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[bit-tech] Miyamoto: Ocarina of Time could have been an FPS

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of the most important games ever made, according to some, and certainly helped to define a generation of gamers and cosplayers. The 3D free-roaming action-adventure was massively revolutionary at the time and one of only three real reasons to even own a Nintendo 64.

But it all could have been so different.

In a recent internal discussion at Nintendo between game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, Miyamoto revealed that the design for Ocarina of Time could have followed a very different path and ended up as an FPS instead.

Apparently prompted by a love of Rare's Nintendo 64 shooter GoldenEye, which is another of the three reasons to own a Nintendo 64, Miyamoto wanted to make OoT a first-person shooter too.

"I thought that the FPS system would be the best way of enabling players to take in the vast terrain of the Hyrule Field. Besides, by not having the player’s character on the screen, we can spend more time and machine power on creating enemies and the environments," said Miyamoto.

In fact, the main reason that the presentation of the game was changed was so that players could see that Link was growing and getting older as the game went on. That and Miyamoto wanted everyone to see how cool Link looked.


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Great game....
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One of my all-time favorites. Wouldn't change a thing about it.
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yes can't imagine it in first person
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Im glad this was a third person game but imagine a Zelda themed Oblivion, I think that would be pretty sweet.
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This game was so epic.

Twilight princess wasn't too bad either.
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They need to remaster OOT and release it for wii...

I know some group remastered it for emulation on the PC but PC sucks for this game. :|

OOT was one of the top 5 games ever, easily.
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They need to remaster OOT and release it for wii...

I know some group remastered it for emulation on the PC but PC sucks for this game. :|

OOT was one of the top 5 games ever, easily.
They did. well, kinda.

They released a Limited edition of Wind Waker for the Gamecube, bundled with it was a copy of Ocarina of Time, both the original and the "Master Quest", the difference with the Master Quest were more difficult dungeons, if i remember right.

I should know, i own it . Wind Waker was another great title.

There's no need to play it on the console anyway, Project 64 works perfectly fine.
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They need to remaster OOT and release it for wii...

I know some group remastered it for emulation on the PC but PC sucks for this game. :|

OOT was one of the top 5 games ever, easily.
i just beat the emulation last night, takes time getting used too but the controls are better
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