Originally Posted by MisterHero
There's the DS games. They're in 2D perspective, with 360-degree gameplay rather than just facing 4 directions.
Don't blame the 3D games if people don't like those.
I liked Phantom Hourglass.
I love both DS games, but I don't think they're really what people who want oldschool Zelda are looking for. The experimental control system is fine for what the games were going for, but a major, top-down Zelda game with direct control and a more connected structure would be best for the return of classic Zelda.
It's the same way that while Donkey Kong Jungle Beat may be a great game, it's not the same thing as Donkey Kong Country Returns.