This boxart reminds us heavily of Wind Waker, and it makes us wonder how big a component sailing is going to be in this new adventure. Crossing the ocean became a bit tedious in Wind Waker, so here's hoping the process has been streamlined (LOLpun) a bit.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
5-22-2007 @ 10:34AM
I can't wait to play this game but I don't like the art style or look of Link. I never played Wind Waker and apperently this has the same look to it. I don't care for it, just my opinion
5-22-2007 @ 12:44PM
Jason Chapa said...
Wind Waker was a great game, even if you don't care for the art style. So I can't wait for this game.
5-22-2007 @ 1:40PM
Jason just summed up my thoughts exactly.
5-22-2007 @ 4:15PM
The best thing about that art style is that it ages a lot better than other more realistic styles.
5-22-2007 @ 5:28PM
Ooo a WFC icon... I wonder how the online portion will work exactly.
5-23-2007 @ 1:03AM
"4. The best thing about that art style is that it ages a lot better than other more realistic styles."
Yeah, I'd have to say I agree. After actually playing WW, I realized it has a very nice style. Honestly, it looks more crisp than Twilight Princess, which I just got on Saturday (score!) and kind of looks pseudo-realistic. I'm really pumped for this game, it's not often we get to play two Zelda games in such a short time interval (same year in my case).
5-23-2007 @ 6:37AM
While i didnt particularly like what i played of WW, the graphical style was great.
Am happy to see it have an outing on the DS.
The "long boat trips with a gay french sailor" bit is a touch worrying though...
5-23-2007 @ 9:12AM
I didn't really like the art styles of OOT or Twilight Princess. Graphically, Wind Waker is exactly what I want to see in Zelda games. It's much much closer to what my mind imagined the world was like when I played Zelda on the NES than the realistic stuff. Games about magical fantasy lands with fairies and nature-altering musical instruments shouldn't try to look too real.
5-23-2007 @ 3:19PM
Yes yes yes!! This is the game I've been waiting to play. TP was pretty great, but simply pales in comparison to WW. This is the art direction Zelda was meant to take; an exciting, vivid, creative, expressive world. Screw the dingy "adult" and "realistic" direction these idiots have clamored for. That's boring and we've seen it all before. The art in WW was a huge breath of fresh air.
But it's not just the art style. WW had a huge degree of freedom and open-endednessm that was completely lacking on TP. The on rails feel of TP, and glaring lack of sidequesting felt like a huge step backwards for the series.
Obviously I think WW doesn't get the respect it deserves. Everyone "oh noes, its teh kiddie" and bitches. These people wouldn't know a great game if it hookshotted them in the face. I'm just hoping that this DS incarnation can live up to bar set so high by WW. That's gonna be tough. But I sure as hell am excited about it!