’s Zelda, what do you expect? Now I can tell you all
the innotive features in this wonderful game. The genius thing about
the game is the Time System – twenty four hour (game hour) days where
every individual person has a schedule to follow. The game is made up
of three days, (the fourth been where the moon crashes down to earth
((literally)) ) meaning that there is a total of seventy two game hours
to do the adventure. Before you start screaming in disbelief, you must
note that you can go back in time. Infact, you can go slow and go
forward in time. Due to the three day timeline of the game, every hour
of the game is so life like – detailed and interesting. That, is what
makes the game genius. One of the bad points of the game would be the
saving. At first it is very confusing, and saving can’t be like that.
There are certain owls in the game that act as save points, and you can
save when you go back in time. But the save points are very far apart,
and you have to do a dungeon in one go. Plus going back in time, loses
all your ammo for items – and all your secondary items. Meaning the
majority of the time you start the game, your ammo is all set to zero.
Although the saving is terrible, you shouldn’t let it put you off – the
rest of the game is amazing. Majoras Mask has a great sense of a replay
value, with so many mini – games and side quests to do, which you can
restart due to the ability to control time. You can also transform into
different forms using transformation masks, which open up new ability’s
and reactions to things. The three main forms are Deku Scrub, a Goron
and a Zora – which should definitely excite Ocarina of Time fans.
Although the story doesn’t add much to the Zelda series, it’s griping
and interesting – it gives it that Zelda feel. The items are very
imaginative, some old some new – with a whole new set of interesting
masks to obtain. Majoras Mask has to have the most amazing, interesting
gameplay I’ve ever seen.
Sound/Music: 9/10: Top notch sound effects and stirring music keeps
your ears pinned back. There’s some wonderful melodies and enchanting
yet comical soundtrack. Near to perfect. Though it’s a bit reppetetive
Life Span: 8/10: A nice reasonable length, although only four dungeons
*gasp* it takes a long time to get to them, and all the sidequests
probably make up two extra dungeons. There’s no need to worry about
getting bored of it, you can suck a lot out of it. To sum it up –
there’s so much to do and see in Termina, you’ll be drawing your
pension by the time your bored of it.
Final Score: 98%: There’s so little to fault and so much to love.
Majoras Mask has a thrilling story and characters that will live on,
long after the games finished. It’s a natural instinct to buy it.