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Submitted by -Mezzo- 553d ago | opinion piece

Why Wind Waker is Still Relevant

IGN - Following the announcement of an HD remake, one IGN editor looks back on her favourite Zelda. (The Legend of Zelda, Wii U)

Relientk77  +   553d ago
Because its one of the best Zelda games ever, if not the best, and the best game on the GameCube, in my opinion.
Blastoise  +   553d ago
It is the best in my opinion. I remember getting my copy with the platinum Gamecube console for Christmas.

Such an awesome day :)
AWBrawler  +   553d ago
My favorite Zelda game, but best on the cube I'd say is Tales of Symphonia or Baten Kaitos
Enemy  +   553d ago
Not only is it best Zelda and the best GameCube game, it's also one of the most technologically impressive games ever made, especially at the time. It still holds up perfectly well, in my opinion.
Toon_Link  +   552d ago
Amen.
PopRocks359  +   553d ago
Wind Waker was an extremely unique title to say the least. It took an established franchise, drastically warped its artistic style, gave it an open world feel, and created quite possibly one of the most epic renditions of the classic Link + Zelda vs. Ganondorf fight I've ever seen.

It also applied a lot of new ideas to established characters. The ReDeads for instance are pretty different in their designs, and the gadgets Link uses are nothing like in other games. Name me another Zelda game where Link floats about (or creates air bursts) with a giant leaf. Or travels around in a talking boat. And on top of all of this, the Link you played as was a child throughout the entire game. And he had a little sister.

The reason Wind Waker is still relevant is because it took initiative to step outside of the box and became a very memorable title in the series. It even spawned a series of GBA and DS games that use the same style.

lol Sorry for the wall of text. Just my two cents.
xflo360  +   552d ago
Its my fave zelda just because it gave you so much freedom.
It was the art style that drew me in though, while nearly everyone else was crying cuz they wanted a realisic zelda i was loving this new style.
It was the little things that got me like the plooms of smoke from a bomb or sailin while birds flew overhead with the majestic music playin..... classic
wiiulee  +   553d ago
why wouldnt be relevant...its one of the best games ever made and that style of graphics is still attach to it....
jlafount  +   553d ago
It can't get here quick enough
edawg11885  +   553d ago
I think its the best Zelda game there is. The game even had great story twists that still haven't been out done by any Zelda game to come since.
PS4isKing_82  +   553d ago
My fav zelda ever. Second is oot. Never played majors mask tho since it came out around the same time as dreamcast and ps2.
profgerbik  +   553d ago
Only games I played on Gamecube were this and Animal Crossing.
Ricdog  +   553d ago
Damn is this a Wind Waker love fest or what??? No offense, I like Zelda games and the Wind Waker but i've never seen it get so much attention tell now. Like all the comments so far keep saying that its their favorite Zelda game and just as good as OOT, even thou I've hardly ever heard that tell now.

Makes me wonder thou. If Majora's Mask (my personal favorite) had been the one to get the HD remake, would all these comments suddenly change to "majora's mask was the best zelda game ever"????
ElectricKaibutsu  +   552d ago
The people who think Wind Waker is the best Zelda are the people saying that Wind Waker is the best Zelda. People who think Majora's Mask is the best would say Majora's Mask is the best. No one is saying that though because right now WW is relevant and MM isn't.
RTheRebel  +   553d ago
nvr playd this zelda game
cant wait to play
CaptainN  +   552d ago
I bet if this game sells like crack.....we will see an HD remake of Super Mario Sunshine next. Nintendo knows that since the Gamecube had such a small install base, those games could have sold a lot better if there were more owners.....they are basically giving their games a second life!
xflo360  +   552d ago
Hopefully, cuz sunshine deserves more praise than it gets.
Thinking about it the gamecube is probably my fave console with games like... wind waker, mario sunshine, metroid prime and f zero gx the cube was a beast! If all those got the hd treatment id be in heaven!

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