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zorg1000 said:
SammyGiireal said:

As long as the Zelda ream focuses only on main entries with their regular 5 year development cycle I have no problem with this. If the team will be compromised then I fear the series will become a pedestrian franchise within a decade

I would rather have a new flagship mainline title every 3-4 years rather than 5.

Working with in the same engine and gen it is possible my point is I don't want a yearly wateredown rehashed Zelda just because after 30 years Nintendo has finally decided that it is time to milk the series.



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HoangNhatAnh said:
alternine said:

So its bad when Assassins Creed does it but for Zelda it's ok? Consistency please...

Should complain sine 5 years ago, not now:

2011 Skyward Sword
2011 Four Swords Anniversary Edition
2011 Ocarina of Time 3D
2013 A Link Between Worlds
2013 Wind Waker HD
2014 Hyrule Warriors
2015 Tri Force Heroes
2015 Majora's Mask 3D
2016 Twilight Princess HD
2016 Hyrule Warriors Legends
2016 Zelda Picross
2017 Breath of the Wild
2018 Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition

I'd say since 1998. 

1998 Ocarina of Time

2000 Majora's Mask

2001 Oracle of Ages

2001 Oracle of Seasons

2002 The Wind Waker

2003 Ocarina of Time Master Quest

2004 The Minish Cap

2004 Four Swords Adventures

2006 Twilight Princess

2007 Link's Crossbow Training

2007 Phantom Hourglass

2009 Spirit Tracks



Yeah, I remember when Nintendo released a bunch of Zelda titles in a short span of time. Did not like it then and I don't like it now.

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Okay, I sold my Wii version of Skyward Sword today (but kept the golden Wiimote+ ), so "Skyward Sword HD Remastered" for Switch can be announced.

Hopefully with several control options.

I don't really get the wish for a Skyward Sword HD. The pointer in the joycon is just not accurate enough. And if they want to tweak the game to work with regular controls, it would pretty much become a different game.

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KLXVER said:
I don't really get the wish for a Skyward Sword HD.
  • higher resolution (probably native 1080p docked and native 720p undocked instead of 470p scaled up to 480p) -> much sharper image quality 
  • proper anti-aliasing (the Wii version had no anti-aliasing and a lot of ugly jaggies) -> much more stable image quality with less artifacts
  • much better textures (with 88 MB RAM and 3 MB GPU texture memory the Wii had very harsh memory limitations) -> much better asset quality
  • better lighting effects, water shaders, more complex 3D models, additional environmental animations (f.e. grass physics)... -> a more vivid and immersive Hyrule
  • Zelda Skyward Sword on the go instead of limited to TV access
KLXVER said:
The pointer in the joycon is just not accurate enough. And if they want to tweak the game to work with regular controls, it would pretty much become a different game.
  • most actions of Skyward Sword were based mainly on the motion sensors and not on the infrared pointer (the mandatory motion plus didn't enhance the infrared pointer)
  • the combination of Joycon sticks for pointing and motion sensor input is probably more accurate than the Wii controls
  • many people will favor than different game with optional controls without mandatory motion controls
Last edited by Conina - on 03 December 2018

KLXVER said:
I don't really get the wish for a Skyward Sword HD. The pointer in the joycon is just not accurate enough. And if they want to tweak the game to work with regular controls, it would pretty much become a different game.

I tried playing it on an HD tv, it looks REALLY bad. I'd gladly welcome an HD port.



ResilientFighter said:
twintail said:

In the last 20 years there are about 5 years that a Zelda hasn't released (and only 1 year gaps)

 

Zelda is practically a yearly ip and been doing it longer than AC.

Do you understand i am talking about new entries not ports remakes remasters and spinoffs??

If anything im cool with remakes remasters but not spinoffs like hyrule warriors

You name dropped remakes/ rrmasters in your comment. So, no, I had no idea you meant entirely new games



When i first read about this i reacted as if Nintendo wanted to follow other companies' footsteps. Thankfully, that's not necessarily the case.

They could want a Zelda on Switch and mobile devices; they can have 3D, port/remake/remaster games; they can have spin-offs like Hyrule Warriors or even try out other type of action games with only Zelda; RPG games, 2D games (8-16 bits), etc.

Yearly Zelda games can mean a lot of things!


DélioPT said:
When i first read about this i reacted as if Nintendo wanted to follow other companies' footsteps. Thankfully, that's not necessarily the case.

They could want a Zelda on Switch and mobile devices; they can have 3D, port/remake/remaster games; they can have spin-offs like Hyrule Warriors or even try out other type of action games with only Zelda; RPG games, 2D games (8-16 bits), etc.

Yearly Zelda games can mean a lot of things!

2011 Skyward Sword
2011 Four Swords Anniversary Edition
2011 Ocarina of Time 3D
2013 A Link Between Worlds
2013 Wind Waker HD
2014 Hyrule Warriors
2015 Tri Force Heroes
2015 Majora's Mask 3D
2016 Twilight Princess HD
2016 Hyrule Warriors Legends
2016 Zelda Picross
2017 Breath of the Wild
2018 Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition