Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King
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Through its fun, witty writing and its grounded, sometimes challenging gameplay, Blossom Tales offers an adventure you honestly don’t want to miss out on.
Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King is a solid homage to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past which also improves on the formula and ends up doing its own thing. Lily's adventure is packed with several sidequest, plenty of enemies, lots of collectibles and a fun story, so you'll definitely be coming back for more and more until the end. A small adventure this is not, so expect to spent around 12-15 hours with the game, which makes the game definitely be worth its asking price. If you're looking for an epic and fun adventure on Nintendo Switch, then Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King is exactly what you need.
Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King is an excellent game that is console exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, and one that is a must-play on the hybrid console. Castle Pixel and FDG Entertainment have done a great job developing the game, giving us a very polished adventure with a ton of content to enjoy at home or on the go.
It always feels good to play a game that pays total homage to The Legend of Zelda. The world design found in Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King shows it was cared for and the controls feel good. There aren't many collectibles and upgrades and the game doesn't put up a fight through most of it, but I can't deny the strength in all of its departments be it dungeons, bosses, charming dialog and vibrant art style. Heart went into this game. Anyone looking for a fun Zelda clone shouldn't look past Blossom Tales. It's worth picking up. It's worth getting a sequel. I want more.
Straight to the point, I have two vital things I need to start off with this review: 1.) As I’m typing this, I want to play even more of this game. 2.) If you love The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, you should have bought this game yesterday.
Blossom Tales is a really fun little adventure. Fairly strong presentation, and very fun gameplay that any fan of 2D Zelda games can easily get right into. Despite the similarities to Zelda, I don't feel it lives in its shadow, but instead took the core of what a 2D Zelda game is, and managed to make it its own. I'm genuinely impressed, and happy this game turned out to be so fun.
This is the perfect Zelda clone that has inspiration from the classic Zelda games, with a well told and charming story that can be enjoyed by everyone.
As a whole Blossom Tales really shines on the Nintendo Switch and easily inspires nostalgia for Nintendo’s classic franchise. Carefully doing just enough to be different but not deviating too far from the games that inspired it somehow manages to carefully walk the tightrope effectively. Ultimately I see both it and Ittle Dew 2+ being two equal sides of the same reverent coin, offering their own takes on Link to the Past. I’d consider both to be worth your time, in the case of Blossom Tales it is just far more direct a copy of the formula rather than merely being inspired by it, but the quality of the execution makes it stand on its own regardless.
Blossom Tales successfully accomplishes it's goal of recreating the tried and true simplistic gameplay found in the classic action/adventure genre, but also adds a bit of its own personality as well. By adapting new mechanics for a more fluid experience and combining that with the charming story-telling narrative, Castle Pixel has created an elegant love letter to one of Nintendo's most cherished and beloved titles. So if you yearn for a polished Zelda experience, look no further - Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King is a beautiful homage.
The decision as to whether or not Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King should be checked out boils down to the answer of a single question: does the potential buyer desire a new Zelda of the old school style? If the answer is yes, then this game is a must buy.