Patrick at GameCloud writes: "A Link Between Worlds isn’t the most inspired game in the Zelda franchise, or even of last year. However, in saying that, it certainly charmed its way into my personal list of favored titles by simply being good at what it does. That’s not something that too many games can say these days since many of the “AAA” titles that have GOTY awards flowing out of their ears, usually have a laundry list of mechanical, narrative, and design flaws. This game knows what it is, plays to those strengths, and makes no attempts to “spread itself out” into other styles of gameplay or genres. Essentially, unless you’re not a fan of classic hack’n’slash adventure titles then the game should never never overstay it’s welcome. Above all else, it manages to accomplish some level of innovation by changing up the conventional design, and one can only hope that this is a sign of what’s to come!"