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.
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.
Ironically, top-down zelda 1 is more open world than any other game in the series
Then play Wind Waker and Twilight Princess if you want open world.
Can you not have an open world AND a top down view?
Yes you can. The original Zelda was open world with a top down view. But I meant I wanted a 3D open world.
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.
Cool idea, honestly option for multiple camera perspectives would be just as good!
Am I the only one who'd wish we could just get a Zelda with no gimmicks for once??
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.
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.
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.
If you want to be the joke of the industry in 2014 sure.
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.
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...
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...
Top down Zelda for the Wii U... Oh lord, the outrage will be worse than Windwakers reveal of it being cell shaded.
Evidently, windwaker was a brilliant game and the cell shading was a perfect fit. And honestly if we can get a new Link to the past kind of game with pretty 2D art and a giant world to explore. Bring it. ( i know there is a link between world, but i mean I'd love to have a 2d zelda game on my console ) 2D isn't dead on innovation.
Man does Wind Waker look good with the HD treatment.
Top down view on gamepad and usual 3rd POV on screen. And of course, they're swappable.
That would be pretty neat
If that's the case then it will be the final nail in the coffin. Nintendo, I thought I still understood you despite your declining fanbase and general audience, but lately you've been alienating anyone who isn't an old fart from the 80s
Anyway Newegg had a 5/6 release date of Bayonetta 2 with a preoreder deal. http://www.newegg.com/Produ... But I stand by my earlier statement. You first need to prove Wii U can put out the graphically impressive Zelda we have all been expecting. If you want to make some indie looking top view side game later, go for it.
For Heaven's sake, we don't need to have a "graphically impressive" Zelda. Focusing too much on graphics just ruins the rest of the experience.
Why shouldn't you get both? There's no reason it shouldn't be both 'graphically impressive' as well as impressive in terms of gameplay.
Well I am not talking Witcher 3 here I'm talking HD Twilight Princess or something.
R.i.p zelda it was fun while it lasted
Can we just get a zelda game period?
I have no problem with top-down Zelda, its something that i am missing as a gamer to be honest from the GBA era. So a top-down Zelda will make me buy Wii U for sure. Though, I understand that young players would prefer a Zelda open world...
Why is it that most of these comments seem like open world Zelda's are exclusive to the 3D games? Top down view ones have been open world too. Seems confusing but glad to see some aren't acting like brats and are keeping an open mind about this.
I wouldn't mind another top down epic, as long as they put in the effort to differentiate it from the handheld games. Otherwise it'd be better on the 3DS.
come on I love zelda more than the next person but the idea of a top down view for the home systems instead of a handheld is just ridiculous to me what's the capabilities of technology in this day in age doing the top down view just seems illogical. yes I agree with a lot of people a link to the past was a great game but the reason it was a top down view game was because it was on the Super Nintendo the capabilities of that system have nothing compared to what they can do now. in my opinion taking this route is just a step back keep the top down view for the handhelds and the 3d for the home systems. in doing this you lose credibility of a serious game the handheld games are usually fun happy go lucky games I always expect the home system games to have a little bit more edge to it but a game with a top down view in this day in age I cant take serious a lot of people up in here sound like zombies robots I luv Nintendo more than the next person but sometimes the idea especially this one does not make sense. when I read stuff like this I just become more terrified I want the next Zelda game can be as you all know sometimes it can just be a big surprise nothing with specting hearing something like this is basically a warning on what's to come
You don't even know how they are thinking about using it so how can you say it's a bad idea? What if it's for a particular dungeon or improves on what they can do in the game because of it. If you loved Nintendo so much you wouldn't jump on the doom and gloom band wagon like some of the kids who never played a top down Zelda game before are. Is it a risky move? Sure but that's normally when Nintendo shines by taking the chances and avoiding the easy route and it pays off. Look at Windwaker for an extreme change to the series, everyone raged at it and called it a cartoony game for babies but it turned out to be one of the more appreciated and darker games in the franchise. This only goes to show how closed minded people on this site can be. It would only be a bad move if they said they were never going to make a 3D game again. Honestly, I wouldn't mind the taking a break from 3D for a game, Twilight Princess wasn't all that and Skyward Sword was good but they put in a lot of unnecessary filler for the sake of extending the game. I wanna see that they can do by fusing the precedents they made with the 3D games and fusing them into the top down games. Whatever they choose to do next I'll be okay with as long as it doesn't destroy the series like if they added in guns, voice acting or things like that.
Wind Waker Beaing cartoony is nothing on par with the idea of a top down Zelda game on the home systems. I loved wind waker and is 2nd on my list of Zelda games. And it has nothing to do with being close minded what I base my opinion on that times are different you have the capabilities and technology to do a game or games on a scale that back then was not capable of doing. A Link to the Past was hands down the best 2d Zelda game they've ever done but that's way it should stay. there's no reason to go the route of a top down view Zelda it's already been done and perfected you want to try to perfect the 3d World, as you said the reasons other games have not been incredible in the sense that the bar for a Zelda game is pretty high. there is no such thing as taking a risk on something you have done multiple times it's not like this is their first Zelda game they know what they're doing and stick with the game plan. I honestly doubt that going a different route such as top down view will make a difference in quality oh I see what that is just taking steps back. it's similar to what's going on with Mario's the last game that came out was high quality one of the best but at the same time people were expecting something extremely different 3d world a la mario 64 they didn't do that and as you can see when it comes to sales and the business aspect they didn't really didn't do as much as he marry a game could do. and it's because like you say they took a risk n it didn't pay off. so it's not about being close minded but making the right business decisions for what the fans want
If top down is a way for Nintendo to save money then you have to think Nintendo is considering it- that seems to be their mantra- 2d over 3d, fewer games, shorter games etc. Ill still be surprised (a little bit) if they made a top down Zelda for the Wii U- but I could see them implement it into a 3d game as a way to save a little $ to fill out the game
3rd person view on the TV, and top-view on the gamepad. Imagine some of the gameplay that could come from that. That would be awesome.
Um..... how can I put this........ NO! A Link Between Worlds was fun, but I'd rather sell my copy of Rayman Legends than have it like that for the rest of the series DON'T DO IT!
I dont know why they dont just HD-ify and port Link Between Worlds with a 3d camera option for the Wii U. If Wind Waker only took 6 months, how long would that take? If theres going to be this asinine quality game drought, its high friggin time to HD port some of those 3DS games over. There better be some huge announcements at e3 game-wise form them. This is sickening as a longtime Nintendo fan. Glad I still have my 360/ps3 to keep me company during ANOTHER Nintendrought!
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