There are a few differences to take notice of, like the absence of water in the Dark World of A Link Between Worlds, but overall it really is quite astounding how nearly identical the two overworld maps are; even down to the placement of certain enemies.
GameXplain's first comparison video, back in April, had me quite excited to revisit the world to my all-time favorite Zelda game due to the remarkable similarities. And after combing through their latest analyst, I'm even more giddy to get my hands on Link's latest adventure (unlike a certain someone).
The new art style may not be for everyone, but don't knock it till you've seen running at its silky smooth 60 frames per second.
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destructoid's previous coverage: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds