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Best Zelda-style game that isn't a Zelda game? If it's a series, specify which game does it the best in that series if you wish.

Mana series (including Fi... 3 6.00%
 
Alundra 5 10.00%
 
Brave Fencer Musashi 0 0.00%
 
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon 3 6.00%
 
Okami 29 58.00%
 
Darksiders series 4 8.00%
 
Hyper Light Drifter 1 2.00%
 
The Binding of Isaac 1 2.00%
 
Oceanhorn 0 0.00%
 
Other (see forum post) 4 8.00%
 
Total:50

What games outside of the Zelda series best capture the overall spirit of the Zelda series?



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The only ones I've played here are Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon and Okami. I don't feel like Okami really captured the Zelda experience at all, while I feel like Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon is essentially a crossover of Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time, so I'd have to go with that.



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Okami for me, personally. I'd probably say I prefer it over any Zelda game, let alone other titles in the subgenre.



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Okami for 3D

Alundra for 2D

3D Dot Game Hero is good too



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No contest. Ōkami is the best Zelda style game, Zelda games included.



I do not acknowledge the Mana Series as "Zelda style" at all, therefore Okami is my answer.



Decker said:
Okami for 3D

Alundra for 2D

This is my exact answer.



Darksiders is an OOT remake but on the X360 with blood, guts and demons everywhere, also... you collect 4 pieces of heart to get more max hp, but they're actual pieces of a heart... like.... bleeding pumping hearts lol.

If you guys haven't played the game but want some classic N64 Zelda action with a twist I would recommend trying them out, you can get your hands on both X360 versions for around a fiver now (for both) and shell out for their rereleases on the X1/PS4/Swt if you feel like playing them in nicer res/handheld.



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3D Dot Game Heroes.