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Eiji Aonuma wants the next Zelda to provide “a unique experience that is beyond your expectations”

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KingdomHeartsFan said:

Doubt he can go beyond my expectations, which atm is the E3 demo, and I don't think they will top that.

Well the E3 demo was literally a movie... so you don't think they can make a game that can actually be played?



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How about open-worldish TWP Aonuma? After all, according to sales numbers, that is what people want from Zelda...



Mensrea said:

ALBW from what I've played so far, is a big step in the right direction for the series. I'm pretty pumped for the next Zelda after being moderately disappointed in skyward sword.

 

 

EDIT: Honestly though, if Eiji screws up this one, I think the series should be given to someone else. He's had his fun experimenting, but he has made some poor games by Zelda standards. Time to return to form.


...Screws up this one? Had his fun experimenting? Poor by Zelda standards?

You do realize that he's only once made a mainline Zelda game with a lower score than a 90 on Metacritic, right? (If you consider Spirit Tracks - 87 - as mainline)

Skyward Sword is a 93.

Twilight Princess is a 95.

A Link Between Worlds is a 91.

Wind Waker (My favorite) is a flipping 96!

Need more?

Majora's Mask - 95.

Phantom Hourglass - 90

...And let's not forget the one that started his legacy - Ocarina of Time at an astounding 99.

Everything the guy touches is gold. Shigeru Miyamoto? No, Aonuma deserves way more credit. He had his fun experimenting!? HA! Experiment the hell away.

His newest games may not be your cup of tea, but they sure as hell are everyone elses.

And for the record, I personally think Skyward Sword and Wind Waker are better games than Ocarina of Time. Get at me.



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As long as he goes beyond our expectations in a POSITIVE way, I'm happy. Don't just re-do OoT, make something new! Zelda needs to evolve, or it'll stagnate or become boring.



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I really hope we get a more unique scenario. I've started playing Majora's Mask for the first time recently and it's amazing. Love how different the scenario is to other Zelda's, yet it still conforms to many of the expectations you have from the series!



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spemanig said:


...Screws up this one? Had his fun experimenting? Poor by Zelda standards?

You do realize that he's only once made a mainline Zelda game with a lower score than a 90 on Metacritic, right? (If you consider Spirit Tracks - 87 - as mainline)

Skyward Sword is a 93.

Twilight Princess is a 95.

A Link Between Worlds is a 91.

Wind Waker (My favorite) is a flipping 96!

Need more?

Majora's Mask - 95.

Phantom Hourglass - 90

...And let's not forget the one that started his legacy - Ocarina of Time at an astounding 99.

Everything the guy touches is gold. Shigeru Miyamoto? No, Aonuma deserves way more credit. He had his fun experimenting!? HA! Experiment the hell away.

His newest games may not be your cup of tea, but they sure as hell are everyone elses.

And for the record, I personally think Skyward Sword and Wind Waker are better games than Ocarina of Time. Get at me.

Thanks, I was beginning to think I was the only person here who still likes Aonuma and isn't quite willing to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

I don't care what I could have had instead, I wouldn't trade Wind Waker for anything. And for the record I enjoy Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword as well. I have faith in Aonuma and I'm prepared to stand back and let him do his job.



the_dengle said:
spemanig said:


...Screws up this one? Had his fun experimenting? Poor by Zelda standards?

You do realize that he's only once made a mainline Zelda game with a lower score than a 90 on Metacritic, right? (If you consider Spirit Tracks - 87 - as mainline)

Skyward Sword is a 93.

Twilight Princess is a 95.

A Link Between Worlds is a 91.

Wind Waker (My favorite) is a flipping 96!

Need more?

Majora's Mask - 95.

Phantom Hourglass - 90

...And let's not forget the one that started his legacy - Ocarina of Time at an astounding 99.

Everything the guy touches is gold. Shigeru Miyamoto? No, Aonuma deserves way more credit. He had his fun experimenting!? HA! Experiment the hell away.

His newest games may not be your cup of tea, but they sure as hell are everyone elses.

And for the record, I personally think Skyward Sword and Wind Waker are better games than Ocarina of Time. Get at me.

Thanks, I was beginning to think I was the only person here who still likes Aonuma and isn't quite willing to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

I don't care what I could have had instead, I wouldn't trade Wind Waker for anything. And for the record I enjoy Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword as well. I have faith in Aonuma and I'm prepared to stand back and let him do his job.

Hear, hear!



KingdomHeartsFan said:

Doubt he can go beyond my expectations, which atm is the E3 demo, and I don't think they will top that.

when he speaks about expectations he is not talking about how the game looks but rather how it plays.




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I think the "unique experience that is beyond our expectations" is specifically referencing those what Anouma said in a Nintendo Direct a few months back about rethinking the conventions of Zelda. For instance he mentions having to play the dungeons in order and having to be alone.

We saw these conventions in action in ALBW through the rental system and Shadow Link Battles but I believe this is a "taste" so to speak as to what may be implemented in Zelda Wii U.

Also, I think the uniqueness may also come from how open world the game is. Anouma made reference to Skyrim in an interview with EuroGamer, and wanted to know what us Zelda fans may like to see in a future Zelda game with some nods to Skyrim. However, he has began to distance himself so that it doesn't sound like he is making the Elder Scrolls VI.

After seeing how linear SS was, and how bland TP's open world was, with ALBW's incredible freedom and diversion from Zelda standards, I think whatever this new game is may be one of the most groundbreaking and different games we will have seen since say Ocarina of Time (at least for Zelda anyway).



Aielyn said:

 

Giving gamers "what they want" typically results in crappy games that are made to tick the boxes (aka "by-the-numbers") rather than to be engaging. New Super Mario Bros U was a by-the-numbers NSMB Wii clone with higher production value. It was rejected by comparison with NSMB Wii.

Gamers NEED the 'surprise' element, even though few will admit it. The day that Nintendo and its top-level employees like Miyamoto, Aonuma, etc, stop trying to surprise and to anticipate what people don't realise they want, is the day that Nintendo dies.

Don't get me wrong - a new game taking its cues from Ocarina would be great... but it would need its own twist, its own variation.

Quoted fot truth! Great post, man!



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