if they keep SS's artstyle I'd imagine it would look a hell of alot more detailed with the bump of the wii u's hardware . (Less crappy textures, more polygons, better lighting etc)Hope so. Though I've found that artstyle can often be used to compensate for the lack of technical proficiency. As aesthetically pleasing as SS is, it still looked incredibly last LAST gen to me (could've been done on the GC) with slightly better textures. Not even textures, just color. They get the job done, but that's it. Here's what I'd love to see, and would consider, a true graphically next-gen entry in the series:
[QUOTE="Shinobishyguy"][QUOTE="MirkoS77"]I would like to see Zelda look like either the tech demo that was shown a while back (showcasing lighting and HD), or have it have an ethereal look to it, similar to how Sony's The Last Guardian looks. Either of those I would love to see. To make it too realistic would remove a lot of the charm and feeling of wonder that Zelda is known for. Though I am concerned by Nintendo's statements that the next Zelda will be using the same artstyle as SS. I fear it won't look any significantly different or better than SS, which visually I didn't find impressive at all. MirkoS77
Look at that and imagine playing with those visuals. It would be fvcking EPIC.
But I'm sick and tired of this:
It's utterly boring and dull, looks half-assed (look at those trees), and it's now what they are coming out and claiming they're aiming for for the next one (or at least the same style, but again, art style can be used to compensate so until they release screens it remains to be seen but my expectations are in the gutter).
And yet when the tech demo (first pic) was shown and people got raving mad with excitement, what does Nintendo do? They came out and made it a point to say "This is not what the next Zelda will look like, it's simply a demo of what the tech can do". Why do they say such things? Why show what their best franchise could potentially look like, what they KNOW people are drooling for, and then they shoot down everyone's hopes? Do they think this is what people want to hear, or would everyone love, "This is what you can expect for the next one!" instead?
So are we going to see another Zelda that looks slightly improved from the last picture, or like the first two? I really hope it looks more close to the first two because quite frankly I can't defend Nintendo having Zelda look like such in 2013....or even when it was released for that matter. Those are antiquated visuals, and I don't care what brush they are painted with. It's time for a complete overhaul. And as those top pics show, it retains that Zelda feeling. Sure it'd be a bit more mature, but I don't think that's a bad thing at all and don't believe it would turn off kids, or anyone for that matter.
Would you like to see it look like the first two pics, or the last with slight improvements?
They picked the SS style because the Wii was too weak to handle "realistic" graphics, imo.
With WiiU, they have enough power for a "realistic-looking" Zelda game and I too think they should stick to that tech-demo style. (since we already are getting another "cartoony" Zelda, i.e. Wind Waker HD remake)
But knowing Nintendo, the game will probably look totally different again...
edit: I'd like to see a return to the 2D top-down style of the old Zeldas too.
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