The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening | Sep 29, 2019 | 19:00hrs | rating: 3.5/5
Easily the most focused and puzzle-based Zelda game, now with 3D graphics. But having played the original not too many years ago, it was a somewhat unexciting experience.
GAMEPLAY: It’s simple and easy but still satisfying. The world is so focused that it never gets boring.
AUDIOVISUALLY: Beautiful and charming, and I was never bothered by the frame drops. Music was also nice, although it missed some energy compared to the original soundtrack.
STORY/PRESENTATION: It has charming characters, but the plot is built on a cliché that I’ve never been a fan of.
MULTIPLAYER: None. I took turns playing with a friend though, and because the game is so focused compared to other Zelda games, it never gets boring to watch and give suggestions.
I feel a little weird after finishing this. I’ve only played the original once, but I was very impressed back then, immediately calling it my favorite 2D Zelda game. This time though? I’m a little “meh” on it. Maybe because the series simply works best the first time around, when it’s all new. Or maybe I just prefer the more expressive movement and gameplay of the platformer classics I’ve played lately.