Is Zelda: Ocarina of Time still worth $40?

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For a limited time, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is $39.95 on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Apparently that's cheap, since it's going back up to its original price of $69.95 on Thursday.

Is a 15-year-old classic really still worth that much?

Sure, Ocarina will go down in history as one of the greatest games of all time, but is $40 really a "sale" price in 2013?

Sans-3D and Master Quest, it was $15 on the Wii Virtual Console in 2007.

Are you happy to pay $40 as a "sale" price for Ocarina of Time?

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Is Zelda: Ocarina of Time still worth $40? Comments

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No way. Even a physical copy at that price is ridiculous.
I think it's totally worth it. It still has the exact same value as it did at launch, and even then it wasn't exactly "new"; we already knew what was coming, and most people had already played the game before.

The lack of multiplayer/online gaming means the game still has the exact same worth it did at launch, on the exact same system, with better value. A no-brainer in my opinion, if you were waiting for it to go down in price at least (if you don't like Zelda or don't want a remake then this won't change your mind). [WTF]
Yep. Worth every cent. Even at $69.95 its worth it. One of the best games ever, with improved graphics, 3d, and portable.
I disagree that it's worth $70, but $40? Yeah, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is totally worth it.

Final Fantasy VII however, is absolutely worth $70 and I'd gladly pay $40+ for the other Final Fantasy VII Compilation games, too...
$40?
go online and pay Less and get the Physical copy. Lol
dont waste your time spending 40 bucks on something
you dont have the actual cartridge for.
you do know that you can buy 1000wii point ($15)
and get on the wiishop
ill buy it at $40 but not $70
why are we paying money for old gaaaaaames maaaaaaan they should be freeee after ten yeeeeaaaarrrrsss, hd re-releases are just companies after some caaaaassssh maaaaaaan

open your eyes duuuuuuuuude

Seems nostalgia blinds judgment in many cases.

JJake said: Seems nostalgia blinds judgment in many cases.


I sure as heck never owned a N64/GameCube (I had a PS1/PS2), this was the first time I'd played it. I think it was more than worth it, and for me I had a fully-fledged Zelda game (also considered by some the very best one) months after launch. For everyone else it was a cheap remake, but for me it was pure bliss. (*)
Worth it in my opinion. I wouldn't pay anymore than $40 for it (unless it was the collectors edition). The game is good but I feel Nintendo has released it too many times. Sure it is updated but it has been made so much easier and I find it quite boring.
The price isn't high to "rip off" customers who purchase the game for nostalgic value.. put it this way:

Grezzo and Nintendo worked together to redevelop the engine to rid the game of some crippling bugs that are evident in the original title. (If you don't believe me, go and watch some current speedruns of the game.. it is riddled with bugs).

Such development costs time and money. Programmers, artists and musicians all worked to re-imagine the game in such a way that it can *work* as its own game in the modern day.

Since it was developed as a retail game, it is sold as a retail game. Nintendo / Grezzo need to pay their employees and turn over profit for investors.. that's how these businesses work.

Simply put, it was developed as a retail game.. it was not simply a cut & paste of an old game with refreshed visuals.

Not to mention, from the customer side of things.. wow.

3D, re-imagined Zelda: OoT with Master quest. That's at least 20 hours (x2 for master quest) depending on how much you get caught up in collecting everything. This is all at 30FPS to each eye as opposed to what the original and emulated (ie, Virtual Console) copies work at.

I'd happily pay $70 for it if I didn't already have it, knowing how amazing this is.. especially compared to the majority of games available in the market today: $70-$100 for a 7 hour campaign, with a dull and repetitive multiplayer mode used to increase replay value.

Besides, there's clearly demand for it. The game has sold incredibly well at RRP, and continues to do so. :) Nintendo, and retailers, won't drop the price "just because" when people are still paying top dollar.

My $0.02 anyway. :)
i got this for $10 at the dick smith closing down sale lol

Harry said: The price isn't high to "rip off" customers who purchase the game for nostalgic value.. put it this way:
Grezzo and Nintendo worked together to redevelop the engine to rid the game of some crippling bugs that are evident in the original title. (If you don't believe me, go and watch some current speedruns of the game.. it is riddled with bugs).
Such development costs time and money. Programmers, artists and musicians all worked to re-imagine the game in such a way that it can *work* as its own game in the modern day.
Since it was developed as a retail game, it is sold as a retail game. Nintendo / Grezzo need to pay their employees and turn over profit for investors.. that's how these businesses work.
Simply put, it was developed as a retail game.. it was not simply a cut & paste of an old game with refreshed visuals.
Not to mention, from the customer side of things.. wow.
3D, re-imagined Zelda: OoT with Master quest. That's at least 20 hours (x2 for master quest) depending on how much you get caught up in collecting everything. This is all at 30FPS to each eye as opposed to what the original and emulated (ie, Virtual Console) copies work at.
I'd happily pay $70 for it if I didn't already have it, knowing how amazing this is.. especially compared to the majority of games available in the market today: $70-$100 for a 7 hour campaign, with a dull and repetitive multiplayer mode used to increase replay value.
Besides, there's clearly demand for it. The game has sold incredibly well at RRP, and continues to do so. Nintendo, and retailers, won't drop the price "just because" when people are still paying top dollar.
My $0.02 anyway.


what the **** is wrong with you? they obviously want our money

sjt333 said: what the **** is wrong with you? they obviously want our money


0mg nahhh $0ny wantz ur moneys. idiot head. [Facepalm]
perhaps i should add a nudge nudge wink wink to my previous post

sjt333 said: perhaps i should add a nudge nudge wink wink to my previous post


idiot head
more like .40c is all its worth

gammaray13 said: more like .40c is all its worth


Good one.

Pilkingbod said:

sjt333 said: perhaps i should add a nudge nudge wink wink to my previous post


idiot head


doodoo head

gammaray13 said: more like .40c is all its worth


says the person with the crysis 3 avatar

sjt333 said:

Pilkingbod said:

sjt333 said: perhaps i should add a nudge nudge wink wink to my previous post


idiot head


doodoo head

gammaray13 said: more like .40c is all its worth


says the person with the crysis 3 avatar


oh you hurt my feelings :'(

sjt333 said: perhaps i should add a nudge nudge wink wink to my previous post



Harry said: 0mg nahhh $0ny wantz ur moneys. idiot head.


*nudge nudge*
*wink wink*

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