Summary: It is classic zelda. Fun, with good puzzles and a super storyline, they are all the backbone of a great zelda game. That is why I hated Wind waker and Legend of zelda II. They had no great puzzles. They both had awful storylines. This is a return to the solidarity of Link to the past. Every time you complete a dungeon, you feel like you've achieved something, like you've won, like you've beat the unbeatable. That is how a zelda game should play.
Excerpt: Ever since the launch of the GameCube, Nintendo has been giving its vision of "connectivity" between the GameCube and the Game Boy Advance the hard sell. We've seen plenty of GameCube and GBA games that let you swap items or unlock secret bonuses between the console and portable versions of a game, but these have largely been token gestures, and the shining examples of Nintendo's connectivity ideals have been few and far between.
Summary: First off this game is really quite brilliant and amamazing fun in multiplayer especially with the mini eponas. But I also thought it was important to make clear that the version of four swords amazon is selling DOES include a gameboy to gamcube link cable as they do not mention it anywhere in the information. Just saying because there no point buying more cables than you need. I hope this information is useful.
Summary: Ok, before anyone jumps down my throat, I have no reservations about how the game looks. I loved the golden days of Zelda games, and personally found Ocarina..+Windwaker a little... un-Zelda-ish. Anyway, this game looks just like the old ones, but with some nice updated lighting effects and Young-Link-style sprites (wow, sprites, nevermind polygons :) those of you who dont think you like the old school, almost-plan-view 2D cartooniness need not buy this game - your all...
Excerpt: Nintendo were big on connectivity when the GameCube was revealed. Connecting your GBA to your GBA was supposed to give you all new experiences and challenges with the games. While it was a good idea in concept (and something Sony plan on doing with the PSP and PS2) it wasn’t really adopted by the developers. We had a few half hearted mini games in most link ups and that was about it.
Pros: Fantastic multiplayer | Good use of GBA and GC
Summary: Nahhhh, this game isnt repetitive at all and who cares if it is retro, retro games sell well, LOOK ZELDA IS NUMBER 1 AND EVERYONE KNOWS THERES A TOTALLY NEW 3D, REALISTIC ZELDA GAME COMING OUT WHICH WILL BE NUMBER 1 IN THE ALL FORMAT CHARTS WHEN IT COMES OUT IN MAY!! But at the moment its a good idea from Nintendo, its selling well, graphics are superb, multiplayer is GOOD!!! And theres loads to do!! MUST HAVE!! SERIOUSLLY, ITS GOOD GOOD GOOD!
Summary: This is what makes the Gamecube great - Nintendo's commitment to quality gameplay. Stoner87 just doen't get computer games does he!?!?! These Johnny-come-latelys don't understand what gaming is all about. Just because it's 2d does not make it bad, in the same way that good graphics do not make a good game (look at Doom 3 for goodness sake!).
Summary: This is the kind of thing that is bringing Nintendo's sales down. They have imported a 2D GBA game to the gamecube and sell it at full price. Not only is the game repetetive, but it doesn't stretch the GC's potential in anyway. With Halo 2, Fable, Ratchet and Clank 3, Killzone, Half-Life 2, and all the other consoles churning out superb games that push their machines and gamers, Nintendo revert to "retro" games.