Eiji Aonuma, one of the lead developers on Ocarina of Time
, won't quit developing for the franchise until he finds a way to better what many claim is one of the best games ever made, admitting that he's become obsessed with improving the series.
"I'm happy that a title I worked on some time ago remains highly praised to this day, but that also shows how none of the subsequent games in the series have surpassed it,
" Aonuma said in an interview with Nintendo Everything
"As someone who is still working on the series, I have mixed feelings about that. Because I haven't yet surpassed it, I can't quit. Surprisingly, that simple motivation may be the reason I continue to work on the Zelda series.
"Ocarina of Time was the first title I worked on, and I was continuously tackling challenges every day during its development, so I think this is the title I feel I impacted the most,
" said Aonuma.
Ocarina of Time
is still one of the most acclaimed and loved games ever made, still topping charts on sites like Metacritic and Gamerankings.
Personally, though I didn't play it at the time, I never saw what all the fuss was about to be honest. It's a definitely a very good game, but to me the Zelda
series has always been a bit formulaic and samey. Give me Deus Ex
or Beyond Good and Evil
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