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The Technomancer
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(02-15-2012, 04:23 AM)
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My thirteen year old sister absolutely loved Skyward Sword.

I don't think Zelda needs "saving"
timetokill
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(02-15-2012, 04:39 AM)
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Zelda has had saving from the very beginning

Hell the NES Zelda practically invented battery saves to cartridge

Fuck this guy
Log4Girlz
I recently went to my friends house to check out his wii. I was generally impressed. It was larger than I expected though.
(02-15-2012, 04:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by The_Technomancer

My thirteen year old sister absolutely loved Skyward Sword.

I don't think Zelda needs "saving"

Dude, how can you say that, that's the plot of nearly every game.


*beats joke to death*
Shadow of the BEAST
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(02-15-2012, 05:26 AM)
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I dont want a dark and gritty zelda. I want it to be for everyone like bilbo or a miyasaki movie.

But he is absolutely spot on about most items being simple keys and the crappy overworlds.

Exploration was always the main draw of zelda growing up. Post oot this aspect have been on a continuous decline. just as the series as a whole.
Log4Girlz
I recently went to my friends house to check out his wii. I was generally impressed. It was larger than I expected though.
(02-15-2012, 05:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shadow of the BEAST

I dont want a dark and gritty zelda. I want it to be for everyone like bilbo or a miyasaki movie.

But he is absolutely spot on about most items being simple keys and the crappy overworlds.

Exploration was always the main draw of zelda growing up. Post oot this aspect have been on a continuous decline.

Have you like...seen a miyasaki movie? Shit is dark and gritty in its own way.
Shadow of the BEAST
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(02-15-2012, 05:29 AM)
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ofcourse its dark at time. Like all great sagas.
Log4Girlz
I recently went to my friends house to check out his wii. I was generally impressed. It was larger than I expected though.
(02-15-2012, 05:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shadow of the BEAST

ofcourse its dark at time. Like all great sagas.

I want Link to shoot a guy's head off with his bow and arrow :D
Orayn
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(02-15-2012, 05:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Log4Girlz

Have you like...seen a miyasaki movie? Shit is dark and gritty in its own way.

Not unlike Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, both of which happily danced back and forth between bright, cheery fantasy and the stuff of nightmares.
Log4Girlz
I recently went to my friends house to check out his wii. I was generally impressed. It was larger than I expected though.
(02-15-2012, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Orayn

Not unlike Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, both of which happily danced back and forth between bright, cheery fantasy and nightmare fuel.

Making it not for everyone...and awesome.
linko9
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(02-15-2012, 05:32 AM)
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So he thinks OoT is "fundamentally broken." To me, that's extremely good game design, so if he calls that broken, bring on the breakage, I guess.
Log4Girlz
I recently went to my friends house to check out his wii. I was generally impressed. It was larger than I expected though.
(02-15-2012, 05:35 AM)
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I think ultimately, he wants Link's Adventure II, electric boogaloo. That's what Dark Souls is for. I share a similar yearning for a much more open, dynamic, meaningful overworld. The first Zelda has that "feel" as primitive as it was.
CorvoSol
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(02-15-2012, 05:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Orayn

Not unlike Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, both of which happily danced back and forth between bright, cheery fantasy and the stuff of nightmares.

The well. Why were there giant severed hands in that well? What happened in Kakariko village? THE HANDS MAN THE HANDS. WHERE DID ALL THOSE HANDS COME FROM?
Orayn
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(02-15-2012, 05:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Log4Girlz

Making it not for everyone...and awesome.

Kids movies have gotten away with worse. I say bring on happy-creepy schizo Zelda!

Originally Posted by linko9

So he thinks OoT is "fundamentally broken." To me, that's extremely good game design, so if he calls that broken, bring on the breakage, I guess.

What really irks me is that he thinks "locks and keys" are bad. Sure, they can feel a little too artificial if they stick out like a sore thumb and the game obsesses over pointing them out to you, but nearly all games are based on locks and keys of various sizes and shapes. Assessing a challenge or obstacle, figuring out how best to get past it, then taking action is one of the fundamental reasons I enjoy games in general. Should I be so totally immersed that I'm not even problem-solving any more?
Log4Girlz
I recently went to my friends house to check out his wii. I was generally impressed. It was larger than I expected though.
(02-15-2012, 05:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Orayn

What really irks me is that he thinks "locks and keys" are bad. Sure, they can feel a little too artificial if they stick out like a sore thumb and the game obsesses over point them out to you, but nearly all games are based on locks and keys of various sizes and shapes. Assessing a challenge or obstacle, figuring out how best to get past it, then taking action is one of the fundamental reasons I enjoy games in general. Should I be so totally immersed that I'm not even problem-solving any more?

It just feels so artificial and not incorporated enough game-wide. I would love if the hookshot worked on any plant or wood substance and not just vines...then play with all the implications of Link being super mobile. With the whip in SS, you could get certain items from mobs for upgrading..but rarely used. I wish the items introduced were much more "weighty". The scarab is an example of an item done well...I used that shit constantly.

Narrow the items down to

-Bombs
-Scarab
-Bow and Arrows (and introduce it quickly!)
-Dual claw shot (it can take the place of the need of a whip)

Design the whole world around these items.
fernoca
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(02-15-2012, 05:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by The_Technomancer

I don't think Zelda needs "saving"

:O!
Spoiler alert!!

Fix'd:

Originally Posted by The_Technomancer

I don't think Zelda needs "saving"

Orayn
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(02-15-2012, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Log4Girlz

It just feels so artificial and not incorporated enough game-wide. I would love if the hookshot worked on any plant or wood substance and not just vines...then play with all the implications of Link being super mobile. With the whip in SS, you could get certain items from mobs for upgrading..but rarely used. I wish the items introduced were much more "weighty". The scarab is an example of an item done well...I used that shit constantly.

Narrow the items down to

-Bombs
-Scarab
-Bow and Arrows (and introduce it quickly!)
-Dual claw shot (it can take the place of the need of a whip)

Design the whole world around these items.

I could dig it. Skyward Sword already went a long way toward cleaning up the way items were used, so what you're describing is the next logical step.

I have one reservation, though: Give me the Deku Leaf or something functionally similar to it. Hell, let me use it with the dual claw shots to zip around like I'm playing Just Cause 2.
etiolate
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(02-15-2012, 05:48 AM)
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*sigh*

Seven pages for this stupid whine piece.

This isn't analysis.

Why are there so many complaints about the initial thrill and then disappointment of Ocarina’s Hyrule field or Wind Waker’s ocean? Even the Lanayru desert in Skyward Sword offers a similar unfulfilled promise. The promise being: a world, vast, spread out before you, ripe for exploration, free. But when was the last time Zelda truly offered this? When the game plopped you in an open field and said: here is a world – have at it.

Or an interesting criticism.

It falls apart based on comparing a child's view and understanding of games to an adult who has been playing games for a long time. It really only says "Why is this open world not fun to me? Because it's not an open world to me." The next question should be WHY IS THAT, but that's never asked and so no answer is ever found to the author's problem.

The author is likely not even aware what his problem is. He's just guessing at it and writing an embarrassing blog.
Emitan
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(02-15-2012, 05:50 AM)
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Zelda totally needs saving. It was the first western NES game with a save battery.
Log4Girlz
I recently went to my friends house to check out his wii. I was generally impressed. It was larger than I expected though.
(02-15-2012, 05:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Orayn

I could dig it. Skyward Sword already went a long way toward cleaning up the way items were used, so what you're describing is the next logical step.

I have one reservation, though: Give me the Deku Leaf or something functionally similar to it. Hell, let me use it with the dual claw shots to zip around like I'm playing Just Cause 2.

Ok, you get the deku-leaf/sail cloth.

You know, with SS I had no idea how the Zelda series could do without a flying mount once introduced...only to realize just how horribly implemented it is.

So what do you think GAF, get a proper flying mount, or stick with Epona?
JasonMCG
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(02-15-2012, 05:50 AM)
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I agree Zelda needs some huge changes to it's core structure - it really, really needs to get that element of exploration back - but this article runs with the idea of overhauling the Zelda formula past the touchdown line of crazy and keeps going. All Zelda really needs is to strip down the focus on item-based "lock and key" puzzles, encourage more exploration, and add more variety in terms of location and enemy encounters. Boom.



Also, bring back the eagles from Zelda II. All will be forgiven.
Last edited by JasonMCG; 02-15-2012 at 06:02 AM.
Log4Girlz
I recently went to my friends house to check out his wii. I was generally impressed. It was larger than I expected though.
(02-15-2012, 05:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by JasonMCG

I agree Zelda needs some huge changes to it's core structure - it really, really needs to get that element of exploration back

You are already dead to half of GAF. I accept you.
boiled goose
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(02-15-2012, 06:18 AM)
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zelda games being gamey is not a problem.

there are tons others though. you can be gamey without being predictable and repetitive. you can also have multiple ways to solve something and still be gamey.

for example, sure collecting heart pieces is gamey.
Zelda games could benefit from making it an incentive to find them as the game progresses because the difficulty increases (zelda 1 or 2).
these can be placed in interesting locations to encourage exploration.

there is no need to remove them altogether.

bad article. and this is coming from a huge zelda critic. (and fan)

the article does have a few valid points. why do bombs only blow up certain rocks? why can i only grapple onto specific targets? why can i only kill an enemy if i do this specific set of actions?
These can be easy addressed tho.

For example, in SotC, each enemy has weakspots that you have to reach to kill them effectively. however, you can reach these weakspots in a variety of ways or hell just keep shooting arrows at it till it dies. i really like that.
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zoukka
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(02-15-2012, 06:25 AM)
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Gaming communities need to stop giving attention to this kimd of garbage. Maybe people then will write actual analysis' on games. This is the sad work of an old nerd without any self awareness.
EatinOlives
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(02-15-2012, 06:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by zoukka

Gaming communities need to stop giving attention to this kimd of garbage. Maybe people then will write actual analysis' on games. This is the sad work of an old nerd without any self awareness.

I wonder if half these kinds of posts even read the article...
Tookay
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(02-15-2012, 07:02 AM)

Originally Posted by zoukka

Gaming communities need to stop giving attention to this kimd of garbage. Maybe people then will write actual analysis' on games. This is the sad work of an old nerd without any self awareness.

But it's presented as an "in-depth critique" man. That's gotta mean it's good.
zoukka
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(02-15-2012, 07:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by EatinOlives

I wonder if half these kinds of posts even read the article...

Critical thinking doesn't mean disguising your jaded stubborness in a long rant about how this series should be something impossible. This guy has no concept on how games are made nor how IP's make money. Like a typical hardcore gamer, he wants everything at once and thinks that he knows how to make it just because he has played longer than you and me.

Yet belief in Zelda is not based simply in childish attachment or blind need. There is really some magic there; Zelda has not survived so long by chance. The pleasures it first offered – those that come with being an explorer, a pathfinder and labyrinth conqueror, a fighter and survivor, a finder of secrets – remain completely viable in modern games. They’re just not present in modern Zeldas. Instead, we are given an unconvincing world, unfocused gameplay, unsatisfying difficulty, and an unnecessary story.

This paragraph is just all out crap if you have ever followed a friend or relative playing "modern" Zelda games for the first time.
bluemax
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(02-15-2012, 07:40 AM)
I was with him until Demon's Souls. He obviously played a different, better Demon's Souls than I did.

Joking aside I agree with his overall points. Zelda has become a theme park game with no soul or sense of adventure. I got more out of SotCs over world than I did of any 3D Zelda game.
zoukka
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(02-15-2012, 08:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by bluemax

Joking aside I agree with his overall points. Zelda has become a theme park game with no soul or sense of adventure. I got more out of SotCs over world than I did of any 3D Zelda game.

Zelda still has plenty of adventure IF you aren't a series veteran (or just hardcore gamer who knows these games from inside out). Zelda doesn't seem to "grow" with the original fanbase and that's fine. Nintendo needs its biggest IP's to create new fans and be accessible to all ages. Zelda is designed to teach you all the basics inside every instance. They don't get more challenging with each iteration.

Also I agree with SotC, it had the best overworld ever for me. I explored every single inch of it. But me and you are exceptions to a rule. For most people it felt empty and unrewarding to explore.
fabricated backlash
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(02-15-2012, 08:10 AM)
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The thing is, unless Nintendo invents a time machine making players 12 year old again and erase all their gaming memories, the aspect of exploration as many keep coming back to will never return in any sensible fashion.

What I've experienced is that new gamers love to explore games in general. They take their time figuring out how traversal works and have a good time with it. Even in linear games you have new players trying different stuff and such, when gamers tend to analyze a games structure and then playing accordingly.

Making a game more exploratory for some old jaded gamers who came to realize that they can dissect a game and pinpoint it's gameplay, design and core structure, is pretty much impossible, and frankly would be a disaster due to overspecialized design.

I love how people treat the first Zelda as some sort of universal playground that had limitless options and no clear rules is hilarious. Zelda 1 was as simple as it gets. The Key-Door Interactions were as basic as it gets. Rose tinted glasses and all that. If you think that just because a game won't spell out for you what you have to do, that you suddenly will feel that magical sense of exploration again, you'd be dead wrong.
cartman414
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(02-15-2012, 09:17 AM)

Originally Posted by Log4Girlz

I think ultimately, he wants Link's Adventure II, electric boogaloo. That's what Dark Souls is for. I share a similar yearning for a much more open, dynamic, meaningful overworld. The first Zelda has that "feel" as primitive as it was.

3d != 2d.
Jokeropia
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(02-15-2012, 05:16 PM)
If Zelda needs to be "saved", it's from people trying to "save" it.
AndyMoogle
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(02-15-2012, 05:34 PM)
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It's always Zelda that is getting stale or needs to be reinvented. There aren't many games like it, while most other games have plenty of clones.

Also, about the exploration in the series. Other than Skyward Sword and the DS games, I think that there is still a decent amount of exploring to do in the games. Sure, it's not like Elder Scrolls, but it's never been like that either.

Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess and Wind Waker still have as much exploration as the 2D games. It's not like the early games were wide open. They also relied on having the correct items to get to certain places in the world.

The only game in the series that had "more" exploration was the first game; and that's only because you weren't told anything whatsoever. It's basically "here take this sword, and now you're on your own". I can't see anyone ever make a game like that again.
burntchomsky
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(02-15-2012, 06:00 PM)
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I don't buy his argument. The series evolved away from those first two games pretty quickly and has since never ventured into that territory. Pretty much all this guy wants is a hard game, which is fine, but it really doesn't make any sense to demand it of a series that hasn't produced games like that for the last 20 years.

If this author is so interested in hard games with obscure secrets, I think he could just as easily move on to games like Dark Souls, which is fantastic at both of these things. Since the author doesn't seem to have much attachment to any consistent elements of zelda games (characters/story, the items, the overworld), I don't see why he wouldn't just move on to another series of games that better satisfy his desires. Basically, I think he just enjoys whining and nostalgia.
we.are.the.armada
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(02-15-2012, 06:13 PM)
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Although I find newer Zeldas to be extremely tedious, predictable, padded, and possibly targeted for children with a reading comprehension in the about the 5th grade - I disagree with this guy.

Zelda is fundamentally supposed to be this way because the formula works very well in the context of an adventure type game. It's silly to overgeneralize everything as "locks and keys". Exploration and backtracking is much more than that in these games. It's because of Zelda's formula we have games like Mega Man Legends, Demon's/Dark Souls, and perhaps even modern Metroids. I could be wrong though, I'm no Zelda expert.
Übermatik
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(02-15-2012, 06:42 PM)
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You know, I was thinking today, Zelda needs to be darker.

And I don't mean grittier, or more 'adult' - I'm talking dark, as in, eery, morbid, disturbing...
Think back to Majora's Mask, and the starting sequence of the game.
You're immediately hit in the face with a large dose of creepy, and it's great. behind all the bright colours and oddities in that game, there lied some really disturbing undertones and moments.
StevieP
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(02-15-2012, 06:49 PM)

Originally Posted by sentry65

dark souls and demon's souls are great templates for a more mature zelda oriented game.

I never understood why there wasn't a separate team making a more grown up version of zelda to satisfy that audience.

Originally Posted by sentry65

maybe we're not on the same page when discussing what "mature" and "grown up" means then

If I'm going to fight a huge powerful boss, as an adult, I don't want it to give me a goofy smile when I hit it until it's dazed with stars hovering around it's head. And I don't want a fairy jumping out telling me where the weak spot is and what to do.

I want bosses that strike fear into the player, doesn't hold your hand, and doesn't have cute sense of humor when you are trying to stab it until it dies

blood and gore are optional

Originally Posted by sentry65

right, but maybe if nintendo is trying to gain a "new" older audience with the wii-u, they'll branch out and create a grown up zelda-esc game IN ADDITION to the regular kiddie zeldas we already have

Can somebody please nuke these posts from the internets?
Riposte
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(02-15-2012, 06:51 PM)
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Zelda should look at Dark Souls for inspiration, but people obsessing over "kiddy" or "adult" images are missing the point. Dark Souls is more fun, for it is more challenging and complex.
anotherVegan
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(02-15-2012, 07:01 PM)
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Mario needs an overhaul. I mean, too much jumping, stomping on enemies...
Tchetil
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(02-15-2012, 07:12 PM)
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Just have Nolan North voice Zelda in the next game, then the formula will be fresh again.
MoogleWizard
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(02-15-2012, 07:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Riposte

Zelda should look at Dark Souls for inspiration, but people obsessing over "kiddy" or "adult" images are missing the point. Dark Souls is more fun, for it is more challenging and complex.

I've already said something about this on the previous page, but I'll say it again: Dark Souls is not more complex than Zelda - it's the exact opposite, it's extremely simple in comparison. The only thing more complex is the openness of the world and how its areas are interconnected, and that is only possible because the game doesn't have a narrated plot, the same design wouldn't work with Zelda.

But I do agree that Zelda needs to be harder, a lot harder, at the least the combat. All Zeldas from OOT on had ridiculously easy battles, killing bosses doesn't give any sense of accomplishment because they go down after a few hits and do hardly any damage. Skyward Sword is the first game to make a tiny step in the right direction in this regard, but it's still too easy. The problem for Nintendo is that their intended target audience is huge and heterogeneous, they want to get newbies hooked on the series and satisfy series veterans at the same time. That doesn't work because it will always be both too hard and too easy. But there is a very simple solution: different difficulty modes. They could just do a normal mode with and a "veteran mode", if they removed all tutorials, hearts, invincibility potions and so on from the latter, I'd be happy. I don't understand why they haven't done this yet.
TheCongressman1
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(02-15-2012, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Log4Girlz

It just feels so artificial and not incorporated enough game-wide. I would love if the hookshot worked on any plant or wood substance and not just vines...then play with all the implications of Link being super mobile. With the whip in SS, you could get certain items from mobs for upgrading..but rarely used. I wish the items introduced were much more "weighty". The scarab is an example of an item done well...I used that shit constantly.

Narrow the items down to

-Bombs
-Scarab
-Bow and Arrows (and introduce it quickly!)
-Dual claw shot (it can take the place of the need of a whip)

Design the whole world around these items.

So much this.

Also, I think you guys are missing the point of the 'Lock and Key' thing. There is nothing wrong with needing items to access an area, but when the item is reduced to being only that, it takes away from the point of an item. It becomes completely arbitrary. They might as well take out the clawshot and give link a giant key that lets him get into a new area. Leave some freedom to the player. Let them figure out how they want to open the 'lock' with their 'key'.
Shion
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(02-15-2012, 07:32 PM)
Zelda doesn't need to be a clone of anything, but there are elements in other games that Zelda could look for inspiration.
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Myriadis
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(02-15-2012, 07:46 PM)
Even the first Zelda doesn't have as much exploration as some like to claim. You can only complete the first three dungeons in any order, the other 6 all need items from previous dungeons to finish,or "unlock"(hah) them.

Come to think about it, I played a lot of Zelda classic games, which are fan games made on an improved Zelda 1 engine. The quests which are rated the highest all don't allow you to visit any dungeons in order. There is quite a lot of text in most of them and it's clearly stated where you have to go next. On the other hand, the difficulty often reaches Zelda 1 and even surpasses it (Hero Of Dreams,it's surely three times harder) and they love it to put bigger caves and mini-dungeons under stuff like single bushes or trees. I guess a mix of modern zelda elements and classic difficulty / harder to find secrets is the real thing.
TheCongressman1
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(02-15-2012, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Myriadis

Even the first Zelda doesn't have as much exploration as some like to claim. You can only complete the first three dungeons in any order, the other 6 all need items from previous dungeons to finish,or "unlock"(hah) them.

Again:

Originally Posted by TheCongressman1

Also, I think you guys are missing the point of the 'Lock and Key' thing. There is nothing wrong with needing items to access an area, but when the item is reduced to being only that, it takes away from the point of an item. It becomes completely arbitrary. They might as well take out the clawshot and give link a giant key that lets him get into a new area. Leave some freedom to the player. Let them figure out how they want to open the 'lock' with their 'key'.

Zelda 1 offers this freedom.
Dion Blaster
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(02-15-2012, 07:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Myriadis

Even the first Zelda doesn't have as much exploration as some like to claim. You can only complete the first three dungeons in any order, the other 6 all need items from previous dungeons to finish,or "unlock"(hah) them.

Come to think about it, I played a lot of Zelda classic games, which are fan games made on an improved Zelda 1 engine. The quests which are rated the highest all don't allow you to visit any dungeons in order. There is quite a lot of text in most of them and it's clearly stated where you have to go next. On the other hand, the difficulty often reaches Zelda 1 and even surpasses it (Hero Of Dreams,it's surely three times harder) and they love it to put bigger caves and mini-dungeons under stuff like single bushes or trees. I guess a mix of modern zelda elements and classic difficulty / harder to find secrets is the real thing.

Yeah it shows Nintendo's formula is fine, they just need to throw in some secrets that result in more gameplay. Like finding a new mini dungeon, or finding a new item that's completely optional. I think that's the only thing that's missing.
Jason's Ultimatum
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(02-15-2012, 07:53 PM)
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This has nothing to do with me favoring 2D games over 3DS, but thinking about it, the 2D Zelda games are superior than the 3D Zelda games.
Spieler Eins
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(02-15-2012, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ubermatik

You know, I was thinking today, Zelda needs to be darker.

And I don't mean grittier, or more 'adult' - I'm talking dark, as in, eery, morbid, disturbing...
Think back to Majora's Mask, and the starting sequence of the game.
You're immediately hit in the face with a large dose of creepy, and it's great. behind all the bright colours and oddities in that game, there lied some really disturbing undertones and moments.

The whole game is dark and disturbing. Link ist literally performing euthanasia in it, among other things you see.
I also want the series to go such a route again since then, but when people want the series to be more ,,mature'' they usually talk about generic WRPG artstyle and whatnot, which would be simply unsuitable for the series.
pantsmith
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(02-15-2012, 07:58 PM)
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Judging by the responses in this thread, I expected the article to be a little more misguided than it wound up being. Misguided or volatile, I guess.

He's well-spoken and well-intentioned. The only problem is that he wants Zelda to be something it has not been for many years, ignoring the fact that maybe Zelda is what it wants to be, and what he saw in the first two games was more the product of it's time and limitations than the blueprint the rest of the series was meant to adhere to.

What he wants has to be found elsewhere (Demons and Dark Souls, for example), and maybe that's not the worst thing in the world.

How many gamers have actually completed the original Zeldas? How many could, would, or even have the patience to in our current generation? I don't think modern audiences could handle another game like that, and I think Nintendo would agree with me.

Focus, bumpers, helpful guides- these are concesions made to deliver the Zelda experience to as many gamers as possible. Nintendo has made their intentions clear. I may be looking for a Zelda game like the article describes, but I don't believe for a second that it would be good business for Nintendo to make one.
Myriadis
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(02-15-2012, 08:09 PM)

Originally Posted by TheCongressman1

Zelda 1 offers this freedom.

Even there, the raft,meat,the power bracelet and the ladder are items that are only used to reach new areas. The bomb in Zelda I is also only used to reach new areas and bomb some dodongos (and even Skyward Sword has one enemy that was only defeatable through a bomb). All Zeldas have at least one item that just has one purpose, reach new areas, and Zelda 1 is no exception.
Log4Girlz
I recently went to my friends house to check out his wii. I was generally impressed. It was larger than I expected though.
(02-15-2012, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spieler Eins

The whole game is dark and disturbing. Link ist literally performing euthanasia in it, among other things you see.
I also want the series to go such a route again since then, but when people want the series to be more ,,mature'' they usually talk about generic WRPG artstyle and whatnot, which would be simply unsuitable for the series.

I don't want a generic western RPG, I want a western, open RPG with the Zelda formula and art style melded in to create a new amazing experience.

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