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Robin Williams Dons "Urban Santa" Look For Ocarina Of Time Trailer

Nintendo's latest Ocarina of Time trailer has hit the net, a sweet, nostalgic little video featuring everyone's favorite mascot for bipolar disorder (and gaming enthusiast) Robin Williams, showcasing his newfound love of facial hair. Gracing that ever-boyish face is a beard for the ages, falling somewhere between grandfatherly charm and the look of a man who lives in a compound on the outskirts of civilization, dividing his time between hunting for food and writing letters that start with the words, "To the crooked bankers and fat-cat politicians of the UNited $tates Government: WE KNOW ABOUT YOUR PLANS FOR THE NEW WORLD ORDER." Of course Williams does having some gaming cred, having named his daughter "Zelda" as a tribute to the beloved character. This may seem like a vaguely cruel thing to do, but in Williams's defense, this was during the late 80's, just a few shirt years after he was spending enough money on coke to fund a South American insurgency.

For many of my gaming brethren (and whatever the female equivalent is), Ocarina of Time 3D is sure to be one of the highlights of the 3DS. The original for the N64 was met with universal acclaim, with reviews scoring an average 99% on metacritic out of 22 critic reviews, and a 9.5/10 based on 549 user reviews. I'll be interested to see how Nintendo's classic looks in 3D, to which I've grown less and less averse over the years. After seeing a handful of 3D films use the effect artfully; a couple of which seemed far less impressive when rendered in 2D. It has the potential to makes the experience all the more immersive, especially as time goes on and graphics become more and more realistic.

9 Comments

SecretMoblin said:

For the record: "sistren" is the female equivalent of "brethren", but it doesn't have the same colloquial meaning as brethren. Meaning, of course, that "brethren" can be used to include both guys and gals.

And I'm still averse to 3D, Zelda or no Zelda. Give me gameplay innovation over hardware trickery any day of the week.

Shin Gallon said:

Nice commercial, I love Robin Williams.
I'm actually looking forward to Ocarina 3D, not because of the 3D (my 3DS's 3D slider will forever remain in the OFF position) but because of the enhanced graphics and gameplay balancing they're doing. I've never understood the worship of this game, always having found it terribly boring on the occasions I've tried to make it through a single playthrough (always giving up and quitting soon after reaching Hyrule field for the first time), ranking it pretty much last on my "favorite Zelda games" list. But maybe this time, I'll see the game everyone else always talks about.

D-lite said:

wow I just totally had an aw moment!

Mittens said:

Swede does like to emphasize his seniority. I'm sure he can remember when this was all field. My culturally biased test of gaming age is whether he remembers playing The Legend of Zelda and watching Johnny Carson. If you could have conceivably done those both on the same day...you are old, like me.

Super Swede said:

Heh, i enjoyed a bit of Williams's standup on Comedy Central when i was younger (for the record, I'm 28), and of course i grew up with his movies.

As for Johnny Carson, that was probably the last time i enjoyed watching The Tonight Show. I'm now condemned to at least half an hour of watching Carson's adorable animal guests on youtube. For those who wish to join me on this trip down memory lane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6KPcE88QoY

Felinius said:

Carson...not so much, but playing Zelda, and watching F-Troop? Ohhhh yeahhhhh

jedipookie said:

Wow, way to make a sweet, heartwarming ad into a target opportunity to make fun of Robin Williams and his beard and daughter's name.
I certainly hope this article war written with roasting intentions to a brilliant mind.
If not, boo I say.

Super Swede said:

I assure you it was done purely in jest, and that in fact, i find Robin Williams quite charming and sweet.

raindog469 said:

He's also been wearing beards on and off for literally his entire post-Mork-and-Mindy career. He was one of my first celebrity bear crushes. I look forward to watching this when I get home to a computer that can play videos.

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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