The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Proof that oldies are still good
Before I start this review I have to admit I am a die hard Zelda fan. It has always been my favorite game series, so I'm a little biased. This game was originally released for the gamecube, and while it had it's flaws then, that was part of the reason it was so great. With all of the exploring and dungeon crawling that has always made the zelda series what it is, the open seas give you a new outlook on the 1080p cartoony world. Loaded with puzzles, minions of Ganon and the open seas every new places feels different than the previous one. With improvements from the original like the speedy sail to cut sailing times in half and the removal of most of the triforce scrolls, the game has more of a quick, easy and fun feel, than the slow and tediousness of the gamecube original. Regardless if this is your first Zelda game or you're a long time veteran of the series, there's something here for you.
A time Killer !!!
It's a good game. I have played 23hrs so far. I don't like all was being a kid and never growing up like preves Zelda games tho. And I don't like sailing the open sea as much. I rather play Assassin's Creed 4 for sailing the sea. But the story line is good and the boss battles get good. Looks good being HD. It's a little difficult learning how to use the wound for music at first. Good puzzles like all Zelda games to. Quite a thinker some times.
will not disapoint
this game challenges you the second you pick up the remote. Awesome graphics. Elite story and lore. This zelda blows my mind!if you want a challenge you can put it on herioc mode. I think this game is perect for all ages. my 3 year old wont stop screaming for zelda he loves it too!
A Beautiful Game Made In HD
The Legend Of Zelda : The Wind Waker is a game that I fell in love with back in the GameCube era. I was so excited to find out that this was going to be remade on the Wii U. It's a great game that I recommend to anyone that loves Zelda, looking for an adventure in gaming. I recommend both The GameCube and Wii U versions. If you love the GameCube version you'll love this one no doubt about it.I got the Wii U version yesterday. I love this game. I give it a 10 out of 10. It's a must own game. One of the best games ever made.
An astounding remastering of my now-favorite Zelda
It was when I was at Windfall, a quaint little island in the northern area of the Great Sea, that I realized what a wonderful remaster this was. But I must digress. I never played the original 2002 Wind Waker of the same name, only without the "HD" part, despite the fact that I purchased it. So this purchase was out of guilt, but also at the jaw-dropping images showing the contrast between he original game and this remastering. Nintendo clearly knew what they were doing when they remastered this game, as opposed to other Gamecube games, up front. The story remains the same as the original's, and pretty much every other Zelda game's. You are a hero in a green tunic with a shield and sword and you must defeat the intimidating Ganon in order to save the precious Zelda herself before Ganon takes over Hyrule for himself after taking the hero's and Zelda's Triforces. Link (the hero) has the Triforce of Courage, Zelda the Triforce of Wisdom, and Ganon the Triforce of Power. It was done before under different circumstances, but each Zelda game has its own twist. Just as in the original game, you control the element of wind with your Wind Waker, gaining several ditties to play along the way that transport you, turn day into night and night into day, change wind direction, etc. At first, it was annoying having to change the wind direction every two seconds, but there is an extra in this game, which they added in this remastering brilliantly enough, that gets rid of all the frustration. The combat plays excellently and I was entertained during fights the whole time, not frustrated once by the perfect controls. Occasionally during combat, when there was a lot of action onscreen, the frame rate slowed down noticeably, but it was not game-breaking. This transitions into naval combat. A huge aspect of this game, if not larger than the on-foot gameplay, is traveling the seas. The boat, the King of Red Lions, controls very well, as you collect Rupees, land ashore, and engage in combat. However, I disliked having to stop and go every second in order to attack a nearby ship that is falling back, when my bombs can be launched only so far. The frame rate also slows down during this naval combat occasionally, reminding the player that traveling is not a seamless experience. However, it is part of what makes Wind Waker. Although you can use the Pro Controller, which works normally, I used the GamePad. Nintendo obviously wanted to improve upon the original game's mechanics by adding the item and map menus onto the GamePad's screen. You can manage your inventory and equipment seamlessly, not having to pause the game whatsoever. You simply slide an icon indicating the desired tool to an assigned button for using that tool. Item management was always annoying in the Zelda games, but Wind Waker HD completely gets rid of this problem. Graphics are incredible. While Link can sometimes look like a Wallace & Gromit character when in the right light, the graphics are mostly coherently great and vibrant. Of course this is an 11 year-old game. The updated graphics sometimes show that, including the foliage-oriented temples, which still looks great, if dated. Viewing screenshots showing comparisons, I can see the level of effort Nintendo took to make the game look brand-new. All aspects of the game have new coats, including the water, enemies, islands, characters, effects, among other things. The sound also remains largely unchanged, if once again remastered. The same pieces are used during the discovery of treasure, items, and keys, and the Legend of Zelda theme for Wind Waker still sounds fantastic, as well as boss music, and other pieces of music from the original game. And they are still head-and-shoulders above most of their competition, even rivaling music in cinema, I would venture to say. In the way of quests, a few changes were made in the making of the Wii U version. In order to get the Magic Armor, for instance, you don't have to do Zunari's trading quest, but it's also possible to buy it at the Auction House, which also offers the aforementioned extra sail that allows your boat to travel faster without having to change wind direction. Also, in the quest to find all the piece of the Triforce, some locations were changed as well as the requirements for getting them. None of these are complaints at all, but are worth taking note of. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker remains a fantastic game and refuses to show its age. With this remastering, Nintendo displayed its strategic abilities in gauging which of its games needs improvements the most. The gameplay and puzzles remain just as satisfying and the GamePad's functionality provides for a level of practicality like no other. Plus, the graphics are the most colorful I've ever seen in a 3D video game. I absolutely adored this game. I can't speak about the original game because I didn't play it, but this is my favorite HD remake thus far and, more impressively and perhaps ironically, my favorite Wii U game. Even if you played the original, I highly suggest you pick up a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, as it is one of the best games I've ever played.
The Good, the wonder and the bold!
The Legend of Zelda has earned it place among the most well known & respectible game serise of all times. Each game is a incredible uplifting inspirering epic and admursife adventure. It's bold and invative from game to game you never know what to expect with a new Zelda the adventure setting graphics syle, story, and gameplay is different with each installment the only thing sertent is that you will be getting a great adventure! With The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker it never felt like a Zelda game to me. But it's a unforgetible adventure in it's own right. With a beautiful world to explore full of life and some of the most enjoyible side qeast in the Zelda serise. It has well designed Puzzle's and great fight mechanices and even let's u enjoy the combat in some large arrina parts of the levels. The story is personal with well deveped chearters and the amazing chearcter devlepment. This Wii U update adds a unlockible fast sail witch makes the sailing 1000% less depressing and the game now has improved pasing in the collecton near the end of the game. And it now runs at 60fps in HD wide screen. It also has a miiverse feature that let's you send message in a bottle in game that's a amazing way to share momments from this amazing adveture with other players after all we all have a different way of thinking and it near inposible to find everything this game has to offer on your own. So yeah I am not a fan of remakes but this is a good game! I can't really explan it so exprence it for your self. Right from the start it really pulls you in and you will enjoy this game all the way throw now with the improvments made to the flow of the game. God Bless and Happy gaming I hope u enjoy this game.
One of the best games on GameCube goes HD
Legend of Zelda has always been one of my favorite Nintendo franchises and now Nintendo is movie one of its strongest tittles to Wii-U.
wonderful zelda game
I love this game. I haven't bought a zelda game in a while but this was a great way to get me back into the game. i also love the story line. a must have game for the wii u.
Same thing.......just with hd graphics
same game, same story. just different controls and graphics. for a person who's played legend of zelda wind waker this is not for you. for person who has not. BUY THIS NOW. i have played this before so i do not recommend this.
Best game on WiiU!
I played this game 10 years ago on the Gamecube and I will just say that when I heard it was coming to WiiU I almost fell in the floor! This game is 50 bucks but I would have easily given 60. The graphics have been improved a ton and look absolutely beautiful and the game really puts the gamepad to good use. The game is just as fun and addictive as it was when I was 14. If you are a parent thinking about purchasing this and a WiiU for your kid or even an adult that played this game when you was younger like me please do yourself a favor and buy this and a WiiU if you have to because it is worth it. 10/10 in my book.