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Why have Zelda followers soured on Twilight Princess?
Spot Dodge: A Dwell Nintendo Podcast discusses probably the most underrated or neglected video games
Welcome again! It’s a new Tuesday, which implies tonight there will probably be a brand new episode of Spot Dodge: A Dwell Nintendo Podcast completely on Destructoid. Matters: Tonight on Spot Dodge the crew discusses a number of the most underrated or neglected video games ever launched. One of many video games on the high of my checklist is The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Whereas the preliminary reception of Twilight Princess was very optimistic, incomes a 95/100 common rating on Metacritic on the time of launch, I’ve seen over time various avid gamers have soured on the sport as a complete. Whether or not or not it’s gaming threads throughout social media or the assorted podcasts I devour, Twilight Princess has sorta develop into an afterthought for a lot of Zelda followers.
After Nintendo determined to go the cel-shaded and extra kid-friendly route with The Wind Waker, gamers had been clamoring for a extra mature Zelda title. Then, when Twilight Princess was revealed, it was an epic second in gaming historical past. Avid gamers rejoiced on the sight of the grim and brooding model of Hyrule in Twilight Princess.
Nevertheless, years later, regardless of being a extra “mature” Zelda title and the wonderful vital reception, the sport simply isn’t appeared again on tremendous fondly these days. Perhaps it’s the boring drag first few hours of the sport that caught with folks probably the most or the poorly-aged artwork path. Both approach, I can’t assist however really feel like Twilight Princess is underappreciated in 2022. It’s a top-tier Zelda title due to its wonderful dungeon design, genius new gadgets, and disturbing iteration of Hyrule. Let’s focus on!
Our pretty solid from across the internet: Brett Medlock (me) and Mary Stowe from Destructoid, John Friscia from The Escapist, Greg Bargas from PC Invasion, and Brett Larsen, our additional particular visitor. Behind the scenes, now we have Fanatic Gaming’s Eric Weichhart live-editing the present.
Spot Dodge is a weekly Nintendo Podcast right here at Destructoid the place we dedicate an hour or two to go over the most recent Nintendo information and focus on the video games we’re enjoying. For those who’re a fan of Nintendo Change, RPGs, or having an excellent time, Spot Dodge will probably be an ideal addition to your podcast rotation.
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