Posted by Retroware Admin on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 · 13 Comments
Derek shows you a forgotten little SNES RPG that’s difficult to recommend to everyone
Does this mean Derek is back?
The man never left – he just went on hiatus – he’s Derek, baby. He rolls into town, impregnates all the women, then hits the road, always on the search for new adventures.
When did he leave? Recently he has made two retrobeats, the Earthbound Re-edit, has a new dvd he’s been working on as well as starship amazing and his actual job. I wonder when or if he even finds time to play games for fun any more
It’s great to hear again from Derek
I’ve been hearing people call Adventure of Link, Link’s Adventure a lot….is there a region specific version that is named differently?
The game was originally released in Japan as Zelda no Densetsu 2: Link no Bouken (The Legend of Zelda 2: Link’s Adventure), so yes that works.
And you honestly think that this has to do anything with… anything? People only call it Link’s Adventure because it sounds much more natural than Adventure of Link. Maybe Link’s Awakening has some impact on it, too. “Link’s Adventure” and “Adventure of Link” means the same, so Link no Bouken means both. God…
No reason to be rude towards me.
You are both wrong FAIL
Lance is laughing at your faggot ass comment dude
It’s interesting that people translate it that way. It seems a fairly inconsistant way to do things considering both parts of the title have the same structure. I’d normally read it as Zelda no Densetsu (Legend of Zelda) Link no Bouken (Adventure of Link) otherwise the translation is inconsistant if it’s considered to be direct. I’d actually be more likely believe it to be a personal preference thing than a “correct” translation thing.
Playing this right now, thanks to Derek. Being an “old-ass RPG”, I remember seeing ads for this game in issues of Gamepro, but my non-Square RPG bias prevented me from picking it up.
I will try and approach it objectively while considering Adventure of Link as an inspiration. I think I’ll be able to deal with the clunky combat, as I had thought that at one time about Zelda II as well.
Having played it recently, I would describe it more as nuanced as well, especially as even the Darias had a definite strategy you can use to take them down relatively easily. Can’t wait to see if Lagoon is as similar as I’m hoping!
funny that the music sounds like metallica – seek and destroy at the end 😀
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