It has been fifteen years since my first experience of dealing with that pesky Skull Kid in The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask. Today I am as happy as ever with my experience of playing Majora's Mask on my Nintendo 3DS. I am still captivated by the strangeness that unfolds right from the beginning of the game when meeting Skull Kid for the first time. Now, I don't want to recycle the storyline from start to finish but instead I want to talk about some of my favourite differences between the Nintendo 64 classic and today's re-hashing of Majora's Mask.
During the initial scenes of Majora's Mask it's immensely clear that I was playing an aesthetically stunning game. The textures are rounder and smooth to the point of absolute perfection along with a richly satisfying colour saturation. I was recently playing Ocarina of Time on my Nintendo 3DS and found the colour palette quite dull in comparison to Majora's Mask. I didn't expect anything less as I've always found Majora's Mask to look much nicer than Ocarina of Time. There's just something about that deep, dark purple that really draws me in.
I've been playing Majora's Mask on the old 3DS so I haven't felt the benefit of the new C-stick control system. The camera panning feels a little clunky on my current 3DS but this is supposed to improve to become more fluid on the new Nintendo 3DS. Additionally, I've never been a fan of the 3D capability on the Nintendo 3DS so I've mostly been playing with the 3D off. The enhanced hardware of the new 3DS allows for a smoother stereoscopic 3D feel. Personally I feel this will enhance an already beautiful looking game. If any of you guys have played Majora's Mask on the new Nintendo 3DS then let me know how it plays. Are there any Majora's Mask secrets that I'm missing out on?
The Bombers Notebook has been vastly improved in the revamped Majora's Mask. My sources tell me that this has been a welcome feature amongst the gaming community. Win! The Bombers Notebook becomes available much earlier in the game which appeals to me a lot more as the story adopted a more seamless approach. If you are new to Majora's Mask then I feel the Bombers Notebook will be a key asset in helping you to make sense of the world. Achievements, event logs, character notes and more are stored here and with the time travel element to Majora's Mask seeming confusing at times, the Bomber's Notebook helped me to keep everything in focus. Termina feels like a friendlier place thanks to the Bombers Notebook.
There are many subtle differences in The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D and I want to know what some of your favourite are? Are there any differences that you do not like? Drop me a comment below or join me on Facebook. Overall, it's a solid remake that ensures the magic of Termina can live on even longer. Order your copy from one of my trusted affiliates here.
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