September 19, 2019
Nintendo’s review embargo for the Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening has dropped, and reviews are starting to pop up all over the internet. In what should be a surprise to no one who played the original, the reviews are overwhelmingly outstanding! As of the time of writing, review aggregator Metacritic shows an average review score of 88 for the Link’s Awakening remake. Of the sixty-four reviews counted so far, every single one has scored the game positively, including a perfect 100 from Forbes, a 95 from IGN, and a 90 from Game Informer. The general consensus seems to be that Link’s Awakening is a beautiful remake that is incredibly faithful to the original, even if it doesn’t necessarily add much new to the experience beyond the Chamber Dungeons feature.
As a longtime fan of Link’s Awakening, I am not surprised that the remake is reviewing so well, but I am excited that others seem to love this quirky entry in the Legend of Zelda series just as much as I do! Link’s Awakening releases Friday, September 20.