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  • Summary: [*Reviews will go up on September 19 at 5am Pacific] 26 years after its original release on Game Boy, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening will be reborn as a new experience on Nintendo Switch. Buffeted by a storm, Link washes ashore on the mysterious Koholint Island. In order to return[*Reviews will go up on September 19 at 5am Pacific] 26 years after its original release on Game Boy, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening will be reborn as a new experience on Nintendo Switch. Buffeted by a storm, Link washes ashore on the mysterious Koholint Island. In order to return home, Link must overcome challenging dungeons and battle against fearsome monsters. This new version of the classic adventure includes many unique elements that appeared in the original Game Boy release, such as 2D platformer-style rooms and appearances from characters outside of The Legend of Zelda series. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 111
  1. Sep 23, 2019
    100
    I found playing through a modern imagining of this classic to be almost perfect. While it doesn’t reinvent the franchise or break convention, it never acts like it wants to. There’s something comforting about returning to a world like this: to know its every corner, to recognize its colorful cast, to feel truly lost in the experience.
  2. Sep 19, 2019
    95
    When I go to give Link's Awakening to someone else, would I recommend this version? Is this the game I want my kids to play? And yes. It is. Absolutely.
  3. Sep 19, 2019
    90
    The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a great remake, which makes loyalty and technical modernization its best points. With the exception of some minor slowdowns, we do not find drawbacks in a revival that pays tribute effectively, even today, to a historical chapter.
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is one of the cutest and most unforgettable experiences you can ever had on a Nintendo Switch. The game is almost carbon copy of the original one but has that little touches to improve the experience. That is the kind of remake we always want to see.
  5. Sep 19, 2019
    85
    The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a loving remake of a decades-old game remake with just enough modern touches to make it worth playing again. Graphical overhaul aside, it’s perhaps a little too faithful to the original, while additions like the dungeon-builder are a bust. Newcomers get to experience one of the quirkiest games in the series, but for those who’ve played through it multiple times, there’s little reason to play other than nostalgia or adoration - both of which are perfectly good excuses to return to Koholint.
  6. Sep 26, 2019
    85
    Nintendo once again reaches back to the past to bring back one of its best games - the mobile adventures of a certain warrior in a green outfit. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is basically a brand new game that generates tons of fun even without the cult surrounding the series. If not for some technical issues, it would have been perfect.
  7. Oct 8, 2019
    60
    Unless you find this one on sale, do yourself a favor and grab Link’s Awakening DX instead. You’ll have the same game, minus the Chamber Dungeon, and updated graphics and still have plenty left over to get some other excellent titles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 442
  1. Sep 20, 2019
    10
    Siendo un super-fanático-enférmo de PlayStation, debo reconocer el gran trabajo de Nintendo creando este Remaster, sin duda una gran obra.
  2. Sep 21, 2019
    10
    Amazingly beautiful, nonstop fun. As a filler between breath of the wild and its sequel it does the trick. Loving it
  3. Mar 10, 2020
    10
    Link's Awakening is an incredible game. While short, it is full of charm and life.
  4. Jan 27, 2020
    9
    This is a remake of a classic 2D Zelda game. It's terrific. If you are a Zelda fan, you will love this game. If you have never played a ZeldaThis is a remake of a classic 2D Zelda game. It's terrific. If you are a Zelda fan, you will love this game. If you have never played a Zelda game, this would be a good introduction to top-down Zeldas and a cool new way to experience a classic that you might have otherwise overlooked. My only complaint is that sometimes there are framerate stutters. Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2019
    9
    Great re imagining of a classic game... pretty much the same but new graphics!
  6. Nov 14, 2020
    8
    Un juegazo, es como el original y contiene la esencia de la saga, pero el nuevo estilo gráfico hace la historia disfrutable para cualquierUn juegazo, es como el original y contiene la esencia de la saga, pero el nuevo estilo gráfico hace la historia disfrutable para cualquier persona, haya o no haya jugado el clásico.
    Lo recomiendo a fans y a gente introduciéndose en la saga Zelda.
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  7. Jul 6, 2020
    0
    No me gustó ni su mecánica, ni su mojigata historia para niñ@s. Esta vez tampoco queda claro si Link es célibe, eunuco o gay en el closet.No me gustó ni su mecánica, ni su mojigata historia para niñ@s. Esta vez tampoco queda claro si Link es célibe, eunuco o gay en el closet. Podría ser una o las tres cosas a la vez. No hay guión, ni historia que tenga un minimo sentido. NO hay por donde cogerlo. Expand

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