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Is the Zelda franchise at risk of over-saturating like Mario?

With the upcoming release of Link's Crossbow training. Is it possible that Nintendo will continue to do spin-offs and over saturate the franchise? This has been a staple for the Mario franchise for many years.

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Tsalagi3463d ago

It's just time to let the "Ocarina of Time" type of game mechanics go and move on to something different.

games4fun3463d ago

but i think that it has over saturated the handheld market a little but not that badly. they do need some fresh ideas tho

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Bloodmask3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

The Zelda games have always been synonimous with quality. Normally they take more than 2 years to develop. I think Crossbow Training is just a quirky side project.

I would bet that Miyamoto had little to no involvement with the title. I am pretty confident that Miyamoto wouldn't let a game be released with the Zelda branding on it unless it was quality.

Miyamoto: "A delayed game is eventually good. A bad game is always bad"

IQUITN4G3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

If each Zelda game were to emerges as under par then i would question it but even the slightly disapointing Twilight(last few dungeons were stupidly easy to get to) remains relatively fresh and worth experiencing.Zelda DS looks to be something special in unique terms at least.

Having Zelda crossbow as a way to sell the Zapper seems perfectly acceptable and the most likely choice for a game highlighting the new control setup.

A new Zelda on Wii would however need to be something extra special in regards to how it uses the Wii controls.Equally important is that it delivers a truly mesmerizing experience like only Zelda seems to know how.I would soon lose interest were this not the case.

IdontTakeSides3463d ago

Nope Zelda games are known for there quality and Nintendo hardly ever release Major Zelda games for there Consoles....Mario games are not oversaturated...they're all really great for the most part...excpet maybe Sunshine..!!

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