Zelda: A Link To The Past 2 - Back to the future?

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Posted 7:18pm on Thu 18 April 2013
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Zelda: A Link To The Past 2 - Back to the future?
Is Nintendo's unexpected sequel too familiar for its own good?

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Posted 7:18pm on Thu 18 April 2013
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it's painfully simple in theory and yet surprisingly apt at creating challenging puzzles.
I feel this sums up one of the reasons why many of Nintendo's games are still so brilliant. They don't complicate existing mechanics, they step back and make new ones to sit next to the core stuff like z-targeting or 3D sliders.
Posted 7:36pm on Thu 18 April 2013
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I'm glad that Nintendo brought the LttP style of Zelda. I do hope there are a couple more new tricks up Nintendo's sleeves. The picture Link mechanic and a couple other drawing mechanics based around drawings could be enough to make the game stand up on it's own.
Posted 10:32am on Fri 19 April 2013
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Another great article. Nice one VG. There's been some great reading on here lately Smile

I'm a bit torn on this game. I've not actually lost myself in the SNES classic before. I only got around to playing it years later on a *cough* ROM, and never finished it. When I first saw this announcement I was really excited to think that I'd now be able to enjoy this classic in "THREEE-DEEEEE". But the new mechanics like the drawing on walls to move around seem a little shoe-horned, or perhaps just that I'd prefer to play the original that's so highly regarded.

BUT, It's Nintendo. They make great games. I'll buy it and love it. So I'll just keep my mouth shut until release, then get back to you.
Posted 10:36am on Fri 19 April 2013
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Even if this release pays homage rather than re-imagining a new 2D style Zelda adventure, it will still be brilliant to replay this game - particularly with the improved art style, new wall ability and 3D layering features. Don't forget A Link to the Past was released in 1992 - over 20 years ago. That's 1 year before Link's Awakening was released on the original Game Boy. Since then and aside from the various 3D Zelda iterations, we've only had Nintendo's recent DS offerings and Capcom's 'Oracle' games, so a return to a classic 2D Zelda is long overdue. The screenshots/videos look amazing and it's just a shame we have to wait till the end of the year to play this.
Posted 12:00pm on Fri 19 April 2013
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Another great article. Nice one VG. There's been some great reading on here lately Smile

I'm a bit torn on this game. I've not actually lost myself in the SNES classic before. I only got around to playing it years later on a *cough* ROM, and never finished it. When I first saw this announcement I was really excited to think that I'd now be able to enjoy this classic in "THREEE-DEEEEE". But the new mechanics like the drawing on walls to move around seem a little shoe-horned, or perhaps just that I'd prefer to play the original that's so highly regarded.

BUT, It's Nintendo. They make great games. I'll buy it and love it. So I'll just keep my mouth shut until release, then get back to you.

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You didn't finish the ROM because you will never finish a ROM. Nobody finishes ROMs. They just collect them in folders of the HDD that never actually get opened. If you want to finish a game, then you need to have parted with some coin for it somewhere along the way. Psychology.

Link to the Past is actually the only Zelda game I have been compelled to complete. And by complete, I mean properly. All hearts, all bottles, gold weapons, etc. which is something I rarely bother to do. It is therefore my favourite Zelda game, even though I can clearly see how Ocarina is superior.
Posted 1:03pm on Fri 19 April 2013
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Even if this release pays homage rather than re-imagining a new 2D style Zelda adventure, it will still be brilliant to replay this game - particularly with the improved art style, new wall ability and 3D layering features. Don't forget A Link to the Past was released in 1992 - over 20 years ago. That's 1 year before Link's Awakening was released on the original Game Boy. Since then and aside from the various 3D Zelda iterations, we've only had Nintendo's recent DS offerings and Capcom's 'Oracle' games, so a return to a classic 2D Zelda is long overdue. The screenshots/videos look amazing and it's just a shame we have to wait till the end of the year to play this.

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We've also had mimish cap for GBA in that time, which was a great 2D top down zelda, if a bit short.
Posted 1:44pm on Fri 19 April 2013
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We've also had mimish cap for GBA in that time, which was a great 2D top down zelda, if a bit short.

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Totally forgot about The Minish Cap - clearly not as memorable as others in the series!
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