Originally Posted by moothemagiccow
I think the old game looks fine and it's a weird choice for a remake.
I think the original looks great but I think this selection still made a lot of sense.
Zelda is one of their big franchises and this was a quick and easy way to get a Wii U Zelda release with very pleasing results out there while we wait for an original Zelda that likely is still at least a couple of years away at this point.
Furthermore, the GameCube underperformed and many wrote off Wind Waker back then due to its graphics style. Thanks to excellent word of mouth since then, probably many that are buying this are experiencing it for the first time. And it's old enough that many that did play it seem excited to revisit it.
And Wind Waker's graphics have probably aged the best of all the 3D Zelda's and needed the least effort to upgrade them to HD. Plus, this is the only console 3D Zelda that isn't already officially playable in some form on the Wii U thanks to its Wii compatibility which allows Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, and the two N64 Zelda's to be enjoyed on the Wii U.
And this always had gamepad control which makes it perfectly suitable for the standard Wii U gamepad, And it was an opportunity to address a few nagging complaints many had with the original like the Tingle map quest, the low difficulty, no widescreen support, and so on.
I think it made a lot of sense.Edited by Leo_Ames - 9/28/13 at 7:43pm