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The Legend of Zelda's Link's Awakening Remake announced for Switch!

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FarleyMcFirefly said:
curl-6 said:

Well, thank fuck it's not a 3DS game as rumored. That would've been a real low blow.

Btw, can somebody explain to me why this game is so beloved? Not knocking it, just curious as to why so many people list it among the best of the series?

I can only speak for myself, but I love it for it's music, story, dungeons and puzzles. 

I want every Zelda game either on a collection or remade/remastered for Switch. I cannot get enough of Zelda. I really hope they do remake Zelda II eventually. The only Zelda game I haven't beaten, and not for lack of trying.

Alrighty, thanks.

I dunno if I'd want any more Zeldas remade for Switch tbh. Unless it's like Ocarina of Time remade with the graphics of that 2011 HD Zelda demo, that I would pounce on. Otherwise, I feel I'd rather Nintendo's resources to be spent on fresh new games.



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Happy to hear this.


Just one more announcement needed for me to get a Switch this year.



    

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PortisheadBiscuit said:
CarcharodonKraz said:
i would really like to see any 2d zelda remade as a full 3d 3rd person adventure game. that'd be a day one for me.

Imagine a remake of the original LoZ using the BOTW engine!! 

i've wanted that for a long time.   was the first thing i thought about when i saw the 1st 5 min of botw.  also i fantasized about it when hyrule warriors announced it's classic mode



CarcharodonKraz said:
PortisheadBiscuit said:

Imagine a remake of the original LoZ using the BOTW engine!! 

i've wanted that for a long time.   was the first thing i thought about when i saw the 1st 5 min of botw.  also i fantasized about it when hyrule warriors announced it's classic mode

BOTW is very much the original LOZ in 3D though.



curl-6 said:

Well, thank fuck it's not a 3DS game as rumored. That would've been a real low blow.

Btw, can somebody explain to me why this game is so beloved? Not knocking it, just curious as to why so many people list it among the best of the series?

These type of game experiences are a bit hard to put into words for me. But for me it's mainly the atmosphere in the game. There was an association between music, characters and the environment present throughout most of the game that always entered the back of my mind whenever I heard a particular song or saw something. So it felt like a smaller, intimate world. The ending also put everything into a different perspective, and amplified many of the feelings I had about its world and characters.



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Hiku said:
curl-6 said:

Well, thank fuck it's not a 3DS game as rumored. That would've been a real low blow.

Btw, can somebody explain to me why this game is so beloved? Not knocking it, just curious as to why so many people list it among the best of the series?

These type of game experiences are a bit hard to put into words for me. But for me it's mainly the atmosphere in the game. There was an association between music, characters and the environment present throughout most of the game that always entered the back of my mind whenever I heard a particular song or saw something. So it felt like a smaller, intimate world. The ending also put everything into a different perspective, and amplified many of the feelings I had about its world and characters.

Ah, I see. Cheers.

I have similar feelings about Ocarina of Time, my first Zelda. I hope Link's Awakening is as compelling to me given that I don't have any nostalgic attachment to it. I'm actually kind inexperienced when it comes to 2D Zelda, the only one I have played is Link to the Past.




The great atmosphere, mysterious story (the game was written by Koizumi who also wrote and directed Majora’s Mask, it’s notable how these two both have a very unique style to them) and characterization in this game has already been adressed, but it’s also of course just excellent in gameplay, level and character/enemy design.

It has great dungeons all around with elaborate and original puzzles, sometimes spanning the entire dungeon. There’s backstories to them, and bosses are intertwined with dungeon themes and stories. The overworld is varied and packed with content and challenge. Certain items can also be used together for extra uses.

It was the first game in the series to do a lot of things that remained in later games; most notably the fishing mini-game and the collectathon and trading side-quests. It was also the first to include unique mini-bosses for each dungeon and a musical instrument that has multiple uses with different songs. The owl was the first guide character, though not yet a constant companion like Navi.

Really it was a wonder it could be on GameBoy at all, as it does pretty much everything better than big brother A Link to the Past on the SNES, except control scheme and graphics but those were obviously a hardware limitation. It’s also almost as big as A Link to the Past, and even had cutscenes!

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So im seeing people says its confirmed $60, i cant find anything though! People just making this up or has price been confirmed.



curl-6 said:

Well, thank fuck it's not a 3DS game as rumored. That would've been a real low blow.

Btw, can somebody explain to me why this game is so beloved? Not knocking it, just curious as to why so many people list it among the best of the series?

Just speaking for myself, but to me the NES/SNES Zeldas are amazingly great games.  In fact the very first LoZ is still my favorite game of all time.  I just love these early Zeldas so much, and after Ocarina of Time, Zelda changed a whole lot.  Even the 2D Zeldas just don't feel right anymore.  They tend to be more about puzzles instead of action.  The pre-Ocarina Zeldas were about 2D action.

Link's Awakening is the only pre-Ocarina Zelda that I haven't played.  I was originally going to get the GB Color version, but I'd rather have this version instead.  It's a wonderful, new-to-me style of game that just isn't made anymore.  It's a day 1 must buy for me.



Nogamez said:
So im seeing people says its confirmed $60, i cant find anything though! People just making this up or has price been confirmed.

Dont think anyone knows yet what price its going to have..if any site have the game for preorder the 60$ is probably just a placeholder price.



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