The real beauty is the Ocarina of Time one. It's a brilliant area with so many unique locations and peoples. You've got a desert full of all-female thieves, a volcano with a race of rock people, a race of fish-people inside of a watery domain, a race of magical forest midgets, a bizarre town haunted by ghosts, and an epic quest to bind it all together. You can get so involved in the people, places, and things that the world is a greater "link" to the game that Link himself. It's all just so interesting. Later, the once beautiful land is in decay. Link must then re-encounter the old characters and events to save them. You get a real connection with each person and place as you quest to save them. It's just so involved and fun, I can't think of any game to top it.