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GregLombardi
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(11-12-2013, 08:25 PM)
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Game Informer: 10/10

As I'm not sure which content from Game Informer is allowed to be posted here, I will simply leave the score.

Oh God I'm so excited for this game!

Edit: Thanks to Murrah for details from the other thread. If it's okay to post them I will post them in a few.

From Murrah:

Originally Posted by Murrah

  • Surprised at Nintendo's willingness to shake up Zelda formulas
  • Loved the item rental/purchase system; makes it genuinely scary when you're about to die
  • Heart piece puzzles are still clever despite having access to all the items whenever you want
  • No more map items to grab in dungeons, layout is shown right away; doesn't dumb down the experience
  • Seemed to really love the turning-Link-into-a-drawing mechanic; says it forces you to look at the entire game from a different point of view instead of just solving puzzles and moving on
  • "As if some of the best dungeons in Zelda history weren't enough, they typically end with some of the best bosses Link has ever encountered"
  • Some bosses return from LttP, most are brand new
  • Completely free to do dungeons in whatever order, no number system or NPCs that tell you where to go next
  • Freeing to wander the map and explore at your leisure
  • World map laid out in same manner as LttP, but not copy-paste job; lots of tweaks to aid traversal and exploration
  • "I wouldn't change anything about this game"

Edit: oh yeah 10/10

Last edited by GregLombardi; 11-12-2013 at 08:31 PM.
Lakitu
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(11-12-2013, 08:25 PM)
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Times like these, I wish I had a 3DS.
Sho_Nuff82
(11-12-2013, 08:26 PM)
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Probably the best handheld game ever.
zigg
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(11-12-2013, 08:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lakitu

Times like these, I wish I had a 3DS.

Why don't you? This year has been one of (if not) its best.
Solid SOAP
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(11-12-2013, 08:26 PM)
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Not sure how trustworthy Game Informer are (I know they gave Paper Mario 2 a 6/10), but that sounds like a pretty good start to me.
codhand
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(11-12-2013, 08:27 PM)
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whoa
Jrs3000
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Originally Posted by Lakitu

Times like these, I wish I had a 3DS.

Black friday $99 2ds.
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(11-12-2013, 08:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sho_Nuff82

Probably the best handheld game ever.

you mean after 20 long years, link's awakening's been bested?

also from the review:

I want to let the experience roll around in my brain for a while before I decide where it ranks among the best entries in the franchise, but I can say with confidence that it should be spoken in the same breath as A Link to the Past. In every way, A Link Between Worlds is exactly what you want out of a Zelda game.

LTWood12
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(11-12-2013, 08:27 PM)
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If they want to sell some Wii U's they need to port it over.
codhand
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(11-12-2013, 08:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Solid SOAP

Not sure how trustworthy Game Informer are (I know they gave Paper Mario 2 a 6/10), but that sounds like a pretty good start to me.

haha they will never live this down,

and some will never get over it,

they also rated the new paper mario for 3DS rather high, which is a worse mistake in my opinion.
jmls1121
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(11-12-2013, 08:28 PM)

Originally Posted by Sho_Nuff82

Probably the best handheld game ever.

Hype reaching critical levels...
Gamerloid
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The box art alone says this game is epic
Derrick01
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I'm trying to see if the issue is up for me on my lowly PC (don't have a tablet).

edit: Yup it is, reading now.

Originally Posted by Lakitu

Times like these, I wish I had a 3DS.

Be a cool guy like me and get one sometime around black friday!
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Originally Posted by Solid SOAP

Not sure how trustworthy Game Informer are (I know they gave Paper Mario 2 a 6/10), but that sounds like a pretty good start to me.

They're all ridiculously big Zelda fans. Dan and Tim in particular.
OmegaZero
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(11-12-2013, 08:28 PM)
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How did they address the visuals and art style ? What about the length?

Can't wait to see how this game reviews.
Immaculate
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(11-12-2013, 08:28 PM)
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fuck

that makes me want it over senran kagura more
H3xum
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Hypedddddd

Picking up at XO midnight launch

Playing it as soon as I get home while I download my XO games

Originally Posted by OmegaZero

What about the length?

It was 100%'d at 18-20 hours =\ there was a thread here on it the other day

Edit: Here it is
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Alcoholikaust
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satisfying.
guek
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I think I just might piss off the new wife and buy that zelda 3ds
Jb
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(11-12-2013, 08:28 PM)
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So it's as good as Skyward Sword.
RibMan
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(11-12-2013, 08:28 PM)
Really want to read the review. This and the Windwaker HD has made my Christmas shopping a lot more difficult!
Majestad
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Perfect game to conclude the year of the 3DS.
Aaron-Lagann
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(11-12-2013, 08:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lakitu

Times like these, I wish I had a 3DS.

2DS is going to be $99 at Walmart on black Friday. It's really worth having in general.
chickdigger802
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(11-12-2013, 08:29 PM)
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(senran kagura and) X Rebirth this friday.

Zelda next friday.


Great games are quite effectively keeping next gen off my mind and wallet ;)

Originally Posted by Aaron-Lagann

2DS is going to be $99 at Walmart on black Friday. It's really worth having in general.

dont know, previews all say 3D adds quite a bit to the experience.
Nirolak
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(11-12-2013, 08:29 PM)
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You can summarize a review as long as you don't post pictures.
Birathen
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The wait.. Its killing me! SM3DW, ALBW and the PS4. All less then a month away. My brains!
Creamium
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(11-12-2013, 08:29 PM)
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Wow

With all the hype this has been getting... 3DS purchase may be imminent.
Yawnier
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(11-12-2013, 08:29 PM)
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Nice score, this will give me my excuse to play my 3DS that I haven't played since the summer.
Anth0ny
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(11-12-2013, 08:29 PM)
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Sounds like fun.
MoogleWizard
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The god of gaming franchises has returned.

Bel_Air_Jeff
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HOLY SHIT 10/10 HERE WE GO
PhoReal
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(11-12-2013, 08:30 PM)
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Dang that's hype. Xbox One, Mario and Zelda all on the same day. Cruel. :(
GregLombardi
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(11-12-2013, 08:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

You can summarize a review as long as you don't post pictures.

Thank you!
DanRyckert
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(11-12-2013, 08:30 PM)
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The full review is in our digital issue now. That's about all I can say online now due to embargo stuff:

http://www.gameinformer.com/mag/default.aspx
Vandiger
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(11-12-2013, 08:30 PM)
No brief summary why they gave it a perfect score?
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Well, I might actually go check this out then. Later though. I need my happy boobs first.
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Originally Posted by Jay-B

So it's as good as Skyward Sword.

As well as Twilight Princess and Wind Waker. A lot of Zelda games get 10's from Game Informer, but this one is more surprising since their reception to the previous two portable Zeldas were much more lukewarm.
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Hype reaching critical levels. T-10 days.
Psycho_Mantis
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No doubt this game is going to be awesome but they gave Skyward sword a 10 and Twilight Princess. With concern Skyward sword.
Final Boss
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Originally Posted by Sho_Nuff82

Probably the best handheld game ever.


And how would you know?
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Originally Posted by Jay-B

So it's as good as Skyward Sword.

That would be incredible!
BitStyle
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(11-12-2013, 08:32 PM)
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...and now there's another game on my radar. My poor wallet.
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Originally Posted by LTWood12

If they want to sell some Wii U's they need to port it over.

Don't bring this shit in here, plenty of other places to do that.

This bodes very well, not getting it day one but I think I'll stick it on the Christmas list. This and Pokémon are going to keep me happy.
DanRyckert
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(11-12-2013, 08:32 PM)
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Also, there is no way I would have given Skyward Sword a 10. It's a 9 in my book.
GregLombardi
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(11-12-2013, 08:32 PM)
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Edited some details into the OP.
joshrholloway
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(11-12-2013, 08:32 PM)
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Just switched my GI subscription from print to digital to read this.
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Originally Posted by Pyscho_Mantis

No doubt this game is going to be awesome but they gave Skyward sword a 10 and Twilight Princess. With concern Skyward sword.

They gave 10s to those two fantastic games?
Dr. Kaos
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(11-12-2013, 08:33 PM)
Come to Papa.
NMFried
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BOOM. I must beat WWHD before the 22nd.

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