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Submitted by mrbojingles 728d ago | news

Nintendo: Gaming community is 'very fickle', need 'flexible' experience in next Zelda game

Zelda series director Eiji Aonuma said recently that the gaming community is "very fickle" in that there are large groups that want an inventive use of the Game Pad in the Wii U Zelda and there are others that just want off-TV play and nothing too new. (Wii U)

PopRocks359  +   728d ago
As long as the player is not forced to use the Wiimote+Nunchuk combo, I think the fans will wind up liking the game either way.
MartinB105  +   727d ago
I enjoyed Skyward Sword myself so I'm happy either way, but yeah, Nintendo aren't going to forego the newer Gamepad for the older generation controller. Some Wii U owners might not even own any of the old controllers.
lauren12saldivar   727d ago | Spam
j-blaze  +   728d ago
a more mature story with characters "including link" that speaks a freaking human language "Japanese or English i mean" will be greeeeat! i'm getting sick of reading texts
stragomccloud  +   728d ago
I'd rather Link didn't speak, or maybe spoke about as much as Ende in Pandora's Tower, and everything was in a made up language like Shadow of the Colossus.
Dj7FairyTail  +   727d ago
Doesn't understand Link.
chrispseuphoria  +   727d ago
It would be cool if they stepped it up with the next Legend of Zelda in terms of voice acting, a larger story and new gameplay mechanics.
CrossingEden  +   727d ago
evidently you never played majora's mask and never figured out the reason why you play as a character named LINK
Kevlar009  +   727d ago
One thing tLoZ has always had is the ability to name Link whatever you want. When you have to script names you have to keep every name static. While Link may be his official name it's a throwback to the OG's of gaming to keep it text based with the freedom of naming main Characters.

There's a storytelling aspect of reading text because you naturally assign voices to the characters. Text based communication is a dieing breed, from a gaming generation long ago. It's a small quip that doesn't bring down the Zelda experience
mydyingparadiselost  +   727d ago
Yeah, that worked great for Other M....
Mr_Nuts  +   727d ago
I don't see what's wrong with mixing English with Hylian...in AC2 Ezio mixed English with Italian

I mean I don't want Link to be one of the those characters that don't shut up, maybe the odd line here and there. Just aim the dialouge mostly towards Zelda...the guy needs to speak in order to push the series forward.
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Xof  +   728d ago
We're not that fickle. In general, there's a pretty solid consensus of what we like and what we don't like. The problem seems to lie mostly in communicating that information to Nintendo--or, rather, in Nintendo both listening to and understanding what we're saying.

Nintendo is very much all about "closed door development," and I think that's only going to keep hurting them. If you look at the big Kickstarter projects--listen to people like Chris Avellone of Sven Vincke--the one thing they say, over and over again, is that in the past they never would have even considered being very open or communicative with their consumers... but now that they are out there, talking with their consumers openly and freely, it's a massive benefit to their development process, allowing them to firmly determine which aspects of a game their customers love, like, or hate.
Canary  +   728d ago
So either no one thinks there's a consensus... or there are three people out there stupid enough to think Nintendo's development process is open and receptive to fan input?

This is why the disagree buttons are counter-productive. Use your words, people. You're adults, not simpering infants.
NihonjinChick  +   727d ago
The disagree button is there so they can know that people disagree. You don't have to talk, one click says it all.
Canary  +   727d ago
@GamerChick: Simply "disagreeing" isn't productive to anything. If you agree with something, there's nothing you necessarily need to say. But if you disagree with something, you have a point you need to argue.

And if you don't argue your point, maybe you can't argue you point, and if you can't argue your point, you should probably rethink your position. Just clicking "disagree" instead of participating in a discussion is the equivalent of closing your eyes, covering your ears and screaming "NUH-UH! NUH-UH! NUH-UH!" at the top of your lungs like a retarded child.
_QQ_  +   728d ago
Allot of the gaming community is indeed very closed minded.
deadeyes  +   728d ago
I got tired of motion control, please let us have a pro controller/pad option !
Dj7FairyTail  +   727d ago
uh it been confirmed that they are going back to basic. Only one Zelda game fully use motion controls.
Tommykrem  +   727d ago
Link's Crossbow Training?
Blueskysonic   728d ago | Spam
_QQ_  +   727d ago
As long as you can ONLY play it with the Gamepad. Zelda is the best game to show off what a Gamepad exclusive game will look like.
BosSSyndrome  +   727d ago
Didn't they say the gamepad was designed with zelda in mind?
MartinB105  +   727d ago
I just got finished playing throuh Ni no Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch lately, and I kept thinking how the Studio Ghibli art-style would be ideal for a Zelda game.

That said, I'm not too fussed either way; Zelda games tend to be great regardless of their art-style.
MartinB105  +   727d ago
Regarding the "Off TV vs. Dual Screen" debate, I'm in huge favour of the latter. The way I see it, if I want to play games off TV, I'll use my Vita instead. Games like NSMBU make the Gamepad seem like a waste, and I actually ended up just playing most of the game using a Wii Remote in the end. I live alone though, so I there's no one around to take over my TV. I'm sure off TV play is great for kids, but again, why not just play a 3DS instead? I feel like this push for off TV play is going to compromise some of the potential of the Gamepad, which is really the only factor differentiating the Wii U from the PS4 and XB1 (aside from great Nintendo exclusives of course :)).
YoungKingDoran  +   727d ago
I'm going to paint a picture and after every brush stroke I'm going to hold an online petition about how the painting is coming along and what I should do next...
come on, in the video game world sometimes it's nice to just let an artist do what they think is right with their creations rather than creating the worst, yet asked for, painting ever.
either way we're going to be bitching about it on n4g.

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