I think the problem I had with the Oracle series and to an extent A Link to the Past, Zelda 1 and 2 is that the game doesn't exactly tell where you need to go.
I think only in Skyward Sword have I not been so lost that I died fending off attacks. I have gotten a lot better at Zelda games since the time I couldn't find the Kokiri sword in Oot.
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I've personally never been a huge fan of any of the 2D Zelda games. They just never quite get the atmosphere that I'm looking for. Though I thoroughly enjoyed Oracle of Ages, so I guess I have that one.
I should really get round to buying a copy of Link's Awakening sometime. But then again pretty sure it would feel somewhat like a step backwards from having played The Minish Cap, though. Bloody steps backwards. Ruined A Link to the Past for me.
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The only game I've ever had that "aging" problem with was the original Legend of Zelda, because incidentally, that was the last one I played (had trouble getting a copy until I downloaded it from the EShop). The problem I had with it was being too used to slashing, when the original only has stabbing. No spin attacks either. Talk about being spoiled-
But IDK, I've never had any problem with aging with any other game. Mostly because at their core, the 2D Zelda games all play fairly similarly. There's graphical differences sure, but it's still fairly similar. Barring Zelda 2, but that's a whole different can of worms. Heck, I'd say A Link to the Past was far better than Minish Cap... at least IMO. Minish Cap just wasn't very memorable in my opinion, and seemed kinda "dumbed down".
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Link's Awakening has some of the best dungeons and puzzles in the series imo. But then again, I am old enough to be used to the flad 2D graphics, so that really doesn't affect my experience.
I bought Link's Awakening from the E-shop when it first was available for the 3DS. I've gotten pretty far into it but I still have yet to beat it. It's a pretty colorful Zelda game especially since it has enemies from the Mario and Kirby games.
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So rememeber when Miyamoto said he'd like to bring LttP to the 3DS somehow? The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2.
I only hope they revise the combat system. Going off Minish Cap, it's much faster-paced than any of the 3D games my some margin, but beyond the shield and roll there aren't any defensive options. Or rather, ways of getting out of the way of an attack and then being able to counter immediately afterwards. The roll took Link way too far to be able to walk back over before the enemies guard was back up, unless you did a rolling thrust which is difficult to time and aim in such a short time.
Maybe, if your shield is up you could then do a quick combat roll in any direction that travels a short distance. Only with proper timing though will you be able to chain these rolls together, and basically dance around the enemy.
Maybe they'll just use the counter attack from Wind Waker.
I have to say this wasn't what I was expecting from a new Zelda title at all, but I'm definitely looking forward to it. Do we know if it's a direct sequel or not yet? I'm assuming as much from the name.
I think A Link to the Past 2 was the name given to it in the Japanese Direct, although I could be wrong.
It certainly looks interesting. Apparently it will be set in the same Hyrule as in the original aLttP but with totally original dungeons and storyline. The 2D paper-image Link definitely looks intriguing.
Sitting on the fence about the graphics, though. Certainly not what I expected from a aLttP remake...
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The LttP sequel looks pretty fun and I can't wait to play it at the end of the year. Glad to know the 3DS will be getting a brand new Zelda game this year!
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