I knew this was supposed to be reminiscent of the original Zelda, but what I didn't realize was that it was more than just an homage, it was nearly a remake. The enemies, the maps, the dungeons, the items, nothing in this game is really original. But that's not completely a bad thing.
Zelda was a fantastic game and if you enjoyed the gameplay of the old zeldas then you will enjoy this one too.
The difficulty curve in this game is pretty steep. You might be breezing through the first few dungeons, but as you progress the enemies get a lot stronger and rather quickly at that.
The ability to create your own hero was a nice addition. I personally have no real skill in 3d design, yet was able to make a full fledged DOMO-kun hero which made the game twice as interesting. The desgin process is rather easy to move things around and build characters, though it can be a little gritty to get used to switching between the X-Y to Y-Z angles for building.
This game has a lot to offer beyond the first play through and loads to collect within the game.
Definitely worth renting and playing, but I highly recommend renting before buying.
I rated this a 6/10, and would say it's about $10 worth of fun.
I think the word "Cheap" best describes this game. Feels like somethign you would download off Xbox live. I found the controls to be clunky and the gameplay to be boring and I love all the old Zelda games (and new ones).
Might be worth a rent to some, but I didn't care for it. This game should be on Xbox Live/PSN for abotu $15 digital download.
posted by ZoSoWizard (SAN MARCOS, TX) Jun 14, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
I came into this game expecting some reworked 8-bit era game-play, but what I got was basically just Zelda rehashed yet again. The content is entertaining and unique, but there is nothing new about the experience of completing 6 dungeons using the same cool toys we all came to love in Zelda. If you don't think that any of the previous 13 Zelda games that Nintendo officially released was enough to fill your Zelda appetite, then this is the game for you.