Majora's Mask is one of those rare remakes where I haven't actually played the original. I get the sense I am not alone. In that regard I think this remake is properly perfect: it's a great balance. It's a chance for chumps like me to right 15 year wrong, and a chance for fans to replay a childhood classic.
I've been playing a lot of old games recently. I've been playing Grim Fandango on the PS Vita, Metroid Prime on the Wii U. Old classics tend to fall into one of two boxes: they've either aged badly or you're incredibly surprised at how well they've aged.
Where does Majora's Mask fall on the spectrum? It's difficult for me to say. What I can say is that I'm enjoying this game as newcomer and I didn't really expect that. It might be the fact that the game has been given a it of spit and polish, but I'm essentially playing Majora's Mask as though it was a brand new game for the 3DS. I'm playing it minus any nostalgia, the rose-tinted glasses don't apply here.
I've played very little so far, but I'm already enjoying the fact that I'm playing a 'weird' Zelda. Not a 'major' Zelda, because this is a game with free reign to be adventurous with its themes and its design. More than anything I'm looking forward to learning about a new chapter of Zelda I skipped over, and picking up the vocabulary I've bee hearing, but not quite understanding for the past decade or so.
Most of all, it feels good to have something to play on the 3DS again.