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post #1 of 13
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Found these on another forum. All I can say is wow!!!. I am so glad the cartoonish Link is gone. That is what has kept me away from the whole Zedla franchise as of late.

http://media.nintendo.com/mediaFiles...09e14cfce5.jpg

http://media.nintendo.com/mediaFiles...57db7e1bff.jpg

http://media.nintendo.com/mediaFiles...c5ffbefee8.jpg
post #2 of 13
Yep. This was a HUGE suprise from Nintendo. From what I heard, Nintendo had always planned on this. Windwaker was supposed to be an adventure with Link as a kid and this game will take place while Link is an adult. Either way, I am very much looking forward to this game come next Spring. Fortunately I'll have games like Metroid Prime 2, Resident Evil 4, and Halo 2 to keep me plenty busy until then :)
post #3 of 13
I liked cartoonish link :) He looks great on a giant screen :) and it was really...unique.

However, these look great too.
post #4 of 13
they have the trailer over at gamespot...

this game looks just unbelievable - along with resident evil 4, probably the best-looking game i've ever seen. both on the cube.

personally, i absolutely love the cel-shading in windwaker, and it does make me a little sad to see it gone....

but i'll get over it. :)
post #5 of 13
Maybe they'll continue the cel-shaded series on the DS...there's always hope. Of course, this new on looks awesome too.

Shawn
post #6 of 13
I liked the cel-shading, it was actually the first Zelda I'd played (WW).

This realistic Zelda...I'm just not digging playing a little ghey elf in green tights when you throw the harsh light of realism on things....

But beyond my personal preferences, I feel the engine will make the gameworld look like every other modern generation high tech graphics engine. Take Link out of those shots and it could be a couple dozen games. Take Link out of any WW shot and you can still tell it's WW.
post #7 of 13
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But beyond my personal preferences, I feel the engine will make the gameworld look like every other modern generation high tech graphics engine. Take Link out of those shots and it could be a couple dozen games. Take Link out of any WW shot and you can still tell it's WW.
while i agree with you, i'm not sure that it has to be all that bad. i mean, what's wrong with looking like every other hi-tech engine when that means looking like a lot of really, really great games? see what i'm saying?

basically, what you're saying is true of most of the best games out there - they look just like all the other great and not-so-great games. but they're still great.
post #8 of 13
I must be the only one that thought cel shading Zelda was a bad idea. After seeing that Link/Ganon fight that Nintendo showed for its E3 presentation on how powerful the GC could be, and getting the cartoon looking game instead, i was disapointed. These screens are exactly what i have been waiting for.

I honestly think that Nintendo could do a business spread sheet client, slap Zelda on the front of it and people would flock to it. But thats just me. ;) Im just glad to see Zelda finally get the graphical greatness it deserves.
post #9 of 13
I read earlier today that Nintendo is using their Wind Waker engine for the new Zelda game (with a few enhancements . . . obviously). Also . . . there is a brand new director for this game with the previous two directors looking over his shoulder. Maybe that is what the franchise needed . . . some new blood.

Can't wait to play this one!!!
post #10 of 13
I'm getting it..the one with mean looking link and evil looking ganon.
post #11 of 13
Ragedogg, it seems old school Zelda fans are in the camp that likes the new game, pointing out the original art direction of WW. I'd never played a Zelda before WW, but I liked the cel-shading and effects like the ultra-cool fire, it jsut oozed style. I bought my 'cube mostly to play WW.

So really, it's a good move for Nintendo, all they lose are the converts they got with the cel-shaded style.
post #12 of 13
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Couldn't agree with you more ragedogg. I was never a fan of the cel-shading. I tried to enjoy it but couldn't get past feeling like I was playing an episode of something on Nickelodean. I have nothing against cartoons. I love them especially old school toons. I would just rather watch them than play them.
post #13 of 13
I should note that I have nothing against cel-shading. Infact I own Dragons Lair 3D. I was just expressing how disappointed I was when after all the hype of the ultra realistic graphics on that GC/Zelda Demo, it quickly turned into the still nice looking, but cartoony graphics that we saw in WW.
Cel shading would never be deal breaker for me when it comes to a franchise like Zelda, but I dont own or even considered buying a GC, so I cant say for sure what I would really do. (Ever since the Nintendo killed the N64, by stopping production of games and marketing on the system, leaving all the loyal fans that supported the console, despite the fact that its main competitor had more games, better games and cheaper games, with a nice paper weight. Had Nintendo slowly put the N64 to death, much like Sony did the PS1, Remember all those mobile comercials about the PS playing anywhere? And how new games were still being made despite the fact that the PS2 had a full head of steam. Yeah much better then how Nintendo handled it. I wouldn't be so bitter.)

OK im ranting. sorry. Im a former Nintendo Supporter, NES, SNES, and N64 owner. Ive just cant give Nintend my money anymore.
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