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How do you want Nintendo to celebrate 35 years of Zelda?

Breath of the Wild 2 16 40.00%
 
Skyward Sword HD (you're in luck!) 5 12.50%
 
A full-fledged remake of an older game 5 12.50%
 
Ocarina + Majora remaster collection 2 5.00%
 
Wind Waker HD + Twilight ... 4 10.00%
 
Zelda-themed Switch console 0 0%
 
A brand new 2D Zelda 4 10.00%
 
Paper Zelda 2 5.00%
 
Other 2 5.00%
 
Total:40

Also, since the sealed first(-ish?) print version of Zelda NES sold for $870000 it seems prices of regular Joe versions of that game, like mine, have also risen. Looks like I could fetch a couple hundred euros for my copy if I wanted to now. But with that one I’ll also be keeping it.



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Finally gave in and ordered the Zelda joy-cons. Interestingly they are fully available on Amazon Germany.
I constantly read that people can't find them and I just went and got them, kinda funny to me.





S.Peelman said:

Also, since the sealed first(-ish?) print version of Zelda NES sold for $870000 it seems prices of regular Joe versions of that game, like mine, have also risen. Looks like I could fetch a couple hundred euros for my copy if I wanted to now. But with that one I’ll also be keeping it.

Yeah, I can't imagine parting with my NES Zelda either. It's just so special to me. I remember when my mom gave away a bunch of our NES games when I was a kid. I hid the Zelda games away, so they wouldn't be included  

My favorite piece of physical media will forever be my gold collector's edition Ocarina cartridge, though. 



Wyrdness said:

These videos will never end.



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IcaroRibeiro said:

Skyward Sword is scored 82 on MT. Solid, but not great. The scores for Zelda original releases vs remasters:

- Ocarina of Time 99 (N64) vs 94 (3DS)
- Majora's Mask 95 (N64) vs 89 (3DS)
- Wind Waker 96 (GC) vs 90 (Wii U)
- Twilight Princess 96 (GC) vs 86 (Wii U)
- Skyward Sword 93 (Wii) vs 82 (Switch)

I'm not really surprised to see such a steep decline in scores, as all Zelda remasters score worse compared to the original releases

And there's nothing much about SS remaster to make it better than the original. Even the 3DS games that were indeed remakes scored 5-6 points under the originals

Wind Waker isn't a remake, but has graphics and gameplay upgrades, -6 points nonetheless

Skyward Sword is more like Twilight Princess, both anemic remasters: -11 and -10 respectively

The low score may actually be due to BotW.  Once you've played that game, Skyward Sword isn't going to seem so great anymore.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

The low score may actually be due to BotW.  Once you've played that game, Skyward Sword isn't going to seem so great anymore.

Well, there is a precedent for large decreases in scores for other major franchise as well, although I think the average decrease is more 6 to 8 points, 11 points is a bit too much indeed, but I'm not sure if this is due to BoTW, Twilight Princess decreased 10 points and it wasn't because of BOTW

I guess reviews like to rate the amount of effort they put in making the remaster version better. Mario 3D All Stars scored 82, even if every Mario game in the collection scored over 92 points, that's because 3D All Stars is mostly a collection of straight ports, and this may be a turn-off for reviewers 



Veknoid_Outcast said:
S.Peelman said:

Also, since the sealed first(-ish?) print version of Zelda NES sold for $870000 it seems prices of regular Joe versions of that game, like mine, have also risen. Looks like I could fetch a couple hundred euros for my copy if I wanted to now. But with that one I’ll also be keeping it.

Yeah, I can't imagine parting with my NES Zelda either. It's just so special to me. I remember when my mom gave away a bunch of our NES games when I was a kid. I hid the Zelda games away, so they wouldn't be included  

My favorite piece of physical media will forever be my gold collector's edition Ocarina cartridge, though. 

That was good thinking on your part.

Sadly my NES copy isn’t from my own childhood though. I got it around 8 or 9 years ago when I started ‘restoring’ lost things. It’s fully complete with the little secrets booklet and everything. Anyway I personally never had that game when it was current, because in my house we didn’t have a gaming system until N64. My aunt owned an NES and SNES with Zelda games, which introduced me, but those were all lost. The oldest one I have that’s been mine since the start is Ocarina of Time, and it still looks almost as good as it ever did.



I got off the fence, decided to buy Skyward Sword again despite not being convinced about the controls. It will look great anyway and the game is great and my youngest loves Zelda (was 2 when it came out on Wii). Too many reasons not to skip this remaster. I'm looking forward to experiencing the sand sea again, magical.



Not buying SS HD because I can’t play the game on hard mode right off the bat. What a shame!!