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Are you getting the new Zelda?

posted by abdallah on - last edited - Viewed by 1.6K users
I definitely am. Ive even preordered it along with the Wii console, the first time Ive ever preordered a console or a game, apart from Sam and Max. Heres a cut out from one review
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is a very rare experience. It’s a game where all of the pieces seem to fall into place in just the way necessary to create so seamless, so addictive, so unique an experience that it just feels right from start to finish. Apart from the classic Zelda action, of which there is plenty—more than ever before—in the game, Twilight Princess introduces some truly innovative gameplay elements and improves upon existing ones with an uncommon level of polish and attention. The game is simply overflowing with creativity; with its brilliantly-designed dungeons, legendary boss battles, engaging storyline, and rich cast of characters, it easily surpasses nearly every other game in its genre.

That said, some people are concerned primarily about its contentious graphical presentation; the sometimes-blurry textures. Do they hurt the overall appearance of the game? Yes. Perhaps the most important question, however, is whether they hurt the game enough to place it below the status of other “ten out of ten” legendary games. Here, the answer is a resounding “no.” The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is one of the greatest videogames ever created. It isn’t perfect—no game can make that claim—however, Twilight Princess is head and shoulders above nearly every other game I have ever played. It’s indubitably better than Ocarina of Time. It blows away The Wind Waker. And it has a sense of personality and careful balance that instill the player with a serious drive to complete it—something that many other very long adventure games, such as Oblivion, lack.
This is the first game that I have ever awarded a 10 in my six years as a reviewer, and for good reason. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is one of the defining videogames of our time. It is unquestionably one of the finest games ever released, and it is one that any gamer should experience regardless of the circumstances.
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  • Soon as I can get my hands on a Wii :)
  • there is a new zelda game coming to the ds q1 2007 too which looks interesting. I haven't been following it too closely to see if they will allow players to control link using something other then the stylus. ( I know that was one of the main complaints I saw after E3)

    Twilight Princess looks very cool. It will be interesting to see how the wii actually does. The controller is cool but it all depends on how it plays. I'm going to try it out next week when nintendo world 2006 comes to tokyo :D
    I'm going to make sure I go both days this time ( a mistake I made of going only one day for the tokyo game show :o )
    So far I've seen a review on gamespot for one of the wii games which doesn't look all that great but then again the ps3 got slammed their first couple games reviewed too.
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    Jake Telltale Alumni
    I'm getting both Zeldas. Oh man.
  • I have no idea what happened to the DS Zelda, it looked very good but I havnt heard anything about it since E3.
  • abdallah;14133 said:
    I have no idea what happened to the DS Zelda, it looked very good but I havnt heard anything about it since E3.
    Play.com says March next year.
  • I'm not sure yet. I'm definitely getting the Wii (see avatar), but I've never been a huge Zelda fan, being more partial to Mario. And I can't help it, but I think Excite Truck looks like a super cool game. But I might pick up TP, just to play around with it - I don't normally finish Zelda games though. :P
  • It's a Zelda game, so it's not really something I have to think about. I don't need a too-good-to-be-true review to make me buy it - it'll be mine day one. (Which is today, isn't it?)
  • Sure its a given for me as well. But I dont take for granted that other people are as nerded as us.
    Its going to be great thats for sure.. 3 weeks more here in Europe.
  • I preordered the Wii and the Zelda game - but have since been told that I probably won't get the console when it comes out.

    So I will be sat with the game - unable to play it.......TORTURE!!
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