Bill Clay wrote:
I'm thinking of doing some kind of chronological run through of the Zeldas starting with Minish Cap.
Will give me a chance to play through SS, TP and 3D OOT again
Also where do people see the series going following SS.
I would imagine we'll have a 3DS version early 2013 maybe that I pray to god isn't in the same style as PH or ST (a MM remake wouldn't go unbought either). As for Wii U it was 5 years between TP and SS, hopefully it wont be that long again for the next home console version but when it does come I don't anticipate it being a BIG Hyrule game like TP. I think something along the lines of WW2 with much bigger islands and spectacular set pieces might be on the cards!
I'd love to do this at some point, really want to give Majoras Mask a chance on Virtual Console (does it have save states?). Its the only 3D zelda I've never completed due to not really getting on with the save system at the time. Found the bird statues a bit too spread out and found it annoying that you could only load your save from them once without going back to the statue and saving all over again. Absolutely loved the atmosphere of the game too.
I've also been thinking about where I'd like to see the series go and I imagine the first step will be Majoras Mask in 3D on the 3DS. They have a lot of the assets ready to use straight away from Ocarina and I think as good as MM was it was definitley a flawed game so it would benefit from a remake. Wouldn't be at all surprised to see it announced at E3 for a late 2012, early 2013 release.
I have a feeling we'll also see an announcement of the next major Zelda for Wii U at E3, whether that comes in merely the form of an announcement or an early trailer remains to be seen. I have a feeling though that much like with the original Gamecube tech demo at Spacworld, and the one that was shown a year later they will be dramatically different in style. I'm anticipating they will stick with a more cel-shaded, cartoony style. I loved the style of Skyward Sword but still prefer Wind Waker and if they took a more cartoony style like WW, but with character models more similar to SS (I'm thinking something that looks like a Disney film pretty much), then it would be incredible
In terms of the style, I would like Zelda to go forwards in terms of story instead of going back and telling more 'origins' type stories. Would really like to see them continue the 'Wind Waker' storyline, with the sea to travel but some much bigger islands. Most importantly I'd like to see a lot more towns and civilisation. I liked the idea of them finding a 'new hyrule' at the end of Phantom Hourglass, and Spirit Tracks setting it in this land. It'd be a refreshing change to have a totally new setting and allow them to move away from the same geographical limitations.
Furthermore I'd like them to move the era of Zelda forward a bit. Spirit Tracks brought the idea of steam technology, thinks like trains and steamboats and I'd love to see them take advantage of the Wii U's extra processing power by giving us a real sense of a more industrialised and widely populated world. I'm thinking a setting a bit more like the one Fable 2 had. Would love to see them expand on the RPG elements like upgrades as well as bringing in other RPG elements such as decision making, would be great to have a Zelda game where you can directly affect the world around you with your actions. I also think its about time the Zelda series gets full voice acting, but keep Link as a mute!