I’m prepared for the possible hate I may get for this… but I dislike Majora’s Mask. It’s the only Zelda game I’ve disliked. This is a review of the N64 version, since this is the one I have on my Wii.
I’ve tried to play the game after completing the first three days, but I just can’t be bothered. The objective of the game is to get all the masks and then defeat Skull Kid or something. That sort of objective is not something I like. It’s the reason why I haven’t completed Fallout 4. I’m extremely lazy, if the game won’t lead me to the pieces in an interesting way, then I’m not interested and I can’t be bothered.
The first three days weren’t exactly interesting either, and it was a little bit too easy to do. The only challenging thing was the task for the boys where you had to chase them or something.
If you compare it to the other Zelda games that have been released, it definitely lacks story-wise compared to the others. It’s just a town where a moon will crash in three days. Which, in my opinion, is a little boring.
The game is a little picky too, some things you can only do on certain days at certain times etc. As well as when the Ocarina of Time resets money, bombs and dungeon progress when it’s used to go back to the beginning of the three days. If you forget to put your money in the bank then you’ve lost all of that money.
However, on a brighter note, it’s not the worst game I’ve played. There’s definitely far worse, and Majora’s Mask is slightly enjoyable to play in the beginning – even if it is a bit tedious at times.
I just mainly dislike it as it’s very difficult to play without a walkthrough, and I hate following walkthroughs. I’d prefer to play the game and figure out everything for myself. But with MM, it’s so difficult to really figure anything out on your own.
A main reason why I don’t like it as much as I would, is the fact that I’ve had to replay the first three days three times. I played it on my computer using an emulator, and then I bought it on my Wii. I completed the first three days on the Wii, and for some reason it didn’t save properly so I had to restart. That’s a big reason why I won’t carry on playing it and try to progress, I don’t want to start over again. It was probably a onetime thing where the virtual console got buggy and erased my save file (or a case of Ben Drowned).
Compared to other Zelda titles I’ve played, it’s not the best. I haven’t played every Zelda game, so I can’t say if it’s the worst because I don’t know. It’s definitely not one that I’ll rush to complete.
It probably doesn’t help that I compare it to Twilight Princess, which is my favourite Zelda game… and it’s very story-based whereas Majora’s Mask is more minigame/sidequest based.
So what do you think of Majora’s Mask? Leave a comment below!