Changing Heart

Theoretically, spin-offs of – or new takes on – Nintendo’s major franchises should be happily welcomed, as the company’s characters are incredibly beloved and the settings of their quests are remarkable. However, as of late, the company has been badly failing in the handling of these efforts. The new Pikmin, after a series of recent disappointments, is the opportunity for a great brand new start in that regard, showing to the company that such projects should not only understand the hearts of the sagas they are tackling, but also be accompanied by a satisfying stream of releases from their main lines of games.

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The Legend Of Zelda: Tri Froce Heroes

In the end, Tri Force Heroes is a game bound to split the Zelda fanbase into two portions. Those that find, in its clear flaws and limitations or in the absence of voice chat, a source of pure frustration, will certainly look at it in a very negative way. Alternatively, people that are charmed by its focused gameplay, great controls, and cooperative quirks will see it as one of the most downright amusing Zelda games out there; a party version, yet one that retains flooring level design, of a usually epic franchise. To those that end up loving it, the fun is almost endless.

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One For All, All For One

At the end of the day, Triforce Heroes will likely not win any awards or go down in history as one of the greatest and most impressive Zelda games ever. However, it does its job as an exercise in cooperative multiplayer action extremely well, for it checks the boxes that are important for that kind of experience with room to spare. It is simple, easy to pick-up and play, can be consumed in short bursts, and – most importantly – it is fun, satisfying, and laugh-out-loud hilarious in a way that is hard to describe, all of that covered with the Zelda charm and the franchise’s high quality standards for level design.

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