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perhaps is because of one of the great things about zelda games: they are not merely cinematic experiences, so a simple trailer doesn't sell you in



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ktay95 said:

Everytime I watch a trailer or gameplay I just think meh whatever. I dont get it, it has great reviews, Im a huge Zelda fan and yet the game looks boring to me. Maybe its because I have no nostalgia for ALTTP but its not like Ive never played the top down Zeldas before, in fact Links Awakening is one of my faves. Maybe if I played it it would be fun and enjoyable but right now I just feel like so many games coming out or released recently have impressed me so much more =(


Its the graphics and world. The world looks familiar so one thinks there is nothing to explore because everything has been seen 22years ago (even if thats not true because there is a ton of new stuff). And the graphics look like polished N64 graphics with new shaders. The artstyle is also suprisingly bad for a Zelda game. (character models etc)



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The 3DS remake of OOT for me looks way better than link between worlds



And for me the RENT ITEM instead of find item  kills a part of the exploration that Zelda is known for. Zelda was fine and didnt need a fix like that  SkywardSword added  cinematic storytelling/drama to the game but totally removed the  exploration aspect by making it "chose one of three levels" thing.  A link between world fixes that but then removes another aspect of exploration.

Why not let me rent items and in addition to that KEEP them if I find them.  Buying Items is just as stupid of an excuse for using rupees as  that shitty red/golden Twilight Princess armor that consumed your rupees....  or that stupid   "hey your shield needs to be repared" thing in Skyward Sword..




kitler53 said:
Salnax said:
I blame the graphics. In contrast to other games in the series, LBW has some of the more boring graphics I've ever seen.

Plus, I bet Nintendo is not letting people show some of the REALLY good stuff yet.


i blame the fact they put it in the link to the past world.  it's one thing to be nostalgic but another to reuse the same overworld.  every trailer i watch i walk away with the feeling i've already played this game.   it probably plays well but the trailers don't do it for me.

The Dungeons are new, but I know what you mean.  The game apparently started as a LTTP remake, so I atleast understand why.

Swii26.... you're a fan of Star Tropics and of 3D Zeldas, but not of old school isometric view Zeldas?  That's... just weird.



theprof00 said:
wow you've never played lttp? That's probably why. IMO lttp was the best zelda game ever made. The puzzles were smart and worked well without being reused over and over. The pacing was absolutely perfect. The script was great. Very cute.
The world was big enough, without being overwhelming.
It was a perfect game.
Ocarina?
Doesn't even come close. Tedious, longwinded, self-referential. Ocarina is a great game, don't get me wrong, but in my opinion, if I wanted to give you a good example of what I think of lttp, it's a good 10 points over ocarina.
In the realm of greatest games, it's up there with:
Super mario 3, Super Metroid, and final fantasy tactics
 



 



Metrium said:

Everytime I look at a top down Zelda game, it also looks boring or atleast average to me. Because it's so simplistic at its core, you move around and press a to swing sword at enemy near you.

But it's when you play it that the magic takes it's place. The curiosity of what's coming in the next corner, the puzzle solving and the feeling after beating a new boss and receiving a new piece of heart. All of this can't be felt by looking at a trailer.

I seriously doubt you could get excited by a Link's awakening trailer. You may feel nostalgia by hearing the music, but purely looking at what's going on on the trailer, you will ask yourself what you thought was so great about it.

This, especially the bolded part.



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ktay95 said:

Everytime I watch a trailer or gameplay I just think meh whatever. I dont get it, it has great reviews, Im a huge Zelda fan and yet the game looks boring to me. Maybe its because I have no nostalgia for ALTTP but its not like Ive never played the top down Zeldas before, in fact Links Awakening is one of my faves. Maybe if I played it it would be fun and enjoyable but right now I just feel like so many games coming out or released recently have impressed me so much more =(


Well.. you´ll have to play the game first.

Get a demo, if Nintendo releases one.

I also dont have nostalgia for a Link to the past, since I never played it fully, but I´m really excited about this game. It´s the kind of game that on paper may sound lame but when you do play it it feels a lot better.



After beating link to the past a zillion times, reading about it, seeing it and from what I've heard from podcast, I'm not sure. I was thinking of getting a 3ds again but meh, I will just wait a bit longer.



 

KylieDog said:
Because the same thing over and over gets boring.

Nintendo need retire some of their franchises for 10-15 years. Do something new, then when those get tired bring back the retired ones.


Thank goodness you're not in charge of Nintendo!

OT: I'm not that interested in this game either, but that's how it is with every Zelda game. Not to say I don't like the franchise, because I do, but it's not really one of my favorites. Heck I've only bought 4 games from the age old series, being Minish Cap, Twilight Princess, Phantom Hourglass, and Ocarina 3D.

I'm looking forward too it. Already warned my kids I'll have to steal their 3DSs occasionally to play it.



Roma said:

I'm not so into it either even though I'm a huge Zelda fan

 

top down Zelda is not that interesting

Like Mario, 3D is far better for me.



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