I had a lot of fun with this one. Sure, the game can be a bit punishing on game over, and the grind to level up is real, but honestly I was enjoying myself playing this more often than I wasn't. I enjoyed the sidescrolling platforming and I also enjoyed the RPG elements thrown in. The secrets also were somewhat obtuse but not as bad as the first game imo. Still a guide game, there's no way you are gonna comfortably clear this blind. This is definitely the black sheep in the series given the fact that no zelda game like it was ever made since, but I think people are a bit overly harsh on it.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023