@Pierst179: My final time was 16:35. It felt like the perfect length, at least in terms of the overall pacing. Generous fast travel and the snappiness of pretty much everything is such a huge improvement for Zelda games. But like I said before, I wish the dungeons had been more involved and longer.
I have always felt the dungeons on 2D Zelda games are short. Their rooms are much smaller so you don't spend such a big amount of time walking from one place to the other.
I haven't played ALTTP and the other 2D games in a while, but the length of the dungeons in ALBW does not seem to be that far from the curve.
I loved the Dark Palace and the Desert Palace.
I am about to beat A Link Between Worlds. I am just picking up all the collectibles before I can head to the final dungeon/boss.
I have got about 14 hours of gameplay, and while that does make it a rather short game, part of that is due to how the game does not fool around. It always goes straight to the point and, unlike many recent Zelda games, there is neither filler nor padding. I really like it!
@AmazonTreeBoa said:@Toxic-Seahorse said:
90% of the fun of SSB is playing locally with friends on the same TV. The 3DS doesn't do that. Playing SSB alone gets boring real fast.
You saying that makes me not want the game at all. I don't like having friends over to play games and if that is 90% of the fun, I see no reason to own the game.
If Nintendo properly implements online features I can see how online battles will also be a blast.
But yeah, playing with friends locally is where the series' fun has always been.
It is awesome that you liked it that much!
I agree your pros, and I would add the dungeons. They are really fantastic. It is probably the 3-D Zelda game with the strongest group of dungeons, since OOT's opening trio of dungeons is not remarkable.
However, I thought the overworld was terribly lackluster. The sky was disappointingly empty and lifeless compared to WW's epic Great Sea. And the game also had a sad lack of sidequests.
Still, it is certainly a great game!@JML897 said:@turtlethetaffer said:
SS is in your top five Zelda games...?
How in the hell?
I'm assuming he's played 4 Zelda games.
Or maybe he just has a... hmmm.... different opinion.
I am taking a wild guess here.
There are bad people in the world, and they will always find a way to do absolutely awful things when given even the slightest opportunity.
Nintendo has to find ways to make it harder for them to perpetrate their crimes.
Taking down a feature just because of an incident (as serious as it may be) is incredibly silly. It is like using a canon to kill a fly.
Apparently, the main difference between both - aside from the visuals - is that the stages on the WiiU version will be based on games that have shown up on home consoles, while the stages on the 3DS will be inspired by handheld titles.
@BrunoBRS said:@kbaily said:
What I decided to do since LttP was too similar was I have Link's Awakening on my 3DS and decided to play that one. I haven't played Link Between Worlds because I know my husband got it for me as a birthday gift so I have to wait :( but Link's Awakening is a solid game but not exactly like LttP and like good handheld Zeldas, it's short and sweet and different enough to not feel like an overkill. So I would suggest one of the GB games or even Minish Cap for the GBA which I think is criminnaly under rated.
minish cap is the best top down zelda ;-;
though ALBW might give it a run for its money...
I haven't played ALBW, but I would vote for Oracle of Ages as the best top-down Zelda.
@blaaksheep said:@nini200 said:
WiiU. This game should not have been made for the 3DS.
its a bizzare marketing decision, why take away the WiiU' best exclusive?
I also find that to be extremely weird.
I feel there are many 3DS owners out there who could be convinced to buy a Wii U due the Smash Bros exclusivity. However, with it coming out for both systems, they will just be glad to get the 3DS game.
I will only get the Wii U version. It's online component will most likely be stronger, and the graphics will be better. Not to mention the fact that it is easier for me to play local multiplayer on the Wii U than on the 3DS, since the latter requires that your friends also have the system.
Link's Awakening. The entire game is full of Mario cameos.
I remember there is a chained Chomp somewhere in the island.
@haziqonfire said:@Pierst179 said:
I would just like to say that my life sucks.
I pre-ordered Zelda, but since my country absolutely sucks when it comes to gaming logistics it will only be sent tomorrow, which is when the store gets their copies.
No human being should be made to wait for more than five days after a Zelda game has been released to play it. It is just torture!
Thanks for listening. =D
That's okay! It's worth waiting for :). I've played about 3 hours worth so far, it's really good. Though I am annoyed that Best Buy never shipped it to me or charged my card ... and now I don't have that pre-order chest, which is going for ~$100 on eBay... $100 would have been nice.
Well, it was shipped today! So maybe I will get to play it tomorrow.