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Links Awakening is perhaps the best handheld Zelda game ever. But I'm not sold on the new art style. Just ehhh



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Hiku said:

It makes me really happy that they chose to remake this one since it's my favorite Zelda game right below Majora's Mask.
I haven't played it since way back when on the original Gameboy, so this will be quite nostalgic. Marin's song at the end already takes me back...

I also love seeing this artwork.



I hope they use it for the cover of the game.

melbye said: 
It's actually real, i am so happy about this. And it is a Switch game and not a 3DS-game

Was there a rumor going around about this?
Because just a couple of days ago someone in my feed said they hope there's a Link's Awakening remake. And I thought "Yeah, me too."

Yes, last year

https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2018/01/14/there-are-rumors-of-a-zelda-links-awakening-remake-for-the-3ds/#30fc45f55509



I love the old NES/SNES era 2D Zelda games, and this is the only one I haven't played. Now I can just play it on Switch. Looks great!



One of the few remakes that would've made sense on the 3DS, and of course it's for Switch. I'm not saying it shouldn't be on Switch. But Luigi's Mansion and Kirby's Epic Yarn don't belong on 3DS.

And this game kind of already got a remake with DX. But maybe that's more just an update or expansion.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 144 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million, then 125 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

"Let go your earthly tether, enter the void, empty and become wind." - Guru Laghima

Link's Awakening is one of my favorite Zelda games, and I love the art style, so I'm excited for this...
Also, the number of people Insee on social media complaining about chain chomps and goombas in a Zelda game makes me...
Sad...



Have a nice day...

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leedlelee said:
the number of people Insee on social media complaining about chain chomps and goombas in a Zelda game makes me...
Sad...

LOL, clearly young children who never played any of the Game Boy Zelda titles lol 



PortisheadBiscuit said:
leedlelee said:
the number of people Insee on social media complaining about chain chomps and goombas in a Zelda game makes me...
Sad...

LOL, clearly young children who never played any of the Game Boy Zelda titles lol 

I've seen at least two kids who don't even realize that it's a remake...



Have a nice day...

Still haven't made up my mind on this one.

I usually don't buy remastered old games on principle as there has been way, way too much rehashing of old content this generation and I don't want to support this horrid practice, but on the other hand, there comes a point where a game is old and primitive enough that I feel like a remake is justifiable, especially one like this that's over a quarter of a century old and made for an 8-bit portable.

Funnily enough I actually don't mind the art direction (which is unusual as I am very picky about art styles) and since I never played it before, I may actually pick it up. 



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

Hiku said:
curl-6 said:

Still haven't made up my mind on this one.

I usually don't buy remastered old games on principle as there has been way, way too much rehashing of old content this generation and I don't want to support this horrid practice, but on the other hand, there comes a point where a game is old and primitive enough that I feel like a remake is justifiable, especially one like this that's over a quarter of a century old and made for an 8-bit portable.

Funnily enough I actually don't mind the art direction (which is unusual as I am very picky about art styles) and since I never played it before, I may actually pick it up. 

Even though I haven't played every Zelda, this one is one of my favorites. If you haven't played it before, you may want to consider it.

As for remakes of games I love, I'm usually all for it. Resident Evil 2 for example was something I always wanted to see.
But what I'm usually not interested in are the remasters of games that are barely 5 years old, that get a bit sharper graphics, and that's it.

Any particular remasters/remakes you have an issue with in recent times?

I guess I just got sick of so many PS3/360/Wii U games being re-released on Switch. I know it's a quick buck for developers but I just got tired of half the system's upcoming release slate being stuff I already played years ago.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

I almost had a heart attack, my favorite Zelda is being remade. Can't wait.