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January 23, 2013, 11:09:59 AM
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January 23, 2013, 11:48:15 AM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 11:48:15 AM »
I never liked Zelda.


...sorry, did you mean constructive opinions?

January 23, 2013, 02:28:04 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 02:28:04 PM »
All the news that came out today and you made a topic solely for one part?

January 23, 2013, 03:50:30 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 03:50:30 PM »
I want a free plastic ocarina.

January 23, 2013, 03:50:40 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 03:50:40 PM »
Sofox: I asked for opinions. I don't care if they are good or bad, opinions are opinions. What is it you don't enjoy about'em?

James: Yes. Is that hard to fathom? Making a topic about the part that I actually wanted to discuss? If I wanted to discuss the other things in the Nintendo Direct news, I would have brought them up as well. This was the part I found the most interesting, because I rather enjoyed Wind Waker, and turning an already pretty game into HD is pretty neat. So, congrats, your post makes you look like an idiot.

January 23, 2013, 04:32:45 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 04:32:45 PM »
I too will only play games and franchises familiar to me

January 23, 2013, 05:48:43 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 05:48:43 PM »
AJ stands for "Angry at James"

On a more serious note, it looks neat. I don't have a Wii U and am not planning on buying one any time soon, though, so it doesn't really affect me.

I guess Nintendo took a page from all the people running Wind Waker in Dolphin in HD, heh.

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January 23, 2013, 09:14:13 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 09:14:13 PM »
Not my favourite 3D Zelda, would have preferred Majora's Mask. I think the Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem game is more interesting.
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January 23, 2013, 10:08:38 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 10:08:38 PM »
If they undelete the deleted dungeons from the 2nd half of the game, I'm in.

Otherwise... I'm in anyway, realistically, because it'll probably be budget priced. But I won't like it!

Xenoblade 2: Now with giant robots is way more exciting.

I never liked Zelda.


...sorry, did you mean constructive opinions?
2D Zelda or 3D Zelda? I've never really been a fan of 2D Zelda myself, except for Link's Awakening.
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January 23, 2013, 10:51:53 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 10:51:53 PM »
I hope there's an option to go back to the original graphics. Not to say the new graphics look bad, just... sort of missing the point of what Wind Waker was going for, originally.

January 24, 2013, 05:22:35 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 05:22:35 PM »
To answer the questions of two people here who both have two letter usernames: I've played Link's Awakening (the only one I've completed), a bit of the original NES Zelda game, and a fair bit of Ocarina of Time.

Long story short, I just see it as a dungeon trawl. I'll admit I liked Awakening because it had an interesting scenario, decent dungeons, and some actual character you could get invested in. With the others, it just felt like the dungeon's were getting arbitrary (though Ocarina had some interesting dungeons), I didn't really care for the characters and hence didn't have much interest in the plot of the game. Now that I think about it, I did find Ocarina pretty decent, I enjoyed various bits of it but I got a little tired by all the fetch/mingame quests I felt I had to do (like plant all those seeds, etc) and I think at some point I just lost my drive to complete it.

Looking at the other Zelda games, I just don't see a reason to keep playing. Each one has more dungeons, is their own separate story (so nothing is gained by playing more than one), and just seems like a bunch or repetative task.

But yet again, maybe I'm being harsh. I did play Ocarina many years after it had been released so I maybe it just aged worse than I expected. Maybe I should finish playing Ocarina (the N64 still works), and Majora's mask does have my interest since I played it on someone else's house and the idea of replaying the same 3 days and building up a timetable and all the other stuff does seem like a cool gameplay mechanic.

January 24, 2013, 05:54:09 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2013, 05:54:09 PM »
I wish it was still cel shaded

January 24, 2013, 06:37:04 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2013, 06:37:04 PM »
that looks really pretty

I wish everything was cel shaded

January 24, 2013, 07:54:35 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2013, 07:54:35 PM »
Also true!

January 24, 2013, 10:56:36 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2013, 10:56:36 PM »
Well, I believe the argument is pretty straightforward: if you want to play the cel shaded original, play the cel shaded original. ;p

Sofox: I never finished Ocarina on the N64 either (made it to... the Ice Cave?), the clunky controls and framerate were too much to overcome. The 3DS version is awesome though, I highly recommend it. Twilight Princess GC is probably the most accessible if you're not a fan of the series, if you could track that down I'd also highly recommend it. It has some of the most fluid 3rd person melee combat ever done in a videogame.

I'm curious to see if they update Wind Waker HD to play more like Twilight Princess, or if they leave it as is.

January 25, 2013, 12:16:15 AM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2013, 12:16:15 AM »
but it needs more polygons and better textures and tweaked gameplay!!!!!!

January 25, 2013, 12:47:14 AM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2013, 12:47:14 AM »
The 3D games definitely did become a bit more linear. I enjoyed the 2d ones for how open they felt, having areas you never needed to bother exploring on the main map but could if you wanted to.

Ocarina aged poorly for me. After Twilight (which I didn't find GREAT but was still fun) Hyrule field just felt entirely too small. Skyward Sword is definitely the most lineae and hands dowb has the least amount of adventure feeling in it. Wind Waker though, you can travel all over exploring new places pretty early on. You have the feeling of "getting lost", which is great for adventure games.

I look forward to it fully.

Would still like another proper 2D one though.

January 29, 2013, 08:55:09 AM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2013, 08:55:09 AM »
Celda. ha ha

January 29, 2013, 04:28:07 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2013, 04:28:07 PM »
The 3D games definitely did become a bit more linear. I enjoyed the 2d ones for how open they felt, having areas you never needed to bother exploring on the main map but could if you wanted to.

Ocarina aged poorly for me. After Twilight (which I didn't find GREAT but was still fun) Hyrule field just felt entirely too small. Skyward Sword is definitely the most lineae and hands dowb has the least amount of adventure feeling in it. Wind Waker though, you can travel all over exploring new places pretty early on. You have the feeling of "getting lost", which is great for adventure games.

I look forward to it fully.

Would still like another proper 2D one though.

I definitely felt like Ocarina aged rather poorly, although that might be able to be said for most "pioneering" games of the 2D -> 3D adventure game transition. I don't have any specific examples, but that's mostly because a lot of the famous franchises from the 2D era actually skipped a generation (e.g. Metroid, Sonic, etc.). Obviously Mario came out unscathed, but that seems to have been the exception, not the rule. I also still need to finish Majora's Mask.

Another 2D Zelda game would be great, but unfortunately, their definition of "another proper 2D one" appears to have been Phantom Hourglass/Spirit Tracks. I played a bit of Phantom Hourglass and...it just wasn't fun. And what with the 3DS out, it seems like the non-indie 2D game market is probably dead (again).

My favorite 3D Zelda game is Okami.

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February 13, 2013, 04:02:11 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2013, 04:02:11 PM »
I hope there's an option to go back to the original graphics. Not to say the new graphics look bad, just... sort of missing the point of what Wind Waker was going for, originally.

I dunno - even the new look comes across as over saturated. The intense bloom and radiating green grass is a bit...hmm.
It would be nice, though, to see some neat dynamics with the water - such as waves crashing into rocky cliffs and waves rising high and low during storms.

June 06, 2013, 05:50:41 AM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2013, 05:50:41 AM »
I'm very excited, but I wish it was cel-shaded. Not only was "Toon Link" not a Toon in Brawl, but he wasn't he either.

Playing the Oracle Games in my excitement (I hated Phantom Hourglass, so I didn't play Spirit Tracks)
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June 14, 2013, 09:01:41 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2013, 09:01:41 PM »
Oh hey, decent timing!
I never finished Wind Waker back in the day; I got stuck on one of the dungeons back in the day and kept putting off getting back to the game. I think it was the Earth dungeon?
Anyway, two months or so ago I borrowed the game from my little brother's girlfriend and I started playing again, but with how little time I spend in front of my TV instead of my computer anymore I haven't gotten too far. I may just keep putting off playing and start over after I pick up the HD remake
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July 09, 2013, 04:58:28 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2013, 04:58:28 PM »
Needs more Nicholas Cage face on everything.

July 10, 2013, 08:18:42 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2013, 08:18:42 PM »
Oh hey, I forgot that this was a thing that exists! If I remember it when it launches I'll probably pick it up!
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July 11, 2013, 11:10:30 PM
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Re: Wind Waker HD Remake
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2013, 11:10:30 PM »
Man so I started playing the original Zelda last night.  Where the hell do you even go in that game