The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Hero Mode, Features and More

Carolyn gets her hands on the new HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker on Wii U. Contains some story spoilers.

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DrClownAss
DrClownAss

This is why the Wii-U exists.

But i won't be satisfied with it unless there's more stuff to do this time round, i mean lots and lots of stuff. But don't cut out content from the original because it's bs when they do that, the game was great and doesn't need to messed with just upgraded.

NTM23
NTM23

Cool. Something I wish a Zelda game would do, is connect all of the fantastic Zelda's we've played over the years; really show that history. It would be powerful and fascinating in my opinion. 

I just never really liked how in each game, it was always so different from an environmental perspective, and perhaps that's part of it, but I wish we could see some of that history to know that it connects as we know it does, and where in time we stand; who came before and who will come after (unless its the current). 

Furthermore, I kind of wish they also took the Link and Zelda relationship to the next step, not necessarily lovey dovey stuff where they're kissing a bunch, but certainly more intimate through expression. 

I was disappointed in Skyward Sword, but something I did kind of like was that the early glimpses of Link and Zelda's friendship was kind of cute. I just wish that sense of history that we've all experience through the games was acknowledge more, and the story between Link and Zelda were told better.

Fire_Emblem_64
Fire_Emblem_64

I never got to finish this game when it was out on the cube. I'm so excited that it's coming out on the WiiU in GLORIOUS HD. I'm so f*!king excited! :-D

zerantoss
zerantoss

Lmao at 2:34 in the video: A great thing about motion control is in the heat of battle you can move the first person perspective of the bow/arrow really fast! Yeah, like this game is hard enough that you need to do anything more than Z-target + shoot arrow, or slash slash slash!

Hero mode is good, but they fucked it up in skyward sword. Why was there still heart medals, etc? There's still ways to get hearts and shit in the hero mode. What's the point??? Even hero mode wasn't challenging... enemy AI was still easy as fuck

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I loaded up the GameCube version last night. This remake is a bigger improvement than I first thought. It looks way better than the original. It doesn't seem to have the extreme blurring that the original has, either.

rushiosan
rushiosan

This game was perfect with the GameCube controller. It's one of the best gameplays I have ever seen back then. My only fear is how things will work with the Wii U gamepad...

xXl_z3r0_lXx
xXl_z3r0_lXx

You know, I would by the fuck out of this if it were on the 3DS. There's just not enough games on the wiiU for me to want it.

KingsofQueens
KingsofQueens

@abHS4L88

Um because they are?If my brutal honesty scares you, then you should cease asking idiotic obvious questions. Personally, I just don't see how the Gamepad would work for convenience sake, that a secondary on screen window wouldn't.  

Kalan_Arkais
Kalan_Arkais

Probably the most exciting thing about this is that using the cannon might not be annoyingly difficult now.

SlaviksG
SlaviksG

is that umm... she-man playing?

KingsofQueens
KingsofQueens

I still see the Gamepad as a useless peripheral, really. 

Switching on the fly while playing? Really? Isn't that distracting? Especially in the middle of a boss fight or fire fight, etc?

No wonder devs are dropping ship. They just don't have a damn clue what to do with the damn thing! Sorry I'm just being brutally honest. 

What can the Gamepad do, that an on screen window can't do?

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

It's a must buy, for me. I never finished Wind Waker on Gamecube. *sad face*

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

carolyn is giggling all the way through.

the power of zelda.

nigelholden
nigelholden

Is it just me, or was the castle cooler in the original. Black and white?

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Awww memories, takes me back to the days of the gamecube :)

Metallicwolf29
Metallicwolf29

i really wanna see nintendo do well but they need to stop putting out the same thing over and over

yavix
yavix

I'll definitely be getting this. When I'll be getting this I don't know. Damn bills.

armodillo17
armodillo17

Moving in first person mode. THANK YOU!

grove12345
grove12345

She/he sounds like a valley girl. As a reporter why hire her even?
 Like OMG absolutely!

loki0078
loki0078

It is ridiculously frustrating watching someone report on a game that they don't know how to play! Pushing blocks is bAAAAsic. i really want to see the unedited video, to see just how long it did take you to move those 3 blocks. Get it together Carolyn! PAINFUL to watch... AND listen to. I want your job.

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

It's amazing how beautiful this game looks with a little bit of extra lighting and in HD.

Even without it I'm still amazed at how well this game holds up visually.

Please go with something like this style for the next big Zelda game but just less kiddie. As in go with the normal shaped Link for example.

Typhonios
Typhonios

What an amazing remake! Cant wait also for the new Wii u Zelda Title!

64-bit
64-bit

Best zelda ever...

jayjay444
jayjay444

If I owned a Wii U I would pick this up in a heart beat, have fun  Wii U owners u finally have a game worth buying, enjoy:D

KlausBlitzkrieg
KlausBlitzkrieg

They said "absolutely!" only six times for no good reason.

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

Can anyone please explain what is Hero mode exactly? I dont feel like listening through the whole vid as sound is not very loud and english is not my main language. 

MJV1989
MJV1989

Still got this (the Ocarina of Time special edition thingy) for the GameCube, though I haven't played the game for like 6-7 years... Can't believe it was 10 years ago when we got this game for my little brother's 11th birthday... Man, time's a bitch!

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

Ehh will I buy a WiiU to play a game I finished 10 years ago. No. Better yet, I'll just grab my Gamecube out from the attic.

VELZER
VELZER

It looks so great one of my favorite zelda games, itotallly loved wit game in the gamecube i really want to played it again but right now i don´t have a gamecube, because back on thoose days when i played was because a friend borrow me his console, and i don´t think that i will buy a Wii U in near future too bad i really want to navigate for hte hyrule seas again 

Zee1027
Zee1027

@zerantoss Please share with me how you completed the Boss Rush on Hero Mode. The bosses themselves weren't hard but I found that I lost most of my hearts on the bobokin run in the hyrule pit area

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@KingsofQueens 

What makes you think a remake of Gamecube game would showcase the GamePad? Yeah you're being "brutally honest" but at the same time, you're not using sound logic either. 

I can understand if it was the Zelda game made for the Wii U that made little use of the GamePad. Also switching on the fly wouldn't be distracting if you're accustomed to the layout of the GamePad's screen. 

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

@Metallicwolf29 Since 1 HD remake=samething over and over... How many remakes did Sony do this last gen? I remember quite a few and I really don't see why anyone complains about remakes they hardly take any development time and they are nice for those that want to replay a game...

Grim_DIcer
Grim_DIcer

@Metallicwolf29 Yeah I really wish EA and Activision would stop with releasing the same thing over and over too

FIXMANFOXMAN
FIXMANFOXMAN

@G4m3r0uTL4wZIn Hero Mode, enemies deal double damage and players won't be able to find hearts in the environment. In fact, the only way Link will be able to recover health is through the use of potions or fairies. That's pretty hardcore.

da_chub
da_chub

Something like enemies do 2x the damage with there being 0 hearts found in the environent(like chopping grass for hearts). It's just hard mode basically.

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

@FIXMANFOXMAN @G4m3r0uTL4wZ wow thats awesome,something I always wanted from those games. Makes finding all the heart containers a priority if you want to live through the whole game.

natswii
natswii

@SurlyPotato

Who cares what you think. She's working in the games industry and doing what she loves and earning ££ doing it!  which is a whole lot more than what you will amount too matey i'm sure! Please keep your sexual issues, self loathing and hate to yourself. What you think is inconsequential. Nobody wants to hear your opinion anyway as you are an irrelevant individual. Please think carefully about having children as one day your views might be tantamount to abuse especially if they don't turn out to be what you expected. 

Cor0203
Cor0203

@Diegoctba @Cor0203 

Well, I understand you now. But I think buying the game would be worth it. It has a great story and cool puzzles!

Cor0203
Cor0203

@Diegoctba @Cor0203 

That sucks, man. But I assumed that you've played the game and didn't finish it, because of the word 'finished' you used. Or it's just my bad English...