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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Platform(s): GameCube, Wii, WiiU
Genre: Action
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: Dec. 11, 2006 (US), Dec. 15, 2006 (EU)

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4. 'The Legend of Zelda' (NGC)

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2005 @ 12:30 a.m. PST

A more grown-up Link returns in a new adventure with an impressive new 3-D look. Solve challenging puzzles, explore vast lands and hunt for treasure. Immerse yourself in the deep story lines and rich graphics for which the franchise is known.

Kris Graft: Why wouldn't this game be one of the most anticipated of 2005? Seriously, when the trailer was shown as last year's E3, gamers openly wept. Although Wind Waker was great in its own right, it didn't grasp the imagination of gamers the same way Ocarina of Time did. The new Zelda appears to be the remedy for gamers let down by WW. Not much is known about this game, except that it appears some of the game mechanics will be carried over from previous Zelda games. Zelda looks to be setting the GameCube up for an incredible farewell.

Tony "OUberLord" Mitera: Let's face it; we all collectively dropped our jaws at the legendary Spaceworld demonstration a few years back where Link first appeared on the GCN hardware. And let's face it, half of those people slammed Wind Waker up and down until they got used to the cel-shaded look. For the second iteration of Zelda on the GCN Link is going back to that look of realism and detail, undoubtedly paired with the same whimsy and adventure that has made every other title in the long-running series an instant classic. But why so much hubbub about yet another Zelda title? Simply put, Nintendo's first-party game never fail to amaze due to their innovation and high quality levels, the Zelda series being a prime example of this. The same qualities that make you want to dust off the old gold cartridge will almost certainly be found in this title, only now with the most realistic representation of the characters and environments seen yet.

Agustin Mojica You know the Nintendo fan's usual spiel: "Nintendo's gonna change! They're gonna give gamers what they want next time!" That's what the Gamecube was supposed to be, and looking at its place in the market, most of us will agree that Nintendo failed. But wait; what's this? A new Zelda game is scheduled for late 2005, and it seems to be giving players what they wanted in the first place: a fleshed-out follow-up to Ocarina of Time. I'm a big supporter of Nintendo's direction with The Wind Waker, not to mention somewhat of a detractor of Ocarina of Time, but this new game has even my blood boiling with anticipation. A huge overworld, great graphics, and hopefully gameplay that continues from the direction the first Gamecube outing went on (sans sailing) make this new Zelda one of my most anticipated games of the year.


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