Zelda: Link Between Worlds is the latest Zelda game for the 3DS and is a sequel to the classic Link to the Past. It keeps the top down view from the SNES game, but it's in a 3d environment this time. Link to the Past is considered to be one of the best games in the legendary Zelda franchise, so the expectations for this game were high, but I think it met the expectations of the fans and that Nintendo made yet another great Zelda game.

There are many things to like about this game, but two of the things that stand out as soon as you start the game are the graphics and the music. Before this game was announced I was hoping that the next original Zelda game for the 3DS would be a 3D style Zelda game (like Twilight Princess or Wind Waker) but after playing this game I think that the top down perspective is the best perspective for the 3DS. It looks amazing, the 3d effect is one of the best I have seen so far on the system and all the environments looks amazing, nothing looks blurry or blocky or anything like that, it all looks clear and great. The music is wonderful as well, its mostly remixes from other games, but they sound great, and some of them rival even the remixes from Brawl. The original music is also fantastic, providing a great environment while playing the game.

The music and graphics are great, but thats not what makes a game worth getting, a game is only great if its gameplay is great. The gameplay in this game is similar to the other 2d Zelda with a few changes. It has a top down view and you are mostly just exploring areas looking for dungeons to explore then once you enter a dungeon, you are just solving a puzzle trying to reach the boss, its fun, its deep, and its enjoyable. But there is one major difference in this game, items are no longer found in dungeons, they are now rented from a store, and you lose the items whenever you die, so now you can there is no order in which dungeons have to be completed (except for a few parts), but death now has more consequences than usual in a Zelda game. Carrying fairies and saving whenever you have the chance is a good idea in this game in order to save your rupees, although rupees are more common in this game than the other games. I am not a huge fan of this change, but it doesn't really bring this game down in any way and does make it unique, so its not too bad, however I am not sure I want this feature to return in future games. The dungeons in this game are well designed, although some of the puzzles were a little easy, they were still very enjoyable and fun to play. Another new feature in this game is the ability to merge with the walls, and this is used for puzzles and to find secrets, it is used very creatively and it really works in this game. The boss fights are also great and some of them are some of my favorites from the entire Zelda series. The story isn't the deepest story in a Zelda game, it still is pretty good, its not Shakespeare however, but Zelda games are known for putting gameplay over story, which works for these games.

Link Between Worlds is a fantastic 3DS game, it is a worthy successor to the SNES classic Link to the Past. It is a well done and fantastic game in almost every aspect and is well made. If you buy this game you won't regret it, it is a amazing game and one of the best I've played for the 3DS so far.

9/10