The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Features for 3DS

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Tom Orry, Editor - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, 3DS

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The 3DS finally has a game worth getting excited about, although you may well have played it before - potentially numerous times. Ocarina of Time certainly feels like it has aged slightly, but it also manages to belie its original 1998 release date with gameplay mechanics that are still used today. It's also a great fit for the 3DS, looking wonderful in 3D and letting you pause anywhere by closing the lid. I'm not sure if a new generation of gamers will love it quite as much as everyone did back in the day, but the fact that Nintendo's title as held up so well is testament to just how much of an achievement the N64 original was. Oh, and once you hear the classic music, memories will likely come rushing back.

Neon Kelly, Deputy Editor - Duke Nukem Forever, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

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I finally got around to playing Duke Nukem Forever on Thursday, and lord almighty do I wish I hadn't. Now, it's been a fair while since I've extensively dabbled with Duke 3D, but I certainly don't remember a 30-minute gap between starting the game and actually getting into the action. Here's the difference:

1996: "Those alien b*stards are going to pay for shooting up my ride!" Followed by awesome violence in the street and a nearby porn cinema.

2011: "Those alien b*stards are going to pay for shooting up my ride!" Followed by a trip to the toilet, a brief boss battle… and then half an hour's worth of farting about in Duke's house, in a TV studio, and a load of air vents, with lengthy loading screens scattered throughout.

Seriously, it's ridiculous. Duke Nukem Forever has no shortage of problems, but the fact that the developers began a parodic FPS game with a massive chunk of dull exposition… well, it shows that they simply didn't have a clue. And don't get me started about how dire things get once the game starts for real.

Martin Gaston, Previews Editor - Pursuit Force, PSP

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"Welcome Back", says Sony. "Sorry we lost all your personal information and made it so you couldn't play Portal 2 in co-op for, like, an entire month. Here's a free copy of Pursuit Force!" If only all things in life worked like this; when the banks lost loads of money in 2008 I would have least been given a couple of free yacht rides and a haircut.

Pursuit Force has a novel concept but sadly controls like a dog. You're driving nippy sports cars that steer like monster trucks, but it's validated by the fact you can jump from car to car as you rid the city of automobile-related crime. The concept alone redeems it for a few hours, but after a while things like the wonky handling start to crop up and knock away some of the lustre. Still, it's a nice little bit of fun and works well as a handheld game. Plus it was free - and all I had to do was have my personal details compromised!

Emily Gera, Staff Writer - Dungeon Siege III, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

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I'm edging my way over the half-way point of Dungeon Siege III at the moment. You can expect a review of the thing next week, but here’s a teaser: If you’ve been clamouring for a fantasy world that is fuelled largely by cleavage but can’t be bothered with Dragon Age II, then Dungeon Siege III is the logical alternative. Even the ghosts in this make the DA II cast look like pre-pubescent Russian gymnasts. Your disarmingly flirtatious half-sister is also given the ol' Page 3 makeover, just in case you weren’t already feeling slightly over-dressed. Video games!

Jamin Smith, Staff Writer – Shadows of the DamnedPS3, Xbox 360

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I can't really talk about Shadows of the Damned just yet - the embargo doesn't lift until Tuesday - but I'll say this: it's properly mental. I suppose I can direct your attention towards this boss battle video, which shows demon hunter Garcia Hotspur going toe-to-toe with a giant bird-demon-thing. In order to down said beastie, you have shoot its swollen red testicles until one of the grim reaper sisters cuts its head off with a scythe. This is probably one of the more sedate moments in the game. More on Tuesday.

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87Sarah@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne? I'm almost sick everytime it comes on, i quickly put that song to 'don't play' as soon as I found out how. :)
Posted 12:09 on 20 June 2011
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dav2612

I've played a bit of Zelda OOT and rather enjoying it.

I also played Ballad of Gay Tony, Infamous and Lego Pirates.
Posted 09:01 on 20 June 2011
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reynoldio

This week I have played nothing, at all. But I did walk 100miles through the Scottish Highlands, which was great!
Also great: The wife is away with work tomorrow and Tuesday nights. Gaemz!
Posted 23:01 on 19 June 2011
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CheekyLee@ munkee

Quote:
The first FEAR on the PC is one of my favorite shooters.
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Along with Project Zero, FEAR proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that a sole ghostly Japanese girl is scarier than a thousand zombies.
Posted 22:16 on 19 June 2011
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dudester

Yeah loved the 1st fear probably my fav fps if I had to choose, second not so much but still keen to check out 3 to see if they got it back on track.

The multiplayer was great for fear since it was also released as a free download on pc was busy and the battles were intense.
Posted 22:13 on 19 June 2011
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munkee@ Wido

The first FEAR on the PC is one of my favorite shooters.
Posted 20:38 on 19 June 2011
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Wido@ pblive

All my friends who are playing the game, says it is refreshing and still has the same sparkle when it was first launched.

I've been also playing Fear 1 and currently half way through Fear 2. Playing them on PC believe it or not! I downloaded the Reborn DLC demo of XBL and gave that a blast as well. I know, I know, but I'm actually enjoying the Fear games. As it does have a very strong plot which gets interesting by the minute. Fear 3 releases next week and I got a pre-order on it at shopto £29.86 for 360. I think there is co-op for the game or rumored to be. I suppose Tom will be reviewing the game?
Posted 19:54 on 19 June 2011
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Mr_Ninjutsu

Been playing a lot of Bad company 2 on the PC, still bloody awesome.
Posted 19:34 on 19 June 2011
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dudester

So i finished LA noire late Friday night and towards the end the game became more of a chore then enjoyment. because I had put so much time in tho I wanted to see it through to the end. No spoilering from me but I can say while overall I would give it about an 8 I cannot see it being one of my goty candidates at the mo.

Now decisions infamous 2 or witcher 2 next?
Posted 18:26 on 19 June 2011
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Woffls

I'm imagining playing Ocarina of Time. It should be back at my parents' house, but I'm tempted to just buy a copy after work tomorrow and return the other one when I finally get it. I can do that, right?

I'll start playing games again when I've got some speaker stands for the satellites because there's nothing to stand them on at the moment.
Posted 18:07 on 19 June 2011
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CheekyLee

Ocarina of Time 3DS is truly magnificent. I know that I got further than I currently am, because I definitely completed the fish. (I recall with clarity naming him Lord Jabberjaw.) For the life of me, though, I have no idea HOW I completed the fish, because right now I just want to punch Princess Retard. And those STUPID ELECTRIC JELLYFISH and ANNOYINGLY PLACED OCTOROCKS are exactly the kind of thing that would normally make me stop playing a game and do something more fun instead. Yet I will put up with them, because so much of the rest of the game is miles better than anything else I have played in recent memory.

I have also played a bit of Ridge Racer 3D, and that is about the lot. A new console does this to me, I'm afraid!
Posted 17:43 on 19 June 2011
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pblive@ Wido

Zelda OOT all the way for me. Great game, even though I've played it before it still feels fresh on the 3DS.

Also be dabbling in Lips again (sounds wrong) and another plethora of iOS games.
Posted 15:27 on 19 June 2011
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TomPearson

Orange and TEAL!

Sassy Creed 2 for me ^_^
Posted 13:18 on 19 June 2011
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Endless

I've also being playing Dungeon Siege 3, though i havent played much yet either. I did my usual play as each character until I can save, then scour the abilities, talent and specialisation trees for nuggets of brilliance that fit my playstyle. I SO anted Reinhart to play differently, sadly he's a bit clunky and his Entropic attack is virtually impossible to use in actual combat, at least if you plan on hitting with more than the first it of the combo.

So at the moment i'm using Katarina: Guns + magic + cleavage = WIN! Incidentally I started playing straight away on hardcode and Katarina and Anjali were the only ones I managed to get through to pilgrim's road with no trouble at all. So I picked Katarina. It's more than a passing resemblance to Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, but I loved that so this is all good :)
Posted 13:16 on 19 June 2011
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@Neon-Soldier32

I actually really enjoyed Darksiders. I enjoyed it more than God of War 3. I'm not saying its better. But, with GoW 3 I felt that it hadn't moved on enough from GoW 1. The only difference is that in 3 the camera wants to be the star of the show, which pissed me off. I found Darksiders a more pleasurable experience. I thought the world was more vivid and inviting. Also, the character art was cooler.

@p0rtalthinker
I love Splinter Cell. I bought an xbox pretty much to play that and Alan Wake. The campaign was a real departure from the rest of the series and worked well. But, I spent more time in the other mode [i can't remember its name] where the gameplay is more 'classic' splinter cell. I'm really excited for the Chaos Theory HD release :)
Posted 12:33 on 19 June 2011

Game Stats

Release Date: 17/06/2011
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Adventure
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 925 134
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