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Topic: Links Awakening or BotW?

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Chunkboi79

@jay81uk To be honest I am surprised you don't already have BOTW when you have a switch! I would choose BOTW in a heart beat. I have Link's Awakening pre-ordered, but BOTW honestly feels alive. Exploring the world is a treat, the physics of the world, the wild seems alive in a sense, plus BOTW answers a lot of questions fans have had for years. I feel like link's awakening's price is a bit steep for what we are getting. However, their is no question I would pick up BOTW first. You'll get a ton of play time out of it, and Zelda has been about exploration and that is what BOTW excels at.

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Daniel36

If you have an Online subscription, just play the SNES Zelda. If you really like it, Link's Awakening will be fun too. If you don't care for it, but you like free roaming 3D games like Skyrim and the likes, then BotW is a good fit for you.

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toiletduck

The notion of value is about as subjective as it can get. Everyone can have their own definition of what offers them value. 'Play time' just happens to be one of the more popular ones...

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Sadist

Let me be clear, as a consumer you want that familiar bang for your buck. Everybody wants that. But everyone decides for themselves what that particular bang is. I mean, I can safely say I’ve played a vast array of videogames, but I’ve played stuff with a smaller budget that was way more fun than some big budget game that was crammed with content.

Best example I can give you; Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil 2. While nobody will deny the ambition of RE 6 with over thirty hours of singleplayer content, minigame and some nice graphics at the time, the game was a mess; was it the budget? No. But it has over thirty hours of story content! Yes. But if the game is flawed, people won’ care about budget or production values. The game did not live up to their expectations.

Resident Evil 2; a full remake, blueprint of the game is there, game was fully reworked; that game cost a lot of money to make! Yes. But you can complete the game in about three hours. Yes. But this game can be replayed because of its short span and others would love that the game is quite challenging.

Anyway for both Zelda games this seems irrelevant as both are or will be fantastic, but to casually categorize one as big budget, worth it and the other as smaller budget, not worth it, would be disservice to both really.

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StuTwo

I had Links Awakening preordered when it first came around.

I think it’s a great game, tautly designed with great dungeons and a great plot. Probably the best game on the gameboy. Slightly better than ALTTP in most ways I’d say. But...

...it’s short (especially in an era of YouTube walkthroughs and instant online guides). And you can practically hear the developers saying the prayer “a link to the past, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name”. It skews very closely to the same design brief that the SNES game nailed.

ALTTP is a more important game and a more expansive one with broader appeal - it’s the one you should play first.

I’m really glad that it’s coming back with new graphics. Many people will have a great time with it. I’m not buying it myself because it’s not got enough new for me gameplay wise. Personally I’d recommend playing ALTTP on the NSO SNES app first.

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StuTwo

I had Links Awakening preordered when it first came around.

I think it’s a great game, tautly designed with great dungeons and a great plot. Probably the best game on the gameboy. Slightly better than ALTTP in most ways I’d say. But...

...it’s short (especially in an era of YouTube walkthroughs and instant online guides). And you can practically hear the developers saying the prayer “a link to the past, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name”. It skews very closely to the same design brief that the SNES game nailed.

ALTTP is a more important game and a more expansive one with broader appeal - it’s the one you should play first.

I’m really glad that it’s coming back with new graphics. Many people will have a great time with it. I’m not buying it myself though because it’s not got enough new for me gameplay wise.

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ralphdibny

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I played Link's Awakening on GB when I was a kid and I loved it. Also, it was the first Zelda game that I played. I didn't think it was too difficult, to be honest. Oracle of Ages, however, is complex and twisted, I wasn't able to beat it without a guide. Oracle of Seasons is much simpler than Oracle of Ages. If I had to choose a 2D Zelda game I'd choose Link's Awakening but I haven't played the first two Zelda games (NES). However, I don't know what version look best, the new Switch version or the Game Boy Color version.

Weird how that is! I found ages easier than LA and I couldn't get my head around seasons puzzles when I played it after ages because because I was so used to two age puzzles that I found the 4 season puzzles so confusing! I never finished that one in the end probably because I was going to play it the 3 different ways (OoA->OoS, OoS ->OoA, then third playthrough) and gave up after just playing one game lol

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Heavyarms55

I would put my vote in for BotW. BotW is the only Zelda game that ever really lived up to the hype for me. While I've always respected the series and can see why many people love it so dearly, BotW was the first that really and totally sucked me in and had me playing the game every single day for weeks!

That said, I can totally see why some people might prefer a few large dungeons and a more linear story to BotW's dozens of smaller shrines and freedom of movement.

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King-X

Yes, Link's Awakening is much easier to complete 100% than Breath of the Wild is. I should be all done within a week.

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DenDen

Well depends on what you like .

If you want more straight forward gameplay go for awakening, want more to explorer, doing stuff on your own then you should choose for BOTW.
also how long can you stay on one game?
For example awakening could be done 100% in 20 - 30 hours.
Breath of the wild whould take you 200+.

Also do you preffer a more traditional zelda or a new take on it?
If you never finished link between worlds, you could consider an entire diffrent approach and go for BOTW.

My self preffer classic zelda games so I whould choose awakening (best handheld Zelda game)

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BeefsoundMagnus

I feel like Link's Awakening will be more "user-friendly" being a 2D Zelda, as it's a straight upgrade that probably doesn't change the core mechanics of the original (that being a Game Boy game) outside of the new dungeon making mode. I'd personally recommend playing this one myself, due to the similar nature compared to A Link Between Worlds.

Breath of the Wild is radically different in terms of gameplay, but if you're accustomed to 3D games then it's not too hard to get into the swing of things, but be mindful that it's a way bigger time investment and as such it'll be easier to burn out and stop playing earlier on compared to Link's Awakening, which'll be much smaller in scope. Especially considering how much more inventory management is required, alongside all the other mechanics.

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Ryu_Niiyama

If you haven't beaten a Zelda game I'd recommend LA. It's a well made experience but is shorter.

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