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Mini Review: Timothy And The Mysterious Forest – Imitates Zelda’s Visuals But Not Its Gameplay

In need of deforestation.

Paying homage to retro titles can be a tricky thing. Do you stick to an established formula, or do you stray and carve out your own path? Timothy and the Mysterious Forest does a bit of both. One glance at Kibou Entertainment’s top-down adventure, and it’s clear that this game owes an awful lot to The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening; the visuals, the layout, and the music are all remarkably crafted to emulate the feel of the Game Boy classic, but dig a bit deeper into its gameplay and you’ll find a wholly different – and sadly inferior – experience altogether.

You take on the role of Timothy, whose grandfather is on death’s door unless he is administered with a magical mushroom to relieve him of his ailments. The mushroom is hidden within the ‘Mysterious Forest’ itself, requiring Timothy to embark on an exceptionally dangerous quest to save his grandfather. The story is minimal, at best, but the game is littered with interesting characters, whether it be shopkeepers or ancient creatures, and most have at least something worth hearing, even if it doesn’t necessarily have a direct impact on your quest.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

In need of deforestation.

Paying homage to retro titles can be a tricky thing. Do you stick to an established formula, or do you stray and carve out your own path? Timothy and the Mysterious Forest does a bit of both. One glance at Kibou Entertainment’s top-down adventure, and it’s clear that this game owes an awful lot to The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening; the visuals, the layout, and the music are all remarkably crafted to emulate the feel of the Game Boy classic, but dig a bit deeper into its gameplay and you’ll find a wholly different – and sadly inferior – experience altogether.

You take on the role of Timothy, whose grandfather is on death’s door unless he is administered with a magical mushroom to relieve him of his ailments. The mushroom is hidden within the ‘Mysterious Forest’ itself, requiring Timothy to embark on an exceptionally dangerous quest to save his grandfather. The story is minimal, at best, but the game is littered with interesting characters, whether it be shopkeepers or ancient creatures, and most have at least something worth hearing, even if it doesn’t necessarily have a direct impact on your quest.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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