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A Closer Look: Wind Waker Wii U’s Graphics

GenGAME writes: "Wind Waker HD isn’t just a port of the game running at a higher resolution (a.k.a. Dolphin style); it’s a remake of the game. It’s unclear whether the game will be a complete remake (like what happened with Ocarina of Time 3D) or if it will just be spruced up, but there are some pretty obvious changes to the visual style that have upset more than a few people who love the game for its art direction."

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Neonridr1246d ago

Exactly what I had been saying earlier. This is not the same as when Sony or MS gets an HD collection and all the developer has done is increase the texture resolutions or improve the native resolution of the game.

This game is using entirely new assets built from the ground up using a hybrid visual style of Skyward Sword and Wind Waker.

I can't wait to play this game again, I felt that Wind Waker was under appreciated because of it's departure to convention with it's cartoon looking visuals.

Was a very challenging and rewarding game however, so this will be a no-brainer purchase for me.

aviator1891245d ago

I think what microsoft did for halo ce anniversary was pretty cool and it wasn't just a simple upgrade in textures.

crazy_man1245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )

@aviator189

Highly agreed, even more cool that you could switch inbetween the the old game and back at a click of a button.

Although if they make actual big changes to the gameplay (as they have hinted) that might not be possible.

PopRocks3591245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )

I'm not necessarily sure if its a hybrid of Skyward Sword and Wind Waker... The shadows and overall graphical look of the game gives me déjà vu in regards to Nintendo Land.

But you are correct, these are new assets being used to recreate the game. I have to wonder if it will be like the 3DS remakes where they use the original code or if they're recreating even the code from the ground up as well. It will also be interesting to find out how the game feels from a gameplay standpoint as well.

Either way, can't wait for this either.

@disagree

Gee, that's not typical. /s Care to provide an argument with that?

linkenski1246d ago

The Water in WWHD is most likely going to be more realistic = sailing will probably feel like a new mechanic :)

3-4-51245d ago

I'm hoping the fix the tri-force hunt quest too. Haven't gotten there yet but I'm waiting to play the other 80% of WW on Wii U.

There are a few things I heard could maybe need adjusting but that game was great from the first few hours I played.

wishingW3L1245d ago

they butchered the art-style. Now the character models look like plastic dolls and the environments looks like they were made with cardboard box.

NiteX1245d ago

Don't be such a drama queen. You haven't even seen it in motion yet.

jacksheen00001245d ago (Edited 1245d ago )

Agreed,The characters models in Wind Waker HD now look like plastic dolls.

By judging the WW still image, I can tell not much work was put in to the textures, just plain drag and drop textures with basic lighting.

magecodi11242d ago

As long as they put back in the scrapped dungeons, everyone will be happy and buy it; nuff said.