This moment has been five years in the making, and boy, was it worth the wait. For those of you familiar with Terry Garrett, you will most likely know him for his incredible, ongoing playthrough of Ocarina of Time. See, Terry is completely blind — that’s right, not blindfolded; completely blind. And now, he has finally defeated Ganondorf and beat the game!
Using a smart and elaborate setup and with the aid of emulator save states, Terry relied entirely on Ocarina of Time‘s audio to play through the game from start to finish.
With some long hiatuses between videos in recent years, at some points it looked as though the playthrough might have been abandoned. Not only is it a relief and a pleasant surprise to see Terry return to his amazing adventure, it’s incredible to witness such an inspirational accomplishment.
I felt geniune pride watching Ganon fall before our blind hero, and it’s amazing to think that even someone without sight can enjoy one of the finest games of all time. Congratulations, Terry!
It’s a journey I’ve enjoyed immensely over the years, and one I hope that newcomers to Terry’s videos will also indulge themselves in. Below you’ll find the first upload in the Ocarina Let’s Play, wherein Terry walks us through how his setup enables him to play the game. If you enjoy it, be sure to head to Terry’s channel, where you can continue the playthrough and check out other games he has played.
Oh, and I’m still calling him the “Daredevil of Video Games”.