1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time -v -61 Metal Gear Solid

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  1. Lee

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    Two great farnchises started on the NES in the late 80's, two great franchises which had a major relaunch with two games. Those games? OOT and Metal Gear Solid. Who wins? You decide! Please note the poll is now only four days!

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  2. Sean Valjean

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    I never had an N64 so I never got to play OoT until two years ago. That said, I have no nostalgic attachment to the game whatsoever. Still, I had a hell of a time playing it. The great dungeons, clever mechanics and the grand scope of the adventure proved to me that it deserves all the praise it gets.

    Metal Gear Solid blew me away as a kid. The high production values, memorable cast, awesome boss fights and rollercoaster of a story was unlike anything I'd ever played and sparked my love for the series.

    Picking the better game is no easy task and might come down to mere personal preference. OoT might be the more complete game however. If you skipped every cutscene in MGS, you could beat the game in just a couple of hours, really. OoT could devour 50-55 hours of your life. I'm not saying being longer automatically makes it better, but it is worth noting. MGS might have the better boss fights; the Psycho Mantis fight alone is better than all of OoT in terms of being memorable and in originality. Though having played them both in recent years, OoT may have aged just a tad better in terms of gameplay. But style and overall atmosphere of MGS is a bit more alluring than Zelda. Decisions, decisions.

    I'm truly torn, but I'll lean towards Metal Gear Solid. I've got a soft spot for it, and honestly if I was presented right now with a choice to play both, I'd probably go for Metal Gear. The stylish espionage and crazy story edge's out Ocarina's more relatively standard "save the world from evil" plot. Both games deserve to go far though.
     
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    Metal Gear was good but here it is up against a monster in Ocarina of Time. It gets my vote due to superior gameplay, music, characters, and over a decade's worth of nostalgia. It isn't considered one of the best games ever for nothing. It earned that honor and all the bragging rights that come with it.
     
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    I love both games here, and ironically I played both of these ten years after their release (shows how with the times I am), and there is very little to fault with either game, they both have compelling stories and tons of bonuses on top of each other. MGS has the advantage of one of the best and innovative boss battles ever (see Sean's mention about Psycho Mantis, you like to play Castlevania right?) and a great voice cast while Zelda has the better soundtrack, Phantom Ganondorf battle and the Water Temple, among other others. Both games give you some "HOLY SHIT!" moments, I'm going to give this one a good think before deciding, while that happens, I'll let Egoraptor fill some voids.



     
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  5. Lee

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    I was expecting this to be closer but OOT wins.
     
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