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Submitted by AbsoluteZelda 617d ago | opinion piece

Defending Twilight Princess

It’s a very odd thing to defend a Zelda game that’s been one of the most widely acclaimed in the series. After all, the more mainstream realistic aesthetic and “gritty” tone made it more palatable to those who disliked the cel-shaded style of its predecessor. Yet perhaps it’s those qualities that cause it to be mildly dismissed by other fans of the franchise. There’s always somebody ready to expound on The Wind Waker’s visual and technical style, but few people have more than a spoonful of praise for Twilight Princess. Perhaps it’s because Wind Waker attracts more libelers and thus needs defending. Maybe it’s because Twilight Princess’ realistic style is seen as “mainstream” and thus boring. But of course, some people just genuinely didn’t like it. It’s important to remember, though, that Twilight Princess has plenty of its own power. (GameCube, The Legend of Zelda, Wii, Wii U)

chrispseuphoria  +   617d ago
Twilight Princess is my favorite in the series. It had a great atmosphere, art style and story in my opinion. I was sucked into Twilight Princess' world and I hope to see another Zelda game like this in the future.
Son_Lee  +   617d ago
I played it for 6 hours and didn't reach the first temple. I gave up after that.
Mikhal5569  +   617d ago
I didn't read the article. My comments are solely about my personal opinions on the two games.

I thought Twilight Princess started off well. I liked the roof top Hyrule castle scene and the forest dungeon is probably one of the best in the game.

However, the game was anticlimactic as all heck. Gantz's stage consisted of three tiny rooms. The Hyrule castle stage (before you fought Gannon) was also WAY too short. Still with these shortcomings I really enjoyed TWP I just thought it was too easy like most Zelda titles. (I have yet to play Skyward Sword which I hear is more of a challange.)

I absolutely loved Wind Waker. It was the first game I bought with my Gamecube. I was apprehensive about the graphical style at first, but the game quickly won me over.

The games does start off too slowly. First you have the little island that acts as the learning hub, followed by the pirate story, followed by the huge boring stealth stage where Link loses his sword was almost too much for my patience. Luckily, the games picks up when you get the red lion boat.

Of the two games, I would say Wind Waker is the better overall game, but I really liked them both. (I think the swimming feature in Waker where Link had the endurance gauge should have been kept for future installments.)

Just my thoughts although I'm interested to hear what other fans think.
daboosa  +   617d ago
Should I have a go now i'm a wii u owner?
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   617d ago
I am still playing TP. I find it kind of boring and drab, for a Zelda. I have been playing it off and on.

Worse, I bought SS and I fell in love with it- and beat it. It is now 1 or 2 on my fav. Zelda chart.

So, it is hard for me go back to the old way of playing.

Too me Midna is the best part of the game- but then again I like all of Links sidekicks (not Tingle). The Character models are great but the world is brown and gray- thus boring. And Hyrule Field is so empty and repetitive.

Everyone has a different Zelda at the top, I can't fault you or say that I am more correct.
1upgamer99  +   617d ago
I have been playing it on Wii U as I never beat the game on Wii, it was the only console Zelda game I have not beat. The game is AMAZING and the Graphics are decent I can not wait to see what Nintendo does with Zelda on Wii U. Sony and Nintendo have the best IPs hands down. So many fanboys knock Nintendo and miss out on some of the best games ever. I mean hell Even Galaxy is amazing. If you like games and bash Nintendo how can you call yourself a gamer. MOST Nintendo IPS come in at a 9/10 4/5 or greater.
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1upgamer99  +   617d ago
I forgot to mention I HATE Minda....that laugh is annoying.

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