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Retrospective: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Eurogamer: A lot of discussions surrounding the Wind Waker end up preoccupied with the surface of things: with the clear, white-crested waves that smother almost the entirety of the series' beloved landscapes, and with the round-headed, squat-bodied art style that replaces the murkier, more organic visuals of Ocarina of Time or Majora's Mask. Let's duck all of that for a minute, though, and slip beneath the surface: down into the depths of Hyrule's freshly poured oceans, where a chunk of the old world survives, sealed tight inside a neat little bubble.

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LX-General-Kaos2070d ago (Edited 2070d ago )

I have nothing but praise for this outstanding game. My personal favorite Zelda title of the bunch. Sure Wind Waker took heavy criticism by many in the past with its cell shaded debut on the Nintendo Gamecube entertainment system, but I very much enjoyed that unique art style. That very art style still holds solid to this very day when compared to modern games.

The part that hit me the most was how amazing the exploration was in Wind Waker. Never before have I seen a game that allowed me to get lost exploring a world of water so detailed. Wind Waker did for boat sailing what Skies of Arcadia did for airships. Both games allowed you to get lost in an epic adventure like no other.

I hope Nintendo has not forgotten about this beautiful game, and one day maybe just maybe they can return the critically acclaimed Zelda franchise to the sea once more with cell shaded graphics and all.

Have a great day and happy gaming.

Rated E For Everyone

Relientk772070d ago

This is my fav GameCube game, and one of my favorite Zelda games it truely is amazing. My other fav Zelda games are Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time. I love all 3 of them so much, fantastic and legendary games.