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Submitted by AbsoluteZelda 1250d ago | opinion piece

Miyamoto Should Look Back to the Original Zelda for Inspiration, Not A Link to the Past

Zelda Informer writes: "[P]eople underestimate just how awesome a new and true spiritual successor to the original Legend of Zelda would be. You want a unique take on the series that at the same time retains the core identity? Well, we haven’t had a Zelda game that’s really inherited this kind of design framework in a very, very long time." (3DS, The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Wii U)

ChickeyCantor  +   1250d ago
This makes no sense at all.
Link to the past is basically the "perfected" "LoZ". Going Back means downgrading. And they will eventually work their way up back to Link to the past.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1250d ago

LoZ:SS already captured how I felt about the very first Zelda Game.

SS is my game. I hope they keep much of it's play style.

But, even though it's not your point, I would love to see an old school Zelda game based off the 8 bit original. Make it a download.
gamerben  +   1249d ago
I agree that SS was very fun to play, but I felt underwhelmed in some areas.

Seriously, I want more enemies than those red goblin things :\

And a bigger map for the sky, like windwaker.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1249d ago
More would not be horrible.

The flying was waaaaAAaaaaay more fun that LoZ:WW's sailing (only IMO).

I wish that all of the NPC character's were as "complexed" as the girl that worked in the LoZ: TP Fishing Shop.
The way that she had dialogue for all of the things that see saw you looking at in Zelda 1st Person look mode was way more immersive.
gamerben  +   1249d ago
I didn't say anything about sailing vs. flying. I'm just saying I enjoyed Wind Waker's larger map more.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1249d ago
I wasn't aiming that comment at you. There were a couple of other Zelda Stories over the past couple of days. Some people said they liked the sailing in WW. That's why I said, "(only IMO)."

Like I said before I agree with you on the bigger map. also, more Skyloft land areas would be nice.
mike1up  +   1250d ago
It's a fair point to make.

A Link to the Past's formula has become sort of a blueprint for the series: 3 dungeons then Master Sword, dual world theme etc.. That being said, it would be extremely hard not to look at A Link to the Past for inspiration. It is truly epic, and much better than the original (imo).

The Wind Waker reminds me the most of the original Legend of Zelda. The sea is huge, and takes quite a bit of dedication to fully explore. The hero also collects pieces of the Triforce, just like in the original.
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linkratos  +   1250d ago
They should look to Link's Awakening. Plenty of dungeons, but a nice quest to do before each. Simple story with fantastic characters. Lots of exploration but still focused. Satisfying gameplay yet easy to pick up and go. Good development but at a quick pace.

Basically the perfect balance of everything.
thatdudesfrys  +   1250d ago
He says that the older games were far more simple? I don't think we want "simple" in the new games. We want "awesome".
abzdine  +   1249d ago
Games were awesome before and they are far too simple these days
segamon  +   1249d ago
simple AND awesome would be great too.
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abzdine  +   1250d ago
You wouldn't say that if you played A Link to The Past which is the best Zelda game ever made !

Every zelda game is special and it should stay that way
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segamon  +   1249d ago

to me the series standards are Ocarina of Time and A Link to the Past. they hold the keys to each Zelda success.
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1249d ago
Link to the past had the best story line when it came to Zelda games
abzdine  +   1249d ago
I remember the magic miror to travel through 2 dimensions, it was a great addition to the game.
segamon  +   1249d ago
i thought the game neared its end just there but when i got the mirror and discovered the parallel world it blew my mind! i thought wow the game is huge!

these were beautiful days.
PygmelionHunter  +   1249d ago
They should look back at Majora's Mask instead, best storytelling in a Zelda game and best quest system EVER!
Jirachi  +   1249d ago
Idk alttp is a good game but i've played it so many times no matter how good a remake is i would get into it,i think a sequel that's like a lttp gameplay wise with new ideas and a new story would be better.

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