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Zelda games discussion

Favorite Zelda game


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Poetry

Dancing Mad
And that is the issue, of the millions of people who bought the game you're only hearing of a lukewarm reaction from a small fraction of them.
Yes. Hopefully in future I will be able to keep my personal opinions and simple fallacies out of my arguments.
 

Iris Mist

Hylian Princess
I don't think anyone would have chosen a remake over an original Zelda game on the 3DS, given the choice.
Actually, it's the only reason I bought the 3DS. I enjoy many Zelda games, but to this day, OoT remains my favorite game of all times. (I also bought a N64 so I could get it in its original form)
 

Hilijix

Back in Blue
I beat Minish Cap yesterday, after having a long hiatus of not playing it. I thought it was going to be way harder... It was still hard, just not in the impossible range as I was expecting and heard about. It just took a long time. Hopefully the next time I play this I won't get as stuck easily and will start doing sidequests earlier.
 

NarutoUzumakikun

Well-Known Member
Began playing skyward Sword today and made it to the David Bowie boss battle in the first temple. That temple seems so odd compared to past games. much easier. I actuall enjoyed the battle with him even if I lost. Got my heart potion and ready to take him on. Only issue with the game is the beetle flying and bird flying.
 

giratina519

ra ra ra IERUKANA?!
In telling you! Anouma announced that a Zelda 3DS title would be released in 2013-14, but his only hint was:
"It will be a game where 3D really matters"
Zelda 3DS is in the works.... But like his games, Anouma likes to allow us to ponder for awhile....
 

BCVM22

Well-Known Member
Not quite. He said what anyone could have told you: that Zelda will have a further presence on the 3DS and that they were working on innovative ways to use the 3D. He said nothing about release dates, and he didn't "announce" anything specific.
 

giratina519

ra ra ra IERUKANA?!
Anouma has said very little, I know. But that is ,more than I can say for the WiiU.....
 

Poetry

Dancing Mad
Symphony of the Goddesses Tour to visit London in May.

I have strongly mixed feelings. I'm ecstatic that we Brits are able to get another chance to experience the incredible music at the Apollo for the second year running, but I'm totally skint and tickets go on sale on Monday. Typical.
 

Steampunk

One Truth Prevails
In telling you! Anouma announced that a Zelda 3DS title would be released in 2013-14, but his only hint was:
"It will be a game where 3D really matters"
Zelda 3DS is in the works.... But like his games, Anouma likes to allow us to ponder for awhile....
he said nothing about the dates, but he did say that they were making a game.

Symphony of the Goddesses Tour to visit London in May.

I have strongly mixed feelings. I'm ecstatic that we Brits are able to get another chance to experience the incredible music at the Apollo for the second year running, but I'm totally skint and tickets go on sale on Monday. Typical.
if it ever comes to michigan then i'm all ears.
 

Fabulous Ampharos

Pokemon Breeder :3
I am doing Master Quest 3D (with 3 hearts..I know, I am crazy) since I already beat OoT twice already.
That and a 3 heart run of the original game...along with Twilight Princess.
Twilight Princess suffered from being WAY to easy of a Zelda game.
 

kingmassa

Justice Is Served
Almost all my favourite pieces come from Majora's Mask, that game was unsurpassed in the series tbqh, especially on the music front. I mean sure there are some gems in every game, but they are generally few, Majora's Mask is consistently evocative and appropriate with its soundtrack, really well thought out and woven into the game.

One of my favourites (can't really choose a definite one) would be Calling the Four Giants, which happens to be the first Majora's Mask piece I recorded on piano. XD
 

Hydrohs

安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。
Staff member
Super Mod
Almost all my favourite pieces come from Majora's Mask, that game was unsurpassed in the series tbqh, especially on the music front. I mean sure there are some gems in every game, but they are generally few, Majora's Mask is consistently evocative and appropriate with its soundtrack, really well thought out and woven into the game.

One of my favourites (can't really choose a definite one) would be Calling the Four Giants, which happens to be the first Majora's Mask piece I recorded on piano. XD
I prefer the music of the Wind Waker series of games myself. They employ more interesting instruments, in my opinion.
 

kingmassa

Justice Is Served
Wind Waker's music was excellent as well, although it's weird because WW's mood was the polar opposite of MM's. Definitely a display of the magic that Nintendo had, they're getting a little too keen on catering to the people who just think of Ocarina of Time as a Zelda benchmark.

Well not just a little too keen. :/
 

Hydrohs

安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。
Staff member
Super Mod
Wind Waker's music was excellent as well, although it's weird because WW's mood was the polar opposite of MM's. Definitely a display of the magic that Nintendo had, they're getting a little too keen on catering to the people who just think of Ocarina of Time as a Zelda benchmark.

Well not just a little too keen. :/
I dunno, I think Skyward Sword was a fair bit different from OoT. We'll have to wait and see what the next new game is like, but I don't think they've got caught up in it.
 

kingmassa

Justice Is Served
Well it recycled the "get 3 of something to unlock Master Sword then do like 4 more things and fight bad guy and it was Ganon all along." Sorry I mean Demise.

I mean you may say that's the point of Zelda, but they hardly did much to compel me into not being "oh this again". Lanayru was really the only stellar part of the game, and well the rest was a mixed bag at best.
 

BCVM22

Well-Known Member
Skyward Sword added considerably more to do between dungeons, particularly in the latter half.

If you're going to fault them for structuring the game as "three dungeons > quest shift > 4-5 dungeons > endgame" despite that significantly different material, not only would I ask how you might differently structure what is a dungeon-heavy action/RPG, but I would suggest you might keep in mind that the structure started with A Link to the Past rather than Ocarina.
 

kingmassa

Justice Is Served
If my considerably more you mean dowsing for about 100 years then sure.

Also the structure did start with ALttP yes, but doing somethign for the first time exempts it from pattern repetition criticism. Also bear in mind that the reason I also mentioned Ocarina is because that is the game that is always ranted and raved about, people don't call ALttP the quintessential Zelda experience, even though I would say it is.

Also what Skyward Sword also does is relentlessly hold your hand the entire way, and doesn't let you opt out of just skipping exceptionally long tutorial segments. Some things perhaps need some help to get into, but God man what happened to just having the player work the basics out themselves? Guess it's because we don't have instruction manuals anymore, I miss those, because it meant that by the time you fired up the game, you were expected to know the basics. Of course nobody read them but hey, that way it didn't spend 2 hours going "hey Link, this is how you run, now run around in circles five times to progress. Oh sorry Link you ran 4 times, try again!"

I sound like I really hate the game which I don't, I did enjoy it, but I really think they're rehashing emptily and pandering rather than taking risks and producing truly memorable experiences.

OoT: Memorable
MM: Memorable
WW: Memorable
TP: =/
SS: Meh
 
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