Submitted by LegendZelda 1651d ago | article

Skyward Sword is the Turning Point in the Zelda Series

Nintendo has finally heard out cries and is responding properly. Skyward Sword is looking to be the answer to all of our prayers in regards to the Zelda series. (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Wii)

johnthe5th  +   1651d ago
PLEASE stop torturing me! Now I want to play through all my Zelda games again...
LegendZelda  +   1651d ago
Amen man. Its looking to be a great year for zelda. I been getting all my old games out to replay
dragunrising  +   1651d ago
Haha, the article made me want to start up Majora's Mask. Haven't played that one in a while.

I was going to replay Ocarina of Time last year however, there was all the speculation concerning the 3DS and whether the game that was shown was a tech demo or re-release. Glad a waited. Ocarina of Time 3DS looks nice.
LegendZelda  +   1651d ago
They sadly just announced oot 3ds wont come until after e3 though :(
dragunrising  +   1650d ago
I suppose there is always an upside to this news...right? Right? Noooo...:-(
KruLLit  +   1651d ago
I don't mind the old Zelda formula, but a new one could even be better
AWBrawler  +   1651d ago
I see a combination of Zelda and Monster Hunter.
Imagine a boss battle outdoors, kind of how The King Ludroth just pops up on you on Monster Hunter Tri.
I would love that
LegendZelda  +   1651d ago
That would be awesome. Kind of like shadow of collosus too. Just epic fights out of nowhere in the open field
pcz  +   1651d ago
no skyward sword in 2011.
the game is 50percent complete. how can it come out this year?
ChickeyCantor  +   1651d ago
50 percent of what?
If the main mechanics are done, the only thing left is to fill up the levels and gamelogic (switch cases)
pcz  +   1651d ago
half done.
its still 50percent. they are halfway there. if the first half took 3 years, why will the second half only be a few months?

if you draw a picture in black and white and then say its 50 percent complete because you still have to colour it, one would assume it would take the same amount of time the first 50percent took.

if the first half takes 3 years, then the second half should too. if the second 'half' takes only a fraction of the time it took the first, then thats not really 'half way' is it.

if you have a development time from beginning to end taking 3 years, then you would expect to be half way through 1 and a half years into production, not half way through just months before completion!

so i dont see how zelda will hit the shelves this year if it is only 'half way' through production.
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ChickeyCantor  +   1651d ago
that 50 could mean anything.
3 years could mean:
redesigning the game mechanics.
Going back to the drawing board.
etc etc.

That 50 sounds like the base of the mechanics.
The other 50 must be characters, levels, items etc etc.
And those things take shorter than creating the fundamental basis for your game.

And while he said "50%", the development team was already ahead of him. I mean they dont take big breaks or something.

Mind you, a year of development time is a lot.
He said 50% at E3
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pcz  +   1651d ago
ha 50% doesnt just mean anything, it means half.

we are talking about the development of a game here, so when they started the project it was totally incomplete -0%. when they finish the game it will be 100% complete. so 50 percent can only mean one thing, no matter how you look at it, they are half way through production. they still have 50percent of the work to do.

yes i also heard them say it was 50percent complete at e3, but journalists have been posting that same figure even recently- on Nintendo official magazine for example.


that was in very late december, and they use the term 'half complete' ... basically half incomplete too. its almost february now so i doubt we will be seeing this game until christmas, if we are lucky. remember at e3 they told us zelda would have an early 2011 release?


so much for that.

and this is shit really because there is nothing else on the release schedule. nothings announced anyway. lets not forget that nintendo is pushing the 3ds now, and will want to make that a success, so 3ds projects will be their priority. they wont be selling skyward sword and ocarina of time together will they.. no! and even ocarina of time has been pushed back. so its obvious skyward sword will be delayed again too. they wont have two big zelda games competing against eachother, they will want both titles to sell to their full potential, so i think its safe to assume skyward sword will come months after ocarina.
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ChickeyCantor  +   1651d ago
You actually keep holding on the 50% as if its by definition exactly half of the production. Where the second half would take as long.

You can divide development in different segments.
Just because the first half takes some years doesnt mean the second half will take as long.

They never announce stuff UNTIL the very end. They have done this before a couple of times already with different games.

My prediction is that they will release it Q4. At least AFTER E3.

But it will certainly release this year unless Nintendo is pulling another Twilight princess or they suddenly decide to connect it with the 3DS.
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LegendZelda  +   1651d ago
Note they did say the game was more than 50%. So that could be anything. Could be 99% done. I am sure they could be attempting to keep hype under control since they failed hard with twilight princess

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