But, eventually, I got my turn, so here's my thoughts on the game.
First of all the graphics. Anyone that has seen a screenshot knows it isn't like the old zelda in terms of graphics. It looks like a Saturday morning cartoon... so much that you think that even the N64 could have created the graphics. Now I know that it couldn't because of one thing: The animation. It is so incredibly smooth, that it feels like you are watching a saturday morning cartoon. Truely fantastic.
The next thing that threw me a bit off was the story. It isn't a story about Link. In fact, the beginning of the game explains what happened in previous Zeldas. Basically, your in the future (from the previous Zelda's) and Link ("the boy in green") is now a legend. The people believe in the legend so much that the day a 'boy becomes a man', aka his birthday (looks like he's still like 13), the tradition is for him to wear a green outfit for that day (guess what day the game starts?).
Now the gameplay is strangely familiar. Its because its the same controls as Ocarina of Time! Even a lot of the music is the same. This is one of the few reasons why they released Ocarina and Master Quest as a bonus disk. They had to convert the engine to GameCube, they had to get people re-accustomed to the engine gameplay, and a bonus disk always gives people extra reason to buy. Don't get me wrong, I think the controls are great, and because I had been playing Ocarina, I already had the controls well under my belt, so getting into the story was much much easier.
I haven't gotten very far into the game, but so far it seems that the plot is very expansive, and its been quite a fun experience already. Definately a game worth buying.
Oh, and I played for 1 hour and got past where my wife had stopped (you just can't beat an extremely seasoned gaming vet)
Better than Metroid:Prime? I wouldn't say that, yet... but I'll wait until I finish before giving the final verdict between the two games.
Anyone else that has played it have opinions or reviews?