Recently finished a replay of SNES Zelda LttP, which I hadn’t played since I finishing it in 92 (I was nine). It got me thinking about games that seem vastly different when you return to them.
What games have you returned to that ended up feeling entirely different?
(Sidenote: This has made me extremely doubtful that a Shadow of the Colossus remaster will stick the landing.)
Highlights of my Zelda LttP notes:
-This game feels so much smaller and shorter than it was in my mind.
-Far less than NES Zelda but there are still a few really obscure “gamey” things here; specifically screw the block you have to push to get to the end of Gannon’s tower.
-The girls trapped in the crystals handle most of the story explanation, which is pretty lose. They also give off a strange harem feel at times.
-Makes me view BotW with even more awe. You can see the DNA here, but what an evolution, consistency of design and polish that is just astounding.