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Five Things Zelda Wii U Should Borrow From Majora’s Mask

GenGAME writes: As a direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, to this day the most popular Zelda game ever made, Majora’s Mask had a lot riding on its shoulders. But as a side story put together in a single year, the emphasis wasn’t so much on creating a new Grand and Epic Adventure, but a more personal quest.

What was Majora’s Mask known for? Not for its take on Hyrule or for its additions to the core of Zelda lore, but for its bold strokes in otherwise unexplored areas.

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ShugaCane1290d ago

MACABRE ! DOOMSDAY ! DEATH ! Seriously, I want a mature Zelda game. Once. Please.

Erimgard1290d ago

It's called Darksiders. Enjoy.

ShugaCane1290d ago

It's not called The Legend of Zelda, though.

Tei7771290d ago

On paper, maybe....Darksiders feels more like a dungeon crawler then a sprawling Zelda-esque adventure, despite how hard it tries. Also the artsyle is more a comic book interpretation of gothic as opposed to real Macabre

To me closest a game came to feeling like zelda was Okami, It has that subtle, very minimalist, and quite japanese approach to world building, as opposed to the very blunt exposition you find in many western games, Darksiders included.

OhMyGandhi1290d ago

I'd like to see a more mature Zelda game, with an art style similar to 2008's Prince of Persia.

MariaHelFutura1290d ago

I think they should stop "borrowing" from other Zelda's and go for something fresh and original, itstead of sticking to the formula so strickly. Coming into the HD era, I think that would be the best thing for the series.

stragomccloud1289d ago

Zelda is a serious and mature title. Only kids think that mature content has to actually have an M rating for blood and sex.

3-4-51289d ago

I want 5-10 towns like MM. All in the game, all detailed with people that have lives and feel real. I love side quests but make them involve the main story more.

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Neoninja1290d ago

I would say it should borrow the atmosphere as well as those listed.
One thing I loved about MM was its atmosphere. How it gave that creepy vibe, a celebratory time, and the all hope is lost! That was great experiencing all pf that playing the game.

Really though I hope the Zelda U can create a unique identity for itself without relying too much on the things of past games.
Like KarmicDemon said, a bit more mature in nature and theme. Not just saving a reincarnated princess from a pigman!

Tei7771290d ago

Majors Mask is just Iconic, nothing else comes close to mimicing its atmosphere.

I'd actually love to see the next game utilise the dame style as Ocarina of time and Majora Mask. Some would say that, Twilight princess did that but to me they are worlds apart. The N64 games have an almost surrealist approach, keep the body proportional and features archaic and abstract, just render them in more detail.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1290d ago (Edited 1290d ago )

I've been saying #3 Memorable Character Story Arcs and #4: Intricate Day & Night Schedules
On N4G For sometime now.
-I like #1 A New Kind of Villain too.

SS touched on #3 and #1- Ghirahim an his master were fun concepts.
The author talked about everyday villains BUT I think most Anime' and Sci-Fi get how normal people become villains OR end-up on the Wrong Side.

Anyway,
If they flesh this out more WiiU Zelda will be Epic.

I have always thought it weird that characters remained in the same place without deviation.
I think it would be better to have character go through a weekly routine. And a realistic daily schedule.

Pozzle1290d ago

Definitely agree with the commenters above who said the atmosphere.

But also...the character development and interaction. I loved walking through Termina and feeling like I was in a real place with real people. They had lives, they had relationships, they did different things each day. And depending on what day/time you interacted with them, you could get completely different conversations and reactions. It was really well done, and I'd love to see something like that in Zelda Wii-U, but on a much grander scale.

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