Oh, hey. Hi there. Um, I hope I’m not being too forward with you when I tell you that you must, MUST play A Link Between Worlds because, uh, it’s one of the best Zelda games ever to come into existence. Yup. All of that hype we’ve been hearing is totally legit.
HNNNNNNGHHHHHH-TRAIN. (…What does that even mean?)
I can’t really say anything about A Link Between Worlds that would be news to anyone who has used the internet since its release, so chances are if you’re reading this you’re already familiar with the raving reviews its received from Uranus (HA) and back. So, I’ll keep this short and sweet so you can spend less time reading and more time playing. Or, if you have yet to pick up the game, hopefully this will be straw that will break your back and get yo’ ass out in the store.
Ahem. Like I said above, A Link Between Worlds lives up to the hype. It’s just non-stop fun, and if you enjoyed A Link to the Past as a young spawn as I did (or as an older spawn, whatever) this game will get the nostalgia flowing and your heart swelling into the size of a Cucco with all of the happy feels. Of course if you’ve never played A Link to the Past, or, hell, ANY Zelda game I am convinced you’re going to enjoy A Link Between Worlds.
A note, though; if you’re looking for a in-depth Zelda title with a buttload of challenge, just know you won’t find that here. A Link Between Worlds is a very simple, very easy game that cuts through all of the fluff and leaves us with quick dungeons, easy enemies, but still retains all of what makes Zelda, well, Zelda. There are heart pieces to collect, Maimais to find (think of ’em as Gold Skulltulas), bottles to put things in, etc.
For Zelda lore nuts like myself, A Link Between Worlds tosses some interesting new ideas our way, most of which centers around the kingdom of Lorule. (Part of me is hoping we’ll see Lorule in future installments.)(Y’know, like in that next-gen console game we’re supposed to get.) Wall merging is easy to master and is a fun mechanic that’s incorporated smoothly as, uh, Alistair’s butt and never feels forced. And of course, exploring the two realms is extremely entertaining and can reap great rewards.
So, like, in short, if you’re a Zelda fan I think it’s impossible for you to dislike A Link Between Worlds. If you’ve never played a Zelda title this is a great one to dive into. If you’re not a Zelda fan I think you need to find yourself. (JUST KIDDING I LOVE YOU.)
For those of you who have completed A Link Between Worlds, let me know what you thought!