Submitted by PockyKing 979d ago | opinion piece

Thoughts on an Open-World Zelda game

VG writes: Recently, I have been playing the highly polarizing entry in the Legend of Zelda series, Skyward Sword. Anybody that follows my twitter (which is to say, nobody except for personal friends and robots attempting to sell me pornography) knows that I have had quite a few unkind words to say about the game’s design choices. Nearly every time I turn on the game and find myself getting more accustomed to the game’s many flaws, it does something new to baffle me. Between Fi’s constant flow-breaking interruptions to state and re-state the obvious, the muddy motion controls that only seem to work nine times out of ten, and the game’s constant efforts to remind me that I am a lonely nerd holding a controller instead of a rad-as-heck sky elf man adventurer, I can’t help but wonder about the recently announced upcoming Wii U Zelda game. So far all that we know about it is that the game will be non-linear, it will have co-op online multiplayer, and that Eiji Aonuma, the man upon which most of Skyward Sword’s problems are attributed, will be directing it. (The Legend of Zelda, Wii U)

Jadedz  +   979d ago
''Get er done!''
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ThatKanadianKid  +   979d ago
I wonder how many death stares I will get for saying, I've never played a zelda game....looks around awkwardly.
zeal0us  +   979d ago
You aren't the only one. I have only played about three Nintendo franchise

-Super Mario
-Donkey Kong
-Super Smash Bros
Zodiac  +   979d ago
You are really missing out on some great franchises. If you have a Wii or GC, then i would stock up on some older First Party Gc games. A lot of them are pretty cheap by now. Or use the virtual console on Wii.

The GBA was a gold mine for Nintendo games as well.
lilbroRx  +   979d ago
Aren't all Zelda games open world?
Kevlar009  +   979d ago
More in the vein of Elder Schrolls, games like that. Like dungeons in any order, more freedom in interactions, wide variety of weapons and equipment. Think bigger
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Instigator  +   979d ago
Personally I don't really want Zelda to have a huge, open world like TES where you can traverse the whole world. I'd rather have a more condensed world packed with things to do. Think TP sized overworld with MM/WW/SS amount of content.

I wouldn't mind less linearity, either. Completing dungeons out of order as well as different solutions to puzzles and more than one way to approach a boss could go a long way to improve the series.
zalanis  +   979d ago
if nintendo really wants to partner up with third paties for collaborations, then if i was them i'd get bethesda to do zelda blizzard to either do pokemon mmo or rts pikmin, and either the cod or halo teams to do metroid.
shackdaddy  +   979d ago
That would be great if Nintendo wanted to make their games into a glitchy mess.
Instigator  +   979d ago
If Nintendo did that it would just make the franchises into something they're not, in which case they'd be better off just getting an Elder Scrolls, Diablo/Starcraft and a shooter game for the Wii U.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   979d ago
I totally agree with the article. There's way too much hand holding in recent Zeldas. Hopefully with the classic style out of order dungeons will come the same sense of exploration and less explanation.
Oh_Yeah  +   979d ago
Open world Zelda already possible thanks to Bethesda and modders haha. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
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TongkatAli  +   979d ago
Yeah and looks like ####. Thank god this isn't the art style of the Zelda games, reminds me of diarrhea.

Edit: I was too harsh, not feeling it.
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crazysammy  +   979d ago
They already made an open world Zelda. It was Legend of Zelda for the NES...
Oh_Yeah  +   979d ago
So is ocarina of time...they started making zelda more linear with wind waker.
Blank  +   979d ago
Thank you! I was looking for someone to say this true fact im tired of all these legend of zelda "should/could be" articles nintendo has been handling it fine and in my view its fine just let miyamoto keep doing his thing and let him evolve it to his creativity
delboy  +   979d ago
What I would like to see in a new Zelda game.
Day and Night cycle similar to snes Zelda and that magic mirror, so we would get two game words in one game.
Pillsbury1  +   979d ago
Aren't most of them open world? Ocarina of time anyone??
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   979d ago
All Zelda's are open world until you get to SS.
Still, SS is my 2nd or 1st favorite Zelda next to the original.

Honestly, I don't ever want a Zelda that is as Photo-realistic as Dark Souls.

However, the only thing I would want from say Skyrim are things like the Roaming ability of Dragons. They essentially gave all of the Dragons a lifelike animal-characteristic and then allowed them to roam free through-out the entire map without any set paths; based on their needs.

It would be neat to have creatures that moved around the map because they are looking for migrating wild herds to prey on.
This would wake for some great ranching and it would make places like Hyrule Field more interesting.

But as I have said- I like SS. The whole would is like a Dungeon approach was a great move.
CFlandre  +   978d ago
...An open world Zelda title...you mean like the original Legend of Zelda for the NES?

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