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WingedSnagret

Link riding a Yoshi... That actually could have happened in SSBB since they were partners in the Adventure Mode. A LoZ/Kid Icarus crossover would be kinda funny, seeing as how Pit breaks the forth wall as it is. XD

But in all seriousness, I say leave well enough alone. While a change of pace can be good, more often then not it ends in disaster.

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RR529

I'm fine with the way that Zelda is now.

With that said, I wouldn't mind if the series were to modernize a tad, close to your renaissance idea. With the train (Spirit Tracks) and steam boat (Phantom Hourglass), such technology wouldn't be out of place at all in the Zelda universe (heck, in TP, one of the freedom fighters had a portable canon, & no one complained about that).

Of course, it wouldn't be the actual renaissance era, but a Hylian equivalent, technologically (mixing & contrasting the series trademark magical elements, with the power of gunpowder), possibly taking place shortly after TP, where such technology was present. I have a feeling the story would more closely channel the sentiments of Japan's Meiji Revolution, where it was all about traditional ideas vs new influence.

Also, I see no reason why the setting would have to change for a Kid Icarus cameo. If they really wanted to do it, it wouldn't be more out of place in any current incarnation of Hyrule, than any you could think of.

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another stupid post to me -____-

leave the game setting as it is but they can change some of the weapons or bosses to have some different setting as someone else mentioned

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RR529 wrote:

Also, I see no reason why the setting would have to change for a Kid Icarus cameo. If they really wanted to do it, it wouldn't be more out of place in any current incarnation of Hyrule, than any you could think of.

It kind of already happened though:
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Gamesake

They already made a prehistoric and futuristic Zelda game. It was called Star Fox Adventures.

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They already made a prehistoric and futuristic Zelda game. It was called Star Fox Adventures.

I once said that there needs to be more 3d Zelda "ripoffs", with Beyond Good and Evil, Megaman Legends, and Okami as examples of the greatness that can come from that.

The fact that I forgot about Star Fox Adventures, which is also from Nintendo, says a lot.

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skywake

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skywake wrote:

I don't really think Zelda is set in any era and it's certainly not in any timeline that we'd recognise. So this whole thread kinda misses the point I think.

I think YOU are kind of missing the point.

We're talking about a game that consistently has enemies that shoot lasers (1960) where you run around with explosives powerful enough to break walls (1840). A world that's somehow got all that but is still obsessed with princesses, legends and castles. Before Skyward Sword, which is the first game in the timeline, there were robots which were self aware and crystals which when put into some electronic device created a time bubble of sorts.

This is not a game where you pin down eras its set in. If the technology existing in Zelda were anymore out of place I'd call it steampunk. The better question would be not which era the next game will be but which new technology that would be fun to control with the Wii U Gamepad will they retrofit into the Zelda Universe.

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LolWut wrote:

skywake wrote:

I don't really think Zelda is set in any era and it's certainly not in any timeline that we'd recognise. So this whole thread kinda misses the point I think.

I think YOU are kind of missing the point.

We're talking about a game that consistently has enemies that shoot lasers (1960) where you run around with explosives powerful enough to break walls (1840). A world that's somehow got all that but is still obsessed with princesses, legends and castles. Before Skyward Sword, which is the first game in the timeline, there were robots which were self aware and crystals which when put into some electronic device created a time bubble of sorts.

This is not a game where you pin down eras its set in. If the technology existing in Zelda were anymore out of place I'd call it steampunk. The better question would be not which era the next game will be but which new technology that would be fun to control with the Wii U Gamepad will they retrofit into the Zelda Universe.

You're really over analyzing this. He used his imagination, came up with alternate scenarios, and listed them. Nobody said these had to come to fruition. So why must you write paragraphs not only telling him its "wrong", but also listing "reasons" (your own opinions, really), while slathering the whole thing with smugness?
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Meowpheel

What he said is true, placing zelda in a realistic set point in time would only limit it's potential and kill it's charm,
He also said that it would be a better question what kinds of mistmatched technologies we would get to see in the next game.

He never said the OP was wrong or that his (her?) scenearios were impossible, either, just slightly out of place.

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steamhare

Rather than change the time period, I wouldn't mind a change of physical setting. I'd love to see a zelda with a more urban setting. Visiting temples without having to leave a massive fantasy era city would be nice. Hyrule castle town always seems so small. It would be nice if it really seemed like a capital city for once.

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steamhare wrote:

Rather than change the time period, I wouldn't mind a change of physical setting. I'd love to see a zelda with a more urban setting. Visiting temples without having to leave a massive fantasy era city would be nice. Hyrule castle town always seems so small. It would be nice if it really seemed like a capital city for once.

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kkslider5552000 wrote:

Gamesake wrote:

They already made a prehistoric and futuristic Zelda game. It was called Star Fox Adventures.

I once said that there needs to be more 3d Zelda "ripoffs", with Beyond Good and Evil, Megaman Legends, and Okami as examples of the greatness that can come from that.

The fact that I forgot about Star Fox Adventures, which is also from Nintendo, says a lot.

i loved starfox adventure belive it or not its my favorite starfox game i never found okami megaman legends or beyond goood and evil to be like zelda o.o

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BlatantlyHeroic

If you look at the Zelda games, they really don't have a set era. They are pretty much every era packed into one only a bit more heavy on the renaissance side. There are many rooms that aren't lit by torches, but still have light at night, which means the light bulb has probably already been invented. Also, having a monarchy and castle doesn't make you any less advanced. Most of the Kings of Hyrule have high morals and ideals, making them great leaders, thus, you have no need for any other type of political system... until Ganondorf takes over that is.

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Sonicmon

i think zelda in a pre-historic world would ruin the zelda franchise for me

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i think zelda in a pre-historic world would ruin the zelda franchise for me

In a prehistoric world, wouldn't that only be the Goddesses and Demise? There certainly would be no Link during that time.
Actually, playing as the Goddess Hylia fighting in the war sounds like a pretty good Idea... It'd make a cool spin-off.

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skywake wrote:

I don't really think Zelda is set in any era and it's certainly not in any timeline that we'd recognise. So this whole thread kinda misses the point I think.

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Hokori

They should pull a FF XIII and make it super futuristic
Oh and modern Zelda... All link would do is text on his smart phone and say LOL

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LolWut wrote:

tl;dr people have different ideas and opinions. live with it.

So why criticize Skywake for expressing his opinion and having it differ with the OP´s point of view?

For me Zeldas are predominantly set in a fantasy land, with some modern elements added to make it fresh and to explore some ideas. This allows the developers to change things without getting the backlash of changing too much at once and have fans roaring "This is not Zelda, this is Mass Effect with Link" or Assassin's Creed, or whatever period they would go for. So I would prefer to continue that route.

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Karakato

I personally want to see a LoZ title set in a steam punk setting, really dig those kinds of styles. Might clash against the medieval setting of the series but its better than seeing Link in a Train conductors outfit.
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