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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.

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Jadedz1264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

''Get er done!''

ThatKanadianKid1264d ago

I wonder how many death stares I will get for saying, I've never played a zelda game....looks around awkwardly.

zeal0us1264d ago

You aren't the only one. I have only played about three Nintendo franchise

-Super Mario
-Donkey Kong
-Super Smash Bros

Zodiac1264d 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.

lilbroRx1264d ago

Aren't all Zelda games open world?

Kevlar0091264d ago (Edited 1264d 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

Instigator1264d 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.

zalanis1264d 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.

shackdaddy1264d ago

That would be great if Nintendo wanted to make their games into a glitchy mess.

Instigator1264d 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.

ElectricKaibutsu1264d 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.

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