Saturday, July 03, 2010

Let's Play Zelda 2

The video above is a great Let's Play video of Zelda 2, the hardest Zelda I have ever played. Of course, I only played the original Zelda, Link's Awakening DX, and Oracle of the Ages. So I'm not a Zelda expert by any stretch of the imagination.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I finished Battle of Olympus and Crystalis - two of the most difficult action RPG for the NES. I beat both games thanks to the miracle of save states. I thought that beating Olympus and Crystalis will prepare me for Zelda 2. Nope! Zelda 2 is harder than both games combined. I hate fighting against armored and shield wielding opponents. I get killed or I get my health down so low that I never get a fighting chance against sub bosses. Yep, you heard me right, sub bosses. Not even the goddamn big boss of the dungeon.

Regardless of the difficulty, I can't seem to put down my console when playing Zelda 2. It is a testament to the awesome game play and immersiveness of the title. A lot of people claim that Zelda 2 is the black sheep of the Zelda franchise, but I really enjoyed this game even if I suck at it.

The controls of the game is responsive, I just really suck at it. I can't seem to get past the first dungeon at my current level. I read somewhere from someone that he allegedly leveled up before going into the first dungeon and yet he could not finish the first dungeon.

Kudos to the LPer in the video above. He makes playing Zelda 2 look easier than it really is. I have been enjoying a lot of LPs lately. I just like watching these great gamers beat a game.

I recommend that you play Zelda 2 if you have the skills. If you suck like me, then I suggest that you stick with  the original.
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