Is playing DS Zelda out of order OK?

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#1 Edited by Ugalde- (3701 posts) -

Recently bought a 3DS. First Nintendo system I've ever owned. I bought Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Just wondering if its a good idea to play it then go back and get the other Zelda's for the DS. Or should I go back and play the other Zelda's first?

Also what about Pokemon. I got Pokemon Y. Will it ruin older DS versions of the Pokemon games if I play it first?

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#2 Posted by KBFloYd (17763 posts) -

for zelda dont worry about it...each zelda is its own game and theres no connection...

for pokemon...umm.. id say play the earlier ones first...because if you play the new one first then go backwards..youll see all the missing features....thats my opinion though...

but go ahead aand play pokemonx/y first...shouldnt be that big a deal.

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#3 Posted by Ugalde- (3701 posts) -

@KBFloYd: Thanks for the Zelda amswer. And yea I figured that might be a problem in Pokemon. I already started it though and am tapped out so I can't buy any other ones. I definitely see what your saying. The features are great and I don't know how I'm going to play the old ones.

The exp share makes it kinda easy though. Hopefully the older games are a little more challenging.

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#4 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18484 posts) -

Link Between Worlds and Spirit Tracks are both great. Phantom Hourglass is not very good, sadly.

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#5 Posted by CountBleck12 (4740 posts) -

I wouldn't worry about not playing them in order.

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#6 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4954 posts) -

Don't worry too much about Pokemon. Older games will feel inferior, but the general gameplay is the same. Pokemon X and Y are a lot faster, more convenient, and easier to pick up and play, but you can still have fun with previous Pokemon games.

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#7 Posted by roboccs (7847 posts) -

Zelda games can be played in any order, but I will say that having played A Link To The Past on SNES has made A Link Between Worlds that much more enjoyable.

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#8 Posted by Ugalde- (3701 posts) -

Thanks for all the info fellas. Really enjoying this system so far.

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#9 Edited by widdowson91 (1248 posts) -

@Ugalde- said:

Recently bought a 3DS. First Nintendo system I've ever owned. I bought Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Just wondering if its a good idea to play it then go back and get the other Zelda's for the DS. Or should I go back and play the other Zelda's first?

Also what about Pokemon. I got Pokemon Y. Will it ruin older DS versions of the Pokemon games if I play it first?

It doesn't matter which Zelda game you start with, but I would recommend playing The Wind Waker before Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks. I really wish I could wind back the years and experience all the Zelda games for the very first time once again. As for Pokemon, the newer games are certainly more fluid and convenient, but the first two generations (Red/Blue and Gold/Silver) are still the best. They may be a little sluggish compared to the newer games, but their general game play is exactly the same.