So, any thoughts on it? Do you like the artstyle?
OPEN WORLD. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCKKKKKKK!!!!!
I was hoping a bit for it to look like the tech demo but knew that was an unrealistic expectation. I think it looks beautiful actually. I've finally resigned myself to the fact that Zelda's always going to be bright and colorful. It's a series that appeals to families and the younger demographic, and as much as us veteran gamers would like it to take on aesthetics similar to The Witcher or Skyrim, it's just not going to happen anytime soon, if ever. Besides, the animation, explosions, and effects really bring it to life in such a stylized fashion.
I was expecting a 15 min gameplay demos though, not just a 1 min trailer but at least it showed gameplay. The world looks HUGE and it seems Nintendo has heard the outcry and criticisms from SS being so linear and hub-like. This is the right direction to go: a huge, lush overworld that looks to afford the player to go where they want. I hope there's numerous towns littered about and of course, Hyrule castle.
And please Nintendo, fix the pacing at the start. Start this game off with a bang. PLEASE. Don't make me run errands for the first few hours. It's the one thing that's killed Zeldas in the past.
The only thing: 2015? Sure. I find that very hard to believe so much so that I........don't believe it. Still, looking mighty hopeful and to be taking the series back on the right track; openworld and exploration.