Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is a shameless Zelda-like

Third times the charm?

Adventure Time is so inherently well suited to videogames that it almost works against it. Every fan of the series already knows what they want in an Adventure Time game. Sadly, none of the game adaptations of the series have had the budget or development time necessary to meet those lofty expectations. 

The next Adventure Time game for consoles looks like as earnest an attempt as any to do better than the games that came before it. Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom looks to combine Zelda 2-influenced stuff from Adventure Time: HIKWYSOG and the top down dungeon exploration from Adventure Time: ETDBIDK. Sounds like a good idea to me.

Will it be the Adventure Time game we’ve always dreamed of? Probably not. That doesn’t mean it wont be an enjoyable little romp. There was a time when borrowing from the original Legend of Zelda was pretty common place. Games like Neutopia, and Golden Axe Warrior were taken for granted, then slowly slipped into obscurity. It would be nice to see that brand of clone make a comeback. 

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes