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.
It's just time to let the "Ocarina of Time" type of game mechanics go and move on to something different.
but i think that it has over saturated the handheld market a little but not that badly. they do need some fresh ideas tho
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"
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.
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..!!
Zelda has a LONG way to go before reaching Mario's level of "creative licensing". However, games like "cross-bow training" do seem like the first step... Let's just hope Nintendo doesn't get carried away.
Link's Crossbow training is gona be sweet 2. Its nothing major but just looks like alota fun to me Its basicaly free so you cant beat free too. Excellent.
was definetly the high point of the series. After that the games still were excellent but no where near its predecessors. I liked windwaker and twilight princes, but i really want another zelda game as good as ocarina of time. And this links crossbow training thing, really just doesn't seem right to me. Considering how great the zelda series has been.
If this game is as fun as we think it will be for 20 bucks, then personally I have no problem with a "Link's crossbow II", as long as they put more work into it to keep some element of freshness to it, and it doesn't disrespect the franchise. We're never going to see a "Legend of Zelda Kart", or "Party at Hyrule Castle 7" not even on the DS. Those games would never work. But this one will probably approach Wii Sports in sales, in spite of the silly plastic Zapper, that most people probably will either use very little, never, or throw out.
It's not like Crossbow training is a joke title that degrades the Zelda name. This game is just a simple one that uses the base of Twilight Princess, but it looks like quality. Can't be beaten for 20 bucks imo.
Not yet. However, if more and more Zelda party games come out, then I would say yes.
Yes! the legend of Zelda games are becoming like Mario
IS THIS A CLUCKIN JOKE?
If anything it's a smart move on Nintendo's part to gain more plastic wiimote holder (it's no zapper) sales. Pieces of plastic that do nothing probably wouldn't sell very well with some generic shootin' tech demo disc, so by throwing the Zelda name in there and some Twilight Princess monsters you suddenly have something even fence sitters might jump at. Still don't understand why Duck Hunt remix isn't on the disc, but knowing Nintendo fans they could release it for $50 and it'll sell.
Zelda can't really appeal to some people as mario and pokemon so i guess zelda cannot reach that level of mario
I don't think it's going to be oversaturated like the 30 Mario side games that come out every year. ..Mario's Banking Blitz with new motion controlled loan signing features. I digress, I just hope Nintendo does something awesome for the next one and would it hurt so much to add a deeper story? Give the combat some more depth and stick with the inventive puzzles and we have a winner. Last time Okami out-Zelda'd them in their own territory so I hope they come back swinging.
Maybe this story will have some merit once we see a Zelda sports title. One mini-side game that comes packaged with another product means absolutely nothing.
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