Fans will never stop loving Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It's largely regarded as the best Zelda game of all time, and as such is the frequent subject of all kinds of fan tributes from Nintendo fans all over the world.
From fan art to fan fiction, Nintendo fans never get enough Ocarina of Time. Perhaps that's why CryZENx continues to make such fantastic Unreal Engine 4 remakes of the beloved Nintendo 64 game. It seems like every remake CryZENx makes, the Internet instantly falls in love with. We've featured their work numerous times in the past, but this latest creation is simply too good not to highlight.
We've seen graphical overhauls of Zora's Domain before, but even then this Unreal Engine 4 version still takes our breath away. What really makes this remake stand head and shoulders above the rest is that it's actually playable.
It all looks and feels so true to the original, yet updated for modern times. The Zora character models look perfect, as do the ripple effects of the water as Link swims through the environment. The lighting, textures and scenery are all true to the N64 game, albeit much improved. Even the sounds from the original N64 version make their way over to this remake, resulting in a near-perfect recreation of the original's magic. CryZENx even recreates the game's original Z-targeting system, turning a tech demo into a real labor of love.
This year just so happens to be the 30th anniversary of the original Legend of Zelda, making it the perfect time for all kinds of fan recreations and tributes. We've featured several of them over the past few days, including this incredible voxel remake of the full original game as well as this 24 karat gold NES and Legend of Zelda game cartridge.
We can only fantasize about what a CryZENx Unreal Engine 4 remake of the original Legend of Zelda would look like, and maybe one day we'll have the opportunity to see. Previously CryZENx has imagined a fully 3D version of Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, with some seriously impressive results.