How much did you enjoy the remaster?

  • I just started the game now, so I haven't finished it. I played a bit of the original while in Mexico watching my mom start her own file. I noticed this remaster makes the rupees pop a bit faster than the Gameboy version. We spent that night just grinding on the path of grass behind the crane game. That area covered by grass. Mom got enough rupess for the shovel AND for the bow. While I was had just purchased the bow myself.

    I have a lot to explore, but it is interesting how they rethink some things, like the crane game. Both can be flimsy and frustrating but I think the remaster has more static objects so it is a bit easier.

    What about you, Link? Did you make a new file in Hero Mode?

  • My sister got it for me as a gift a couple months ago. It's quite good! I had never played Link's Awakening before, so it was all new to me. Enjoyed it thoroughly, though I confess that once I completed the main quest I pretty much lost all interest. I'd like to collect the rest of the shells and heart containers, but I am pretty satisfied with how my initial run-through went.

    Maybe in a few years I'll get the itch to revisit it, and do a more thorough play through. One without so many deaths. :)

  • Hard mode could defs be fun!

    If anything, I'm at a place where I've got more video games to play than I know what to do with, so I'm not really itching to squeeze more fun out of the ones I've got. But maybe in a year or so, it might be fun to start the whole game over in hard mode. :D

  • My sister got it for me as a gift a couple months ago. It's quite good! I had never played Link's Awakening before, so it was all new to me. Enjoyed it thoroughly, though I confess that once I completed the main quest I pretty much lost all interest. I'd like to collect the rest of the shells and heart containers, but I am pretty satisfied with how my initial run-through went.

    Maybe in a few years I'll get the itch to revisit it, and do a more thorough play through. One without so many deaths. :)

    Happy to hear you enjoyed it, man.
    Back in the day I enjoyed the Gameboy one a lot.


    That got me thinking, I wonder how would the original be for people that first enjoyed the remake. Would it still be enjoyable for them? :/
    There'll be some things they'd probably miss, like only having two buttons for all their inventory without a set button for sword and shield, haha.

  • Happy to hear you enjoyed it, man.
    Back in the day I enjoyed the Gameboy one a lot.


    That got me thinking, I wonder how would the original be for people that first enjoyed the remake. Would it still be enjoyable for them? :/
    There'll be some things they'd probably miss, like only having two buttons for all their inventory without a set button for sword and shield, haha.

    I've been thinking the same thing! I kinda wanna play the original sometime soon. I was particularly aware of that two-button limitation as I went. It was certainly nice having my sword and shield available all the time, but I defs think there was some interesting complexity lost.

  • I owned both LA and LA DX on the Gameboy throughout my childhood, but somewhere between then an now I had lost my originals. I bought new (used) copies on places like Mercari or EBay and they are almost perfect gently used copies...for quite cheap I might add.