E3 2016: Legend of Zelda and PlayStation Clean Up in Best of E3 Awards
This year’s edition of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo certainly had some games that people were interested in but one title stood above the rest in the eyes of the critics. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild might have had an underwhelming response from fans because of how Nintendo presented it but it took home the most awards of any game at E3 with three Best of E3 awards, including the coveted Best Of Show. Sony took home the most awards for its hardware and exclusives with four awards.
Building (Critical) Consensus: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Last week was a pretty good week to be a Nintendo fan. Mario had a big release last Friday on the Wii U with the launch of Super Mario 3D World. Meanwhile, on the 3DS, Link was back with a new handheld exclusive in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. I’d say that the 3DS needs love too but I’m pretty sure that everyone with a 3DS (or 2DS) is still playing Pokemon X & Y.
It seems as though that Nintendo managed to reinvigorate two of their most classic and iconic franchises in one day. Critics raved about both the accessibility of the game for those new to Zelda and the depth of gameplay and story for long-time players. Not everyone felt that way as some critics felt that A Link Between Worlds didn’t try anything particularly new and goes too easy on players.