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A magical adventure that perfectly rides the line between nostalgia and fresh creativity 0

Nintendo is a company that often has to ride a hard line between catering to nostalgia for the good ol’ days of gaming and creating innovative, fun new experiences. The Legend of Zelda is a series that has had some issues grappling with its identity over the past several years for completely understandable reasons. Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, though generally liked, were often accused of having countless gameplay elements stuck in the past while other parts were trying unsuccessfully to...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

It's like Link to the Past, but it also isn't! 0

A Legend of ZeldaA Link Between WorldsVideo Review - Click Here The legend of Zelda games are one of my all time gaming franchise - yes you could call me a fan boy but I've not really enjoyed the recent DS or Wii title as much as the classic N64 or Snes titles of old.The 3DS has now been given the chance to host its first Zelda title and this time the game is a semi sequel to the Snes title A Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past.The game begins with another Link in a long line of Links waking u...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A fresh coat of paint on a worn franchise 2

With each new iteration of the Legend of Zelda, it becomes easier to criticize the franchise’s inherent sameness and reliance on nostalgia. There are outliers, like Majora’s Mask or the recently HD-ified Windwaker – both introducing some different mechanics – but even in those examples, the core game remains the same: acquire the tools, solve the dungeons, and defeat some great evil.A Link Between Worlds does not reinvent the franchise, but it certainly delivers some fresh concepts and ideas, pa...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The perfect combination of nostalgia and novelty 0

A Link Between Worlds takes the core of A Link to the Past, and turns it on its head. You start out with a standard Zelda game, and you're soon treated to new and exciting mechanics that truly elevate it to something special. Simply put, this is the first modern top-down Zelda game. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A New Tradition 0

I would like to start with the full disclosure that I have never played A Link to the Past. The nostalgia that this game supposedly brings was not appreciated by me unfortunately.This is a world that you will want to spend time in. From the fiery top of Hyrule's Death Mountain to the marshy mess of Lorule's swamp, the desire to explore is ingrained into this world. Despite it's medium size, the game world is brimming with puzzles to solve, treasures to find, and characters to interact with. The...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

FANTASTIC GAME! 0

This was a Great Game! The story of Link Between Worlds, continues the fun/adventures stories of Link and his quest to bring peace to the Kingdom of Hyrule. The double world story is great, and kept me playing to find out what was going to happen next. You do not have to be familiar with other Zelda game to play/understand the story in Link Between Worlds. The caves in the game are set at just the right difficulty. The 3D effects are amazing, and make the game fun to play. Lastly the "renting i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Link to the Future 0

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a game filled to the brim with joy. It is a refreshing new take on a series that has started to show its age, but still holding in high esteem what made the series great to begin with. My main complaint with the past few Zelda games has been the length, not that I have a problem playing long games, but Zelda games so rarely justify their length in gameplay variety or narrative, instead padding out the latter halves of games with mindless fetch quests...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Crossing Over: The Hero I Needed 0

To preface this review I must state this fact. Before playing The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds I had never owned a Nintendo handheld, nor had I ever played a Zelda game. EVER. So this isn't necessarily a review for everyone.As an "outsider", Zelda games had always been "the thing" I never got; but was always interested in, a bit of a black spot on my gaming history. I've owned a Super Nintendo Entertainment System but played Donkey Kong Country. Owned a Nintendo 64 but never rented or ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Link Between Worlds is a wonderful follow up to the original and an illustration of what made Zelda great. 0

The Legend of Zelda as a franchise has been stale for a while now. Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword both have their fans but it seems that most people, myself included, found them to be dull experiences. Too much hand holding, repetition, and wonky motion control for my tastes. With the series losing momentum amongst the general public Nintendo has taken a new approach. They have looked back at some of the best games in the series and brought them to new consoles.It worked for Ocarina of Time...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Link Between Worlds successfully returns to what made the series famous. 0

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds marks a new beginning for the Zelda series. Or rather, it marks a return to what made the games great in the first place. Until now, the Zelda games followed the Ocarina of Time formula in that you could only complete dungeons in a specific order. And within those dungeons, you would get a special item that you needed to have in order to complete the dungeon. Oh, and we can't forget about the helper NPC that followed you everywhere, always pointing you...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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