‘Zelda’ Homage ‘Ittle Dew’ Displays Colorful Style and Caustic Wit in Launch Trailer

by Joseph Leray

When “Darksiders” was released in 2010, critics and reviewers tripped over themselves to remind is that Vigil’s debut was a high fantasy, grimdark version of “The Legend of Zelda.” Well — THQ went bankrupt, Crytek hired what was left of Vigil, and the “Darksiders” series went to Nordic Games.

“A Hat in Time,” the recently-Kickstarted venture from Gears for Breakfast, might have lifted “Wind Waker”’s cel-shaded look, but its bones seem to have more in common with “Mario 64.” A good “Zelda” clone is hard to find, so they say.

A more straightforward homage can be found in Ludosity’s “Ittle Dew,” a cartoony hand-drawn action-adventure game complete with block puzzles, smashable urns, whackable villagers, and a green-tunic’ed hero(ine).

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