The lights are on
Details on the next Wii Zelda title have been scarce. Nintendo is mostly remaining tightlipped on the road to the game’s big E3 reveal, but some details about the game’s accessibility have been revealed by none other than Miyamoto himself.Shigeru Miyamoto, the mastermind behind Zelda, explained that this new Zelda title is undergoing a different development process than previous games. He admitted that the creation of Zelda games usually starts with a concept demo and then develops into game mechanics from there. For this new title that order has been reversed.Speaking on the predictable, forumulaic patterns of all Zelda games, Miyamoto stated that Nintendo is “creating a new way to play the game. We are trying to make Zelda, which has become very complicated, easier to play.”Nintendo’s attempt to make one of their leading brands more accessible shouldn’t come as much surprise. With the latest Mario games sporting a Super Guide system, which aids players who are struggling with challenging bits of gameplay, a simplification of Zelda isn’t too out of line.Many Zelda fans like myself, however, brace ourselves for the worst when it comes to tampering with such a treasured franchise.
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As long as they keep the basics of what I love about Zelda, I'll buy it.
Link's loses a heart on his health bar everytime I hear something. First, I have to swing my arms like an idiot and now, It's easier?. I hope a great many things were not changed.
I don't believe this is a bad thing. Accessable and Easier to play I think may have to be interchangeable here. With the recent news about Mario Galaxy 2 being quite difficult. I have a feeling that it may be the same way with Zelda. Make the challege harder, but make the playability a bit more simplistic. I like the idea..but I hope that it comes across this way and not so much a dumbed down Zelda. But well never know. It might be like the Metroid-Other M...that only uses the Wiimote...its more simplistic, but i'm sure offers a new challenge in the game.
i think of this zelda wii 2 game as new simple mario bros wii. Simple side scrolling concept but hard gameplay. Hopefully this game wont be too easy in dungeons or in sword play. easy and zelda dont mix.....................
Please o please dont mess up my favorite series. I will lose all reason to buy another nintendo again if this happens.
The only time I felt a Zelda game was unnecessarily hard was the Water Temple in OoT. Besides that calling Zelda hard would be a lie. My favourite 3D Zelda after Oot, Wind Waker, wasn't really challenging but a great experience none the less. So if you're going to make a Zelda easier than Twilight Princess and Wind Waker I wonder how that will sit with Nintendo's old fans. I get this trying to appeal to that new audience Nintendo has bought it but how much of the new audience even knows what Zelda is?
Looking at the Half Full perspective...
Maybe it just means gameplay wise, and not puzzle or challenge wise *Shivers*
I just hope they don't mess it up, which I'm sure they won't.
Uh...I wouldn't exactly call Zelda an inaccessible game in the first place.
Another thought....remember back to the original zelda? How many buttons were there? D Pad, select, start, A and B. 5....Simple yet areas and bosses of the game were difficult...soo not complex...simplified...accessible...but not everyone beat the game. I think that is the meaning behind Miyamoto's "easier to play" attitude.
well obviously, this could either be a good thing or a bad thing but I can't wait non the less! and since I cant wait, I am going to travel forward in time to see the big E3 reaveal
no games are easy.
Its simple sounds like they are going to target the younger generation in order to get them into gaming.