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Video: What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Look Like In HD?

Posted by Damien McFerran

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We've already shown you what Super Mario Galaxy could look like in glorious HD, and now it's the turn of fellow Wii classic The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the game voted for by you — our dear readers — as the next candidate for the comparison treatment.

As before, we cannot stress enough that this is a hypothetical demonstration created by our resident video wizard Rory Cocker and is not in any way, shape or form affiliated or connected with Nintendo. It's simply a technical showcase to illustrate what Skyward Sword could look like if it were rendered in 1080p HD resolution (speaking of which, you'll need to make sure you set YouTube to "1080p" to get the full effect of this footage).

Feast your eyes on the video below and then vote in our poll to decide which title we'll cover next in this series. If we haven't included a game you'd like to see, then let us know by leaving a comment.

What game would you like us to give the HD treatment to next? (472 votes)

Xenoblade Chronicles

31%

Super Mario Galaxy 2

  5%

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

16%

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

10%

Mario Kart Wii

  2%

MadWorld

  4%

Metroid: Other M

8%

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

24%

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johndevine

#1

johndevine said:

It would be beautiful and I would love Nintendo to do it!

Even though it isn't too old. It really would be deserving of a HD remaster.

Dreamz

#3

Dreamz said:

Considering it's my favorite 3d entry in the series, my vote went to Other M. Xenoblade would definitely be my second choice, however.

Silent

#4

Silent said:

Looks good. Never understood the hate towards the game. Prob the zelda cycle.

Ralek85

#5

Ralek85 said:

@ZeroZX_Dev I think there is a fair chance for Majoras Mask 3D ... So Skyward Sword HD wouldn't be a bad thing. Though I'm getting really curious to see what Zelda WiiU will look like ... more than anything

Buduski

#6

Buduski said:

Twilight princess, xenoblade and then metroid prime 3! Even though I own all three games I would definitely double dip with all three games!

meltendo

#10

meltendo said:

They should strive to do HD versions of all of their games so down the line they can continue to offer it as a VC game w
hen the Wii3, Wii4, etc. get released.

erv

#11

erv said:

This video made me smile through its soundtrack and gorgeous set pieces. I really loved that game for its atmosphere because it was quite unique...

fluggy

#12

fluggy said:

Meh. The SS art art style worked because it was in SD. Everything looked like a swirling portrait from a distance. Still not as good as the Wii U Zelda spider demo!

slash125

#13

slash125 said:

Imo the only game they should be giving a whack with the HD stick is super mario sunshine !

slash125

#14

slash125 said:

That and considering it was the latest zelda game (wwhd excluded) its really not its time

ToniK

#17

ToniK said:

I consider this the best Zelda ever made. It got a lot of hate when it came out and I do understand some of it but still don't agree. One of the highlights of my gaming "career" for sure :) To each one's own I guess.

TreesenHauser

#18

TreesenHauser said:

Great video!

Was gonna go with Smash Bros. Brawl or Metroid Prime 3, but after seeing it was listed, I'd love to see how MadWorld looks in 1080p.

TreesenHauser

#19

TreesenHauser said:

@ToniK I agree with you! Skyward Sword gets a lot of undeserved hate IMO. It's not my absolute favorite Zelda game, but it's up there.

ROBLOGNICK

#20

ROBLOGNICK said:

Other than the HUD icons, I didn't notice any difference.

Metroid needs to be in HD. Immediately. I don't care which one.

rjejr

#23

rjejr said:

I'm about 2 hours into Xenoblade and it really is hard playing an SD game after years of PS3 and almost a year of Wii U. I was going to hold out and wait for a HD version someday but I used a B2G1 coupon for Xeno, Kirby Return to Dreamland and DKCTF so about $32.50 for each game. (We're going to trade in DKCTF for SMG2 when we're done so its basically a $5 rental.)

If Xeno gets an HD update before X comes out maybe I'll still buy it anyway.

Monkeh

#24

Monkeh said:

For me, personally, the hate for SS comes from it having a 'hub-like overworld' instead of your traditional (actual) overworld that was in every previous Zelda game (and more recently in A Link Between Worlds, which is probably why that got hardly any hate).

Truth be told, I would re-buy every one of those games if they were released in HD on Wii-U. All of them expect Brawl, since that would only be worth anything if Smash 4 is still a long way off (which it shouldn't be).

ikki5

#25

ikki5 said:

honestly, if they were going to make an HD remake, I'd want it to be a game that we cannot already play using the Wii U meaning. no Wii games.

Spoony_Tech

#29

Spoony_Tech said:

All that succeeded in doing was making me want to play this again. Can't seem to find any of my Wii games though?!

RennanNT

#30

RennanNT said:

@ikki5 Only GC and 3DS then? Everything else is or can be on the VC..

To me, if there's to be an HD remake, I hope is a game which can greatly benefit from the gamepad. Like Xenoblade, which menus would be several times better with a touch screen and with info like quest or skill tree always at hand.. I would probably buy it again even if the graphics were the same...

RoomB31

#31

RoomB31 said:

Wouldn't we all prefer some awesome Gamecube games (no longer playable on wii u) get the HD treatment, or at least some VC.
like, but not limited to:
f-zero gx,
super mario sunshine,
eternal darkness,
Baten Kaitos.
Wave Race: Blue Storm,

AJWolfTill

#33

AJWolfTill said:

Please stop asking for HD remakes of Wii games. I really don't think Skyward Sword or Galaxy benefit significantly from the treatment due to the art style.
I am curious what Xenoblade would look like in proper HD but I doubt you can do anything about the textures so it won't make a huge difference.
On the plus side, any excuse to listen to Phi's lamentation (is it that one?) is great by me!

ricklongo

#35

ricklongo said:

I wish they'd release a HD remake of SS for the Wii U, less for the HD and more for the traditional control scheme.

Nintenjoe64

#36

Nintenjoe64 said:

My vote went for Other M out of sheer curiosity. I think I've seen the others

@RennanNT I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo gave us HD Remakes of The Last Story and Pandora's Tower before they did it for Xenoblade!

@ricklongo I doubt they'd do that. Nearly every enemy would need a redesign. I wish they were sticking to the Motion Plus controls because that was the only saving grace of Skyward Sword for me. (when compared to other Zeldas)

FritzFrapp

#37

FritzFrapp said:

Would deffo double-dip for an HD remaster of Skyward, if only in the hope of a fix to the PAL SD version's stuttering cinematics in the end credits. That slightly tarnished the game for me.

tanasten

#39

tanasten said:

I'm playing right now Other M and I would ask for an HD remake with the option to play always in first person. That would fix the two big issues of the game.

BassLostie

#40

BassLostie said:

Everyone wants HD remakes of this game. Me too. But, maybe to make things faster, they should release an "HD pack" (like PS3 did with a lot of older PlayStation titles) and just port them into HD. An HD pack containing Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess, would sell a lot, I'm sure.

tanasten

#41

tanasten said:

BTW, what would be really cool is if the WiiU could play all Wii Games upcaled to 1080p. I mean, not just upscaling, but aplaying the 1080p output from the game, just like some emulators. Nintendo is missing a big opportunity there.

RennanNT

#42

RennanNT said:

@Nintenjoe64 Why do you think so? XB has more hype, is 1st-party and there's an spiritual successor coming that Nintendo is giving a lot of attention.

LtAldoRaine

#44

LtAldoRaine said:

@Monkeh I really like SS,but there are some glaring flaws for me. There are few sidequests,much of the second half of the game consists of exploring previous areas and too damn much hand holding. I'm not a fan of the hub-like overworld because it limits the exploring and side quests.

That said,there is a lot to love about the game, and they make me overlook the flaws a bit to enjoy it. A lot of Zelda fans are a fickle bunch. In my opinion, there isn't a flat-out bad game in the main series.

2Sang

#46

2Sang said:

Why would you want a wii remake when there's n64 and gamecube games that could use the updated graphics much more?

LtAldoRaine

#47

LtAldoRaine said:

And about the HD treatments, a Kid Icarus Uprising HD for the Wii U would be pretty awesome,with support for both pointer and touch controls. I would buy the hell out of that.

ikki5

#48

ikki5 said:

@RennanNT

Well, what would be the point in them making a remake of a game that is already available for the Wii U? If I want to play Xenoblade, Ill just take it off my shelf and put it in the Wii U. If they do an HD remake, there would be a 0% chance of me buying it because well... I already have it for my system. Why would I buy it again just to get slightly better visuals and a touch screen.

XFsWorld

#50

XFsWorld said:

@LtAldoRaine Yess, I would love a HD WiiU version of Kid Icarus: Uprising. With the WiiU, it could have a lot of different control schemes.

Nintenjoe64

#51

Nintenjoe64 said:

@RennanNT Mainly because it would be typical Nintendo to give us the HD remake that nobody asked for and also because Xenoblade is getting a sequel already. I think a Metroid Prime Trilogy HD with online would be awesome and the prices for MPT online show there is demand for the game on Wii so I can't see why Nintendo don't want to do a quick remake. WWHD took 6 months to develop and sold a million.

19Robb92

#52

19Robb92 said:

Minor difference.

If they would ever do a remake of any Wii title I want them to do it like with Wind Waker HD. Added visual effects etc. Not just an upped resolution.

Evenmoresteven

#53

Evenmoresteven said:

This is my favorite game of all time. I love it, and would absolutely buy it again if it came out in HD. I think Nintendo would go even further to make it look even better though. When they did Wind Waker HD, the updated a lot of the textures and lighting. It wasn't your standard HD re-release.

QBertFarnsworth

#54

QBertFarnsworth said:

@Kyloctopus I've always said if Skyward Sword with Wii Motion Plus would have been how the system worked at launch, the Wii would have dominated last gen. Instead, there was a huge sugar rush at launch, and then it died down. 100 million units is nothing to dismiss, but it could have been in PS2 territory. Now, if the Wii had 1:1, HD, and a killer Zelda at launch, it would have been game over.

Gold

#55

Gold said:

I bet the next HD remaster of a Wii game will come out on this site on May 3rd. Seems to take a month to make these remasters.

Monkeh

#56

Monkeh said:

@LtAldoRaine Yeah, exploration is one of my main drives in games like this and I really feel the hub-like overworld dumbed it down on that part. Apart from that there's obviously still a lot to enjoy... plus the music is just perfect IMO.

Evenmoresteven

#57

Evenmoresteven said:

@Monkeh See I've always really enjoyed the dungeons more than anything, and I guess that's why I enjoyed SS so much. It had some of the coolest dungeon design in the history of the series. I think that's why I liked Minish Cap so much as well.

deltamikemike

#59

deltamikemike said:

In a world where we don't have "Super Mario Galaxy HD", "Skyward Sword HD" or even the SNES version of Yoshi's Island on Virtual Console these conversations are pointless.

For my money three games I mention are first obvious stops on the "embracing the past train" I used to include Wind Waker HD and Earthbound on that list so I live in hope we'll see them. After that I really would much rather completely new games. Wii U versions of Mario vs. Donkey Kong, F-Zero, Luigi's Mansion and Animal Crossing would all be things I don't think would be commercially very risky (i.e. low budgets, guaranteed sales in the right release windows) and would please Nintendo fans no end.

RennanNT

#60

RennanNT said:

@Interneto Zelda cycle summarized = hype for next Zelda, hate for the most recent Zelda, love for the previous ones. Some hate SS now, but later will complain how the new game should be more like SS.

@ikki5 I much rather have the same graphics with significantly improved gameplay than the contrary. Of course, I wouldn't buy a second time, if I wasn't planing on replaying it a couple time, but that goes for graphics changes too..
I understand you only is interested if theres a big gap in graphics (and don't think you're wrong), but saying that its not worth because is available on Wii U means that no remake is worthwhile since they can port nearly anything to VC.
And it does make sense, because remaking an N64 or below game in HD cost much more money, time and is way more complex than one on Wii or GC (because they have to remodel everything or won't be any better than an remake for 3DS). That's why WWHD made more sense to Nintendo than MMHD, less sales but much more gain.
And since I talked about WWHD, thats a borderline example for me. The graphics didn't change much, but they took out annoying parts, speed up slow things, made an harder mode and give an decent improvements with the gamepad. And that raised a lot the replay value. I don't have the original but even if I had and it was playable on Wii U, I would be ok in buying it.

ikki5

#61

ikki5 said:

@RennanNT

I think you missed more the point if you think I am only interested in graphics. my main point is why would I buy it on the Wii U... again if I can already play it on the Wii U especially when there would be minimal changes to it and a few new added controls. Now, if they did this for their next system, not the Wii u which couldn't play the Wii discs, then you may have me looking at it, but for a game where I can already play it on the Wii U, you won't ever get me buying it.

Shugo

#63

Shugo said:

Simply increasing the resolution really doesn't make it look that good. The textures are still low-res and the lighting primitive. Wind Waker HD had completely redone and high-res textures, and they make a huge contribution to the final product.

Also I find it interesting that you guys have strict rules against talking about emulators and such and yet you post videos of Wii games running on an emulator.

wombatkidd

#64

wombatkidd said:

@ikki5 In complete fairness, not everyone has Xenoblade and with the prices copies of it go for an HD remaster would probably be cheaper.

Luffymcduck

#65

Luffymcduck said:

It would be fun to see Mad World next since that's the only black & white & red-game I've played.

RennanNT

#66

RennanNT said:

@ikki5 I'm just saying that you're not interested in improved gameplay like I am, (not that you are a "graphic jerk" by any means, in case it sounded like this). As remake are basically improvements on gameplay, graphics and/or content, and additional content are rarely worth a second buy by themselves, so if gameplay improvements isn't enough, then a big gap in graphics is necessary for a second buy, right?

Things like the iron boots on OoT3D or the sailing speed on WWHD (not them alone, but several small improvements together) made them worth to buy again for me. But I understand not everybody find it worth enough...

Gma-X

#67

Gma-X said:

I think the Wii games can wait for an HD release, the graphics of SS or SMG never bothered me. I would much rather see Super Mario 64, Goldeneye 007, Starfox 64 or the Banjo-Kazooie games produced in HD.

In my opinion, the gameplay of classic games is of a high level, because they had to "compensate" for the lack of graphic power, enabling them to sell the games purely on gameplay and ofcourse music. Combine that gameplay with HD Graphics and you've got an amazing game I think the original creators would have loved to see in their day, but were limited by the technology of their time.

Dreamz

#68

Dreamz said:

@wombatkidd I picked up Xenoblade Chronicles at my local Gamestop for like $50. Expensive for last gen, sure, but not prohibitive.

jakysnakydx

#69

jakysnakydx said:

I agree I'd rather see Mario 64 and other such games made in HD before the Wii games but here in Skyward Sword? I can BARELY see the difference. I'd MUCH rather Twilight Princess that could actually benefit from superbly good graphics.

Goldie

#70

Goldie said:

Thought the game was beautiful enough as is.
Sure, it wasn't as good as many of the others plotwise, but it still was an awesome adventure.

But if I had to pick, I'd go for Twilight Princess any day as I enjoyed that by far more and would definitely pick it up again.

Action51

#73

Action51 said:

For all the comments of people who mention the hate Skyward Sword gets:

I have a pretty simple explanation: It hit just when the hating Nintendo is hip cycle really got underway. It released in 2011, but it was late 2011 right before the holidays.

By this time, the Kinect and Move had flooded the market and failed, and motion controls in general were losing their appeal in the marketplace while the gaming media had declared them objects of ridicule and scorn.

Nintendo releases the most motion-intensive game ever made, the game that answered the promise of true 1:1 interactivity, but also required you to upgrade your old school motion control Wii mote.

It was the perfect storm of negative external factors, and the modern gamers of course jumped on top never to let an opportunity to pile negativity on something pass by when directed by marketing hype.

Ninhau

#75

Ninhau said:

i would certainly love to see Nintendo do more HD updates. They could hand over coding to other companies. noone would be forced to buy them, so criticizing Nintendo for updating classics would be stupid (galaxy 1-2, zelda tp&ss would benefit a lot, imo)

RedYoshi999

#76

RedYoshi999 said:

Didn't really make much of a difference, and since I never got into SS, I would be very annoyed to see Nintendo remake it instead of Majora's Mask, which actually needs the remake. I don't really need HD Wii games at this point in time. And if you're wondering what Mario Kart Wii HD looks like, perhaps try Mario Kart 8? :P

jrob23

#77

jrob23 said:

This is a perfect example of why Skyward Sword is just not among the best Zelda's. When you see Mario Galaxy in HD you can see the massive difference the upgrade made. With this, it's pretty minimal. It would appear that it's 'base' was not as polished. There is so little detail in SS to be upgraded sadly. They focused way too much on the motion control aspect where they could have improved graphics by a lot.

JaxonH

#80

JaxonH said:

@Jazzer94
This so much. F-Zero GX would be timeless in full HD...

Man... Skyward Sword is SUCH a great game- I really gotta get back to finishing it sometime. I'm saddened that I'm on the last dungeon of Link Between Worlds. My goodness that game is amazing as well. Possibly even better than Twilight Princess, which has always been my personal fave.

CasuallyDressedStaff

#81

CasuallyDressed said:

Guys, try watching this on a 32" display, as you would with the game itself, and tell me you can't see a difference.

bezerker99

#82

bezerker99 said:

@Damo No, I wasn't. Oops! (Thanks for reminding me of the different settings), I can definitely tell a difference now.

Please do Xenoblade Chronicles next!!!! :)

Nintenjoe64

#83

Nintenjoe64 said:

@Monkeh I also didn't like the hub overworld aspect of SS. They completely removed the freedom, exploration and sidequests of the series in favour of turning the land into dungeons and making the quest linear and repetitive. It was a bit like Wind Waker without any islands or interesting people to meet.
I genuinely would have preferred them to have recycled the Twilight Princess overworld and remade OoT or LttP with 1:1 controls but I still think the gameplay of SS has yet to be beaten by any action-adventure game.

Dark-Link73

#84

Dark-Link73 said:

@arkady77 @Action51 I want to start by saying I'm a huge Zelda fan, I even dressed as Link form SS flour Halloween twice in a row. That been said, I was rather disappointed by the ending of Skyward Sword and I wasn't too kin of the "Forth Goddess" plot.

To me the forth Goddess plot undermined the significance of the creation of Hyrule by the three (not four) Goddesses and undermined the symbolism and meaning of the Triforce (again, three, not four).

Anyway, going back to topic, I think Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess, and Ocarina of Time would've been better candidates to see how would they look like in HD instead of SS.

Nintenjoe64

#86

Nintenjoe64 said:

@Chubblings That cycle applies to almost everything in gaming these days. People consistently rate the gamecube and N64 highly, but when they were out and struggling, everyone said the SNES was the last good Nintendo console. Now the Wii U is struggling, most hipsters say the gamecube was awesome but insist the Wii wasnt (despite it playing every GC game and nearly every other Nintendo console game before it). I personally loved Skyward Sword but have to place it as my least favourite Zelda because every aspect of it being a Zelda game has been surpassed by another game in the series except the controls.

dkxcalibur

#88

dkxcalibur said:

I would have voted for "none" if it were an option. I would rather Nintendo move forward with new games. However, since I had to pick one, I picked Zelda since this is one of the only Zelda games that I have not played yet. I would like to play HD versions of Luigi's Mansion, Fire Emblem (Wii or GC) and/or Super Mario Sunshine though.

Metalskull

#90

Metalskull said:

Wow this is trully stuning! As one of my fave Zelda games is really awesome seeing this in HD.

JebbyDeringer

#91

JebbyDeringer said:

This is what I didn't understand when I heard the specs of the Wii-U. THEY COULD HAVE DONE THIS EASILY. They could have setup the system to render all Wii games in 1080p but they chose not to. They would have had to use more powerful but compatible original Wii hardware but it could have been done. They could have even supplied texture upgrades in downloadable form. Instead they invest years into making HD updates rather than have the hardware do the work for them...The resolution alone is what most people want, the extra stuff is an added bonus but 1080p is more than half the battle and way more than acceptable for most.

Caryslan

#92

Caryslan said:

@RennanNT Trust me, unless the next Zelda game is somehow worse, I doubt it will change my opinion of the Skyward Sword. Skyward Sword soured me on Zelda for awhile although A Link Between Worlds brought me back.

I simply don't like Skyward Sword. For me, the Zelda cycle has nothing to do with it. It had some cool ideas, but Skyward Sword for me was not what I wanted as a Zelda fan.

Of course some people like it, but I loved Twilight Princess(My second favorite game in the series) and Skyward Sword felt like a step back from everything that made Twilight Princess awesome. About the only thing Skyward Sword did better was the motion controls.

Ren

#93

Ren said:

wow, thanks this is so fantastic to watch. One of my favs as well.
this is the kind of thing I really hope no one walks in on me watching. It's total nerd porn; can't be understood unless you're into the game. Just the music brings a positive chill.

Ren

#94

Ren said:

there are always weird picky haters on some zelda games, I just don't get that.
The visual styles vary a little, but besides that the layout, quest structure, side quests, and items are so darn consistent between ever major game that you really have to dig to find some 'flaw' in a particular titles' take on it. If you don't like that consistency, well then you just don't like Zelda.
Oh and then some people seemed to hate the Windwaker style at first, like angrily so; what was that about?

RennanNT

#95

RennanNT said:

@Caryslan I wasn't saying everyone follow the cycle. There's not a single game that will be loved by everyone. It just that there's SOME fans who look at things with nostalgia glasses, making everything new "not as good as in the old times" until these games become from old times themselves, and these fans are pretty vocal, so you get a hate wave that simply disappear after a few years.

TheAdrock

#96

TheAdrock said:

Zelda TP... 1,000 times please do Zelda TP!

@Caryslan , You are correct. SS was awful, and so over-rated. Huge disappointment for me. It had a few glimmers of promise that the designer just fell flat with. TP is such a better game and really needs to be updated for HD asap.

Thats-what-shy

#97

Thats-what-shy said:

SS just didn't immediately grab me from the start like so many other Zelda games have done in the past. It was slow and lacked any drama, urgency or excitement. I felt no connection to Link or his plight. Plus, all the unending reading-of-dialog was a real momentum killer.

RennanNT

#100

RennanNT said:

@Caryslan About the last paragraph:
Fair enough, but to me every Zelda game make some steps back and some steps forward. TP biggest step back, for example, was wanting to be so much an 'better OoT'. The most awesome thing in Zelda to me is the ever-changing game where they let-go things even if it was great, and its the only series with I could do a marathon with more than 3 games (and think I could make the entire series if I keep alternating art-styles and gameplay, with perhaps Zelda 2 as exception - side-scrollers simply aren't my thing).

shinokami

#101

shinokami said:

I hope everyone is aware that this guy is just playing the games on Wii U.

The only game that is truly HD on WII is Muramasa and you can tell the difference when playing it on Wii U

Specters

#103

Specters said:

This has just made me want to replay Skyward Sword. Definitely loved the game, didn't understand all the hate it got.

MrGawain

#104

MrGawain said:

I ticked Skyward Sword; as not so much for the graphics, but if for the dream of a new control system. The whole game was broken for me as being a Lefty meant the whole thing with the Sword play made me go nuts.

Chubblings

#107

Chubblings said:

@Nintenjoe64 That's a good point and I respect your opinion on Skyward Sword...but it's sad that video game fans have come to this. I wish that we didn't have this cycle, and that people didn't follow 'what's cool.' Rather enjoy what you want, and let nothing change that, but respect other's opinions.

bizcuthammer

#110

bizcuthammer said:

I don't see enough of a difference to really care. Also, SS is still in stores, and anyone with a WiiU can buy it and play it. Wind Waker being remade makes sense, as it isnt available anywhere at retail and Nintendo refuses to put GCN games on VC. Remaking Skyward Sword (which btw is my favorite Zelda) isnt justified with just a simple graphics upgrade. In fact, simply upgrading a game's graphics is never a good reason. Games should only be remade if they're getting a gameplay overhaul, or if they're old enough to be out of retail for a previous gen console and said game is a classic worth remaking. But no Wii game needs to be remade except for maybe Xenoblade, seeing as how its so hard to find at retail in the west.

Giygas_95

#114

Giygas_95 said:

Not bad! I can tell a good bit of difference. More so than with the SMG HD comparison (and yes I was watching in HD quality both times).

@ZeroZX_Dev Me too. At this point, Majora's Mask is in MUCH greater need of an HD remake.

@skywake That music indeed.

Mike1

#115

Mike1 said:

I would love for this game to be remade. I HATED the controls with an utter passion on the Wii. The motion controls ruined the game for me.

mid_55

#116

mid_55 said:

HD remakes are a strange thing, Nintendo have a wonderful ability to make a game feel like it would look exactly the same whatever hardware they used. Like they have designed it just how they wanted it to be in the first place. That being said, I think that games from N64 make the best remakes, still 3d, but well designed or not, technology has moved on since.

Marshi

#118

Marshi said:

@RoomB31 could not agree more! Nintendo are insane sometimes. Why on earth is there no gc vc when so many people want it? I personally would be happy to pay upwards of £20 for games like f zero gx and eternal darkness. Id at the very least like an explanation as to why nintendo arent doing it. Gb advance vc is a step in the right direction though so heres hoping

Moshugan

#119

Moshugan said:

Oh!! This game doesn't need any extra work - the graphics just work perfectly in HD as it is! Nintendo would be smart to release an HD version of this for the cheap in the eShop (like 20€/$).

Vriess

#120

Vriess said:

The big question is:

How much better would The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword have sold (and played better) if the game design had allowed for the use of the classic controller?

Twilight Princess HD btw.

BertoFlyingFox

#121

BertoFlyingFox said:

An HD re-release of Skyward Sword with optional control methods would be A-mazing. I love the original version but still, would be awesome to play it Off-TV with the gamepad and button input rather than motion control.

K-Gamer

#122

K-Gamer said:

Name of first song? Been trying to hunt it down on YouTube forever.

Games good, good music, good story, but it felt a bit more unrealistic than previous titles but that just fell into its timeline I guess. Zelda isn't realistic but I loved the traditional feel of OOT and WW.

Emaan

#123

Emaan said:

Skyward Sword in HD would be lovely. I really think Twilight Princess needs to be remade though, the art style is already looking dated.

midnafanboy

#125

midnafanboy said:

i would love to see skyward sword in hd, but a twilight princess remake i would want to see that so bad.

MixMasterMudkip

#126

MixMasterMudkip said:

I really don't care about Skyward Sword being in HD. Just get rid of the god forsaken Wiimote then we'll talk. Twilight Princess though.... I really don't wanna play that game again. Ugh, at this point if they want to give us Zelda remakes let's just get Majora's Mask HD.

Dreamz

#128

Dreamz said:

There are a massive number of people in this thread who have no idea what HD entails.

justjoined

#129

justjoined said:

Xenoblade Chronicles has so many scenic peaks and valleys that would look amazing in HD. I would love to see what Satorl Marsh looks like at night in HD or the Makna Forest Waterfalls or the stars in the sky from the Bionis knee. Make it happen. :)

gohanrage

#132

gohanrage said:

I found it very hard to tell the difference. Out of the games in the list I chose Xenoblade since I never played it and Super Mario Galaxy 2 because I don't own it yet.

WaLzgiStaff

#133

WaLzgi said:

I'm going to be honest here. I really didn't notice that much of a difference. If they remastered it like Wind Waker it might have worked better. But the style Nintendo chose with Skyward Sword worked perfectly without HD, and quite frankly it won't add anything to the experience.

Xiao_Pai

#134

Xiao_Pai said:

Ugh...my stupid internet can never handle 1080p videos, they take forever to load. >.>

JimLad

#135

JimLad said:

Still not as pretty as Twilight Princess.
Even with the 'brown' it just had more detail in it's characters and backgrounds.

yoshi5852

#137

yoshi5852 said:

Why does everyone want the to remake wii games like come on why not gamecube games????????

bbve

#139

bbve said:

You know I usually love all of Nintendo Life's content, but they need to stop with these cause there's almost no difference at all.

BoltedArc

#140

BoltedArc said:

I think this was pointless even if you put nintendo games in hd it really makes no difference because of the art style! You may see some subtle difference but its really miniscule.

linkster55

#141

linkster55 said:

This video got me into giving the game another try, and to be honest, I quite enjoyed the experience! However after being spoiled by the visuals from the video, I can really see where Skyward Sword is lacking in graphical power regardless of its art style. I'm looking forward to seeing what Twilight Princess in HD will look like!

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