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3D Dot Game Heroes to the Rescue

Recently I picked up a copy of 3D Dot Game Heroes for my beloved PlayStation 3 (which has lately been a very popular way to spend my gaming hours) and I have to say I am loving it, it is the ultimate homage to the classic Zelda that started it all (The Legend of Zelda of course).

It is hard to pick a place to start, but this game gives me everything I want with a tribute. Heck, it even has some nice classic Final Fantasy elements (such as Inns) in there as well as an awesome character creator. It plays like a classic Zelda with a few neat tweaks, and just generally amusing concepts. Such as the sword you’ll use. When you are at full health it is gigantic and cleans up nearly half the screen in which ever direction you are facing. Glorious to behold as you mow down enemies with your oversized sword.

The dungeons are probably the highlight for me, as they bring back many more memories than I thought any game ever could. This game is the pay-off for years of Zelda training from back in the NES days. Of course, this makes the game easier in a lot of ways, because you have likely faced most of the things it will throw at you. But hey, there is nothing wrong with that considering how well it is done.

The smile that grew on my face upon pulling the Boomerang out of a chest in the first temple hasn’t been matched by a game for awhile. Such glee knowing that my beloved items were coming back to me. I have nothing against the new 3D Zelda titles but sometimes you just need something that hits the spot in a more classic way. 3D Dot Game Heroes is the game that does this. The overworld is a joy to explore as well, you’ll uncover lots of Zelda throwbacks in the form of secret caves (such as the familiar “It is a secret to everyone” character that gives you money).

I will definitely have to add this game to my “to review” list, which by the way I’m currently working on. Blame this game for my productivity… it took me away from my BioShock 2 review, which I’ll be getting back to now.

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