There's been a lot of talk lately about giving new life to the Legend of Zelda series. Much of it revolves around changing old formulas and replacing old tried and true tricks with something fresh. Certainly Nintendo needs to take a deeper look at the series than they have. Efforts to liven things up so far have centered around gimmicks like sail boats, trains and lycanthropy. Not that such gimmicks are bad but, as is the nature of a gimmick, they work once then become yesterday's news.