Originally Posted by voodoozen
Seeing this, I think its time I start playing some Zeldas. I haven't played one in a loooong time... I really need to finish Minish Cap. And Link's Awakening. And TP. Dammit.
I pulled the trigger on downloading Link's Awakening DX yesterday. Always meant to play it, now I finally have the chance. Man, it is already so good. This is how a Zelda game should be. I actually want to explore and find things, not "Oh, god, now I have to find a fish and take it to THIS guy, who'll give me a banana to take to my grandma, and THEN I can get my sword." It also looks much better than I anticipated. I sort of laugh at the concept of the Game Boy Color, since it literally had like 16 colors, but turns out, when you can make the ocean blue, trees green/brown, and Link green, it really is a lot more pleasing than the original black-and-piss-green GB tones.
That said, there are a lot of frustrations in the game, such as the insane way you access the save menu (press A/B/select/start all at once, which is extra difficult on the 3DS), but they give you one save state so that's mostly negated. But I can't believe how incredibly bush league it is that literally every time I brush a rock or a pot without the bracelet equipped, I have to scroll through a way-too-slow-and-long message that reads "Oh, no! This is way too heavy to lift with your bare hands! You need something to help you lift this!" EVERY TIME. I've already taken to leaving the bracelet on the B button just to minimize the amount of times I read this message.
Also, in general, far most than most Nintendo properties, Zelda games really, really benefit from the amount of buttons on a modern controller. I'm really looking forward to playing a Zelda game on the Wii U, since the tablet controller means I'll basically never have to access the item menu.