3D Dot Game Heroes is a brand new game on PS3 that pays homage to The Legend of Zelda and other NES era action-adventure/ RPG titles… But mostly it pays homage to The Legend of Zelda.
It’s a top-down action-adventure game with essentially the same plot, abilities, weapons, and map layout as the original Zelda, but it’s in 3D (The Kingdom of Dotnia became 3D after a decree from the King; he felt it would “lift the spirits” of his people).
Basically, it’s retro gaming at it’s finest. It doesn’t shy away from the source material at all, and the game makes a lot of fun of itself, and 1980’s video games.
When you talk to villagers, they say random stuff that frequently doesn’t make any sense, things are deliberately translated poorly, and the story is held together with Scotch Tape… And that’s half of what makes the game so great. The other half is the sword-play and puzzles. None of the puzzles have been brain-busters, but they are fun.
You can fully customize your characters, the swords are absurdly large, and some of the special weapons you can find are insane (like the fish sword).
3D Dot Game Heroes is a brilliant parody.
I’m about two-thirds through, but I already love everything about this game. At $40.00, it’s a steal.