I picked up this game primarily because, well, it looked like a hilarious parody of Zelda. And if a game is able to make fun of itself well enough to extract laughter out of me, well, that’s just icing on the cake. And so, I figured I would this game would be a shoo-in for me to love.
So imagine my surprise when I wake up to find 3D Dot Game Heroes failing to captivate my interest. I quickly grew frustrated by the sheer difficulty of the game—not quite as difficult as the original game or perhaps Mega Man 9, but still up there! I quickly got bored tracking down the extremely flimsy plot while trekking from one dungeon to another. I quickly grew to dislike the shallow, one-sentence NPCs who populated the games various towns. In fact, I almost talked myself into ejecting the Blu-ray disc out of the PS3, putting it back in its case, and then leaving it on the shelf forever.
But then I discovered something that I had missed the entire time.