Skyward Sword art style is so generic

VGArabia: Let me start by saying that I’m a huge fan of the Legend of Zelda franchise and to this day, Ocarina of Time is still the best experience I have ever had playing a videogame. But truth to be told, Skyward Sword has the worst art style I have had ever seen in a Zelda game.

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immortal842860d ago

The art design of the new Zelda game look lame and generic. But I think the game will be great, no doubt about it.

blizzard_cool2859d ago

It's not the design that repels me it's the emptiness of the levels...

AhmadVGArabia2859d ago

Yes that what I have also mentioned in the article. The game feels empty and lifeless.

Akagi2859d ago

I said it once, I'll say it again.

It looks like an elaborate collective of mini-games.

3sq2859d ago (Edited 2859d ago )

Twilight Princess looks so much better despite it was original made for Gamecube.

DelbertGrady2859d ago

Not to mention Wind Waker which looks better than both.

snp2859d ago (Edited 2859d ago )

Agree. Wind Waker is massively underrated. A stunner.

hardeep2859d ago

You must have never played a Zelda game, have you seen the art style of the original games they have always been colorful, the art style of the game stays true to the roots of the series.

hatchimatchi2859d ago

being colorful and looking downright stupid are completely different things.

oricon2859d ago

The game does not look stupid if thats what you are implying.

Nike2860d ago (Edited 2860d ago )

Here we go again.

The art style is the worst the author has ever seen in a Zelda game? I doubt he's seen the CDi Zelda games. And his main point of contention is lame - tons of people stated that Wind Waker had a bad art style, and it turned out to be one of the best titles for the Gamecube, one of the best Zelda games and one of the best games of it's generation. Nit picking on Zelda is a fruitless effort, and for his limited understanding of video game aesthetics, ridiculous.

Edit: "Wind Waker has a unique look; what's so unique about Skyward Sword?"

That's like saying "The Minish Cap has the same look as Wind Waker, so what makes it so unique?" Or saying that "Killzone 3 looks like Killzone 2 with snow, so what makes it so unique?" Useless nitpicking and arguments. The game looks good and it's uniqueness lies in it's gameplay and control scheme. That's all that should matter, not that it's "so generic" (in comparison to what, exactly?).

AhmadVGArabia2860d ago (Edited 2860d ago )

I said that the game will be great, but do you really like the art style? Go read the forums and see what gamers are saying. Kotaku and gametrailers said also that the art style doesn't look good and in general the game look generic.

Kotaku: As you can see the graphics are okay, but not overwhelmingly impressive. This style of quasi-realism does not look great on the aging Wii hardware.

Also go and listen to the latest invincible walls episode on gt, they don't like the art style. VGArabia isn't the only website to say this. I'm only sharing my honest opinion.

Nike2860d ago

So should I report your story as duplicate, if you're just going to fall back on other's opinions and not provide your own substantial argument? I'm not concerned with what other gamers think in terms of "graphics" or whether a style suits my tastes or not. If I was, I would never have given games like Wind Waker and Killer 7 a try.

You seem to be doing little more than pandering for hits with your "article".

AhmadVGArabia2860d ago (Edited 2860d ago )

I finished Killer 7, Wind Waker and Okami and I like the type of games that have a unique and beautiful artistic design over technically advanced looking games. You are getting me wrong. The moment I saw Skyward Sword, I felt that the art style is underwhelming. Then I started to see if there are more gamers feeling the same way as I did. I found a lot. This is purely my opinion.

I mentioned in my article that I liked the art style of Wind Waker and every Zelda game, but Skyward Sword art style is generic.

AhmadVGArabia2860d ago

One more thing: You have reported the story with three different reports. That shows that you have something against the site and that also show that N4G reporting system is broken. A contributor should only report a story only one time. Nike your reports are baseless and lame.

zireno2859d ago

chill dude, you are taking things too seriously :) it's just his opinion and you don't have to hold a grudge against him and submit reports just because he has a different opinion than yours. I loooove zelda games, it is by far my favorite franchise but I have to admit that the art style is underwhelming for me, and like a lot of people are saying it looks empty, in the end I know it will be an awesome game and I will play the crap out of it but I'm not digging the looks as of right now, I hope it manages to change my mind so I can enjoy it even more :)!!

forcefullpower2859d ago (Edited 2859d ago )

I think Nike is right. You are just fowarding two different sites opinions. This game has probably got another 1 year development to go still.

As you say its your opinion yet you have to throw in different sites to backup your claim. If you think that it is generic then stand by your own comments not others.

So basically what you are saying is that your site is not worth going to as you just agree with two other major site. There you go folk do not go to this site as he himself thinks that game trailers and kotaku have better stories than him

immortal842859d ago

and he mentioned kotaku and GT to prove that he isn't the only one to say so about the new zelda. What's wrong about that? I think most people didn't even read the article. Grow up gamers.

alaa2860d ago

The game feels like the previous one, maybe with a couple of extra stuff, but I wanted a darker Zelda!
anyway lets see..

SpoonyRedMage2859d ago

WTF? How can it look generic if no other other game has used that art style?... what a load of crap.

LeonSKennedy4Life2859d ago

Perhaps the author is simply stating that it's set in an uninspired, lifeless environment?

I think that's it.

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