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Summary: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD overachieves. The holy grail of video game remakes is to provide an experience as good as you remember the original being; Wind Waker HD goes the extra step and is better than you remember. The harsh reality of remakes is that very often in their attempt to canonize a classic they actually manage to reveal the flaws of the original work, the failings that human memory tends to smooth over. As in: "Wow, was Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Wii U) – Review
27 January 2014
Conclusion: The Wii U HD version of The Wind Waker really stands out as a stellar title for the console, which has had a pretty rough ride so far. Yes, it’s a remake but it’s a great one at that. Visually it works wonders for Zelda fans and it introduces new features that keep gamers familiar with the original enticed, and challenged. Newer players get the thrill of what feels and looks like a new game. This is the biggest reason as to why this HD remake has been such a success.
Excerpt: Being a second generation video game reviewer has quite a few benefits. When I am smart enough to listen to my dad I can find my way through rooms and areas of The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD on the Wii U. It helps that he played this game on the Gamecube. Although he claims to not remember specifics in this Legend of Zelda home console video game.
Excerpt: I have not seen a better SD to HD transition than that of The Wind Waker. On top of the beautiful way this game looks in high resolution, Nintendo has tweaked an already brilliant game just a little to make it even better. The fabled Legend of Zelda series is nothing if not able to stand the test of time, and if you have never played The Wind Waker you owe it to yourself to try.
Excerpt: Upon its initial reveal, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was lambasted by fans and critics. With a new producer and a completely new graphical art style The Wind Waker was a divisive game. Over time however, people’s opinions have changed and we’ve all grown to love what Wind Waker has become.
Conclusion: What impresses me more then the visual/gameplay updates is the fact that Wind Waker HD still can compete with any new game on the market today. The story is charming, the characters warm your heart, and the game remains as one of the best 3D adventure games to date. With the lack of killer software on the Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD is one of the only great games currently available to date.
Summary: It's a testament to the style, focus and execution of the veterans over at Nintendo that fans young and old alike now love the Wind Waker and see it as one of the Zelda series finest 3D outings.