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Fans are calling The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time the GOAT of old-school games

Fans are calling The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time the GOAT of old-school games

The legendary game has just turned 25 years old and many believe it still stacks up today.

It's wild to think that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is 25 years old.

And yet here we are.

The legendary title was released on Nintendo 64 on November 21 back in 1998 and the gaming world was never the same.

While we had already been blessed with the likes of Mario Kart, Super Mario 64, GoldenEye 007 and Duke Nukem 3D, Ocarina of Time was a game-changer.

The fantasy action-adventure game was set in a three-dimensional world that had a huge explorable environment.

It had a huge impact on the way modern games have been made.

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Former Rockstar Games vice president of creativity Dan Houser said that 'anyone who makes 3-D games who says they've not borrowed something from Mario or Zelda is lying'.

Now that the game has celebrated its quarter century milestone, many have taken to social media to say that it's still one of the GOATs.

"Best video game of all time. You can play it today and STILL have the experience of your life," said one fan.

Another added: "Forever my favourite gaming experience. I feel like it is the Zelda game with the most 'whoah' moments: leaving your house at Kokiri Forest already feels like a massive reveal, just like entering the Deku Tree for the first time does."

A third wrote: "The game that would change the franchise, and open world explorer games, forever."

The Legend of Zelda is being turned into a movie.

After seeing the success of The Last of Us, The Super Mario Bros Movie and others, it's safe to say that there's a huge appetite to adapt video games for the big screen.

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The live-action film is being directed by Wes Ball (from the Maze Runner franchise) and it's being produced by Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto alongside Avi Arad, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Nintendo is co-financing the project and Sony Pictures Entertainment is also providing backing to the project.

In a tweet from the official Nintendo account on Twitter, Miyamoto said: "This is Miyamoto. I have been working on the live-action film of The Legend of Zelda for many years now with Avi Arad-san, who has produced many mega hit films.

"I have asked Avi-san to produce this film with me, and we have now officially started the development of the film with Nintendo itself heavily involved in the production.

"It will take time until its completion, but I hope you look forward to seeing it."

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Topics: Gaming