Though continuing with many of the charms of the original, the somewhat dumbed down challenge gives it less appeal
As a big fan of the old-school Zelda feels of the original Blossom Tales I was thrilled to see its sequel coming to the Switch. Now, having had time to play it, I remain a fan but I’ll admit that either time or simply some changes in how this iteration plays out leave me feeling a bit let down. In terms of the classic look, the well-designed dungeons, and the overall vibe for the most part it’s all good. The issues came down to some of the combat details, where it felt like the controls weren’t as tight as they could or should be, and with the early game in particular being overly simple. That curve that spends a lot of time on the low side feels like a development choice, and it isn’t necessarily one I can fault greatly since the look and vibe of the game make it a very family-friendly choice, but fans giving it a look should take it into consideration if they’re looking for something a bit more meaty.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]