Oh man, someone totally just PLAYED Zelda on wikipedia. Like man…..Soooooooooooooo hardcore. This is from the Skyward Sword entry…
“The exaggerated character designs will point the player to the enemies’ attacks and weaknesses, which is one of the reasons the realistic graphics from Twilight Princess were dropped”.
So a group of people got together and made their own independent film based on the Zelda games, called “The Hero of Time.” And it’s almost 2 hours long. Insane, right? This takes cosplay to a whole new level.
I can’t figure out how to embed the darn thing here, so you’ll just have to click the link. LINK! Get it!
Sadly no EXACT date like most of the other games but that’s ok. Nintendo is pretty good about hitting release dates (srs). But here is a longish list of upcoming Nintendo Releases:
* The Legendary Starfy – June 7, 2009
* Fossil Fighters – Aug. 10, 2009
* Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box – Aug. 24, 2009
* Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story – Fall 2009
* Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky – Fall 2009
* Style Savvy – Holiday 2009
* The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks – Holiday 2009
* Glory of Heracles – 2010
* Golden Sun DS – 2010
* WarioWare D.I.Y. – TBD
* Picross 3D – TBD
* Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! – June 8, 2009
* Flipnote Studio – Summer 2009
* Crash-Course Domo – TBD
* Hard-Hat Domo – TBD
* Mario Calculator TBD
* Mario Clock TBD
* Pro-Putt Domo TBD
* Rock-n-Roll Domo TBD
* Six in One Translator (working title) – TBD
* White-Water Domo – TBD
Hi, this is my first time posting to MCC, so introductions are in order. I’m Jessica, a.k.a. Baby Girl (lol) and NOT, by definition, a “gamer.” But I do like playing from time to time, and offer my reviews from a casual player’s perspective. So, without further ado…
I love the DS because most of the games aren’t a huge commitment, and usually aren’t too hard. Phantom Hourglass is my favorite DS game so far, combining fun interactive aspects, a cute storyline, and acceptable level of challenge.
Good: It’s Zelda! This game has all the familiar sound bites and graphics from previous editions (think along the lines of Wind Waker), and is immediately engaging. The casual gamer can pick it up with no prior knowledge of Zelda games, or games in general, and figure out the general gameplay. The boards are short enough that they don’t exasperate the player, but offer enough content on each level.
Without a doubt, Phantom Hourglass utilizes the interactive and innovative capabilities of the DS to the full extent. Most of the gameplay uses the stylus for action – whether moving Link or engaging in battle, or plotting a course for the boat to travel the different maps. There are loads of fun things to do, like drawing notes on the screen, controlling Link’s boomerang, using traveling bombs, and at one point players even have to blow into the mic to mimic blowing out a torch. Creative!
Traveling between maps is also fun, as Link sets sail on a boat. Mini challenges include fishing for a rare fish, discovering hidden treasure on the ocean floor, and battling a secondary character who has a grudge against Link’s shipmate. This helps break the game up a little and is just as enjoyable as the main plot.
Bad: Well apparently there are online components to the game, where you can battle another player in an arena. To be honest, I didn’t even try this so I can’t comment on it. It just seems unnecessary.
Ugly: The dungeons get pretty darn repetitive. In fact, there’s only one dungeon that players go back to several times during the storyline, progressing a bit further each time. The idea is that throughout the game, Link discovers more “time” for his Phantom Hourglass, which allows more time to complete new levels in the dungeon. But timed games always add extra pressure and there were plenty of times when I couldn’t finish the level before time ran out. Part of the challenge? Yes. But also incredibly frustrating? Hell yes.
Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter 4, the D pad more like the EFF YOU PAD, The new Zelda game Spirit Tracks, and as usual the LOST talk! Listen to the 7th Podcast RIGHT NOW
I guess nintendo has something to say otherwise they wouldn’t really do a keynote address. Can we get another Wii-music? Mother f’r said ice cream. It’s a played out rant, the whole nintendo has nothing for “hardcore” gamers so I wont go there. How about just some games we can play? I dont NEED another halo or gears or WoW. How about a game I actually will enjoy playing. Maybe they’ll announced a new Zelda though I wasen’t a fan of twilight princess the little I played of it. It’s still 49.99 which I find laughable for a game as old as it is.