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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review (Nintendo 3DS) (9.9)  by  

The latest entry in Nintendo's famous adventure series, The Legend of Zelda, is just about upon us! This game takes place in the same "world" as the classic SNES game, A Link To The Past, following a new Link on a new adventure through Hyrule, and an alternate kingdom, Lorule.


Time to grab the Master Sword once again, adventure fans. The world needs a hero, will you answer the call?

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Posted: 11/13/13, 15:39:36  - Edited by 
 on: 11/13/13, 15:50:53
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@deathly_hallows

That would be mighty nice of them to do that. On that note, I did receive my Green 3DS XL Dock. It looks good with my blue XL, but I hope it looks better with my gold one.
Posted: 11/14/13, 03:37:58
@DrFinkelstein
Yeah I hit my yellow one too, I was so close to getting green! But maybe the yellow will look okay...
Posted: 11/14/13, 03:39:35
Super_Conzo said:
Did everyone read that it got a perfect score from Game Informer?
MONEYHATS CONFIRMED

Pretty pumped for this one. Gamefly should get it to me on the 23rd or so. Really looking forward to the 60-frames 3D mode, too. Hoping it'll be easier on my head than Luigi's Mansion was...
Posted: 11/14/13, 04:18:20
Tons of reviews out now.

It's getting really good scores! Whatever doubts I had are washing away. Why would I doubt the Nintendo Magic™?!!?!?
Posted: 11/14/13, 20:31:27
I just read the Destructoid review. They were not impressed...
Posted: 11/14/13, 20:41:24
As a huge Zelda 1 fan, I'm actually pretty excited about the rumbling I hear of nonlinearity in this game. I think that'll make it really strong for replays. It's just too bad that we're in a familiar Hyrule.

Oh well, I'll still get it, but probably around Christmastime.
Posted: 11/14/13, 20:44:13
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Game Informer: 10/10
GameSided: 10/10
NintendoLife: 10/10
GameXplain: 5/5
Joystiq: 5/5
CVG: 10/10
DigitalSpy: 10/10
Eurogamer Italy: 10/10
EGM: 10/10
Gametrailers: 9.8/10
NintendoWorldReport: 9.5/10
4Gamers (Dutch): 95/100
IGN: 9.4/10
TheSixthAxis: 9/10
Metro: 9/10
GameSpot: 9/10
Trusted Reviews: 9/10
Assosciated Press: 3.5/4
EDGE: 8/10
PocketGamer.uk: 8/10
USGamer: 4/5
Destructoid: 6.5/10
Posted: 11/14/13, 20:51:32  - Edited by 
 on: 11/14/13, 21:07:02
@anon_mastermind

Looks like we have another hit Zelda game to play! November 22nd can't come soon enough!
Posted: 11/14/13, 21:30:26
Yeah, reviews are about what you'd normally expect for a Zelda game... Mostly great, several good, and one or two oddball low scores from those types of sites.

It's nice to hear how great it feels to play, how the dungeons are really well designed, and how it seems to provide more of a challenge than recent offerings.

Welcome back, 2D Zelda. Don't you ever leave us for so long again!
Posted: 11/14/13, 21:53:00
Yeah but didn't Skyward Sword get great reviews? And half the people on this board give it a big "meh" when we talk about it.
Posted: 11/14/13, 23:08:16
@PogueSquadron

SS seems pretty darn popular here. I really liked it, at least. I think a better example for what you're talking about would be Phantom Hourglass.
Posted: 11/14/13, 23:34:55
Yeah we really like Skyward Sword although of course some dislike it. I think in general objectors tend to speak up more than people kind of going with the popular opinion or whatever.
Posted: 11/14/13, 23:40:03
Posted: 11/14/13, 23:56:26
Skyward Sword is definitely a good game overall. It just has its fair share of flaws that hold it back from being a great Zelda game, the awful sidekick handholding and lack of a proper overworld being chief among them.

The choices made with ALBW seem to fix pretty much all of the things that suck about the series since Aonuma took over. If these choices carry over into future console games, we are in good shape.
Posted: 11/15/13, 01:25:15
Wow, a 9.0 from Gamespot


It's kinda funny, though, that the review heralds it as being "the first Zelda game where you feel free."

You know, except for the first Zelda
Posted: 11/15/13, 04:35:54
@thefly I think it's even more free than that one in some ways!

Got the cash loaded up on my 3DS, will be buying the SECOND it's out! HYPED!
Posted: 11/15/13, 04:47:55
@Xbob42

Hmmm...color me skeptical, but I'll believe it when I see it. Aonuma couldn't even finish the first Zelda, and his games have not adhered to its philosophies very well (although their strengths lie elsewhere). If this one truly is as open-ended as they say, I'm pretty excited to do some good ol' challenge runs!
Posted: 11/15/13, 04:50:08
TriforceBun said:
@Xbob42

Hmmm...color me skeptical, but I'll believe it when I see it. Aonuma couldn't even finish the first Zelda, and his games have not adhered to its philosophies very well (although their strengths lie elsewhere). If this one truly is as open-ended as they say, I'm pretty excited to do some good ol' challenge runs!

They say there's literally no dungeon order and you can rent any item at any time.
Posted: 11/15/13, 04:51:37
Hinph said:
the awful sidekick handholding and lack of a proper overworld being chief among them.

Throw in the lack of exploration (which goes along in part with the lack of a proper overworld), the scores of plot holes, and the terrible pacing/excessive precursor quests and you have all of my major complaints with the game. But that said, SS is still my 6th favorite Zelda game because of what it did do right.

Definitely looking forward to this one. Based on all I've seen so far, I think the story/continuity is the only thing that could potentially hurt the experience for me.
Posted: 11/15/13, 07:17:21  - Edited by 
 on: 11/15/13, 07:17:52
In the Iwata Asks they explain how the top down view actually works. If it were truly top down we'd only see Link's hat.



Mind == Blown

Huh, I guess when the camera pans down to show you becoming a pic on the wall they have to un-tilt everything?
Posted: 11/19/13, 07:48:48
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