Review: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Switch)

September 19, 2019 1 min read

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening had a profound impact on me growing up.

Although I was already familiar with more traditional JRPGs like Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy at that point (and had played the first two Zelda games), Link's Awakening was one of the first moments I truly got lost in an adventure. The portability of the Game Boy helped, as I'd spend nearly every single family car trip beating Mario Land first (quickly), before I started to chip away at yet another Awakening run.

It's gotten to where I've memorized entire dungeons: a skill that served me well when playing the incredibly faithful, but slightly flawed, Switch remake.

Review: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Switch) screenshot