> Implyin' TP and OoT are low denominators for rating.
But none surpass Link's Awakening, aside from OoT, of course.
Every aspect of OoT surpasses MM aside from sidequests.
Actually, many npc's didn't react to the 3 day limit. It's mostly restricted to Clock Town, and even then behavior is inconsistent.
Additionally, the fact npc's are mostly recycled from OoT give it an "it was all a dream" effect. I still can't tell if it was canon or no.
"It was all a dream" worked in favor of LA now that I think about it. It was appropriate though.
MM is probably the best story telling in the entire LoZ series.
Also SMB2 was only a dream and SMB3 was just a play by some accounts, not that it makes a difference either way.