"something that hasn’t really been done before"

Despite the 3DS’ many brilliant innovations, somehow 3DS just never took-off in the same way as its pioneering predecessor. With gaming becoming more and more about online connectivity, a multiplayer Zelda shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. More surprising is how long it has taken Nintendo to realise this dream - with 3DS now surely in its twilight years.

Being quite an experimental game, of course, it isn’t without its issues.

Whether a result of technical limitations, or Nintendo’s unwillingness to unleash (inevitable) strong-language on young ears, communication is via a number of emoticons on the lower screen. Trying to get across your exact message often feels like the world’s most frustrating game of Charades.

Matchmaking is also a concern. Or rather the lack of it.

Players vote which levels they want to play: meaning quite often you are overruled and thrown into a game you don’t really want to play. If you are after a particular reward, best to play locally, rather than online.

The story won’t win any Oscars, either, but at least it isn’t another tired Gannon/Zelda situation - a small detail, but a very welcome one.

Levels themselves, revolve around a small hub area, and as such, lack much of the previous games’ exploration.

These, however are small issues and Tri-Force Heroes does, to its credit, attempt to do something that hasn’t really been done before on 3DS. If online Zelda is your thing you shouldn’t be too disappointed.


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