Jonny, Greg, Evan, and the ghost of Jon Lindemann look back at one of the greatest and most beloved games of all time on its tenth birthday.
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We celebrate a decade of Zelda in the third dimension.
November 23 was The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time's tenth birthday, and while Nintendo fans around the world blew out their golden cartridges to celebrate with a trip back (and forth) in time through Hyrule circa 1998 on Nintendo 64, the RFN crew decided that this was an occasion worthy of a special episode.
Host Jonathan Metts, token foreigner Greg Leahy, and lightning rod Jon Lindemann welcomed special guest Evan Burchfield back into the RFN fold to reminisce about the interminable wait for Zelda's first foray into 3D, share the joy of experiencing the incredible final product, and ponder its significance as one of the most remarkable and groundbreaking games of all time.
This being RFN though, there were technical problems, in this case meaning that Mr. Lindemann's audio was sealed away in the Sacred Realm to be used as a punching bag for a very angry Ganondorf to kill a few centuries with. Fortunately, much of the discussion was not compromised by this sad turn of events, so there's still a great deal of Ocarina retrospection to enjoy. As for what Jon made of it all, I guess that will have to wait for 2018….
This podcast was edited by James Jones.
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