Zelda Being cell shaded imo, is partially because they have to imo. They can't do a realistic take because it would look terribly dated at release. Whereas, if they do the cell shading, they can hide behind
I was going to say that too. Twilight Princess, while still a good looking game, looks dated in comparison to Windwaker and Skyward Sword, because of the cel-shading. When done right, like in these cases, cel-shaded games will always look good.