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kushkulture420  46 heat pts46
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Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (NSW) review embargo lifted
 

 
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My most succinct recommendation for the 2019 remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening would be this: a couple of weeks ago, having finished the original, I was actively hoping that this wouldn’t be a shot-for-shot remake. Entire decades after the fact, the dungeons felt a little underthought, the controls a bit archaic. Even slowly making your way through the overworld by way of set clues, rather than the kind of self-directed navigation we were allowed in A Link Between Worlds, felt old-fashioned. And yet, as I potter once again across Koholint, digging up its last remaining secrets to avoid turning it off again, I’m delighted to have been wrong. Link’s Awakening retains the style and feel of its 1993 self, but looks and controls like a game – albeit a retro-styled one – made in 2019. In doing so, this feels like it was made in some alternate present, where games remained in 2D, puzzle-focused and strange, but tech improved to support it all. You could, I guess, call it time travel. - IGN 9.4/10

Though the remake has a couple of blemishes, it's still an easy game to recommend. People speak of Link's Awakening as the secret best Zelda game. That's a tough call to make, but it's definitely one of the best. If you haven't touched a classic Zelda game in a while, Link's Awakening will almost instantly transport you back to the '90s. It's simple, in many ways, but the orchestrated journey still conveys a sense of adventure, and this new version is without question the best way to experience it. And more than anything else, it will put a smile on your face. Remakes are a dime a dozen nowadays and often easy to overlook. Don't make that mistake with Link's Awakening. -Gamespot 8/10

Link’s Awakening has always held a special place in my heart, but asking someone to go back to the original release is tough. With this remake, people don’t have any excuses for not playing through one of the best (and strangest) entries. I envy those of you who will be experiencing this for the first time, though revisiting it all these years later is still an absolute pleasure. -Gameinformer 9/10

You may recall that two years ago, Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, an all-time great that revitalized the iconic series. The company’s latest Zelda game is so radically different that they basically feel like different genres, but when taken together, they help explain what makes The Legend of Zelda so special. On one end of the spectrum, there’s the vastness of a polished, beautiful open world full of strange places to explore; on the other, there’s the density of an island packed with secrets. If the two games have one thing in common, and offer one reason to keep playing Zelda all these years later, it’s this: They both make it feel pretty damn incredible to swing a sword. -Kotaku 44/50

One of my dearest Zelda's in the series. Glad to have this nice remake on the switch. Can't wait to wash up Koholint tomorrow. Too bad we can't share dungeons like Mario Maker but good to see them trying their hand at it with Zelda.
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 4 weeks ago '04        #2
W24x55  70 heat pts70
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IGN 9.4'd it

Nobody fu*kin' with Nintendo.
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 4 weeks ago '11        #3
kushkulture420  46 heat pts46 OP
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 W24x55 said
IGN 9.4'd it

Nobody fu*kin' with Nintendo.
Based NintenGawds can do no wrong
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 4 weeks ago '10        #4
KJHARDY  87 heat pts87
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I need another Zelda game in my life.
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 4 weeks ago '15        #5
Lito Guapalot  40 heat pts40
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Been reading people say the game ain't worth it cuz it's a remake with no added content lol. I never really played the game like that back then so this basically new to me so I'm copping.

They need to remake Oracle of Ages & Seasons too while they at it
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 4 weeks ago '05        #6
DaOmega_1  297 heat pts297
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Nintendo's "not-fu*king-around" year continues. From E3 onward, they've done nothing but release big AAA titles like Super Mario Maker 2, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Astral Chain, and now this.

Then next month, we get Luigi's Mansion 3.

Again, they're not fu*king around.
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 4 weeks ago '17        #7
Timberwolves  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 DaOmega_1 said
Nintendo's "not-fu*king-around" year continues. From E3 onward, they've done nothing but release big AAA titles like Super Mario Maker 2, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Astral Chain, and now this.

Then next month, we get Luigi's Mansion 3.

Again, they're not fu*king around.
month after that is pokemon lol
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 4 weeks ago '15        #8
Lito Guapalot  40 heat pts40
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 DaOmega_1 said
Nintendo's "not-fu*king-around" year continues. From E3 onward, they've done nothing but release big AAA titles like Super Mario Maker 2, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Astral Chain, and now this.

Then next month, we get Luigi's Mansion 3.

Again, they're not fu*king around.
Dragon Quest 11 next week plus they dropping Dragon Quest 1-3 the same day also. For the rpg lovers
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 4 weeks ago '05        #9
DaOmega_1  297 heat pts297
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 Timberwolves said
month after that is pokemon lol
The other companies might as well not release anything that whole month, because Pokemon is gonna suck the air out of the room for AT LEAST the entirety of November.
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 4 weeks ago '11        #10
kushkulture420  46 heat pts46 OP
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 DaOmega_1 said
The other companies might as well not release anything that whole month, because Pokemon is gonna suck the air out of the room for AT LEAST the entirety of November.
All while Sony and Microsoft trying to hang on for dear life til 2020
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 4 weeks ago '04        #11
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Been playing since yesterday and while it is a remake, I like it. First thing I did was go rob the shopkeeper. Only thing they took out was renaming your save to "THIEF" is no longer there. Nintendo didn't want that backlash. The parents of today would be in an outrage LOL. Why is my son called THIEF in your game Nintendo.
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 4 weeks ago '10        #12
KJHARDY  87 heat pts87
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 boimannie2004 said
Been playing since yesterday and while it is a remake, I like it. First thing I did was go rob the shopkeeper. Only thing they took out was renaming your save to "THIEF" is no longer there. Nintendo didn't want that backlash. The parents of today would be in an outrage LOL. Why is my son called THIEF in your game Nintendo.
I love RPG's that allow these type of actions.
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 4 weeks ago '05        #13
kaseemromani  42 heat pts42
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damnit I still haven't beat astral chain or fire emblem three houses. had to hold off on mario maker 2 and Ultimate alliance 3 because it's only so much a negro can play at once..we are really starting to see the benefits of Nintendo not splitting resources between 2 platforms
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 4 weeks ago '19        #14
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 KJHARDY said
I love RPG's that allow these type of actions.
yup and I liked that if you went back after stealing from him he was there waiting with the heat

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 4 weeks ago '04        #15
boimannie2004  6 heat pts6
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 cnbftbgb said
yup and I liked that if you went back after stealing from him he was there waiting with the heat

He still does that and he still has the heat too. I really wish they would have kept the THIEF consequence in, but it is a new time where some are easily offended.
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Top 10 most propped recently  4 weeks ago '12        #16
OldBusiness  193 heat pts193
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Legit got a backlog of over 2o switch games I havent even started lol
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 4 weeks ago '17        #17
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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I need all 2D Zeldas remade in this style
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 4 weeks ago '15        #18
TheTrollPole  3 heat pts3
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Switch is the GOAT system
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 4 weeks ago '04        #19
chubs189  53 heat pts53
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Any one heard about this game being short As like the only downside? I actually got it pre ordered but finding 60 bucks for a short game not worth it and will wait till a sale. My backlog so big I am finally playing horizon zero dawn on PS4. Love my Zelda games though so will eventually cop this. Trying to clear my plate (backlog) before FF7 Remake drops.

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W24x55  70 heat pts70
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My backlog crazy and I just picked up an Oculus Quest, but everything takes a back seat when a new Zelda drop
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 4 weeks ago '17        #21
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 DaOmega_1 said
The other companies might as well not release anything that whole month, because Pokemon is gonna suck the air out of the room for AT LEAST the entirety of November.
Yep... plus Christmas shopping starts too. AND Black Friday. Yea Pokémon gonna leave them all lifeless for a while.

 4 weeks ago '17        #22
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 TheTrollPole said
Switch is the GOAT system
Only other contenders are SNES & PS1/2 if we keeping it a buck
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 4 weeks ago '04        #23
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I played it for 5 mins yesterday, looks beautiful.

 4 weeks ago '15        #24
TheTrollPole  3 heat pts3
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 SPdaGOAT said
Only other contenders are SNES & PS1/2 if we keeping it a buck
Pretty much, I agree with this message
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 4 weeks ago '05        #25
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Haven't played the original so I'm looking forward to this
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