If you have ever played any of the following: The Legend of Zelda, Bionic Commando, Dragon Quest 1 - 3, Final Fantasy 1 - 6, any SNK game that had "SNKGlish" in it, Armored Core, Demon Souls, Spelunker, or the old arcade game Tower of Druaga then this game will be a trip down memory lane.
While at its core its a Zelda knockoff, it does a good job of taking a playful jab at some of the old 8bit and 16bit games. When I say Zelda knockoff, I mean the ORIGINAL NES Zelda. Worth a rental for sure if your into that sort of thing.
Personally it made me want to replay some of my old games from the 80's and early 90's.
I would LOVE to see this engine put to a more "robust" use..
posted by kilrathi (NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR) May 17, 2010
Member since May 2010
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
Its a complete zelda knock off. It doesn't have the in depth story that the zelda games have, but I believe that is the point. It reminds me of the old NES zelda. It even has several half references to various things the original zelda game characters said. "Its a secret to everybody", comes from a monster that gives you gol etc. Its a nice reminder of the old days of NES and how much fun those 2d games were. I like the sword upgrades. The character editor is nice. The ability to import others creations is a definite and unexpected bonus. I would definitely recommend this to my friends. I agree with what some of the others reviewers have stated. Its fun, but don't expect another zelda. That being said I still feel it was a fun play-through.
Very good game. If you like the classic Zelda games this is the game for you. Very comical take on those games and they did and great job. If you looking for a fresh new game to play and you dont feel like play ANOTHER Fps then pick this up i beat it in just under 25 hrs and would love to go through it again if so many other games were not coming out. If its low then just go buy it cause i think is cheap anyways