Ittle Dew 2+ Review for Nintendo Switch

Ittle Dew 2+ for Nintendo Switch is a delightful throwback to old school top-down Zelda games, calling back to some of the best games in the series while creating a world and a vibe all its own. While the gameplay, controls, a graphics are all expertly tuned, the game doesn't take itself too seriously, often poking fun at video game staples, Nintendo's hand-holding, and at times, itself.


I found myself actually LOLing at several lines and moments through the length of the game, but the lightheartedness shouldn't put you at ease. Ittle Dew 2 will kick your ass if you let it. And you will let it. It's inevitable. Unless you're playing with a guide, you're going to stumble in to an area that you shouldn't be. Like the best Zelda games, you're able to access almost every part of the map right from the start, and you're rewarded for having the skill to take on harder enemies with weaker gear. 

With a fun story, tight gameplay mechanics, a killer art style reminiscent of Scott Pilgrim comics, and throwbacks to the Zelda series, Ittle Dew 2+ is an easy recommendation for old school Zelda fans! The only downsides, for me, are sometimes the game is a bit tough to figure out without resorting to a guide, and it's a bit pricey. Old school Zelda players (and newer people that loved Breath of the Wild) should have no problem without much hand holding, and if your wallet can handle it, you won't be let down by the experience. It's available now in the Nintendo eShop, as well as another amazing physical version along the lines of other Nicalis releases. 

7.5 out of 10

Mark Carabin