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What is the biggest flaw of Link's Awakening?


The Artist Formally Known as Deku Shroom™
Jan 21, 2011
Fun Guy
I like the art style a lot, and just have a fondness for toy box aesthetics.

Biggest waste was the dungeon creator and the major lack in online features with it. Coulda been something cool, but it just wasn't. The choice to make it based on the amiibo was such a blunder.


Gamer of Videos
Feb 21, 2020
Ethereal Plane
You can't open the map during screen transitions to warp to the opposite side and sequence break the entire game!

3/10 terrible game

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The Devil's Advocate
ZD Legend
Mar 23, 2013
Probably the lack of replayability. Despite the aesthetic similarity to ALTTP's map, it isn't possible to deviate or explore in any meaningful way. Everything is tossed at you in a nice specific order and it just doesn't. I just can't be bothered to play through the game a second time.


Lord of the Flies
Site Staff
Oct 14, 2007
West Dundee, IL
Now that it is 6-months removed from release...

The dungeon maker for sure. Very underwhelming.

However, I would say that overall, maybe it played it to safe, with there not being enough differences from the GBC version. It's a beautiful game, great music, great gameplay, and the same awesome story as before... but it's just missing something. I think the 2019 version lost some of the charm that made the original so special. I can't point my finger at it, but something is missing.
Dec 11, 2011
Thinking back on this, I feel like they should have added more content besides the dungeon maker or added more to dungeon maker. A big missed opportunity


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ZD Legend
Jun 16, 2020
Exploring Hallownest
The price. If Nintendo was just going to redo the graphics and add so little of meaningful extra content, then it was definitely not worth the full $60.

Other than that, I would say that the art style is something that I'm not terribly fond of. I would have rather had the entire game be anime-styled like the opening and ending scenes were.

Tbh, the whole game seems pretty unpolished and unfinished. No extra content, bad performance, and a questionable art style are all issues that I have with the game, even if I still loved playing and finishing it.
Aug 9, 2020
They really missed an opportunity to remake Link's Awakening in the N64 style. I know people generally don't think N64 graphics look good, or would even prefer them in 2020, but I've always wanted to see Links Awakening in OOT N64 Style.

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