This would be a huge upgrade to the otherwise dull and lack of challenge from previous Zelda iterations since OoT. Easy games get boring far too quickly. Wish every game had a difficulty similar to Dark Souls (pre-patch).
Nintendo has a bad way of rehashing games games, even compared to Capcom. At least Capcom gives gamers more than just encoding it for HD display. If Nintendo couldn't come up with a new 1st part title for the holidays, there are much better games to redo in HD than Wind Waker.
Personally I would love to see a new updated version of Link to the Past or ocarina of time, done in a new 3d game engine.
@Slagar Not nearly as bad as flying in Skyward Sword. I'd take riding in a boat with night-time/daytime cycles, dynamic weather, battles on the open sea, finding treasure, and stalking that Ghost Ship any day over Skyward Sword's flying.
Flying Loftwings to me was a hassle, and there really wasn't that sense of exploration when you compared it to Wind Waker. But yeah, traveling in the boat did suck at times, but when I look back on it whenever I play Skyward Sword it's way better.
@xolivierx Because, did you not hear what Iwata said, they are RUSHING THESE GAMES OUT QUICKLY.
A lot of games that weren't even being planned sudden;y got tossed into the burner and everyone at Nintendo is under pressure to release a bunch of games this fall. The big titles, the more serious ones, won't even be out till late next year.
I am happy with my 3DS so I don't mind if Wii U fades away. Nintendo brought on themselves.
Nintendo gets a lot of hate from gamers for their use of franchises like Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon. However, this is complete and utter BS. Nintendo’s use of Mario and Zelda are appropriate considering the popularity of those franchises. Mario Galaxy is the highest reviewed game of all time. New Super Mario Bros Wii and DS are some of the highest selling games ever. Nintendo would be stupid to not release more Mario games, they are a business after all. Zelda is hardly a rehash. They follow a certain formula, but each game is different from one another. Zelda II is not like Link to the past, and Spirit Tracks is different from Ocarina of Time. For Nintendo to not release these franchises somewhat often would be a business killing move. The focus on those franchises by critics is appalling considering how much new content Nintendo brought to the table. Games like Xenoblade, The Last Story, Pandora’s Tower, Fluidity, Dillon’s Rolling Western, Pushmo, Crashmo, are all from Nintendo.
I hear critics bash Nintendo for not bringing new franchises, yet they have failed to play Xenoblade or the Last Story. Kid Icarus Uprising might be an old franchise, but that game is essentially a new IP. The Gameplay in it is all new outside of some of the characters. The biggest thing to takeaway from Nintendo’s first party IP is there good. Most of their games score really well and are unique. How many 3D platformers are like Mario Galaxy? How many games are like Pokemon? How many games out there are like Animal Crossing or Pikmin?Now, how many games have you played on the Xbox 360 and PS3 involve a Rambo-type guy, shooting everything with a gun, that uses a cover system, and has regenerating health? The industry rehashes the same old shooters with different characters in their place and calls them new IPs."
@Ty Bates Because that's the right way to do it. There's a certain value to a Nintendo game and in majority of cases it doesn't diminish with time. This way i can easily buy a game in it's release week and not only will it hold it's value but probably increase over the years. On the other hand why pay 60 for Resident Evil when 8 months later it's only 20 and it won't run properly when the patches are no longer available. Ask for Nintendo games for your birthdays, buy dirt cheap all the rest.
Joking, but seriously you are right. All of the main franchises are doing well and most people still love them, even though they may not buy all of them, like me. They also do get some amazing new ip's like Okami and The Last Story, as you mentioned. However, they are still messing up in the console department, only appealing to the very casual gamer with the wii u. I think they can turn it around but they definitely need to change their formula for console making.
@rtircoklled Well, Nintendo's big hitters are coming out soon. The Wii U will be fine. Nintendo was even able to profit off the GameCube and N64, and both those consoles are considered failures by many. Nintendo's 1st party IPs on average CRUSH Sony and MS's when it comes to sales. It's was the same during the time when Sega was still making consoles. Speaking of Sega, the best selling game on Dreamcast was the original Sonic Adventure with 2.5 million copies sold. I can guarantee you, Mario Kart 8, along with Bayonetta 2, the new Smash Bros., and Pikmin 3 will not only crush Sonic Adventure's sales, but the Dreamcast's software sales as well. Even the GameCube, which as I've said, is considered to be a failure by many, TORCHED the Dreamcast in software sales. Trust me on this one now, they'll turn it around. I mean, they've been making consoles for 30 years now lol! :)