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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Second Opinion

This is your father's Zelda -- and that's okay

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review Screenshot

HIGH Dropping right into the action without a lengthy preamble at the start of the game.

LOW The final boss fight is a bit vague when it comes to what the player needs to do.

WTF I can actually get all of the tools in the first hour of the game? Amazing.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review

When is a remake not a remake?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review Screenshot

HIGH I AM LINK, LORD OF SAND *uses sand rod*

LOW Not being able to use the 3D for more than a few minutes at a time

WTF The ending presents an interesting ethical dilemma.

Tearaway Review

A ripping good time

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HIGH adorable overload! Intense whimsy!

LOW the withdrawls after the credits rolled.

WTF why did this drop on one of the most crowded weekends of the year?

Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Review

More like secret pains.

Mysterious Cities of Gold Review Screenshot

HIGH The game works, I guess.

LOW Bland, repetitive "puzzles" and levels.

WTF Does this game perpetuate colonialist privilege?

Alien Spidy Review

Down Came the Rain...

Alien Spidy Screenshot

HIGH Achieving the perfect arc to a swing.

LOW Failing (again!) to earn new coins on a level.

WTF Why does the spider fly a UFO in the first place?

DuckTales: Remastered Review

Not Pony Tails or Cotton Tails But...

DuckTales: Remastered Screenshot

HIGH Diving into the Money Bin!

LOW Managing to glitch the game so that I would have to exit and restart a stage manually, over and over again.

WTF How does Ms. Beakley keep getting into these hidden places before Scrooge and the gang?

Storm Second Opinion Review

Partly Cloudy, with a Chance of Thunder

Storm Screenshot

HIGH Serene setting and a welcome thematic change. The more complex puzzles actually challenge players to think.

LOW Some levels present no challenge whatsoever. Mechanical precision using imprecise controls is necessary to execute some solutions.

WTF Getting struck by lightning makes a seed jump?

Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale Review

Tokusatsu Memoir

Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale Screenshot

HIGH It's got charm in abundant supply.

LOW The story seems needlessly complicated, yet too shallow.

WTF The final postgame quest is a pain to complete.

Storm Review

Putting Down Roots

Storm Screenshot

HIGH The soothing, low tension early stages.

LOW When the physics don't work as advertised, leading to multiple stage retries.

WTF There's no rewind feature to undo minor mistakes?

Toki Tori 2 Review

Engage All the Learning

Toki Tori 2 Screenshot

HIGH Pulling off a complex series of environment manipulations without a hitch the first time.

LOW Knowing just enough of a puzzle solution's to solve it wrong. For hours.

WTF Some of the photographs have to be taken before the player is taught the photograph song.

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