I think the mixed sentiment about the Zelda series brings about several valid points. The "Zelda" story, while tried and true, is overused and boring. I mean, it's almost the same exact story in every game, not to mention practically the same story as Nintendo's mainstay, Mario. So, I can understand you there. But, Zelda is really a genre defining game, and I enjoy each new installment (well...most of them anyways) for both the new twists in the premise and the gameplay. And, I know I'm not alone; many of my friends and others will always be waiting, Master Sword in hand, to go rescue some princess for the bajillionth time, enjoying every second of it. Additionally, I think the reason the series can persist for so long and should is that new people are going to pick it up and enjoy it. My first completed Zelda game was TP and frankly I was incredibly disappointed, but then I went back and played all the greats, OoT, MM, WW, ALttP etc. I consider SS one of the best as well. How do FPS games persist for so long, with even less story involvement and the exact same gameplay? Well, new people are always picking them up. Lastly, I feel your criticism of the Zelda premise is a little misplaced. Certainly Zelda has been kidnapped far too many times, but even where we come to expect it, there are many notable examples where she's not, even a few where she's not in the game at all. Not just MM, but heck in OoT she only gets kidnapped in the last ten minutes of gameplay. And what about Link's Awakening, and the Oracle games? Those were all great examples of brilliant story in a game, but do they not break the Zelda mold enough to satisfy? I think your suggestions...Zelda as a turn-based in particular, are far-fetched and backwards. (Oh, and Ganon was portrayed as good in WW, spoilers...) Zelda is a formula, but it's never the exact same story, never the same boring, un-fun cycle of princess-napping and eventual rescue. No, it's not as variant as FF or FE, but if that's your issue, those games do exist. Any of the old FF games for SNES are really fantastic, and perhaps more suited to what you're looking for.
TL;DR Zelda is awesome gtfo my fanboy franchise.
Oh, and as for the tips, they seem like complete bogus to me. I mean, the hell...what a fortune cookie tip: "Some character from the past will be returning"...hell, they could mean Link for all we know. And everything else there was tipped ages ago. I'm just a little disappointed they won't be using the graphics in the demo for the actual game...what a Spaceworld Demo repeat...
Ive enjoyed every zelda game. nes1, nes links adventure- i hated it but as i got older i loved, snes, wind fish, wind waker, seasons, ...the talking hat one, not so much the train one on ds? i think?,
N64 1 and my fav Majoras Mask, the last mask rocks! TP i liked on gc more than wii, and skyward sword was very good story with small upgrades and collecting more than just the usual hearts
"It was better before..." You kids with your gamepads and touch screen, in my day....
I agree with your remenissing of the Zelda series. I myself got hooked on link to the past, and have never forgot that game. When Nintendo hinted they might remake it to Wii U I relly hope they wil, and Im waiting for it.
We have become a lot more visual focused the last 10-15 years. Everything is high definition, touch this and that, extreme sound and more. We dident have all this when we where younger, so we where happy with less.
Its like going now an watching the Matrix. I remember it was extremely awasome when it came with all its digital animation and sound. Now its just pretty ordinary cause my standard has gotten higher since then. Its harder to enjoy the litthe things.
But in the en guys, it might not be the games that are betting worse, just us getting old... :028:
Originally Posted by maraxion
I agree totally! link to the past was the 1st zelda i ever played, and i love the matrix! I like to watch it again and remember how cool it was with its bullet time and such.
Me I love all the zelda games still own all my game systems and every game i ever got, will still buy every zelda that come out, lol including the 2600 and 7800 with adventure, but yeah i wouldnt mind seeing an old school type zelda come out but not a remake, i remember it took me weeks to figure out how to get through the repeating woods, needless to say there was no on line to get the answer, i got my dragon warrior still when nintendo power gave it away when u ordered their magazine, lol the good ole days.
Originally Posted by joecool9878
What, you never called 206-885-7529 for that info? The internet, I tell ya, ruined a bunch of cushy jobs for the select handful of lucky Washington residents who sat around all day playing video games and answering the phones for little kids who would call the number every time they got stuck in a game and hope their parent's didn't notice....
...I was there! It was always busy. I still remember when you *finally* got a ring on the line, and someone answered. "Uhh...how do I beat Ganon in the Legend of Zelda?"
;-) Wow, those were the days. Landlines, 8-track players, and real live people (and Americans, to boot) in call centers.
I'd like to see a new 2D Zelda at some point (likely on 3DS), something more along the lines of Link to the Past, with modern artstyle (and not a third installment of the Wind Waker sequels).
I'll buy whatever new Zelda they put out, it's one of my favorite franchizes, but I tend to enjoy the 2D games more than the 3D ones.
I've completed every Zelda game (sans CD-i titles) except for Majora's Mask and the two GBC Oracle titles.