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New Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Screenshots (Wii)

In Nintendo's huge media blitz this morning, they have released 5 new images of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Although not much new is shown (Link is being Link, Swinging a sword, whipping a whip, shooting a sling-shot), it is definitely going to be one of Nintendo's biggest 2011 releases. Chances are if you own a Wii you'll be picking this up at one point or another.

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pcz2993d ago

still dont like the art direction.

DarkFantasy2993d ago

what don't you like about it ? i like the way it looks more them some of the Zelda games,i hated the look of wind waker,link looked like a little girl in that game lol but it was still fun..my favorite is still ocarina of time..hoping i will enjoy skyward sword more :) im really hyped for it

pcz2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

i dont know, i was hoping for something more edgier... more darker.. more... mature.

im just not 'digging' this cute, fluffy, colourful look for a game that is suppose to be for us 'serious' gamers.

i think nintendo would win a few more fans if they did go the more mature route with zelda.

it would be good if it had some sophistication. i mean, when i first saw the metroid other m teases, it gave off that impression.. of being grown up. like when you went to the site, it had classical music playing... it made me take it seriously. and the tone of the game is pretty mature.

i just wish nintendo would treat zelda the same, dont they realise most of the zelda fans have grown up? dancing trees with smiley faces just dont have the same affect as they used to.

DarkFantasy2993d ago

ahh ic what you mean i agree,but i think Nintendo mostly focuses on making it a game for everyone not just a dark gritty game full of lots of gore,i honestly don't mind a more relaxed colorful look,so many games are dark and gray,all the games we have mostly now are apocalyptic games,its getting a little stale for me but maybe you should try demon souls or some thing like it, it is a dark fantasy game one of my favourits..:P skyward sword is still gonna be fun!

ChickeyCantor2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

"i dont know, i was hoping for something more edgier... more darker.. more... mature."

If i have to read this one more Time im going to drown a kitty.
Seriously. IT WILL NEVER BE "MATURE" THE WAY YOU DEFINE MATURE.
Hell even TP was cartoonish it was just a dark overtone.

"suppose to be for us 'serious' gamers. "

WTF are "serious" gamers.
First we have Hardcore, as if thats all about sex and violence, now we have "serious" gamers which is the definition of gamers who play "Mature" games?
WTF.

"dont they realise most of the zelda fans have grown up"

This isn't about you or me, this is about them creating games for everyone. Zelda is for everyone.
Its arrogant to think they would "mature" with us in the sense of us gaining different taste and views on things.
Each year young people enter the game world, so why limit a game like zelda to 16~24~30 year old?

Zelda Wind-waker is one of the most awesome games i've ever played, game-design wise its just awesome. am I now not a "serious" gamer or suddenly less mature?

Metroids back story was ALWAYS "mature" in a sense that it is about a person being isolated her whole life. They didn't magically make it "mature", they are building on what they already had.

"dancing trees with smiley faces just dont have the same affect as they used to."
Yeah...cause thats what we have seen in the latest screens.

Zelda is very "grown up" in a way that it represents something a game should be. Zelda doesn't need gore and blood, it doesn't need a story so dramatic that we have link getting some PTSD attacks while seeing GANON( LOL ). This is very "grown up" cause it focuses on the matter what zelda is about: Adventure, puzzles etc.

Zelda are mighty fine games, and if you are gonna cry over how "kiddy" it is you will just miss out.

/rant.

MartinGlow2993d ago

We've really only been given two settings (this strange mushroom forest and the lava cave). With that in mind, I can't help but think that there might be more "darker" settings. Sure, maybe not many, but I'm sure there will.

These screens, in respect to everything else I've seen, look at least slightly darker. Not much, but it looks like it at least.

Also, I can't help but think of E3 2009's Zelda poster. It was made in that same artistic style as this game will be, and kind of set in a dark setting. Maybe the starts out like this, and grows progressively darker.

pcz2993d ago

''WTF are "serious" gamers.''

i would say a serious gamer is similar to somebody who has a real interest in film. somebody who knows the difference between popcorn fodder and something that is really interesting, original, creative etc... So yes, you could say a serious gamer is one who's tastes in games is very selective, or developed through experience. so a serious gamer will be critical of games -not just eating up every 'big name game' that gets released.

''Its arrogant to think they would "mature" with us''

I dont think so... the ideas of zelda were just based on miyamotos experiences as a child, his exploration, his adventures... as you get older the things that scare you, excite you and surprise you change, so you would think the games would have become mare 'mature' with time too. but they havent.

it must suck as a creative person to not be able to create something with 'mature' themes. i think the closest nintendo ever got to a mature game was with 'eternal darkness' ... and they even distanced themselves from that.

i think its just a problem with nintendo in general, the 'mature' market is completely neglected, when it is crying out to be catered for. i just think zelda is one of those games that would be perfect to cater for a more mature audience. it needs to grow up basically.

''if you are gonna cry over how "kiddy" it is you will just miss out.''

i wont miss out because nintendo already spoils my ''kiddy side'' rotten with games like mario, mario kart, kirby, donkey kong etc... im missing out on mature games, games with sophistication,games that make me think and feel. it will be nintendo who miss out because i know there are undoubtedly people who feel the same as me and they will go elsewhere to get that sort of entertainment.

its sort of like only being able to choose disney films in a dvd store... yes, disney is quality and enjoyable, but there comes a point where you just want more, because there is a whole other level that can be found in more 'mature' films. in my dreams zelda goes to that next level.

ChickeyCantor2993d ago

"so you would think the games would have become mare 'mature' with time too. but they havent. "

He didn't make the games when he was a child, he made the games as a grown up. What possible makes you think it would go any different as he got older?

"it must suck as a creative person to not be able to create something with 'mature' themes."

No its hard to create something that captures everyone(children-adults).
Its much easier to create a "mature" theme since they are all adults and have their own life experiences.

You may go somewhere else, but the experience will not be the same. Thus you are missing out.
Its not that I care much its just a pity, cause its not like these games are bad or anything like that.

"so a serious gamer will be critical of games -not just eating up every 'big name game' that gets released. "

I liked Windwaker more than OOT and TP, there are allot of things i had beef with all 3 games, i enjoyed them still( talking the 3D games) so how am i not being critical? How does this make me less of a "serious" gamer.
I think you are just attaching strings to something to justify your argument.

Because im interested in this new zelda, you put me off as some inferior person within the community.
Which in my opinion is just a load of bullocks.
Granted I would not call my self a "serious gamer" because i just think your definition is nonsense.

But whatever, it won't be mature as you want it to be.
So why not start looking somewhere else now?

WTF happened to games being games 0_o.

pcz2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

'' What possible makes you think it would go any different as he got older? ''

so you are telling me, if you follow a producer or creative person from any medium, you wont see their work mature, the themes mature? The more i think about it the more i just think miyamoto has been taking the safe route, instead of producing something new and challenging, both for himself, and us. miyamoto being mature is wii fit (blank face). that is the only game i can think of that incorporates experiences from his adult life. and even that has a ''childish'' undertone.

''Its much easier to create a "mature" theme''

again i go back to disney... yes there are experiences you can have almost exclusive to a disney film, but choosing to only watch disney films would be moronic. you aren't doing yourself any favours, just missing out on thousands of brilliant and infinitely more interesting and challenging films. its easier to create a disney film because the message is being simplified, the themes are simplified. it assumes you are a child first.

''Granted I would not call my self a "serious gamer" because i just think your definition is nonsense. ''

no, you are a serious gamer... the fact that you are aware and have been aware of this game months (if not years) before its release shows you are a serious gamer. you watch the market, you dont just buy the titles with the best covers.

but the difference between me and you is, you are quite happy for nintendo to keep serving up the same dishes, same look same taste... instead of giving you something new and interesting. you are satisfied with the childish simplicity of beans and toast, when there are so many other more 'mature' flavours to be enjoyed.

'' why not start looking somewhere else now? ''

i will look elsewhere, i will still buy nintendo games, but i will go elsewhere for those experiences they just aren't giving.

''WTF happened to games being games''

ive been playing games since i was 9, forgive me for wanting something a bit more challenging and new from those experiences ive endured during that time.

ChickeyCantor2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

"so you are telling me, if you follow a producer or creative person from any medium, you wont see their work mature, the themes mature?"

No, cause I never saw Katamari suddenly become a freaking compelling drama.
So why the hell would Miyamoto do that to his games?
His games have matured in a way that he implements game mechanics that were absent from early iterations.
Windwaker for example introduced "stealth" mechanics. How is this not "maturing" design wise?

"but the difference between me and you is, you are quite happy for nintendo to keep serving up the same dishes, same look same taste... instead of giving you something new and interesting. you are satisfied with the childish simplicity of beans and toast, when there are so many other more 'mature' flavours to be enjoyed. "

So in other words you are assuming I can't enjoy a game like a compelling RPG?
Why the hell would I expect Zelda to be "mature", while the games never been like that to begin with? I don't want to smash up every game into one group. Its boring and causes little diversity.

Windwaker is in my opinion the best 3D iteration. Its purely the design that I like, Just because it doesn't "Look" something for 18 years and older doesn't mean its not for mature people(perspectives anyone?). On op of that I think Majora's mask did a pretty damn good job at setting a "mature" theme.

Saying "the same dishes, same look same taste" is complete BS as the visual themes have been trough different iterations. On top of that Windwaker and TP included different gameplay mechanics compared to OOT or majora's mask.

Zelda games are zelda games, next to that we have other games that deliver what you ask for. I'm not sure why it can't co-exist.

Like i said, I see no reason for Nintendo to limit their audience for a mature theme. And I'm certainly not waiting for one either. If it happens its welcome, I just don't see a fit.

And saying they are taking the "safe" route is BS as well since WindWaker caused sh/tloads of controversy. Just because you "expect" something doesn't mean it should "be".

"ive been playing games since i was 9, forgive me for wanting something a bit more challenging and new from those experiences ive endured during that time."
I've been gaming since I was 4, Its not like im a child who doesn't know sh/t about games. There are tons of games out there that will fulfill my wishes that you try to express here. If Nintendo even tried doing a "matured"(gore, heavy violence etc) theme it will fail horrible and you know it.

pcz2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

i'm not talking about gore, bad language and sex. either you dont understand what im getting at, or you do but are being augmentative for the sake of it.

skyward swords style sucks, bottom line. its ok though, eat beans on toast all your life because you have great memories of it as a kid. its ok, pretend that there aren't more sophisticated dishes to be enjoyed. maybe you just dont have the level of taste required to appreciate anything with more depth than beans on toast.

i will undoubtedly buy this zelda, but i am just making it clear im disappointed with what they have shown.

- i was expecting the finest wine, instead what i got was lemonade.

ChickeyCantor2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

" its ok, pretend that there aren't more sophisticated dishes to be enjoyed."

I guess you didn't read my post then.

"maybe you just dont have the level of taste required to appreciate anything with more depth than beans on toast. "

Same could be said about you, i mean you totally ignore the content that is given and dismiss something purely on "looks".

Again you totally did not read my post, whatever boils your goat.