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Aonuma Suggests Future Zelda Games Could Feature A Top Down View

The Official Nintendo Magazine has published an interesting interview with The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma. One of the snippets taken from the interview is that the team is considering using the top down view in future Zelda games.

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porkChop2312d ago

I wouldn't mind a sort of isometric Zelda actually. It could be really cool. But I would far prefer a proper open world Zelda.

Concertoine2312d ago

Ironically, top-down zelda 1 is more open world than any other game in the series

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory2311d ago

Then play Wind Waker and Twilight Princess if you want open world.

randomass1712311d ago

Can you not have an open world AND a top down view?

porkChop2311d ago

Yes you can. The original Zelda was open world with a top down view. But I meant I wanted a 3D open world.

BlackWolf2312d ago

I have no problem with top-down Zelda games, but I guess it should be left for rare cases or on handhelds, while console titles should keep the standard 3D worlds we've had since OoT.

XiSasukeUchiha2312d ago

Cool idea, honestly option for multiple camera perspectives would be just as good!

linkenski2312d ago

Am I the only one who'd wish we could just get a Zelda with no gimmicks for once??

Neonridr2311d ago (Edited 2311d ago )

care to explain what sort of gimmicks Ocarina of Time had? Or A Link to the Past?

I am guessing you are referring to motion controls, but you may want to clarify your statements.

xPhearR3dx2312d ago

I LOVE the top-down view Zelda games, they're the best. Admittedly, I've never played OOT until I recently picked up a 3DS. While the game itself is beautiful, it's just not the same to me. I did grow up playing the top-down view games, so that could contribute to it. I just feel those games provided me a much better experience.

Link To The Past was my favorite Zelda game, but after playing Link Between Worlds, I was just blown away. I've already played through it 3 times, and still have yet to finish OOT.

I don't plan on own any Nintendo consoles in the foreseeable future, but if they stick to top down view games for the 3DS and future hand-helds, I'll purchase every last one.

XXXL2312d ago

Couldn't agree more. The original and LTTP are my two favorites. Haven't been able to pick up a 3DS yet but when I do a LBW will be the first game I play.

DC7772312d ago

If you want to be the joke of the industry in 2014 sure.

Summons752312d ago (Edited 2312d ago )

How exactly would they be a joke? You do know TLOZ started as a top down series right? Some of the best games in the series were top down and A Link Between Worlds was 3D rendered with a top down view and nothing but praise came from it.

Would it be weird on a console, maybe for the generation that never played LTtP or others before but I'd be interesting on how they do it.

Keep an open mind, TLOZ is at its best when they try new things. You do by want the same thing over and over or else out will become boring.

Chrischi19882312d ago (Edited 2312d ago )

It is a joke, because it is a step back. They should keep their top down Zelda games to handhelds, as it has always been. Yes, it started with top down view, but it started during NES times, couldnt expect a full blown 3D world there, could we? I love the top down view, but if it kills off the 3D Zelda series, then I am gone. I love Zelda too much, for it to take such a step back. A 2D Donkey Kong, ok, a half 3D Mario, ok, but this is enough, now we get a 2D Metroid for Wii U I bet... They should keep that stuff to the Handhelds or make both games, 2D and 3D, but not only 2D...

I understand, that both game styles are great, loved every Zelda on handhelds, but 3D Zelda, just like a 3D Metroid are must have titles for the home consoles, they cant do that...

Chrischi19882311d ago

If Nintendo ruins the Zelda franchise, then they lose me and I am a big N supporter, but this is too much, if it happens. Top Down is nice, but I dont see, why we cant have both. I bought a Wii U for full games and not for games, that could be done on any smartphone...

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