The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is the latest in Nintendo's ongoing adventure series, where our elf-like hero battles against an evil sorcerer who's trapping everyone in paintings in order to resurrect arch-villain Ganondorf. It harkens back to the classic overhead style of play that was first introduced in the SNES classic A Link To the Past, albeit with a few new twists.
Where do we begin? How about the fantastic new gameplay element where you can transform into a mural? This adds a great new dimension to the traditional puzzle and exploration elements of Zelda, and those classic dungeons are better than ever too.
There are plenty of secrets to be found in the game as well, and you'll have fun seeking them out thanks to a superb map system you can access at any time. Although not quite as detailed as, say, Ocarina of Time, the graphics are outstanding nevertheless, and the huge game world contains some neat lighting effects. When it comes to the sound and music, have no doubt that A Link Between Worlds is vintage Zelda.
Aside from the odd brain-wracking puzzle, and having to deal with Ravio's occasional annoyances, there's very little that's wrong with this game. It really is that good
Even put up against the likes of Animal Crossing and PokÃ©mon X & Y , The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is easily the best 3DS game of 2013. It's quite simply a work of art that deserves to be part of your private collection.