Summary: You'll want to link yourself to these worlds as soon as possible
Pros: A simply brilliant revisiting of classic 2D Zelda design with modern sensibility; fantastically designed dungeons and challenges; new abilities require creative puzzle solutions; lots of side quests and mini-games to explore; surprising online functionality; item rental system adds a unique twist...
Cons: Inconsequential story is rehashed from countless other Zelda games; the game eventually ends.
Summary: Surprisingly, despite all its whimsy, 'A Link Between World's' final evaluation becomes mostly academic. There are ones and zeroes to consider here, and my emotions on the subject should really take a back seat.
Reviving an Old Classic | The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review
New Gamer Nation
6 January 2014
Excerpt: If there’s one thing loyal Nintendo fans have been clamoring for, it has been for a new installment in The Legend of Zelda franchise. Late in 2013, the call was answered with The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds , exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS .
Excerpt: The Legend of Zelda series has been stagnating for a while now. Over the last couple of games, the incredibly popular yet undeniably stale formula has changed very little. Returning to an immediately recognizable Hyrule, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is Nintendo's laziest retread yet.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds review (3DS)
23 December 2013
Excerpt: I just realized something unexpected: if The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds had somehow released prior to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and I were sitting down now to review the latter title, I would almost certainly describe it as an excellent but still vaguely disappointing...
Excerpt: I love having Zelda debates. Listening to someone explain why they love their favorite entry in the series usually reveals a lot about them, as almost any gamer from any walk of life will have some sort of opinion on the subject.
Pros: I AM LINK, LORD OF SAND *uses sand rod*
Cons: Not being able to use the 3D for more than a few minutes at a time
Excerpt: Zelda games have been at a bit of a weird place for me. I came off Skyward Sword on an absolute high. I was impressed by the way the game managed to tie itself into the existing story but also the way it managed to serve as a kind of origin story for the main events of the series we’ve been enjoying...