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Why There’s More to The Wind Waker HD Than the Upgraded Visuals

"The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is undeniably one of the best looking games of all time. With a gorgeous palette of colours and an incredibly smooth style, it still holds up nearly ten years later. It’s a timeless piece of art backed up with an immense story, near-perfect level design and brilliantly flowing gameplay.

There’s no denying that a HD version was necessary to show off this game to its full potential, but was a remake really necessary? Couldn’t they have just fired it up to 1080p and released it on the Wii U eShop?" (Wii U)

Tiqila  +   951d ago
actually its not really more than updated visuals + faster sailing + bottled messages and being able to use the second screen as inventory or map.

On the other side it lacks the tingle tuner which was good fun when playing with a mate.

I will pass on this installment I think (but only because I just finished it on my cube a couple of months ago)

EDIT: maybe Ill buy it anyway... The Wind Waker is an awesome game!
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abzdine  +   951d ago
the article sums it up quite well.
the things i HATED about this game were the Triforce quest and the extremely long and boring sailing.

I am seriously considering buying a Wii U bundle with WWHD since i got so frustrated with these two aspects and that only ruined the whole game for me.
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wheresmymonkey  +   951d ago
and using the pad as a camera, the rejgged wind waker controls, having the tingle tuner on your pad as standard.

tweaks to the triforce gathering bit to make it more enjoyable.

other minor tweaks to the gameplay.

Yes this certainly is just a HD remake on a par with the GOW collection.....
dark-hollow  +   951d ago
In a world where 90% of developers just up res their old games, why complain that Nintendo is doing more than increasing the resolution?
Tiqila  +   951d ago
I dont complain. Still it is not more than a remake with some small gimmicks. Remakes are fine dont get me wrong there, but its not a new game!

Maybe I got misunderstood, but for someone who has just finished wind waker on his cube it is not worth the purchase (or maybe is as mentioned above).

In any case the experience will be almost the same. I liked the tri-force quest as it was and never got bored sailing, so the option to increase the speed is fine but not a huge thing for me. What else was there beside the visuals? Ah yes those bottles...
Blastoise  +   951d ago
Doesn't even need a remake
Realplaya  +   951d ago
I loved this game on the Cube and will get it again on the Wii U. To be honest this game combined with Pikmen 3 and the others is what I define as the start of the Wii U era.
MoveTheGlow  +   951d ago
So, Nintendo, why shouldn't I just up-res this in Dolphin?

"There's added functionality in Wind Waker HD!"

Really? Do tell!

"You can use the touchscreen as a Tingle-"

NO. STOP. YOU SAID THE MAGIC WORD OF NO.
ChickeyCantor  +   951d ago
They improved the pacing and mechanics.

You're not obligated to buy it. So why are you making a fuss out of it?
N4GDgAPc  +   951d ago
Well this isn't just an usual hd remake where they just up the texture resolution. Have you seen before and after picks? Way better. They even improved the game engine. Lighting and looks like global illumination has been added to.
MoveTheGlow  +   948d ago
It's fine, guys, I'm just ragging on the Tingle-related pitch, specifically what I heard at E3. I've got their 3DS revamp of OoT and they did an amazing job, I'm sure even the Tingle stuff will bring a Dark Souls-esque form of help to a lot of players.
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