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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds gets first review

Posted on November 12, 2013 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News

The first verdict for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is in. Game Informer provided a review in its latest issue, handing out a perfect 10/10 score.

The publication had high praise for the structure, music, visuals, and new item rental/purchase system, which technically allows players to obtain any available item at the very start of the game. Puzzles are also said to be as tricky as ever with Game Informer stating dungeons feature “devious traps and incredibly tricky puzzles.”

Continuing on the topic of dungeons, Game Informer claims Zelda: A Link Between Worlds features “some of the best” in the franchise’s history, which “typically end with some of the best bosses Link has ever encountered.” The final boss fight, in the magazine’s opinion, is “suitably challenging and unique”.

Game Informer concluded with the following:

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.

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  • avi

    that’s awesome to hear. love zelda.

  • DexterMike

    NICE! But I can’t find the review on game informer site, do you have the source?

    • Brian

      It’s in their magazine. You’ll have to check out their December issue for the full review!

      • DexterMike

        Ohhh it’s that paper thingy that people used to read? jk, can’t wait for Nov. 22!

        • Colocalips

          Embargo isn’t up for online, only printed reviews

        • Jack Saat

          Wow people still print game magazines!

          • kthanxyousuck

            I think most people get them because of the gamestop rewards card. That’s why I use to get them.

        • kthanxyousuck

          It’ll be on their site probably sometime next week.

        • William Sean Bosley

          Well, actually, they offer an email version. It’s actually really good, including things like videos and links to additional information, and other things that a paper magazine can’t provide (Well, not a muggle one anyway).

      • alt_account

        You know what I love about paper magazines? You wont get a page not found in 10 years. I also like seeing all the ads and things. It’s like a time capsule of sorts.

        • noahwayne0

          cool story bro

  • Asturias_Knytt

    Niiiiiiice!!! The only thing I’m worried about is the number of side-quests post-game. I still want to get awesome collectible tunics, shields, swords etc with unique abilities after I beat the game. Maybe they can carry over to the Hero Mode where they’ll be more balanced.

  • superphillip32

    Too much good stuff releasing on November 22, but Super Mario 3D World and this are on the top of the list.

  • smashbrolink

    I’m so freaking excited for it. Haven’t had a Zelda fix in a while so it’s going to be good to dive back into Hyrule once more.

  • Daniel Schwarz

    Why doesn’t the review appear on

    • kthanxyousuck

      Because they post their reviews in their gaming magazine first and then the reviews pop up on the website either 2-3 days before the release date of the game or after.

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  • kthanxyousuck

    Game informer RARELY hands out perfect 10’s and I’m not saying they are the golden standard obviously but this makes me really excited. This will be my first zelda game ever (and I’ll probably get OoT 3D) and I’m ready for this!

    • AnEarthlyChild

      OoT is a must play! And if you have a Wii U get Wind Waker HD (my personal favourite) and if you don’t get one! 😀

  • noahwayne0

    should i get a 3ds xl link btw two worlds bundle or a ps4?

    • CChaplin

      I’m personally waiting on the PS4, though I will definitely be getting one eventually. Put it this way; the 3DS currently has a great library of games, so you might as well give the PS4 some time to come out with more releases.

  • mac1275

    And here I thought I was going to wait for a used copy of this game. I should know better than to doubt the greatest franchise ever created.

  • Steve

    They told us at NintendoFuse that online reviews were embargoed until tomorrow, so expect to hear a lot more tomorrow.

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