The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds contains fantasy cartoon violence, but that combat is not bloody or gory. The game is played from a simple top-down perspective (eagle-eye view) as opposed to being close-up and realistic. Link, the hero of this game, is noble and a defender of the innocent -- but he also kills thousands of enemies.
What's it about?
Is it any good?
The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a highly enjoyable game that harkens back to the old 2-D Nintendo titles that focus on engaging gameplay rather than relying on slick graphics. With its well-designed dungeons (and maze-like environments), fun combat, head-scratching puzzles, and many secrets to uncover, this low-tech game is incredibly engrossing. Although some might get a sense of deja vu from a look and feel that's similar to older games, Nintendo has added some new features such as renting items, which adds more strategy; also, the environmental puzzles are more challenging than those in past games. Overall, casual or core gamers will get a lot out of this family-friendly adventure.
Families can talk about...
- Is there still room for a portable game system such as the Nintendo 3DS when mobile phones and tablets have taken over?
- How does this game stack up against Common Sense Media's top-rated Nintendo 3DS games?
|Subjects:||Social Studies: citizenship, exploration |
Language & Reading: following directions, reading
|Skills:||Self-Direction: achieving goals, work to achieve goals |
Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, decision-making, solving puzzles
Emotional Development: empathy
|Available online?||Not available online|
|Release date:||November 19, 2013|
|Topics:||Magic and fantasy, Princesses and fairies, Superheroes, Adventures, Cats, dogs, and mice, Friendship, Monsters, ghosts, and vampires, Wild animals|
|ESRB rating:||E for Fantasy Violence |