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How would you score Link's Awakening (NS) out of 10?

10 3 13.64%
 
9 6 27.27%
 
8 6 27.27%
 
7 4 18.18%
 
6 2 9.09%
 
5 0 0.00%
 
4 1 4.55%
 
3 0 0.00%
 
2 0 0.00%
 
1 0 0.00%
 
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curl-6 said:

And to think some folks say the combat is weak in BOTW. It is possible to get by in the game without plumbing its depths, just as its possible to beat most action games on easy/normal without completely mastering every nuance, but this really showcases just how dynamic and elegant it really is.

I'm surprised that people have criticized the game's combat. Did weapon fragility cause that complaint?

I found combat to be one of the best parts of the game.



Veknoid_Outcast said:
curl-6 said:

And to think some folks say the combat is weak in BOTW. It is possible to get by in the game without plumbing its depths, just as its possible to beat most action games on easy/normal without completely mastering every nuance, but this really showcases just how dynamic and elegant it really is.

I'm surprised that people have criticized the game's combat. Did weapon fragility cause that complaint?

I found combat to be one of the best parts of the game.

The issue was some people didn't quite get that the weapons were part of the survival make up in the game's approach they're essentially resources like everything else until you can regain the Master Sword at which point they become complimentary items alongside it the result is people who picked and chose their battles more carefully didn't have as much issue with the durability as they understood that you weren't meant to pick up any old random weapon and run around slashing at anything that moved as you'd use up your resources.

I agree combat was one of the best factors due to the open depth and freedom in it.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:

Back in the NES days, it really was the Mario console.  There were 3 Super Mario games, plus Mario seemed to appear in everything else: Punch Out, Golf, Wrecking Crew, Dr. Mario, etc....  And Mario in general was on fire.  The NES had a 90% market share at its peak largely because Mario was packed into every console.  The NES days were the "Mario Madness" days.

Well the Switch is really turning into that with Zelda.  At launch the Switch sells out and Zelda: BotW has a greater than 100% attach rate.  It's already clear that Switch is going to be one of Nintendo's best selling consoles and BotW is kind of it's signature game if for no other reason than it was the main launch title.  Now early reports about Link's Awakening are that it is selling very strong.  On top of that we also have games like Cadence of Hyrule and Hyrule Warriors on Switch (both great games).  And then we have a sequel to Breath of the Wild in development.  Switch is really turning into the "Zelda Madness" console.  It has a lot of great Zelda games and sales numbers are unprecedented. 

I seem to recall Nintendo saying that they wanted at least 1 Zelda game every year.  Who knows what we are going to get over the next few years?  But the market is eating it all up.

IMO, Wii U was also a Zelda console: Hyrule Warriors, TWWHD, TPHD, BotW, plus on VC we could play Zelda NES, Zelda II, PH, ST, Minish Cap, ALLTP, OoT and MM as far as I remember.

Between the WiiU and a 3DS, you can buy EVERY mainline Zelda game aside from Four Swords and Four Swords Adventures digitally from the eshop.

That combo is the best thing for both hardcore Zelda fans and those trying to experience all of the games for the first time to have.  Realistically the Switch will not be necessary for those that only care about Zelda games until BotW2 comes out TBH.



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Pavolink said:
3D ZELDA GAMES

1. Breath of the Wild. Finished for the sixth time weeks ago. This time with the 100%. Worth it.

2. Ocarina of Time. Still the most balanced of the past/traditional 3D Zelda titles. The dungeons are still the best to me alongside the ones in Majora's Mask.

3. Majora's Mask. I always think of this game as a good compliment to OoT. Love the main mechanic, side stories, overworld, and especially, difficulty.

4. Skyward Sword. Finally, a good challenging 3D game since Majora's Mask coming to the series. A good game that cimented some mechanics that we enjoyed a lot in BOTW, such as a more agile LInk, stamina meter, higher difficulty, a more prominent role for Zelda character, dowsing, good usage of items, higher difficult mode, etc.

5. Twilight Princess. Played countless of times on the Wii and ended buying a GC version years later. Have also the HD version, which I find to be the definitive version. Lakebed Temple are among the best dungeons I have played.

6. The Wind Waker. Just like TPHD, the HD version is the best one. Still enjoy the game, but is the one like the least as I found to be the easier one. Oddly, I like the triforce quest as it is a good excuse to explore the ocean.

This is identical to my list. Your 2D list is also about identical to mine.



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Veknoid_Outcast said:
curl-6 said:

And to think some folks say the combat is weak in BOTW. It is possible to get by in the game without plumbing its depths, just as its possible to beat most action games on easy/normal without completely mastering every nuance, but this really showcases just how dynamic and elegant it really is.

I'm surprised that people have criticized the game's combat. Did weapon fragility cause that complaint?

I found combat to be one of the best parts of the game.

Usually it was just a broad unspecific statement like "combat is the game's weakest link" or "the combat wasn't that great" with no explanation given.



Shiken said:
Pavolink said:

IMO, Wii U was also a Zelda console: Hyrule Warriors, TWWHD, TPHD, BotW, plus on VC we could play Zelda NES, Zelda II, PH, ST, Minish Cap, ALLTP, OoT and MM as far as I remember.

Between the WiiU and a 3DS, you can buy EVERY mainline Zelda game aside from Four Swords and Four Swords Adventures digitally from the eshop.

That combo is the best thing for both hardcore Zelda fans and those trying to experience all of the games for the first time to have.  Realistically the Switch will not be necessary for those that only care about Zelda games until BotW2 comes out TBH.

I mean I have Four Swords Anniversary Edition on 3DS, so you can get that one too for that matter. 8th gen has been really good to Zelda fans, and considering Switch is 8th gen too, it's just the gen that keeps on giving.



HylianSwordsman said:
Shiken said:

Between the WiiU and a 3DS, you can buy EVERY mainline Zelda game aside from Four Swords and Four Swords Adventures digitally from the eshop.

That combo is the best thing for both hardcore Zelda fans and those trying to experience all of the games for the first time to have.  Realistically the Switch will not be necessary for those that only care about Zelda games until BotW2 comes out TBH.

I mean I have Four Swords Anniversary Edition on 3DS, so you can get that one too for that matter. 8th gen has been really good to Zelda fans, and considering Switch is 8th gen too, it's just the gen that keeps on giving.

I meant readily available for players now.  That version of Four Swords is no longer available for download, so I do not count it as you had to be lucky enough to get it in the very short time it was available.

I always thought they should bring Four Swords Adventures to Switch and bundle that version with it.



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Mar1217 said:
Can't score a game I haven't played :P

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