Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on the 3DS is quietly brilliant
Nintendo did what was expected at E3, and no more. We were shown new entries in classic franchises, but there was no new bundle for the Wii U, no price drop for any hardware, and very little hints at the struggles of Nintendo's latest system in finding an audience. Still, what was shown was high quality, and it's easy to miss how good Nintendo has become at keeping its core fans happy.
I sat down for a lengthy demo of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and yes, it's very good.
One meter to rule them all
Link had his sword, a bow and arrow, and a large hammer during my time with the game, and he also had the ability to turn into a 2D drawing on the walls of the environment. This led to some interesting Paper Mario-style puzzles, and the camera does a great job of moving around the game to show off the action as you switch from 3D to 2D on the fly. It's a neat mechanic, and Nintendo has a knack for using these gimmicks to their fullest.