As many people know the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild made history not too long ago by becoming the best selling Zelda title of all-time. Since its release back in March 2017 Breath of the Wild has reach approximately 10 million units worldwide in sales surpassing the likes of other 3D installments Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time. While Zelda: Twilight Princess reached approximately 9 million copies in sales since its release in ’06 it should be noted that Ocarina of Time had reached over 7 million copies following its initial release in the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Despite, Breath of the Wild becoming the top selling game with the Zelda series some would argue that its not the best game overall.
There are many people who believe to this day that Ocarina of Time was and still is the best Zelda game of all-time. The transition that Nintendo made from 2D to 3D gaming with the release of Ocarina of Time was astounding. In Ocarina of Time you had amazing 64-bit visuals along with an open world environment a robust combat system (Z-targeting) along with optional side quests and elements of Time travel after gathering three Spiritual Stones in Link’s quest to thwart Ganondorf. Despite, being released 20 years ago Ocarina of Time is a game that retro gamers who grew up in the 90’s would still play to this day. However, in terms of whether or not Ocarina of Time is a better game than Breath of the Wild in relation to storytelling is one that is highly debatable.