Reviewing Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is hard to do.
The nostalgia glasses I wear for a Link to the Past, the 1991 Super Nintendo classic, are rose-colored and of the strongest prescription. Can a game marketed as the spiritual sequel to one of my favorite games possibly live up to any amount of hype?
Link Between Worlds is a world imagined over two decades ago, reborn with a second opinion — an extra dimension. It is a 22-year reunion that you attend while babysitting your eight-year-old.
The “link between worlds” references the generational bridge of the game’s design just as much as it does the bonds of scenic Hyrule and decrepit Lorule.
So here is the start of something new: a weekly article in which I can vent in a controlled format about anything gaming that earns my ire. I will take multiple shots at video game rage inducers (each followed by a short explanation) and attempt not to froth at the mouth in the process. Without further ado, here goes the inaugural Rim(ithel) Shots!
With a rather slow week in games (it is the summer after all), the guys look at an oldie-but-goodie, Half-Life 2. While Dan has a decade of playing experience, it is the first time at the rodeo for Patrick and Ryan. So what do they think about the “classic”?
Vivendi is no longer owner of Activision-Blizzard, as the dynamic duo has gone independent. Find out how this effects games like Warcraft, Call of Duty, and Destiny (published by the giant). Also, what happened to Neversoft and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater?
Music, in order of appearance:
Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans
Kanye West – Bound 2
When I first arrived at the town of “Hi-Rule”, the name of the fictional town I invented within the first minutes of starting Animal Crossing: New Leaf, I did not know what to expect.
I have never played an Animal Crossing game before, despite the urging of friends and fans. Since the first game was released in 2002, I have always avoided what I instinctively believed to be a “gamier” version of The Sims for the PC. I personally have never been a major fan of titles that have no ultimate goal. So naturally, a game like Animal Crossing never exactly got my blood pumping, from the conceptual level.
I was as surprised as my avatar, “Zick”, when I discovered that I was to be the new mayor of Hi-Rule. And like Zick, I was just as astonished to find myself thoroughly enjoying my time in this cuddly world.