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Topic: Any body played Zelda: Four Swords Adventures?

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koopa85

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I was wondering if the single player mode on this game was any good? If it is I might buy this game since it's the only console Zelda that I've never played.

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Adam

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No, the single-player is not particularly good. It's not awful, but it's fairly boring, slow, and clunky. You want to at least play this game with two-players, though four is of course optimal. It is a blast to play through once or twice with friends. GBAs are not hard to come by used, either, so now it's cheaper to play than it used to be, I'd imagine.

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__adam wrote:

No, the single-player is not particularly good. It's not awful, but it's fairly boring, slow, and clunky. You want to at least play this game with two-players, though four is of course optimal. It is a blast to play through once or twice with friends. GBAs are not hard to come by used, either, so now it's cheaper to play than it used to be, I'd imagine.

I'd beg to differ. Of course the game is better with more than one player (as virtually all games are) but it's still a fantastic game to play alone (I've been having a blast playing it a lot recently until I broke my wrist in an unrelated incident). If you've played a few Zelda games then you'll love the puzzles espescially since some of them are absolutely genius and could only work in a Four Swords game.

The game is very innovative and if you're a Zelda fan you'll definately like it. Also its better if you play using a GBA as a controller since it adds to the 'cleverness' and 'uniqueness' (neither of them are words but you know what I mean) of the game.

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Adam

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I'd beg to differ.

You don't have to beg. I don't mind if you differ. ;)
But I guess if you haven't already played it multi-player, it would be fun. My first time through was with four players, so any time I've tried with fewer, it's been a big step back for me.

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Dwarfer

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__adam wrote:

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I'd beg to differ.

You don't have to beg. I don't mind if you differ. ;)
But I guess if you haven't already played it multi-player, it would be fun. My first time through was with four players, so any time I've tried with fewer, it's been a big step back for me.

That makes sense. Obviously the more people you can get playing a crazy game like FSA the more fun it'll seem. I had a similar experience where the first time I played Sonic 3 I played co-op (other player was Tails) so it seemed like a big step back when I played alone.

But if you play single player in the first place (like I did) then this won't be a problem because you won't know what you're missing out on, there can't be a feeling of stepping back. What you don't know can't hurt you ;)

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Edwin

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@ Dwarfer

Cleverness and uniqueness are both words.

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koopa85

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Thanks for the comments. This game is only about $11 on amazon.com, so I think I'll buy it.

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jangonov

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Love that game
I played it and beat it really quickly though. Still a good experience all the same

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Warios_Azz

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Four Swords is a great game. Unless of course your friends keep picking you up and throwing you off of cliffs. I'd definitely recommend it.

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jangonov

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@9 lol yeah that happened to me A LOT.
btw, you don't need a gameboy to play but trust me. If you want it to be good, you NEED a gameboy to play. I recommend the sp. They are 40 at lamestop....er...gamestop

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Four Swords is a great game. Unless of course your friends keep picking you up and throwing you off of cliffs. I'd definitely recommend it.

That is a perfectly acceptable strategy! Of course, we always repaid this player with all the negative votes at the end of the level (very fun game mechanism, the voting). Back when we first played this, my roommate and I ended up not talking to each other for a couple weeks. :D

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Warios_Azz

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__adam wrote:

Warios+Ass wrote:

Four Swords is a great game. Unless of course your friends keep picking you up and throwing you off of cliffs. I'd definitely recommend it.

That is a perfectly acceptable strategy! Of course, we always repaid this player with all the negative votes at the end of the level (very fun game mechanism, the voting). Back when we first played this, my roommate and I ended up not talking to each other for a couple weeks. :D

LMAO. The voting did make the game a lot more fun. I almost forgot about that part. That's hilarious about you and your roommate not talking for weeks b/c of this game. I could definitely see that happening lol. :-D

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Ricardo91

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I wouldn't say it's worth it for the single-player, even at $11. Even though the graphics are cool, some of the puzzles are neat, and the GBA connectivity is used in an interesting way, controlling all four Links yourself is a real chore, and once I beat the game once, I never touched it again. Unless you have 3 friends who all have GC-GBA cables and GBAs (or, if not, you're actually willing to spend that kind of money yourself), I suggest getting Wind Waker or OoT Master Quest instead.

I never bothered to play the multiplayer, since obviously getting a full game together is way too much work. I wish Nintendo would make an online sequel for Wii or DS with online. It would make getting matches together IMMENSELY easier.

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Warios_Azz

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I wouldn't say it's worth it for the single-player, even at $11. Even though the graphics are cool, some of the puzzles are neat, and the GBA connectivity is used in an interesting way, controlling all four Links yourself is a real chore, and once I beat the game once, I never touched it again. Unless you have 3 friends who all have GC-GBA cables and GBAs (or, if not, you're actually willing to spend that kind of money yourself), I suggest getting Wind Waker or OoT Master Quest instead.

I never bothered to play the multiplayer, since obviously getting a full game together is way too much work. I wish Nintendo would make an online sequel for Wii or DS with online. It would make getting matches together IMMENSELY easier.

I never thought it was too tough to get together with friends to play. I guess the hardest part is making sure you know enough people with the right equipment. Local multiplayer is definitely the way to go. This game would not be as much fun online IMO. I say pick up this game and find a few good people to play w/. It will definitely be worth the trouble.

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I love the game because it a bit different from other zelda games and I respect Nintendo trying something new. I hate multiplayer on it, not playing it but you have to get 4 GBA or GBASP's and those gamecube game boy hook up things. I DON"T HAVE THAT MUCH MONEY!! Still the game is a nice addition for the zelda franchise

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Warios+Ass wrote:

Ricardo91 wrote:

I wouldn't say it's worth it for the single-player, even at $11. Even though the graphics are cool, some of the puzzles are neat, and the GBA connectivity is used in an interesting way, controlling all four Links yourself is a real chore, and once I beat the game once, I never touched it again. Unless you have 3 friends who all have GC-GBA cables and GBAs (or, if not, you're actually willing to spend that kind of money yourself), I suggest getting Wind Waker or OoT Master Quest instead.

I never bothered to play the multiplayer, since obviously getting a full game together is way too much work. I wish Nintendo would make an online sequel for Wii or DS with online. It would make getting matches together IMMENSELY easier.

I never thought it was too tough to get together with friends to play. I guess the hardest part is making sure you know enough people with the right equipment. Local multiplayer is definitely the way to go. This game would not be as much fun online IMO. I say pick up this game and find a few good people to play w/. It will definitely be worth the trouble.

That's the problem though. Only a handful of my friends would have a GC-GBA cable (and even a smaller number of them wouyld be willing to use it nowadays), and I'm not willing to buy extra ones for the friends who don't have them just for one game. And I don't see how the game couldn't work online. They could add voice-chat to it, and everything would be hunky-dory.

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Ricardo91 wrote:

Warios+Ass wrote:

Ricardo91 wrote:

I wouldn't say it's worth it for the single-player, even at $11. Even though the graphics are cool, some of the puzzles are neat, and the GBA connectivity is used in an interesting way, controlling all four Links yourself is a real chore, and once I beat the game once, I never touched it again. Unless you have 3 friends who all have GC-GBA cables and GBAs (or, if not, you're actually willing to spend that kind of money yourself), I suggest getting Wind Waker or OoT Master Quest instead.

I never bothered to play the multiplayer, since obviously getting a full game together is way too much work. I wish Nintendo would make an online sequel for Wii or DS with online. It would make getting matches together IMMENSELY easier.

I never thought it was too tough to get together with friends to play. I guess the hardest part is making sure you know enough people with the right equipment. Local multiplayer is definitely the way to go. This game would not be as much fun online IMO. I say pick up this game and find a few good people to play w/. It will definitely be worth the trouble.

That's the problem though. Only a handful of my friends would have a GC-GBA cable (and even a smaller number of them wouyld be willing to use it nowadays), and I'm not willing to buy extra ones for the friends who don't have them just for one game. And I don't see how the game couldn't work online. They could add voice-chat to it, and everything would be hunky-dory.

Yea maybe I lucked out. I played with my brother my friend and his brother. We all had gba's and they all had there own connector cables so I just had to go out and pick one up for myself. Either way it was definitely a fun experience.

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koopa85

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Sounds like this could be a good WiiWare remake with online capabilities!

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If you're a Zelda fan, get it. I only played it in single-player and I liked it.

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