In Ocarina Retold, my re-imagining of Ocarina of Time, I want to capture the essence of some of the best moments from the game.
Whether you first played it on the N64, GameCube, Wii VC, or 3DS, what were your favourite moments in Ocarina of Time?
Here are just a couple of mine, that I will certainly be trying to capture in some way in Ocarina Retold:
- Stepping out into Hyrule Field for the first time. It might be kind of small by today's open-world standards, but after the compact and enclosed spaces of Kokiri Forest, The Lost Woods, and the Deku Tree, Hyrule Field seemed huuuge. The sweeping camera shot and grand swell of music are a perfect combination to arouse delight and desire for adventure.
- Meeting the Forest Sage. It is already confusing to be a child, suddenly thrown into an adult body and with heavy responsibilities. Then there comes this. A lovely reunion with a childhood friend, someone who might understand what you're going through. But then you're stung with the realisation you'll be forever apart, with Saria destined (doomed?) to act as sage and protector...
- Battling Twinrova. So many things about that battle are cool and memorable. For a start you fight two enemies at the same time: one of fire, one of ice. Defeating them involves figuring out the magical properties of your recently-acquired mirror shield. Eventually the two merge into one greater being, who has a really cool design. Once you finally defeat it / them, the two halves comically argue with each other on their way to the afterlife. Plus their musical theme is upbeat and catchy!
There are so many more, but I'm sure I'll cover some of them in future posts.
What are your favourite moments? Why? Have you tried to capture them in fanart or writing?
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