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Submitted by s8anicslayer 265d ago | review

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review | BlisteredThumbs

Are all Legend of Zelda games the same? That seems to be the burning question people ask every time a new Zelda title is announced. Unlike the much maligned Call of Duty series, what separates Zelda from other franchises is how it uses new mechanics to its advantage, creating an epic adventure tale that is unique from every other game in the series. (3DS, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds) 7/10

2muchw1nn1ng  +   265d ago
I'm about to get this game for my newly bought 3DS XL. But based off of the reviews I've read, it appears that this is another "safe" installment from Nintendo
Xof  +   265d ago
Depends what you mean be "safe."

If you mean it meets the high standard of quality Nintendo has for its flagship titles, it certainly does.

If you mean it's a product of the conservative game design that Nintendo has relied on for the past decade or so, you're also right--but only to a degree. ALBW is basically the Zelda version of Mario Galaxy--it doesn't really change up the core design of the game much, but refines the mechanics of play to an incredible degree and introduces a number of subtle changes that dramatically improve the overall experience.

If you mean it's safe to buy full price without worrying about being stuck with a stinker, you're right on that too.
Blacklash93  +   265d ago
Relatively speaking, it is not a "safe" entry in the series. On top of using an old overworld which in itself is susceptible to critics, they introduce a major new design element that significantly impacts the basic overall game progression.

They introduce a wall-walking which is definitely a big new feature. And they have obviously taken a new approach with a few of the standard designs of Zelda games, including pacing and items. It is taking risks, no doubt.
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