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Submitted by masterlinkace 1149d ago | opinion piece

What To Do With Zelda

Lucas takes a look at the Zelda franchise and discusses what he think Nintendo should do to keep the franchise going for another 25 years. (3DS, GameCube, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii, Wii U)

dedicatedtogamers  +   1149d ago
Nintendo needs to allow Retro (or somebody) to make a "New Legend of Zelda" in the same vein as NSMB on the DS/Wii/etc. Take the series back to its NES/SNES roots. Add multiplayer a la Four Swords. Shift the focus AWAY from fetch quests, NPCs, and the same old puzzles and focus on quick arcade-style combat and exploration like the old games had. See what happens. A revamp worked for 2d Mario. It worked for Donkey Kong and Metroid (both of which were done by Retro) until Metroid Other M totally killed Metroid's momentum.
theBAWSE  +   1149d ago
try do the impossible... pay Sony sh!t loads to rent naughty dog to work with the Nintendo team and give us the best Zelda ever
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1149d ago
What's wrong with Retro?

I agree with the author that Retro should be given a go at a 3DS Zelda. I trust Nintendo EAD with the console Zeldas since they haven't gone wrong yet, and until they do I couldn't imagine risking the Zelda franchise on another, albeit great devolper. Retro got Metroid since that was a dead franchise on everything but handhelds. Zelda is still going strong.

Saying that, I doubt Retro would do a Zelda for 3DS. Retro is too good a team and Nintendo needs them on the Wii U.
SIANSLOW  +   1149d ago
Why would the best game developers in the history of videogaming pay sony to make a game for them? Maybe sony should pay nintendo a shit load of money to save the vita
dark-hollow  +   1149d ago
I don't approve making a "link to the past" 2D like Zelda game on the Wii u.

It would be better if they left these kinds of games for the 3ds.
kirbyu  +   1148d ago
If they do that, the commercial should be a recreation of one of the commercials for the original Zelda. And at the end, the narrator should say "Wii U: Your parents help you hook it up."
PS4isKing_82  +   1149d ago
I believe miyomoto already said a few weeks ago that retro is busy working on another game. I hope Nintendo has some really good surprises in store for us at E3. I would love a new wave race and pilotwings myself. And yes, I would want the new luigi's mansion on wiiU too cause I loved the first one on the gc.
d3nworth1  +   1149d ago
Change the name to Legend of Link. Seriously why is Zelda's name in the title? Link does all the dangerous stuff.
PopRocks359  +   1149d ago
I used to wonder that myself when I was younger. I'm used to it nowadays. Plus I think Legend of Zelda just rolls off the tongue a little better.
masterlinkace  +   1148d ago
It's to do with the lore of the original games...the legend was originally to do with a princess named Zelda, who was screwed over by her brother for the triforce. He then feels terrible for it and vouches that all future princesses shall be named Zelda in her honour. This is why the games are named after her, and why Zelda is always called Zelda. :P

The original princess happens to be the one asleep in the background at the start of zelda II :D
MaleManSam  +   1149d ago
Just give us a grown up Zelda for once. I loved twilight princess, They need to take Link into his 20's damnit.

Don't even mention Ocarina with Adult Link, that's a completely different thing. I was so bummed out by Skyward sword after coming off of Wind waker and link aging into Twilight princess.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1149d ago
I'm not sure what you mean. Ocarina, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword all had an older Link at about the same age. Why did you like TP's Link and not OoT and SS's? I preferred playing as older Link to kid Link in Ocarina, but I don't see how a 16 year old Link would be different from a 20 year old, except he could buy cigarettes and be tried as an adult for killing chickens and ransacking people's houses.
MaleManSam  +   1149d ago
Yeah I kinda worded that wrong, I mean keep the tone of TP, and go further with it, The 180 with skywards sword just sent link back to a child again, he's had enough stories about being a kid already.

I cant really say OoT or MM (tonality wise) can represent my idea, because He's only Adult link for a short time and its not really a true showing in a complete game form of life after Ganon or pre teens.

Does link simply have to repeat the age of 13 (oh however the average age is for the games) for the next 25 years. Or can we see him as a man. Kicking ass.

Age the guy, did wonders for Solid/Old snake in MGS4 (Not the best example because of the cloning aging acceleration and foxdie but I cbb thinking of another one.)

millzy102  +   1149d ago
well retro has hired a lead game programer from naughtydog to work on game engines for Wii u so expect something amazing from them but that said zelda should stay with EAD and let retro make a new ip for Wii u it needs a new franchise.
abzdine  +   1149d ago
i'll be very glad if they go back to Hyrule plain once again and a huge open world, same type as Ocarina or Link to the Past.
Flying, sailing and driving a train is cool too but they should keep they for handhelds because they are limited in memory and freedom.
rustyspoon80  +   1149d ago
I think speech needs to be included in the next game. Maybe not Link or Zelda but the other npcs should speak. I got bored reading all the time in SS.
Or if they dont want to go down the speech route, have a narrator read it like a story.
Kennytaur  +   1149d ago
What if you end up with poor voice acting? That would suck.
Kennytaur  +   1149d ago
Get someone other than Miyamoto to helm it, and set up or buy new studios. Have Miyamoto work on either 3D Mario or a new IP, apparently he's the only one who can make them up. Nintendo needs to promote new talent.
StraightedgeSES  +   1149d ago
Add cutscenes like ff 7-9
Jadedz  +   1149d ago
Make me a believer
And make the rest of them believe.
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shadowfox6  +   1148d ago
They should do something that combines elements from Majora's Mask, Wind Waker & Ocarina of time, with the type of graphics like the WiiU tech demo. Hopefully they'll have something about Zelda to show at the next E3
TruthbeTold  +   1148d ago
Games, especially console games aren't all about graphics. But I agree that the look of the next game will mean a lot to me. They should never have teased us with the Zelda tech demo if they don't plan to make the next game look something along those lines. Skyward sword looked good and all, but it can't compare to a fantasy world that looks just realistic enough for the world/monsters/enemies/etc. to actually have a threatening feel to them.
Ben_Rage_3  +   1148d ago
I think Nintendo should turn the new Zelda game into an open world game like Fallout 3 or Skyrim. Imagine exploring caves and villages during the quest and using all of the amazing items to find new areas and complete unique dramatic story based quests. I'm not saying copy bethesda games, Nintendo had enough mythology and unique control mechanisms to build off of. But give the Zelda games that sense of immense adventure and exploration and make it a little more non linear.
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wiiulee  +   1148d ago
nintendo knows what to do with zelda...the games havent dissapointed yet
LOZelda_Fan_Boy  +   1142d ago
I started playing the Zelda series as a kid. I beat Zelda,Zelda II and A link to the Past, with help of couse. I was three, and had those three beat by the time Ocarina of Time. Then they made Majora's Mask and that game made me mad. It was boring and pretty stupid. It was also very annoying. Then came Wind Waker, followed by Twilight Princess. I didn't even bother with the DS Zelda games. Then Skyward Sword came out. That game pissed me off, too. It was a very fun game, but the MotionPlus was shitty. It was way too sensative and I had to keep centering and calibrating my controller. The game screwed me over a lot. I never die in Zelda games, but I died seven times in Skyward Sword due to the MotionPlus' crappy performance. They need to go back to controller styles like the Nintendo 64, or even NES. I loved Zelda on the NES. My favorite Zelda is Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. I have, and always will, stuck by Nintedo's side with the Zelda series. I'm so much looking forward to the newest Zelda game. Hopefully it don't turn out like what happened to Twilight Princess for the Wii. I beat Twilight Princess the week within buying it, and ever since then, my Wii hasn't been able to read my Twilight Princess disc. Which is bull, because my Twilight Princess has zero scratches, fingerprints, dust, or any markings, yet my Wii still won't play it. It plays Skyward Sword just fine, and even my Wind Waker. My Wind Waker is covered in scratches from the box getting damaged in moving and the disc sliding out of its case. CD games are just a pain. They need to get rid of discs and go back to cartridges.

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