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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.

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PopRocks3591118d 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.

MartinB1051117d 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.

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j-blaze1117d 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

stragomccloud1117d 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.

chrispseuphoria1117d 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.

CrossingEden1117d ago

evidently you never played majora's mask and never figured out the reason why you play as a character named LINK

Kevlar0091117d 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

mydyingparadiselost1117d ago

Yeah, that worked great for Other M....

Mr_Nuts1116d ago (Edited 1116d 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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Xof1117d 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.

Canary1117d 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.

NihonjinChick1117d ago

The disagree button is there so they can know that people disagree. You don't have to talk, one click says it all.

Canary1116d 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_1117d ago

Allot of the gaming community is indeed very closed minded.

deadeyes1117d ago

I got tired of motion control, please let us have a pro controller/pad option !

Dj7FairyTail1117d ago

uh it been confirmed that they are going back to basic. Only one Zelda game fully use motion controls.

Tommykrem1117d ago

Link's Crossbow Training?

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