Retro Gaming Blogging Challenge: Day XI - If I Had To Recommend Only One Videogame, What Would It Be?

in Hive Gaming5 months ago

Hello everyone, greetings to the community. Once again, I am back to continue the challenge since I am a little behind with it, each time there is less time for it to come to an end. This time, I will talk about that game that I would recommend with my eyes closed, if you had to choose only one game, which one would you choose? It is an interesting question that I will answer next. I really feel that simply recommending one is impossible due to the immense amount of games that exist and that they are of a high quality, but still, out of all the retro games that I was able to play in my childhood, I have been able to bring up one and that it's Zelda Majora's Mask.

Despite the fact that I have a huge affection for Zelda Ocarina of Time, the truth be told is that Majora's Mask is not left behind at all, since despite having been designed not to be a game of very large proportions, it is this very factor that adds so much charisma to the game, as this game is not about exploring a huge world, it is about exploring people. Once you play Majora's Mask and return to Ocarina of Time, one can see that the characters and NPCs do not give much importance, since the focus is Link on his adventure to save Princess Zelda. However, in Majora's Mask, each character in the game has its due importance, their own personal life, their duties, hobbies, fears such as the moon falling and having to complete their work, they are characters that feel alive with a purpose.

Zelda Majora's Mask is a game that is more enjoyed doing the secondary missions, since to be honest, you lose more than 60% of the game if you decide to skip them. Zelda Majora's Mask has quite a few secondary missions, each of them can occur at different times, the characters are anchored to these secondary missions so they will not be static in one place, they will move around and do their homework or simply go about their life Personal, in the process you can discover more about the lives of these characters that although they do not seem important, the truth can be very interesting to deepen. Depending on whether we act well or not, our secondary mission may have a different ending.

Zelda Majora's Mask is usually referred to as the darkest of its entire franchise and it is something that I can confirm, since the game touches on certain sensitive issues, obviously in a subtle way. You can really feel a rather heavy atmosphere playing, no character is happy, everyone has problems and Link can decide between helping them or passing them. Unlike Ocarina of Time, Zelda Majora's Mask decides to take risks narratively, resulting in a game quite different from its predecessor but still keeping its mechanics. The truth is, the older I get, the more I notice many of the winks that the game throws and the more you think about it, the sadder and more depressing the game gets.


Both Ocarina of Time and Majoras Mask are all time greats. My favorite thing about the Zelda games are that they do something unique each time. In Ocarina of Time there’s time travel. In Majoras Mask you have three days to save the world. Amazing.

Indeed, every Zelda game has something unique on its own and that´s awesome.