What if Link’s Awakening was Made Today? [ IMAGE ]

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


  • Mapiss

    The old one looks better

  • Shiratzu

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

  • Carlos

    That Link face look scary

  • A_Rite

    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.

  • Paul

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

  • 2910

    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

  • Kal

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

  • marvin

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