Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is at its core a passable Legend of Zelda clone, no more not less. It lacks the charms of a Zelda title and the mechanics offer nothing new. On the 3DS there are touch screen options to manage you inventory, select things and the like, but that is pretty much it.
You go through a story doing various missions, killing enemies along the way, as you find new items and powers to allow you to access other parts of a map that you haven’t previously. It does all of these things competently, but still not as good as a Zelda game.
There really is very little to say, which makes it very difficult to expand on. A competent clone of an existing best of genre game, that is covered in a skin aimed at fans of a series. Nothing more nothing less.
So what we will do instead is help you decide if you should get Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom.
Just answer these two questions:
1. Do you like Zelda Games?
2. Do you like Adventure Time?
If you answered:
Then go out and buy Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom. As a fan of Zelda games and Adventure Time, there is nothing to stop you losing a few hours as you play this game to the end. There are plenty of references to the lore of Adventure Time and it is quite humourous if you understand the show and the fact this is a Zelda lite type game, means you should be able to jump in have some fun and move on.
Well, it depends how desperate you are for a Zelda type of game. The mechanics don’t do enough to carry you past your dislike for Adventure Time and they certainly aren’t a match for Zelda, but hey, if you have exhausted every other Zelda option out there, then you may find something in this to pass a few days. Otherwise you are best off avoiding.
How much do you dislike Zelda? If the concept of the genre is enough to make you sick, then don’t expect anything here to change your mind. However, if you are a big fan of Adventure Time, the mechanics of the game are simple enough that you can enjoy the world and the characters that you know and love. You’ll get enough from the game on the whole to make it worthwhile having a look at.
Well clearly this isn’t the game for you. You hate Zelda (you monster) and you hate Adventure Time, so there is nothing for you here in the slightest. Find something else to play.
So there you have it. Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom. It is simply run of the mill, but that is fine depending on how much you like Zelda type games, or Adventure Time.