"With almost every system I jumped on the Zelda games as soon as they came out, except for the gameboy color. The two Oracle games I waited awhile on, until I finally bought Oracle of Seasons. I expected a cheaply made game, just to bring in money for Nintendo. I should've known that Miyomoto would not hurt his own game series just for some quick money, and I found this game definitely enjoyable. "
With almost every system I jumped on the Zelda games as soon as they came out, except for the gameboy color. The two Oracle games I waited awhile on, until I finally bought Oracle of Seasons. I expected a cheaply made game, just to bring in money for Nintendo. I should've known that Miyomoto would not hurt his own game series just for some quick money, and I found this game definitely enjoyable.
STORY (7/10): The story is that the dancing Dinn was kidnapped by an evil knight-like thing. There are a few twists, and you begin to see who is behind all this evil (and you have seen them before) and how it connects to Oracle of Ages. Could've been better, could've been alot worse though.
GRAPHICS (12/15): The graphics are very nice, and the character all greatly resemble eachother. The seasons are all colorful, and look the part well. They are not great, specially seeing this was near the last game made for the Gameboy Color, but they are colorful and look almost as good as the Super Nintendo Zelda did.
SOUND (8/10): Some of the classic music, and some new music too. I still will say I love all Zelda music and there is no difference for this game.
GAMEPLAY (44/50): There is a large inventory of weapons in Oracle of Seasons, such as swords, roc feather, and so forth. However the man thing for this game is the rod of seasons, which you can use to change the seasons. This will help you solve many puzzles, and earn your way through the 8 dungeons. The gameplay is very similiar to Zelda: Link's Awakening, so if you've played that this is an easy pickup. However there are now animals in which you can ride on, which adds alot to the fun department. An add in to Oracle games is that you can link them up to earn your way up to Level 3 master sword, the best shield, and other various weapon upgrades otherwise not available. You will have to link both these games up to find the ultimate masters.
REPLAYABILITY (7/10): Play through it once will take awhile, and then the search for all the rings and weapon upgrades (if you have both games), this should take awhile. However after you beat it once, there really is not too much desire to beat it again, but if you wanted too you could.
DIFFICULTY (5/5): Definitely beatable, but you will definitely spend time wondering how to solve each new puzzle. This game is definitely hard without a strategy guide, and with one it still will make you work for the end, but it is a fun job, and one you may cherish.
OVERALL (83/100): Oracle of Seasons is a strong game and stronger still with it's counterpart Oracle of Ages. Many masters will stand in your way, and weapons to collect. It is kinda long, and repitive and there is not much replay value, but I do reccomend purchasing this game if you liked Links Awakening, or have played through Oracle of Ages.
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