I know it gets mixed reaction from the fans. It's one of the few Zelda's I haven't played. I've got it on the GameCube collection handed out years ago. But just haven't played it yet. A handheld version, and It would probably make it more convenient. Don't know they'd hand out 2 Zelda's though.
I spent my childhood ignoring Zelda 2. A year and half ago I finally played through it and enjoyed it a lot. The game is that not that difficult however, unless you make it difficult by not leveling up. The combat will take a little time to get accustomed to how to attack each enemy, but after that the game is probably easier than the original.
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