I would love to see the Wind Waker graphics carry on, just not on the the DS.Honestly I'm not tired of the cel-shaded graphics themselves, just how they use them. They were brilliant in wind waker, but when they did it on Phantom Hourglass and now Spirit tracks, they look like crap. As I've said in other posts, we need to let the cel-shaded stay were it's best on big consoles, and let 2D ALTTP graphics come back to the smaller ones.
Alright, time for my two cents. XD
When it comes to the realistic graphics, I'm a fan. Making Link look all the more real is fine with me, but....it takes some fantasy aspects out of it.
Think about it; you are playing with realistic games, there are restrictions. You can't make something look un-real, aka, more "fantasy like." Link has to be in perfect proportion, he has to have all his movements make sense. In a sense, yeah, that's a good thing, but it takes away from the creativity and the cartoonish/fantasy feel; something Nintendo does best.
Mario? He's a cartoon! The series is so successful it's crazy, head to head with our loved Zelda series. But despite it's cartoonish factor, it's still the most popular series in the gaming world, whether you like it or not. Heck, even non-gamers know who Mario is. Why do you think that? No one ever has complained about their graphics to the degree that Zelda has. Zelda was known for realistic and it did well, Mario was known for more cartoonish, and it soared.
Wind Waker graphics and gameplay pushed the limit on the Zelda series. Before, everything had to look realistic. Yes, there were some cartoonish aspects to some of the games such as Oracle of Ages and Seasons, but it was not that far astray from the realistic factor.
Why do you think Wind Waker was so successful? Here's the reasons...
- A Ocean where you could go nearly wherever you wanted, giving a sense of adventure to the player.
- Alternate timeline to OoT, complicating the plot for Zelda more and giving us more throeies to come up with.
- Brand-New, Cartoonish graphics that worked fantastically for the system is was created for.
Wind Waker graphics never cease to amaze me, in fact, the whole game amazes me. It's arguably my favorite next to OoT.
Now, some of you might say, "Wind Waker was made for kids! It's not a real Zelda game!" I beg to differ. While it does appeal to the youngest audience by keeping the scary monsters at bay and the cartoonish graphics, you can't say that it's a bad game, or a bad series.
Now, yes, most of us know that Wind Waker was a good game. At this point, I'm going to have to agree with Josh.
I would love to see the Wind Waker graphics carry on, just not on the the DS.
Ok, I've bored you enough with my crazy long post, I'll stop here.