What if Link’s Awakening was Made Today?

What if Link’s Awakening was Made Today?

What if Link’s Awakening was Made Today?

by Steve Napierski to Images

Jonatan Iversen-Ejve was commissioned by Swedish gaming magazine LEVEL to create a re-imagined screenshot from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening as a newer game in the same style. I would like to say that Jonatan is spot on, but A Link Between Worlds convinces me otherwise. I already discussed this recently, so there’s really no reason to rehash it again. 3D is the dominant design base for most modern video games and it’s, honestly, illogical to think that will ever change. Technology will advance, but 3D will remain king.

source: deviantART

Discussion (9)¬

  1. Mapiss
    Mapiss says:
    December 29, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    The old one looks better

  2. Shiratzu
    Shiratzu says:
    December 29, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Link looks creepy in the today version, but other than that I kinda like it.

  3. Carlos
    Carlos says:
    December 29, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    That Link face look scary

  4. A_Rite
    A_Rite says:
    December 29, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Meh. Why didn’t they use a screenshot from the DX version that was released on GameBoy Color? Going back to original GB palette seems more like a step backwards than a modern remake.

  5. Paul
    Paul says:
    December 29, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Well, unlike all the other comments I really like this. It’s extremely well done. Seriously, look at all that detail.

  6. 2910
    2910 says:
    December 29, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    i like the new version a lot more too, but i agree with that face.
    i made a somewhat friendlier face. hope u like it: http://s1.directupload.net/images/131229/qjb9lvu9.png

  7. Kal
    Kal says:
    December 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    They say if it was made today, however have they even bothered to look at the new Zelda game? It looks nothing like it.

  8. marvin
    marvin says:
    December 31, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    I like it! I would play a new game with a similar graphics engine!