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Japan: Famitsu awards The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening 35/40

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The first review is in for the gorgeous remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening which is coming to the Nintendo Switch on 20th September alongside the Switch Lite. As you are probably aware, the team at Famitsu use four reviewers on each of their titles to review and with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening the four reviewers awarded the game 9, 9, 9, and 8. Good scores all round and it totals up to 35/40. Our review of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will be published soon, so look out for that!


12 thoughts on “Japan: Famitsu awards The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening 35/40”

  1. Hard to believe that some people probably wait to read reviews about games before buying them. When it comes to the major Zelda games, they’re ALWAYS excellent. Even my least favorite Zelda games are still great (and no, I’m not referring to side games like Four Swords Adventures etc. Which I didn’t care for). Once upon a time, I used to hold Mario games as my favorites, and I was actually offended by people who liked Zelda games more. Now I’m the opposite (I mean, I prefer Zelda games now. Not the offended part). With Mario games, it seems like I’ve been liking them less and less. Super Mario Odyssey was my least favorite of all, and that one should have been my favorite.

    1. “Hard to believe that some people probably wait to read reviews about games before buying them.”

      Why is it hard to believe that people want to wait to see if a game is worth picking up or not instead just blindly spending their hard-earned money on games that may or may not be good?

      1. I agree there’s just too many games out there these days. You can’t go in blind or you’ll end up wasting lots of cash. Take anthem for example, that first trailer reveal had me excited for it. Then we got reviews and I never purchased. Still havent purchased to this day and I don’t regret it. There’s obviously websites that get paid off to put favorable reviews up, but you have to be able to read between the lines and read multiple reviews for a general consensus, it has not failed me yet.

      2. I was referring mostly to the major Zelda games. The ones that people KNOW will be a MUST BUY. There’s never really been a bad Zelda game. Even the ones that aren’t as good are still great games (not really thinking about the DS games when I say that. Those were okay, but I hated the stylus controls in those). I still can’t believe that a lot of people passed on The Wind Waker back in the day just because of the graphics, yet that’s one of the greatest Zelda games EVER.

        1. Back in the day, I was part of the “realistic graphics for a Zelda game yay hurr durr” group & didn’t like Wind Waker’s artstyle. Then I preordered the game, got the Ocarina of Time Master Quest preorder bonus, checked out the trailers on that disc (starting with WW’s trailer), & instantly fell in love with the theme music. From that day forward, I couldn’t wait to get my copy of WW. Once I played it, best Zelda game ever. Years later, I was happy we were finally getting realistic graphics Zelda in the form of Twilight Princess, and when I finally played it, I was ultimately disappointed at the end of beating TP. Great game, sure, but still a lot of things lacking. And with those two instances where the cartoon-y graphics Zelda game was far superior to the realistic graphics Zelda game, I was no longer part of that group. Certain franchises should stick to certain artstyles, sure, but Zelda is one of those games where they could make a sprite based game set in a 3D environment & I’ll STILL enjoy it. For me, Legend of Zelda has set itself as a franchise that can be fluid with it’s artstyle as it’s proven to me that graphics aren’t everything in this franchise.

          To this day, Wind Waker is still the best Zelda game I’ve ever played and that HD remaster that improved the sailing & made the Triforce Quest not kill the momentum of the story only made the game even better.

    2. My only concern with this game is it’s longevity and the asking price. I briefly played the original when I was younger and remember it was a little on the shorter side so I’m not sure whether it is worth the asking price. A link between world’s was at $40 and was great at that price. Also, Link’s Awakening was originally released for handheld so I was expecting something along a handheld release price at $40 or $50 max all things considered.

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