Summary: I never played the previous version of this game. The graphics on this game are very entertaining. Likewise, the huge open world is fun to explore. My biggest gripe was getting the speedier sail. That 'quest' took me far longer than I felt it should have. The speedier sail is a must-have to get around this huge ocean world efficiently. Also, maybe I am just getting old, but I had to have a step by step guide open on a web browser for much of this game.
Summary: Screw the GameCube version, Screw Dolphin. Wind Waker HD is the ultimate version of this classic Zelda Game. Nintendo didn't just copy and paste the original GameCube version with 1080p resolution. No. They rebuild the game from the ground up for the Wii U. With a newer game engine and stunning 1080p visual. They even added a "Hero Mode" for those who found the original game too easy and fix some of the problem the original one had.
Summary: I am going to purchase the Wii U soon for my birthday. I would really like to get a Wind Waker bundle even though I never really liked the Wind Waker playing it a few years back. It just lost my interest and right now I am only at the Forest Haven. The GamePad's design is so cool with the Zelda engravings. I have also heard that Wind Waker HD has a lot if changes from the original from faster sailing to Tingle Bottles.