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The Legend of Zelda (NES)

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Written by  :  J O (9)
Written on  :  Jul 20, 2004
Platform  :  NES
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Summary

Possibly the most amazing video game of all time

The Good

I liked everything about this game. Graphics, gameplay, sound, music, everything, was ahead of its time. Challenge level is just about right -- each dungeon gets increasingly complex. This is also a great game to explore. There are so many optional places to go, you'll never get bored. Once you triumphantly finish the first quest, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find a second quest! The second quest is far more challenging. Enemies you saw in levels 6/7/8 in the first quest will attack you very early in the second quest.

The Bad

Wish it had a third quest!

The Bottom Line

Amazing video game. It's true that it stands the test of time, and is enjoyable almost 20 years after its first release. Whilst not a true RPG, this game should be the benchmark of all RPG/Adventure games. Too may RPGs today focus on graphics, not gameplay. The balance of great graphics and music, along with just enough control make the Legend of Zelda a "golden" treasure.