Zelda Link’s Awakening Review: More good news for Nintendo Switch

Zelda Link’s Awakening Review: More good news for Nintendo Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening makes a welcome return next week as the upcoming remake of 1993's seminal Game Boy release comes to Nintendo Switch.

Whilst this is a more robust update on that original top-down title, with lots of new bells and whistles, it's still largely the same classic.

As such, there's no doubt in our mind that the game will be bought and sold in its thousands.

However, it's always helpful to see a games review scores as a barometer for its overall quality.

Thankfully, there's some good news coming out of Japan that suggests the final build of Link's Awakening has indeed shaped up nicely based on early review scores.

Reviews for the game itself are not due until later this week, in fact, according to details from a Metacritic tweet, the review embargo doesn't lift until the day before the game releases on September 20.

However, as is so often the case, Japanese magazine Famitsu has already published its review scores for the game well ahead of time.

Based on the most recent issue of Famitsu, (via videogameschronicle ), the game scored a mightly impressive 35/40.

For anyone unaware, the Japanese publication uses four separate reviewers scoring out of 10 to ultimately decide the games overall rating. So that's three reviews scored at 9/10 and another scoreing 8/10.

Which for a game looking to replicate the success of the original over 25 years ago, ain't too shabby.

In truth, news of these review scores is hardly surprising from our point of view.

Daily Star's roaming reporter at E3, Jordan Oloman, had the chance to get hands on with Link's Awakening the game and by all accounts was blown away with what he saw.

"As my time with the game wrapped up, I couldn’t help but feel totally charmed by Link’s Awakening" Oloman gushed.

"it’s gorgeous art style and soundtrack successfully drew me into its strange world, and the gameplay was haptic and fun – a marked departure from the open-world seen in Breath of the Wild, but by no means worse off for it.

"As soon as I saw 'Thanks for playing' I was dying to get back into its melancholy world."

Like Jordan, we can't wait to relive this game all over again. Keep those eyes peeled for more review scores later this week.

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