Being this the first post on the topic, I guess I should ask why? What made both games on N64 so legendary that we continue to rant about the memories of playing them?
What would I say? I'd say its like any other childhood fantasy, it was great because we didn't know what was great about it. You only know that somehow walking through those eerie temples to solve those puzzles was more important than anything in the world. If I had to name one thing in particular (Now that I'm older I can begin to see the specific things), it would be the atmosphere of both games - Not the sky if that's what you're thinking (Even though it was pretty good) but the general feeling of it, the adventure, the people, the stories. It all accumulated into something purely genius, and I guess I'll never quite pinpoint what it was, but I still love it.