Zelda Developer Was Stumped By New Zelda Game's Puzzles

Kotaku writes: The next Zelda won't be too easy for veteran players, the longtime head of the series' development at Nintendo, Eiji Aonuma, recently told Kotaku. Plus, the new DS adventure will cater to Nintendo fan's research-proven taste for independent women.

In a brief e-mail interview with Kotaku in advance of the release of next month's The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Aonuma explained that Link's latest adventure takes an unusual route to satisfying and challenging veteran gamers:

"One of our lead planners for the game is a programmer, so he has a different, more scientific or mathematical approach, so to say, to creating puzzles," he wrote to Kotaku. Aonuma is the producer on Spirit Tracks.

"Development team members, including [senior Nintendo developer] Mr. [Takashi] Tezuka and myself, actually got stuck in several places. So the dungeons and puzzles pose a different type of challenge than what we have utilized in previous games, and will certainly require longtime Zelda fans to approach each challenge differently.

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sakura20093339d ago

great news. i like games that challenges the mind

ABizzel13339d ago

Good. I loved Twilight Princess, but it was too easy. A little challenge every now and then is welcomed.

CDbiggen3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

Sounds promising, looking forward to this game. TBH though, at times i found phantom hourglass's puzzles to be pretty hard XD

EvilTwin3339d ago

There were a couple spots in PH that got me stuck, but not to the point where I needed to go find a guide. Sounds like that might change for the new one...but I don't mind.

Quadrix3339d ago

Certain block puzzles and the Master Sword puzzle forced me to use a guide for Twilight Princess, much to my humiliation.

DigitalAnalog3339d ago

I'll rectify myself with this game.

Jamescagney3339d ago

I must admit I had to look for help on a few of the Zelda games. Mostly Ocarina of Time and A Link to the Past. The only time I needed a guide with Twilight was fighting against Ganon.

Shnazzyone3339d ago

As long as the challenges are nothing like the "challenge" of that stupid central temple in phantom hourglass... then i'm happy.

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