Sooo… I didn’t play Zelda games as a kid. Moreover, I barely knew anything about the franchise untill 2009. In 90’s a friend lended me for a short time her German version of Link’s Awakening for original GB, however. But she lended it to me because she had stucked in the game and I was the only person who actually could make any progress (I check every pixel in games so I always find a way, even if I don’t know the language/the game is a poorly translated bootleg). As you can see, my Zelda games experience wasn’t the greatest.
In 2008/2009 I managed to play Link to the past, for GBA. I didn’t finished it though. It was a good game, but I remember that later it got quite complicated with maps, or something like that.
Lately I decided to download a VC game to my 3DS. I like 8-bit games and having original game on a system somehow makes the playing experience better. The download was… Link’s Awakening DX. Played it, enjoyed it, finished it, liked it.
I have never got a chance to play the original N64 game, and generally Ocarina of Time 3D was on my “future purchase” list, but it wasn’t a “must have” tittle. However seeing all those: “one of the greatest game”, “masterpiece”, “must experience” comments & reviews and having a good experience from the gameboy tittle, I decided to buy it. Since I was going to buy the game anyways, Instead of waiting for “better times” (I’m thin with money atm), I bought it recently to give it a try. I actually ignored the eShop promotion because I like have a physical copy of a game.
I don’t play games very often. And when I do, I usually stay with my old favourite childhood games and pokemon. I treat video game as something between watching a move and reading a book, plus, the ability to explore the word in your own way and to take time to admire the models and textures. Hence, whenever I pick a new to me game, I look for something good (some people buy/download small time-wasting games to… waste time).
So far the game seems good. I think that because the original game was made in 90’s, it adds something nostalgic to my experience. I have to yet adjust to game’s interface.
dl;dr - I know nothing about Zelda franchise, played Link’s Awakening, recently bought Ocarina of Time 3D and I am enjoying it.