Monday, August 30, 2004

Zelda : Ocarina of Time

Many people plays and enjoys video games, and they keep playing since video games never stop to make an evolutions. There always new console or new games title to be played by the game players. From the first release of gaming console (ATARI i think), video games has become a huge industrial market this days. Many company are willing to support this market, including Microsoft and NVidia, since they got a lot of income from this division.

There are so many gaming console right now, such as Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1 & 2, Game Cube, Sega DreamCast, and some mini gaming console, such as Game Boy Advance, Portable Sony PlayStation (PSP), etc. People can choose which gaming console they will playing with and there are a lot of game titles can be played in each console. This market have influence PC gaming, since PC gaming is not as interactive as console gaming due to lack of devices. Some games only available on some console, because the developers saw a bigger potential market in console gaming.

But right now, you can find a lot of gaming emulator which can emulate some console emulator, just like you are playing with the real console. For now, i'm playing one of Nintendo 64's games, called Zelda: Ocarina of Time using my PC with help of Project 64, a great N64 emulator. There are also some good PlayStation emulator like PSX and VGS. You can find them at Aldo's Site. It contains a lot of emulator available and also great tools.

Zelda itself is first released by Nintendo for Nintendo console (i played them also) and right now, there are several version of Zelda. I have played Zelda: Majora's Mask also, but i haven't finished it yet, because it wasn't very interesting games, since you are limited to three days long and you have to rollback to the first day when you almost finished your three days limit. It was so bored to see a flashback views. I rather to play Zelda: Ocarina of Time which is more interesting and has better story.

I have reached the third temple that i need to recover and hopefully, before i finished this semester, i can finish playing this game. Zelda is a complex game with a lot of side quest, so it take a long time to uncover all of Zelda's story.