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Submitted by BootHammer 790d ago | opinion piece

Zelda Wii U

"Many have pondered the thought of a more mature and darker Zelda. We at BootHammer have especially been thinking about this lately and feel it could be a great move. After releasing the colorful and young spirited Link from the Wind Waker remake and the innovative yet nostalgic Link Between worlds, why not follow up with a stunning highly detailed Hyrule, starring an older Link possibly showing scars from numerous adventures and battles. Imagine dungeons infused with incredible lighting and creatures that invoke a sense of fear and anticipation of facing." (The Legend of Zelda, Wii U)

wonderfulmonkeyman  +   790d ago
I'm personally leaning more towards a darker-toned variety of animated cell-shading, myself.
Going for photo-realism with a Zelda title would just

Twilight Princess got it pretty good, but still not juuuuuuust right.

I'd be interested to see Nintendo try a bit of Anime-style graphics for the next one, though.
As long as they don't bury Link's tunic in assorted buckles and zippers, that is.XD
oricon  +   790d ago
All the zeldas have had a "Anime" art style, just because some might not be the standard Anime style.

I hope they never go with realistic art style, I don't like realistic graphics in video games, its the main reason i could careless about the graphics chips in PS4 Xbox one and w/e, I play games because their unrealistic, the graphics for unrealistic art style on PS3 have been pretty much perfected for example Eternal Sonata, you aren't gonna see it being improved by much by new hardware.

So never want zelda to go realism route another reason i dislike games like elder scrolls because the world just looks like outside, doesn't look like a world like i would want to explore.
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DarthZoolu  +   790d ago
You don't like realistic graphics? Art imitates life. I think games need to be even more realistic. One death, real damage and healing time. Nintendo has done everything but realistic except Metroid Prime. I we people say things like I hate cell shaded or I hate multiplayer etc... I think wow so many good games this guy or gal probably have never played. We need guidelines on the term gamer. I feel like a ton of people are calling themselves gamers that are not. My mom likes Tetris, she ain't a gamer. Gamers do things like play every game on the hardest difficulty. We think about games all day. We finish games. Playing games from time to time just means just that. Gamers live to game. We can compete in games. It might not be politically correct but your girlfriend playing 3D World and watching you play doesn't make her a gamer. Your cousin that doesn't own a console and goes 3/16 with your guest account is not a gamer. Games are the ultimate form of Entertainment to gamers. Oricon this is not directed at you.
GamersHeaven  +   790d ago
Darker more mature tone please.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   790d ago
I'm sure I'm wrong but mmorpg.
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CrossingEden  +   790d ago
Considering that Zelda is at heart a lighthearted series that rarely goes into "darker" territory I prefer the wind waker/link to the past/skyward sword style. Realistic graphics get worse overtime, while stylized can look good forever, this is especially true considering that wind waker still looks better than twilight princess to this day because the textures on TP aged terribly in comparison. Skyward Sword was the perfect style for the series imo. Stylized but properly proportioned characters is a great thing.
_QQ_  +   790d ago
it can be dark and styled at the same time, dark=/= realistic, personally i want a darker entry, then more light hearted afterwords then so on so forth in that order.
Number-Nine  +   790d ago
skyward sword was hideous. the water colors blended together to make some ugly colors.
BootHammer  +   790d ago
I'm hoping for a very atmospheric world drenching in detail and featuring an older Link. Would be a new experience for fans of the franchise and refreshing IMO.
deadfrag  +   790d ago
Darker but with the same kind of mix graphics between cel shading and hand drawing!No realistic graphics pls;give me the same type of graphics seen in the 2013 E3 demo and darken a little bit more the tone and im in!
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_QQ_  +   790d ago
Nintendo whatever you do just make sure e get that uncontested gameplay.
AaronMK  +   790d ago
I think blood, as the article suggests adding, just crosses a line in a Zelda game.

The E3 demos set a great tone for the next Zelda, very detailed yet still having a nice artistic quality.
Lord_Sloth  +   790d ago
They've had blood in Zelda before with OoT and MM. Not to mention Dead Hand. That guy freaked me out! I'd love to see an HD image of him.
BosSSyndrome  +   790d ago
Not that I dislike brightly colored games, Skyward Sword and WW are my favorites, but I feel like a darker Zelda could be a good way to make something fresh. Dark doesn't have to mean realistic or gorey (although blood in Zelda would be pretty cool, imo). It can be dark and still be stylized in a cool way.
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Dgamer  +   790d ago
Personally I hope they go with an idea that had previously been touched on, a futuristic take. Link could have a light saber style master sword, and light cycle, Hyrule a hi-tech city and Gandolf could have a robot army. Just a thought.
JohnnyTower  +   790d ago
Complete Reboot to the Series. They really don't delve into Link's past a whole lot. I think there could be a lot of story buried there. Or have Link be an actual man instead of a fay sprite-looking teen. There are options, and we KNOW Nintendo will pump out another Zelda. Almost sounds like the console depends on it.
R00bot  +   790d ago
Pretty much every Zelda game is a reboot of the series. They're all pretty different.
JohnnyTower  +   790d ago
I mean like a fresh beginning. Maybe link was the forgotten son of some king of blah blah blah, or betrayed by his something or other. He could be banished in the netherrealm or witnessed his parents murder and starts roaming. We k ow very little about link's roots. He just seems to show up and take care of business. They should flesh out his motives a bit. That would get me involved.
oricon  +   790d ago
All links are different they all have a different for example Ocarina of time Links parents were killed during the hylian civil war, his mother was the one who left him with the deku tree.
kraideral  +   790d ago
Will they ever release this?
BootHammer  +   790d ago
Lots of great thoughts here guys. Sounds like many want the same as we do...a fresh take on the series starring an older Link and darker tone. The experience would be so different from any other Zelda title making it that much more exciting and new. One can hope =)
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Austin48  +   790d ago
We probabley ain't going to hear nothing about this game until E3 2014 :(
StrawberryDiesel420  +   790d ago
The developers of the Zelda franchise should study From Software and Dark Souls 1 & 2 very closely, it would help them make a better Zelda game. The best part of Zelda was the boss battles and dungeons, they need to take the garbage out and make the game darker and grittier. No more stupid towns and flutes, reinvent the franchise and make the entire game like the Dark World in the Zelda game for the Super Nintendo it was I believe.
oricon  +   790d ago
So make Zelda not play like Zelda and make it play like Dark Souls? what..??
StrawberryDiesel420  +   790d ago
No, it should be influenced by Dark Souls in terms of level design, monsters, weapon and armor variety. A good Dev team could still retain the feel of the original Zelda games while making it darker and a more mature experience.
AaronMK  +   790d ago
I like a lot of the world that surrounds the dungeons in the Zelda games, and would hate to see it taken out.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   790d ago
Darker is not necessary.

If they do it I hope that they have a great reason and story to match and that it is not done soley to be like everybody else.

Personally- I want the next Zelda to be like SS and Zelda 1 in Overworld and Dungeon Design.

With the NPC dynamics of MM and the RPGs of Zelda 2.
link2Dpast  +   790d ago
sounds good, with all this talk of majoras mask and some people hoping that all these signs lead to something with majoras mask, im hoping its the tone and the inclusion of majora again. majoras mask was a mature and ominous game to a degree where thier was no need for blood or anything of that sort. The tempo and story it told felt real in many ways. So i hope the mature road and dark road they take is done right, like majoras mask, all these recent signs of majora hopefully leads to a home console game with the tone of it if not the game itself is related,since majora is basically a demon/evil spirit and death was very included in majoras mask it fits what we all want, Theirs such a nice balance because in the game based on your decision their was a consequence, that feeling of am i right or wrong was great in so many ways it came with good or bad, the consequences effected the characters in dire ways..

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