No game is perhaps more controversial in the Zelda franchise than Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Constantly met with harsh criticisms — rightfully so, as many would believe — and praise alike, this game stands out more than the likes of Skyward Sword or even Breath of the Wild. It is popular opinion across much of the fanbase that this game is the worst in the franchise.

As part of a series that aims to analyze every game in the franchise, YouTube creator Liam Triforce tackles the controversy that is this game. In what he describes as a “love/hate relationship”, Liam objectively addresses the many criticisms thrown at Zelda II while also comparing it to its predecessor, The Legend of Zelda. Most of what he has to say reflects the masses’ opinion in that it is negative. Even when bringing up the strong suits of the game, he still manages to find drawbacks, adding to the “love/hate” mentality.

For those who have never played the game, did not make it very far, or are simply interested in analysis of the most notorious Zelda to date, Liam provides a great study of this bittersweet game.

What are your thoughts on Zelda II? Have you played and completed this game, or did you save yourself the agony and give it a pass? Let us know in the comments below!

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