6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Legend of Zelda comes to the PS3!,
This review is from: 3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3) (Video Game)
Remember the good ol days of 8-Bit gaming? Times when you'd embark on a quest to save a Kingdom? Remember square roomed dungeons filled to the brim with blocks, locked doors and monsters? Remember? The Legend Of Zelda for the Nes? Any true gamer remembers those times well. (or at least played them on the GBA/Wii when they were re-released.)
This game pure and simply is a homage to that era. A nostalgia-laden pixel quest across vast landscapes and mysterious dungeons to save Dotnia from a legendary evil.
3D Dot Game Heroes puts you in the place of your very own 3D Dot Hero, you can create your own heroes from scratch, should you ever wish to play as a Dalek in a fantasy world? You can do it. How about Bart Simpson? Or Tony Tony Chopper? An easy to use system that allows your imagination to run wild with your characters before you start your quest. Or maybe you just wish to be a generic soldier/prince? There are a nice amount of basic warriors for you too.
The game itself plays exactly like the classic Zelda titles. You go from screen to screen hacking and slashing at the 3D Dot Enemies with your sword. Sounds simple enough? It really is. However you can upgrade your sword by adding length and width to it until it fills the entire screen! Which makes killing those enemies even easier. However should you get hit by an enemy it will revert to the initial size.
Also in the game are the usual Zelda items, You WILL Bomb Walls, you WILL Hookshot across gaps, even the Boomerang and Bow are present. Although the main action of the game does come down to the sword and shield. Of course there are dozens of Swords in the game, each with its own unique length and width as well as some with special additions.
Dungeons are the standard Classic Zelda romp, rooms filled to the brim with nasties, block puzzles, keys and locked doors and of course. Powerful Bosses.
Also in the game is a witty throwback to some other classic titles in the shape of side-quests and villagers. There is a man named Dic, (Cid spelt backwards) A man trying to choose between two women as his bride to be (Dragon Quest V) and even references to a certain Demon's game being too hard (Demon Souls)
The game does take roughly about 15-20 hours through the first playthrough. Of course that is rushing the game without finding anything. Quite a bit more than most games these days are boasting. A New Game + has been added which is more or less a 'Hard' mode as well as a Legendary 'Spelunker' mode. A mode in which if you are hit once. Game over. Just to add that extra bit of challenge.
Also present is a Bestiary. In which you have to use the book as a weapon against enemies and bosses to record them. Not to mention addiction side quests
- Classic Era gaming.
- Amazing Story and Gameplay
- Dozens of Sidequests
- Addicting Mini Games
- Create a Character
- A breath of fresh air on the PS3
- Only appeals to gamers who have played the likes of Zelda
- Will be overlooked due to most current gamers never hearing of it or not playing the originals or it simply not having the same graphics as the likes of Modern Warfare, Uncharted or Fallout 3
- It's not quite as good as Zelda was
It's a fun beautiful game that any true gamer can't be without. It's only downfall is that it's came out in a time when the gaming world is dominated by the First Person Shooter and Western RPGs and the simple fact that while it is a homage to Zelda. It's not quite as good.
Overall I give this game a 9/10 (92%) If you own a PS3 you MUST own this.