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MarioLover92

@damien33ad A Link to the Past is still an excellent game today so I highly recommend it. It's my favorite Zelda game as well. Like @Dogorilla said, a remake of ALttP likely won't happen anytime soon. I don't think a remake is too necessary honestly, since the original game has aged very well IMO. So yes, I would say give it a shot if you have a way of getting it (be it on the Virtual Console or Switch Online), rather than waiting for a remake.

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ThanosReXXX

@Tasuki That would be a much more precise classification indeed. Calling it 2D because it has a forced perspective is just dumb. If that were true, then all modern Donkey Kong games are also 2D, which they're obviously not.

@damien33ad Classified by whom? It is a 3D game in a forced, top-down perspective, but the entire game IS rendered in 3D, so whatever it is, it's definitely NOT a 2D game. Two-dimensional games are always sprite-work, which this is also not, nor is it flat, like any of these modern re-imaginings of old classics such as Toki, Ghosts and Goblins and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom.

The gameplay is obviously the same as its 2D predecessor, so in that regard it's kind of similar, but that doesn't take away from the fact that it's still a 3D game. And not just because it's on the 3DS...

From Nintendo's own product page of the game:

Brought to life in 3D, this beloved, top-down world is the perfect backdrop for a sweeping new tale. Dungeons sink deep below the screen as Link and his attacks pop out, highlighting the nonstop action. The pace is faster than ever, especially since you can swap items on the Nintendo 3DS touch screen. Shoot an arrow, toss a boomerang, bomb a wall, then merge into a painting to slide between two worlds - all in a matter of seconds. With gameplay, visuals, and controls this smooth and consistent, no Zelda™ adventure has ever been so action-packed.

And:

Sink into the classic, top-down world of Zelda™ like never before with 3D visuals at 60 FPS

Next time, you might want to check your facts before you post something incorrect...

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ThanosReXXX

@damien33ad I don't need to Google it, I gave you the ACTUAL facts already. So I don't THINK it's in 3D, it simply IS in 3D, period. It's FACTUALLY rendered in 3D, so even though it has a forced perspective, it simply cannot be 2D. The fact that you don't seem to be able to grasp that simple concept is beyond me and tells me a lot about your ability to approach things with an open mind, because you've already made up yours, and everything else is just wrong, even though people present you facts and official sources...

I don't give a damn about what gamers "consider" it to be or classify it as, it's the company that actually MAKES the game that decides what it is. I know comprehensive reading is tough, but perhaps you could give it another go, newbie.

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Dogorilla

@ThanosReXXX I mean, most people use '2D' as short hand for 'top-down' when it comes to Zelda. It's the same as how the DKC games are referred to as 2D because you move in a 2D plane rather than a full 3D environment (like Donkey Kong 64), even though the graphics are rendered in 3D. There's not much point in being pedantic about the difference when it's pretty clear (to me at least, and I imagine most other people here) what @damien33ad meant.

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ThanosReXXX

@Dogorilla And that was my point exactly: people say. He said "it is classified as" and it is not. No offense meant, but the official classification is the only one that matters, NOT what gamers label it as. Nintendo themselves say it's 3D, so it is.

So, my comment was simply stating the fact that it IS a 3D game, even though it is in a forced, top-down perspective. Nothing weird, "nasty" or stupid, just plain old facts, is all...

At least @Tasuki got that straight away...

P.S.

When I mentioned Donkey Kong, I meant the last couple of games. These are a good comparison because these are in a forced perspective as well, obviously, while still clearly being rendered in 3D.

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Cynas

@ThanosReXXX It's the same with Metroid games. Fans will classify them as either 2D or 3D games, even though the most recent "2D" Metroid games are rendered in 3D. While it's not an official classification from Nintendo, since it's technically not correct in terms of visuals, it's just the widely accepted shorthand.
https://www.ign.com/articles/metroid-dread-2d-e3-2021

I don't think it's worth calling out, it's just an easy and quick way for fans classify the 2 types of Zelda/Metroid games. The terms originally started when they really were 2D vs 3D, and fans are probably just going to keep using the same terms because it has become a classification of the gameplay style rather than just literally 2D and 3D visuals.

The terms do have some validity though, since you can say they're played with a 2D perspective (moving along just the X and Y axis) compared to the 3D games where you're moving along an X, Y, and Z axis.

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Sunsy

@MorningRain Christmas day 2011, my brother surprised me with a 3DS. It made me really really happy, and was really unexpected. Still my favorite memory of the system.

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ThanosReXXX

@Cynas I understand where it's coming from, and I appreciate the explanation, but all I was trying to point out is the facts. I get that fans/gamers see it differently, and lord knows gamers are a special kind of people that can sometimes be stubborn as hell, hence the fact that almost no one of the general populace takes them seriously, probably, but I was just sticking to the facts.

On a side note: by now, this has dragged on for so long, that I wish I had just stuck to my favorite memory, instead of trying to bring some logical facts into play. Oh, well. The cat's out of the bag now...

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Zuljaras

@ThanosReXXX You liked the 3D effect? I liked it in the "new" model because of the eye "tracking".

But the most disappointing thing is that not many games used it as much as possible.

My favorite game to play in 3D was Castlevania LoS Mirror of Fate (originally 3DS exclusive) was amazing and everything in it used the 3D effect.

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ThanosReXXX

@Zuljaras Yeah, that's true, not all games made full or correct use of it, much like how so much shovelware was ultimately released on the Wii that had additional "waggle control", but nothing that made motion controls an actual plus to the entertainment value of the games themselves.

But yes, the very first time I used my 3DS XL, I was quite impressed by the glasses-free 3D effect, even though I also immediately recognized the flaws of the rather limited viewing angles. But even that couldn't take away from that initial positive impression. It was SO Nintendo, and it brought a big, stupid grin to my face.

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Maximumbeans

My memories with the console are mostly tied to times it's supported me through difficult times and changes.
I first got a 3DS in 2015. It was an OG model, second-hand off ebay with Pokemon Y thrown in. I got it because I was going to be moving country for a while and we were set to be really rural, and though I loved the DS I hadn't played mine in years.
Quickly fell in love with the thing and I've loved it ever since. I hadn't bought into the Pokemon franchise since the Black and White days, so rediscovering a new region with new Pokemon and all in 3D was an awesome return.
I remember playing the demo to Fire Emblem Awakening and that made me hungry for more. Hadn't ever played FE before so getting into the game and realising my units could die, like DIE die, made it much more tense and exciting. Between Pokemon Y, FE Awakening, and later Omega Ruby, I had enough to keep me going for the best part of a year just cycling through. I must have replayed Awakening three or four times.
Fates was releasing just as I returned to the UK so I got Birthright to celebrate getting home and getting a job (didn't really want it but I just needed something for money). All the improvements from Awakening gave me the discovery feeling all over again. Shadows of Valentia picked me up yet again when that job had taken a lot of happiness and time from me.

Ending on a happier note, my life's picked up a lot but I still play the 3DS almost every day because it's just such a source of joy for me, and it always has been.

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Luigi05

Honestly, the fun I had with the built-in apps were more memorable than the games. Makes me wish the switch had something like that.

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NinChocolate

Ya I was recently out n about and pulled out my 3DS for a quick time burner, some kid less than half my age came up and said he remembered playing on a 3DS as a child. Ya, the 3DS is old, I’m old, I’m still playing it, the kids don’t get it, but I don’t care. Still making the memories…or something 😝

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Maximumbeans

@NinChocolate One day when they’re sick of pursuing every new bit of hardware and every new game and they start to miss simpler fun, they’ll understand

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CFarris419

I remember getting my first 3DS around my birthday my senior year of high school. I picked up the special A Link Between Worlds black and gold version that came with a download code for the game. I also picked up Pokemon X and Animal Crossing: New Leaf with it. All three games were pretty different and I had a great time switching between the three of them.

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PSVR_lover

My memories of playing Resident Evil Revelations will be with me forever, I just loved that game…..

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Maximumbeans

@PSVR_lover I've eyed this up for a while but never bought it, it looks pretty good!

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TommyTendo

It was really cool playing through Ocarina of Time 3D for the first time, and I also have good memories of Animal Crossing New Leaf and Tomodachi Life.

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