Fan gives The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker an amazing makeover in a photorealistic style.
Indeed. I really don't think it takes away from the original's charm. It gives it an interesting look.
How about a remake...
the original still looks fantastic i think, and you can play it on a wii, unless they did a remake on the 3ds I dont see the point.
idk, kind of gets rid of its charm :(
Yeah, people complained about the look, but i think WW would look great in HD.
Correction, Wind Waker LOOKS great in HD: http://www.zeldadungeon.net...
Its true it does look amazing in HD. Textures scale to HD extremely well.
Holy crap, that looks amazing.
Cell shaded textures which technically have a resolution of 1 pixel look identical at any resolution. I don't see why people think the hd upscaled windwaker looks so good. It doesn't, the non-cell shaded textures also upscale horribly.
It does make the game feel almost entirely different from the original. If Nintendo were to make a Zelda remake in this, it could be off-putting to a multitude of WW fans. A lot of skill was presented in these screen caps though.
In total agreement. Wind Waker is my favorite entry in the Zelda series due mainly in part to it's graphics. Plus I love the high seas theme.
Same here, i loved wind waker's graphics, music, and most of all, the exploration. Exploring the sea was great especially looking for new islands in every segment of the map.
I would love to have more games with a similar art style to Wind Waker. It's one of the few video game worlds where I feel like I could just put a tv where my apartment window is and have windwaker on all the time.
He got skills
You mean he ripped the models and added textures to them? THEM SKILLS ARE BAWS...LAWL... how about no.
Looks really nice. But I like the style of Twilight Princess. So hopefully they even it out with some games like this style and some games with the Twilight Princess style.
I think Skyward Sword will be like that. It's got the cel shaded effect going on while link still looks like link from Twilight Princess.
It's well done , really , but not suitable and lost all of the original intended design .
Can't agree more, its lost all its character and charm (Which was one of my favourite things from this game) so much it doesn't even look like Windwaker any more.
Eh, it doesn't feel like Windwaker anymore =(
The last one just looks like a lame amalgamation... The arrow on Ganon is kinda funny though. :P
Nintendo, hire these bastards.
xD hire them for what? Those models are freaking riped from the game data itself.
Am I part of the minority of Zelda fans who were put off by Wind Waker's art style?
You're not the only one . I'm sad even that it didnt try for other kinds of cartoon style , or even anime ones . Theend result is very well and well animated , but so would other ones . I'm just afraid that since WW divided some , Nintendo might just settle for the TP look , and might not always try for other artstyles .
That certainly isn't true. Look at Skyward Sword, it's a unique art style, somewhere between WW and TP, so they haven't quite given up on experimentation yet. As for me, I never played wind waker, as I never had much interest in the art style or gameplay mechanics. In fact, I haven't finished a Zelda game since Ocarina of Time. I hope Skyward Sword can change that.
Ironically, I've been playing Zelda for ages and played most of the series and going so far in them but never complete them! And even more ironic is that the first Zelda I completed was Twilight Princess even though it was the longest. I completed Phantom Hourglass after then now I completed Ocarina of Time after like 13 years!
have you seen the Tech Demo Nintendo showed off at E3 for what Zelda would look like on Wii U? It's a graphical behemoth compared to anything Zelda before it. I think Nintendo has plans to keep the realism as well as the cartoony style because they are trying very hard to earn the core fans respect. http://www.qj.net/wii/news/...
For those of you saying you like the TP style, it isn't the graphical style that makes the game look so dark. For one thing, a lot of the game takes place in the "twilight zone" or whatever, and the game's music and story just give it a certain aura. The same aura could be captured with cell shaded graphics, but Wind Waker just wasn't that type of game.
I love how Wind Waker currently looks but I can give props to this guy for being really talented. I still find this charming even without the cell graphics. Maybe one day a Nintendo themed park could open up and this could be an attraction..lol.
It loses it's charm when made real looking
If they remade the EXACT same game for Wii U I'd buy the SHIT outta that console. Seriously. This and OOT are tied for my favourite game of all time. Actually, I think this makes my top list, just because the adventure aspect is so damn epic.
OOT is my favorite Zelda. It's hard to say which is my second. It's between ALTTP (A Link to the Past), Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, Link's Awakening DX, and Twilight Princess. Whatever, Zelda games are all amazing games it is very difficult to define your favorites in a specific order. Nintendo doesn't disappoint in their quality of games.
As long as if it was remade that it'l stay in cel-shaded, its like it with all Zelda's each one wouldn't be suited in a different art style.
Wind Waker is 2nd favorite in the Zelda series. I spent many late nights selling the open seas looking for treasures and fighting pirates. Im certain I collected ever treasure.
And all without the motivation of achievements or trophies.... I miss the old days of gaming.
Couldn't have said it better myself...
Yep the good old days of gaming are gone.
jizzed in my pants
The exploration in Wind Waker really differtiated it from the other Zelda games largely since the exploration added a somewhat RPG like element to it.
This is amazing.
"Big props to the original Nintendo modeling and texturing artists! They do some truly incredible work, especially with so few polygons and texture space! Also, thanks to OP for model link." He didnt make the models. And slapping textures on these models already having uv-mapping data... I'm not impressed. He even goes to say that he is a professional 3D artist. GTFO.
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