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Hello and welcome back to the Month of Misses, where I show everyone just how incompetent I am at keeping a good schedule! Today, I'm going to talk about Majora's Mask 3D, a 3DS game that was a remake of a 15 year old N64 game.
I'm actually surprised that I haven't had that many opprotunities to talk about The Legend of Zelda or any other game in the franchise. This is really the second time I've ever had to talk about it on the site, so I might as well make a few quick points and merits before I begin. My first LoZ was Link's Awakening DX, my favorite Zelda game is Wind Waker, Skyward Sword is not a bad game in the series, and I think that Ocarina of Time is overrated beyond comparison. I'm saying all of this now because at the end of the day, I love the Zelda franchise. I love waiting for every new game to come out in the series, and nearly every game in the franchise can be called one of the best games on the console it's released on. To me, Zelda games are rare little treats that I always know will give me a good time. And yes, I have played the original Majora's Mask back on the N64, and this port of the game is exactly the same as the original game. I like it, but I don't love it.
If I'm allowed to take off my reviewer glasses for a minute, I usually take a policy to never review remakes of games. Depending on the scale of the remake, I usually don't see the point in talking about a game that already came out years ago, and now has only received a new coat of paint. Yes, it might look better, but sometimes looks aren't the main factor why a game needs to be remade. I never once felt that Majora's Mask ever needed to be remade, and the petition and fan campaigns to do so have always seemed a bit perplexing to me. Yes, you may want a prettier version of your original game, but sometimes people don't know why they're asking for.
Not too long ago, people were going nuts over Square Enix announcing their Final Fantasy VII remake. People were begging for it for years, pleaded for it, and when it was announced, people proceeded to cry like little women. But now that a month has passed, we now know more about the game. We know that the core story will stay the same, but there may be some gameplay changes. The visuals will obviously be improved, but is there a chance that by improving the visuals, the charm of the game could be lost? What used to be a distinctive visual style could be replaced by the same aesthetic that so many AAA games have these days. My point is is that remakes are sometimes necessary, but have the chance of losing the same charm and magic that originally made them into legendary games.