The first Legend of Zelda game established a great formula that gamers all over the world fell in love with, and hopes for a sequel that expanded on that gameplay were high with every fan. What people got, however, was a completely different style of game – but is different necessarily bad?

For those who might not know, is a great site full of interesting commentary on all our old favorite 8 bit masterpieces (and occasionally some pretty bad ones as well, rest assured). They’ve been around for ten years, and to be frank, 10 years is a pretty impressive age for a website.

Well, they’ve written a great article on Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and it explores what made the game different, how that difference may have been bad or good to the overall experience, and also interestingly compares the game to the newer 3D Zelda titles.