Producer discusses why most Zelda games aren't out for launch and says that he'd like to make them quicker.
Well... the DS games came out fairly quickly, right? I think the key is to follow the example of Majora's Mask (AND THE ENTIRE WESTERN HEMISPHERE) and start re-using game engines, or at the very least assets, in new games. There's no (good) reason why we couldn't see a WiiU launch title using the engine and assets from Wind Waker, Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword. Likewise, there's no (good) reason why we couldn't see a 3DS Zelda game next year re-using assets from either the two DS titles, or the Ocarina of Time update. Building each new game from the ground up is horridly inefficient. It really only works with low-budget titles, or games that are radically different from each other (but even then, not always--Lost Odyssey, for example, used the Unreal Engine as a base). With Zelda games, where the mechanics are (necessarily) very similar between titles, it's downright silly to start over from scratch for each new game.
here's a crazy idea, i know Zelda is as established of a franchise as can be beside Mario and all the other Nintendo franchises, BUT what is stopping all of this talent from creating some new and exciting IP's, if Miyamoto announced a new IP i don't think that anyone here would be second guessing the decision, the guy has so many games under his belt, that failing is almost impossible i'd love to see what they can come up with if only they left that safety bubble of improving and using the successful formula behind their top selling franchises
There will be new IPs when the wiiu comes out. Some they said they will try to aim towards "adults" ( http://mynintendonews.com/2... )
.........Let Activision make them. Call of Zelda : Hyrule Warfare Call of Zelda : Link Ops
Call of Zelda: A World of War To The Past! I'm just continuing the jollification that was started from ATiElite. If Activision were to truly take control of the Nintendo Zelda IP, I'm sure that they would continue to go along with the practice model of: Quantity of IP Is Greater Than Recognition of IP. The same practice model that they have employed with the Call of Duty franchise since 2004.
Ocarina Hero - complete with plastic peripheral ocarina instrument for you to jam along to your favourite rocking ocarina tune. Tony Hawkes: Hyrule shred ride yeah!
LMAO! Ocarina Hero! Call of Zelda: A World of War To The Past!...very clever..clever indeed!
why not make a new IP they've been on zelda, mario,star fox metroid and donky kong for over 20 years now ? zelda games are always the same, save the princes and fight ganondorf( who by the way just keeps coming back to life) he has always been the final boss of all zelda games, this has been the story for over 20 YEARS it maddening but the game is still pretty fun
It's true, but has anyone ran into any glitches with those games? I hope with Wii U's hardware, it doesn't equate to having patches. There seems to be a trend with games built around stronger tech, more hiccups occuring. Anyone notice this?
The more freedom and interaction you have within a 3d enviroment then the more likely you are going to be able to break from what the programmer intended and cause a glitch.
here's an idea stop making crappy 3d games and make real sequel to a link to the past or just make another excellent side scroller like zelda 2.
What!? Sidescroller!? Ah! What!? Comment if you liked Zelda II.
I like Zelda 2. In fact I think it's aged better than the original.
As much as i love the 3D Zelda titles, I would love a new 2D Zelda Link To The Past style.
I don't mind Zelda games taking so long. Zelda's the one series I don't wanna see Nintendo rush out the door to make. There's plenty of games to play these days, release it when it's perfect. If not for the fans, for the series itself.
I could never get into Zelda. I have never finished one Zelda game in my life. I think the reason is because of text. It's 2011 and Nintendo still don't have voice overs in Zelda and other exclusives. It's really annoying and boring having to read long text. No wonder Zelda takes so long to come out. Nintendo please stop being so cheap.
Don't blame the games for your A.D.D. and immaturity... There are some games that are text only and they are not only fun, games like W.o.W. owe their existence to them. You probably wouldn't know that though since apparently you are a relatively new gamer. It's the gameplay that is of greatest importance. Who gives a crap if you 'can't be bothered with reading'? Not all games are the same or would be enhanced by every newer idea.
"No wonder Zelda takes so long to come out." Your basing that on the fact it has no voice over. That makes no sense you silly.
If they added voice over the games would take even longer - especially with all the localisation.
take your time, please, we'll wait. honestly, rather that than see a rushed game. the zelda games have almost always been some of the best, if not the best, games on every nintendo machine, i specified nintendo so those cdi abominations don't count. make the best game you can, not the quickest.
ummm...maybe get them out a little faster not too much...dont want to lose that quality
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