Submitted by mii-gamer 857d ago | opinion piece

Mr Aonuma tired of the Zelda Formula. Good news – I have some ideas for you


I enjoyed Skyward Sword immensely – so much more than Twilight Princess. Skyward Sword introduced many new elements into the Zelda formula such as upgradeable weapons, the dash button and the motion controls. However, not all is good the game, with Skyward Sword they took one step forward and then two steps back for the series – no exploration, dumb fetch quests, uninspired storytelling and the dreaded handholding – it was a great game but it could have been so much more.

We are at the point in the series illustrious history where something needs to give – it is a case of innovate or perish into the realm of irrelevancy. (The Legend of Zelda, Wii U)

Len  +   857d ago
Guns! It needs guns and Link has to shave his head. /s
PopRocks359  +   857d ago
Gears of Zelda? Yeah... no thanks.
Len  +   857d ago
Ok,Internet for dummies time.
/s = Sarcasm. :3
ShinMaster  +   857d ago
Is that like an automatic defense mechanism?
Making exaggerated comments to dismiss any sort of change or criticism because it's somewhat perceived as some form of attack on a Nintendo franchise?
Pathetic. Guns and bald marines are obviously not the answer.

You should try reading the article first.
Evolving the formula helps keep the games engaging and fresh instead of simply relying on the "I've been playing this series since I was a kid" nostalgic fanboy fuel.
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TongkatAli  +   857d ago
I think Zelda is more about the exploration of the world and how in each game he explores differently. The only things i would change about Zelda is the boring slow combat system and making it have a deep complex storyline, give me lore with depth in it.

Also make Link and Zelda have a deep emotional connection with actual writing. I'm surprised to this day there still hasn't been a Zelda game with a epilogue to show Zelda preggars and Link living in the castle with her.
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Tiqila  +   857d ago
I like it without focusing on a love story (or deep emotional connection ending up with Zelda pregnant).

That would kill the experience for me. Who would want that (besides you obviously)?
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AJBACK2FRAG  +   857d ago
Hmmm... wild idea. Super stylized black powder rifles or pistols could be really cool old oriental style cannons. Real time reloading, fighting in lines against a freaky alien looking adversary. The Revolutionary war done Zelda style.
3-4-5  +   857d ago
Steampunk Legend of Zelda with "Gun like gadgets" would actually fit.

It could be 200 years after Spirit Tracks or something.
deafdani  +   856d ago
The sad thing is that people didn't get the joke even though you put the /s and everything... the sarcasm for me would have been clear even without it.
InTheZoneAC  +   857d ago
I think every gamer enjoyed whatever else other zelda, maybe even Link 2 over twilight princess, the most overrated constantly delayed game of all time.
elhebbo16  +   857d ago
I wish they avoided the traditional "go to these 3 temples, then the other 3 then kill the main boss". I want to see something more dynamic.
TongkatAli  +   857d ago
Yeah, its the same shit with a different way of exploring the world with the same ending and bare bones writing. I wanna give kudos to Majora Mask for being so weird and different from the rest.
elhebbo16  +   857d ago
exactly! when I played MM for the first time I was like, is this a Zelda game? I want to see that type of risk-taking with the next Zelda.
deadeyes  +   857d ago
l actually enjoyed Twlight Princess and thought Skyward Sword was boring...
PygmelionHunter  +   857d ago
I enjoyed them almost equaly, neither of them was amazing though, but the art-style in TP was jaw-dropping for me, it's the way I want the next home console Zelda game to look, since it was kinda like an attempt to improve on the OoT art style. Also, I wouldn't mind them using the Wind Waker style again but preferably on portable consoles only.
feraldrgn  +   857d ago
I'd like it if it evolved the combat, I suppose it'd have to look like TP or HD OoT for the animations I'd want, which would be similar to the fluid Witcher combat, you know?

I just think it'd be that much more rewarding in the game, after getting a new sword, or training, if Link started looking like he was becoming a professional swordsman.

I love RPG's, but I wouldn't want Zelda to change the format that much, the hearts are fine, the armour defense/sword strength is fine, heck you could throw in Link's Awakening power ups (Def & Atk).

I would also like a mature storyline, keep it fantasy, but add political intrigue (as long as it fits) that's not to say you can't have a story a child can understand at the same time, that's where good writing comes in I guess.

& obviously have a good level of exploration.
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swice  +   857d ago
I want a Skyrim/Zelda mix.
Gravity_DoGG  +   857d ago
Skyrim .. with mods
swice  +   857d ago
I want a Skyrim-style game in the Zelda universe. Not as in-depth with the skills, or quests even, but...well, it makes sense in my head

Ah here we go:

"Like with every new game in the series, Mr Aonuma has gone back to the drawing board looking for that one breakthrough idea. Aonuma has hinted that Zelda Wii U will be a departure from traditions. Aonuma confirmed they are challenging conventions of dungeon orders and are drawing exploration from Skyrim."
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AJBACK2FRAG  +   857d ago
Oh yeah. I've said before an advanced Skyward Sword type control, with the Wii motion plus Wii remote and nunchuck and all the (cumbersome) menus immediately available on the game pad touch screen sitting right in front of you. Skyrim perfected.
CrossingEden  +   857d ago
skyward sword was a much needed improvement that in many ways evolutionized zelda imo, i think the lack of a open world on the surface really helped with the pacing, and he calls the fetch quest dumb? um, how often are fetch quests truly so fun that you wanna do them constantly, at least this one shook it up, like when the little robot carried a giant pumpkin for delivery
Luke_fon_Fabre  +   857d ago
Is it taboo to enjoy Twilight Princess infinitely more than Ocarina of Time?
Xof  +   857d ago
I don't think so. Twilight Princess does everything Ocarina of Time does, but better... except for the time-travel mechanic, which Majora's Mask does better.
Luke_fon_Fabre  +   850d ago
This is one of those odd times where I don't know if the disagrees are for or against my comment.
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Concertoine  +   857d ago
He lost me at the beginning. Skyward sword is horribly dumbed down and generic compared to the other 3d zeldas. All of them offer something new except that game.

But imo, a cohesive storyline and less princess saving as well as more complex gameplay with the same open endedness of the 2d games is the right direction. And since theyre supposedly taking influence from the elder scrolls series im thinking the open endedness will be better compared to the linear skyward sword
CaptainYesterday  +   856d ago
Can't wait to see the new Legend of Zelda hopefully it's something no one is expecting.

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