VideoGamer: "Is Nintendo's unexpected sequel too familiar for its own good? ... Nintendo knows what it's doing. We all laughed at the DS because handheld gaming was dead. We poked fun at the Wii because no one would want to own that console, obviously. Right now someone, somewhere is making a WiiU joke forgetting its probable, yet inexplicable, success will finally give Nintendo enough cash to purchase the sun. It's this logic that sums up A Link To The Past 2. I have no reservations in telling you I revere the original incarnation as one of the finest gaming experiences I've ever played. It's likely that if you were of the right age, you also feel the same way. Nintendo knows this. In fact, it's actively seeking to suck such emotion out."