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Why is it that people generally don't like Zelda II: Adventures of Link as much as the others? I mean, I know it's a very different format then the rest of the Zelda series, but people talk about it like it was a really bad game. . . honestly, it's always been my favorite Zelda. I'll admit some of it is pretty tough - but then, all the Zeldas have their tough spots.

I love the format of the game - combining top-down exploring with platform-combat. Are there even any other games that have this format?

If it was a game other than Zelda that used this format, do you think that people would have recieved it as poorly?

Any thoughts?



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#2 Posted on

    Originally posted by Vega14k
    Why is it that people generally don't like Zelda II: Adventures of Link as much as the others? I mean, I know it's a very different format then the rest of the Zelda series, but people talk about it like it was a really bad game. . . honestly, it's always been my favorite Zelda. I'll admit some of it is pretty tough - but then, all the Zeldas have their tough spots.

    I love the format of the game - combining top-down exploring with platform-combat. Are there even any other games that have this format?

    If it was a game other than Zelda that used this format, do you think that people would have recieved it as poorly?

    Any thoughts?



Probably not. Zelda 2 suffered from the Mario 2 curse--the sequel was so different from the orginal that it necceessaitated a back-to-basics approach for the third installment.

I like some things about Zelda 2, but it's not my favorite Zelda by a longshot. For one thing the difficultty level is WAY too high (unless you intend to spend about 6 hours out of the gate building your levels) especially when you have to get the damned hammer to GET anywhere of consequence.

I think Zelda 2's ideas were carried forward a lot better in games like Castlevania 2, which now that I think about it, was *also* vastly different from its predecessor, tho they didn't exactly revert to type in *their* theird installment.






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Zelda II was way too much like Castlevania to me. It was a fun game, but it was just not a worthy sequel to Zelda. Fortunatly, Nintendo learned their lesson, and have released nothing but quality Zelda games ever since...

*shudder* ... that game was such a disappointment.....





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Interesting . . .

I hadn't yet played the first Zelda when I fell in love with Zelda II, so I had no preconceptions/expectations coming into it.


. . . but (referring to Enojado) I'll never understand the logic of "it was too hard." The opposite is my gripe about al of the 3D Zeldas - they're too easy!

Are the shorter attention spans of today's children/(and adults too) affecting the difficulty of games? Or is it just that since we're older were better at games now?



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The first Zelda game I ever played was A Link To The Past on the SNES. And I got damn good at it. So for completness sakes I played the original Zelda. And I couldn't do anything with it. I needed a little bit more direction. I couldn't figure out where anything was and I got frustrated. But I think that's the problem with game sequels. The ones before the first one you ever play are impossible.



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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    The first Zelda game I ever played was A Link To The Past on the SNES. And I got damn good at it. So for completness sakes I played the original Zelda. And I couldn't do anything with it. I needed a little bit more direction. I couldn't figure out where anything was and I got frustrated. But I think that's the problem with game sequels. The ones before the first one you ever play are impossible.


I know what you mean. One of the first games I remember playing is MegaMan 2 (still one of my sentimental favorites). I had a much more difficult time going back to play MegaMan. I could never beat that Rock Monster without that cheat where you press Start repeatedly. I only beat Dr. Wily in that game without cheating once. I could beat everything else. I do remember the original as being the only one where even the second of invincibliity after getting hit wouldn't save you from immediately dying on the spikes.

As for Zelda II, I remember getting hooked on it. I rented it from a video game store and spent enough to keep it until I beat it that I probably could have just bought the damn thing brand new. It was probably the hardest because there were more ways to die (pits, enemies above and below you, etc.). I have it now, but haven't played it in years. I wonder how long those batteries last...



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The coyote goes... The only game I can think of that's remotely similar to Zelda 2 would be a game for gameboy where you're a little Demon who walks around and collects items.



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I remember playing the original Zelda, and spending hours burning every bush, pushing every stone, and bombing every rock. Hour upon hour of useless wandering.
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Lexus Said:
The only game I can think of that's remotely similar to Zelda 2 would be a game for gameboy where you're a little Demon who walks around and collects items.

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Damn, I felt SO satisfied when I beat this beast of a game. Hard, hard, hard game that is still really fun.



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