Don't get me wrong, this is a really good game. I liked how you get to choose what dungeon you want to go to (Take notes Pokemon), I liked the energy meter mechanic, I had a lot of fun moving through the walls, The side quests were fun, and the story was really good. However, from all the hype that this game got, I really expected more. Most of the dungeons in the game just weren't that good (especially the lava dungeon >_<). I still had fun with most of them, but they just weren't as innovative as dungeons in previous games, and the same could be said for most of the bosses as well. And speaking of bosses, the final phase against Yuga Gannon was a HUGE letdown for me.
Don't get me wrong, I do like this game and I encourage fans of the series to try it out, but it was just disapointing for me.
One of my all time favorite games ever was A Link to the Past on the Super Nintendo, so when I found out that it was getting a sequel I was ecstatic. Because I held A Link to the Past in such high regard, I had some pretty high hopes for this game. I was actually a little worried that it wouldn't hold up to what I wanted from it. Thankfully, Nintendo was able to not only meet my expectations, but they went flying past them.
The game feels so familiar in the way that it plays, but at the same time, it feels so new and fresh. It took everything bad about A Link to the past and made it amazing, it took everything great about A Link to the Past and made it better.
Regardless of whether you are a long time fan, or a newbie looking for a good way to start the Zelda series, I highly recommend this game. You will NOT be disappointed, of that, I am certain.