100% Complete as of last night! Well, I think it’s 100% complete, sometimes it’s hard to tell.
I’m a little really sad this game is over. I’d been anticipating it since it was announced and dreamed of a Zelda: A Link to the Past sequel for 20 years! The game was disappointing in that – it was really short. And the dungeons weren’t all that hard, they could be completed fairly easily – but I know this is due to the “you can tackle any dungeon at any time” thing.
I didn’t know this game at all but I beat it quite fast and I think a lot of that has to do with my experience with the SNES version. But also, the controls are quite simple in this world in that, in a 3D game like anything Nintendo 64+, some of the struggles you have are due to the environment, camera angles, and things like that. Because this is a 2D game (kinda), there’s a lot less to consider and a lot less to figure out.
Don’t get me wrong though, Nintendo did a LOT of things right with this game. It’s actually almost like a perfect Zelda game to me, other than its duration. Its difficulty is easy too but that’s why they have Master Quest so I won’t mention that as a drawback.
It’s pretty funny how, despite not having a real musical instrument in this game (other than a bell, maybe), music and sound play quite a factor. For example, to do some of the timer-less challenges (where there’s a timer, but you can’t see it), you can rely on music. To catch the Maiamai’s, you need to listen to the sound they make. Well, you don’t HAVE to but doing so makes it way easier to find them. I HAD to play and listen to music so that I could find the Maiamais. Pretty clever Nintendo! And they made finding the Maiamai’s much easier by telling you how many are in what section. Screw you Skulltula tokens. At least in this game, you can systematically find them.
Anyways…I’m gonna give this game a break, I played it so much from Saturday 6pm to Sunday midnight and Monday night and Tuesday night….need a break and then I try Master Quest.
Wasn’t too thrilled with the story, it was much simpler than it should have been for a game of this age. It wasn’t awful, but I would have preferred more. This game definitely could open up a whole other world for Nintendo to explore…..that’d be kind of interesting.