Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Zelda Remakes?

It seems pretty clear that three of the most beloved Legend of Zelda games of all time would be Ocaraina of Time, A Link To The Past, and Majora's Mask. For years fans continually played through the games countless times, stayed up all night with friends playing them, and learned how to speed run the games to be the next world record holder. Now after the release of the OOT remake for the 3DS in June of 2011 Nintendo has been playing around with the idea of a new remake.
After the release of the OOT remake fans were loving the ability to play one of their favorite games of all time on the go, in great graphics, and great mechanics. Now fans are wanting another remake but Nintendo is torn on whether or not to do it, or even what game they should remake. Nintendo has come out in saying that they hope and plan to do a remake of both Majora's Mask and Link To The Past but what they are skeptical on is which should go on the 3DS and the Wii-U. Miyamoto from Nintendo came out in saying "We have lots of good opportunities in terms of thinking about which Zelda game is going to be best for which purpose".

For me personally I'm a little confused as to what they expect to do with a Link To The Past remake. They've already released Link To The Past on GameBoy and I can't really see it being a good remake on either platform unless they boost the visual style of the game dramatically. Majora's Mask in my opinion would be a great remake for the 3DS, mostly because we already saw OOT come out of the 3DS and it did fantastic. Considering both games are very similar it wouldn't be to difficult for Nintendo to produce that remake.
The last thing I wanted to address is I could see a remake of Majora's Mask on Wii-U would do well. I've not been very fond of the idea of the Wii-U since its announcement but I know fans like me would grab one for a Zelda remake and a new game added to it. The idea of a tablet as the controller for a Zelda game would be both great and fantastic for reasons such as inventory use and map, also the Wii-U would do great for a Majora's Make remake because of the graphical boost it could give the game. I think in a small sense Zelda fans want to see some of their favorite series brought into HD but Nintendo needs to be careful not to sacrifice the mechanics and game play that everyone has come to love over the last 26 years.

People are asking for these remakes and they want them bad. Earlier this month a fan released a supposed teaser trailer of a Majora's Mask remake and people loved it, even though it was a fan made trailer. If a fan could pull this off on his own time what could Nintendo do with Majora's Mask if the Wii-U has the mechanical power they say it does.

Our beloved games are in the hands of Nintendo as they toy with the ideas of remakes and I personally hope they make the right choice as to which game will go on which platform. Please don't let us down Nintendo.

Cameron Deao

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