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Hyrule Warriors Confirmed for 14th August in Japan, Producer Roles for Team Ninja Staff are Revealed

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Eiji Aonuma is supervising

With Hyrule Warriors recently given a release window of Summer for Japan, details of the action mash-up are starting to emerge. It's been announced in Famitsu magazine that the Tecmo Koei Wii U title will hit Japan on 14th August, with some other snippets of information also emerging.

In terms of the teams working on the project, Warriors franchise veterans Omega Force are primary developers, though Hisashi Koinuma and Yosuke Hayasahi of Team Ninja are named as producers on the project, with Nintendo's Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma in a supervisory role. The storyline reportedly involves Zelda being kidnapped by a witch named Shea, and as would be expected of a spin-off for The Legend of Zelda and that working title, various landmarks of Hyrule will feature. It'll be interesting to see whether Link serves as a 'General' of sorts for soldiers from Hyrule, as they're pictured battling it out with familiar enemies from the franchise in the most recent screens.

Team Ninja's role may not go beyond those two producing credits, but we'll see in time. It'll also be of interest for gamers in the West to know whether the release outside of Japan will be relatively close to 14th August, or whether we have a lengthy localisation process on our hands. Nintendo has been effective at co-ordinating worldwide releases in recent times — in this case it would have to work with its third-party partner — while the Wii U needs as many games in 2014 as possible.

Are you excited about Hyrule Warriors?


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EverythingAmiibo said:

Also, I was in the middle of listening to the full OST of Skyward Sword when this popped up, so much nostalgia!



Yoshi said:

We'll have this in the West on August 15th, please (because games release on Friday, and the 14th is a Thursday).



KodyDawg said:

Can't wait for this game! But the real Zelda U will be 10X better. Just sayin'...



EverythingAmiibo said:

@KodyDawg AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! Trailer at E3!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!! Everyone will forget about this up until it releases after all the E3 excitement xD



C-Olimar said:

Team Ninja, hooray. Because they did such a smashing job last time they were allowed to work on a beloved Nintendo franchise.



sinalefa said:

I have never played a Warriors game, so I am cautious but open minded.

First time I saw the footage, I immediately thought of the part where Ghirahim makes the ritual on SS.



ariwl1 said:

I've never played a DW, but I find myself hotly anticipating this one. The power of Zelda I guess. I'm just hoping for lots of series playable characters.



Nintenjoe64 said:

I hope Team Ninja aren't involved in giving voices to the Zelda universe....

just sayin'..



Zatioichi said:

I'm glad Eiji Aonuma is going to be there to keep an eye on things. This game is kinda important to the Zelda series as we FINALLY get to take part in the Hyrulian Wars. A lot of things need to be explained so hopefully there's a nice mix of Dynasty Warriors' action and Zelda's gameplay with a nice Team Ninja Touch. And for all those screaming Other M stop, it's a matter of taste but Team Ninja did great on the gameplay..



bezerker99 said:

Yeah, and Sakamoto was supervising Other M as well. And that game practically killed a franchise and divided it's fanbase.

It worked so well, they are going to do it with Zelda now.



ManateeBlubber said:

@KodyDawg It's the opposite for me. I don't like Zelda (being a Christian), but I've played Ocarina of Time before, and I just didn't like it that much. It was too confusing. I'll just play normal Dynasty Warriors.



Spoony_Tech said:

@Zatioichi Ha, I thought the gameplay is what sucked about it. The story and voice acting didn't bother me one bit. Gameplay was far to linear for my taste. Didn't feel like I was ever really killing anything on my own.



Zatioichi said:

@Spoony_Tech See I loved it, i had held off on it til it was like 10 bucks so when I got it and started playing I just loved how fast pace it was. My only complain is the first person mode but that's only cause I perfer 3rd person Metroid. So far I have no real problem with the storyline but I know know it's cool to rag on this game so I dunno at the end of the day.



HopeNForever said:

How could a game we barely had any more info other than an initial announcement could get a release date already, and be released so soon as well? Even if the release date is Japanese, this heavily indicates that the game's development is long finished, and may get gold soon enough!



EverythingAmiibo said:

"we were thinking about showing it here at E3 but decided to wait just a little bit longer before sharing it with everyone." referring to last year's E3. If "just a little bit longer" is more than a full year after it was basically ready to be shown, then I have lost all faith in Nintendo. So basically they have promised footage!



Yoshi said:

And the name of the game We're getting pretty close to release without an official name.



Action51 said:

@bezerker99 - Otther M was an inferior game in comparison to the Prime series, but it hardly killed the franchise or divided the fan base. I think you're overstating the situation.



Action51 said:

This game is totally a "wait and see" situation.

I'm very curious to see how they do this. My personal wish would be to slow down the button-mashy Warriors gameplay a little in favor of fewer enemies on screen, and more tactical sword fighting.



Action51 said:

@bezerker99 well, first off: I think the fan base was pretty much unanimous in our dislike for the game. Very few thought it was an acceptable Metroid game.

While it was an okay game overall, it wasn't up to the standards set by the series. I highly doubt this setback will kill the entire series, or even came close to it.



Anguspuss said:

my guilty pleasure is the DW series. So I cant weight for this. What next a mario DW cross over.



Action51 said:

@bezerker99 - no doubt!

Unlike Zelda where everyone has their favorites and least favorites, Metroid fans more or less agree 100% that Other M is the worst of the series.



KodyDawg said:

@FalconPunch Wait, wait, wait, hold up. Let's try not to get to controversial here, but just because you're a Christian, it doesn't mean Zelda's bad for you. I, too, am a Christian, but I don't see how stuff like Zelda and Kid Icarus and Harry Potter is all that bad, unless we actually start believing it. It's fun to explore different cultures and such, and it doesn't have to take away from our religion! That's my thoughts, anyways.



ManateeBlubber said:

@KodyDawg What I said are my thoughts, too. Just because I think that doesn't mean what you say is wrong. That's just how I do things. And let's not start a religious debate, because we all know how those end.



EverythingAmiibo said:

@FalconPunch @KodyDawg I think (as a practising, praying, believing christian) that stuff like Zelda and Harry Potter (which I personally hate) is ok as long as you don't start believing it's all true or something. I do think some stuff should be left until kids are a bit older and more secure in their faith, but to deprive yourself of creativity (aka fantasy) is silly. God made us in his image and creativity is a huge part of God, he did make the whole world after all!



rjejr said:

So how close is Nintendo willing to launch SSB on 3DS and Zelda on Wii U?

We've seen almost nothing of this game yet its out in 3 months? Doesnt inspire confidence.



Buduski said:

I've never really played a Dynasty Warriors game but have really been tempted in the past, so this might be my first time playing it.



jjmesa16 said:

Looks like there is going to be a drought again this summer. Where are the games for June and July? Sure we have Mario Kart 8 but when is the next Nintendo game coming out for Wii U. The next game I see coming out is either Bayonetta 2 (which doesn't have a release date) or Hyrule Warriors which is obviously coming out in August in Japan.

On the bright side Hyrule Warriors looks like a great game and I'll be picking it up whenever it comes out.



noctowl said:

@bezerker99 most of the internet hates everything. Look at metacritic. ZERO negative reviews. Not one out of 70 something. The hate for it is just people going along with a fad.



dumedum said:

Nintendo Life gave Metroid Other M a 9/10. The game has the coolest control system I've ever seen up till that point.



JustAnotherUser said:

Team Ninja did an amazing job.

"Furthermore, Sakamoto-san said that 'In this game, I want to depict the emotions of a woman called Samus'. The way we'd been working previously, it would have been impossible for us to depict a woman's world."


Oh, but yes... Rar team ninja eval can't do good rar.

To be on topic though, I am greatly looking forward to Hyrule Warriors.



ManateeBlubber said:

@PvtOttobot Didn't I already explain this? I'm not trying to be rude, but I already explained that it's just my stance, and other people can have theirs. I'm not outright saying you can't, I'm just saying that's what I did.



EverythingAmiibo said:

@FalconPunch I'm just saying it's a shame, Zelda is BEAUTIFUL and should at least see a play through at some point in your life. Also, Majora's Mask isn't really fun at all without SOME SORT of help!



DiscoGentleman said:

@TwilightPoint And then they made a bad-a$$ bounty hunter (who just HAPPENS to be a woman) into a cliché, overly-emotional wuss. An insult to women.
Regardless of his intentions, that salaryman knows nothing about women if that's his representation.



ManateeBlubber said:

@PvtOttobot I played through a little of OoT, I beat Four Swords, and played a little of Twilight Princess. So, I have played it, and I will give them credit for their creativity.



SpookyMeths said:

I like the part where everyone blames Team Ninja for ruining Metroid, when their work on the game was actually the GOOD part. Sakamoto's awful script brought down that game.

Also, LOL @ loud fanboys who try to make claims like Other M is unanimously despised or that it was a horrible game. Step out of your own ego bubble. The game got good reviews and sold well. It didn't kill the franchise. By that dumb logic, Super Metroid was hated and killed the franchise because we didn't get a sequel for 8 years.



DiscoGentleman said:

@rjejr I'm thinking the same, but I'll wait til after E3 to judge. Remember how "just okay" SMW3D looked in it's first couple trailers?



DiscoGentleman said:

@CaviarMeths I totally agree. My biggest problem with the game was the characterization of Samus.
Gameplay was good. Different, which is refreshing. Of course I prefer my gameplay a la Prime series, but you gotta keep your series fresh by trying new things.
Same situation here with Hyrule Warriors, it's trying something new, and people are hating on it.



OptometristLime said:

@CaviarMeths you're the one who seems to be in a "bubble" of reality, there is nothing to support your claim of good sales numbers for this entry. Retailers slashed the price in reaction to flogging sales, and I'm certain they didn't order copies to replace the sold ones.

Heres a quotation I found hilarious (in reference to Sakomoto's involvement):

Responding to criticism that was raised on the game's story, Yosuke Hayashi explained in a September 2011 interview with G4 TV that it was "definitely the product of Mr. Sakamoto at Nintendo. We definitely worked with them on the project, but that was all him."



Dragonxflame323 said:

I am super excited for this game. I've always wanted to play Link as a heroic general taking down endless armies of his enemies with his master sword in hand. It should be cathartic.



Action51 said:

@jjmesa16 - looks like a drought all around

Unless I'm wrong, what are the big games for all the other systems coming out for the summer?

Watchdogs? that's what the other consoles get while Wii U gets Mario Kart 8. (and apparently the U is still getting it eventually)

What else?



creepingdeth21 said:

It's the Triforce...Team Ninja has power, Temco Koei has the wisdom for this type of game and Nintendo has the courage to take such a risk on this title...let's just hope they had the best of intentions.



HyperSonicEXE said:

The gameplay of Other M was garbage, too. If there are going to be QTE's and other mindless, inappropriate, and confusing choices made on how the character controls and interacts with the environment and enemies, forget it. I might have bought this, but now I'm going to wait for the reviews.



Remisio said:

Well, Takamaru is a Nintendo character from Zelda's sister game Nazo no Murasame Jō, or the Mysterious Muramase Castle. He made an appearance on Samurai Warriors 3 on wii, and since this is technically the next Nintendo exclusive warriors game after that I'd love to see him appear even if only as extra DLC mode and not main story.



Kaze_Memaryu said:

Oh, give it a rest! How often do I have to repeat that Team Ninja was working strictly under Nintendo's (and especially Sakamoto's) command?! They didn't decide a single thing - everything, from the controls over design choices up to the dialogue, was Sakamoto and his team's idea, not Team Ninja! Jeez, get that in your heads already!

Okay, complaints aside. I'm fully trusting Aonuma in properly advising them, because now Team Ninja seems to be somewhat more involved and gets an active design role. They just gotta work together and everything should be cool.



Captain_Toad said:

@memoryman3 I personally would hold judgement till the game launches but whatever, your call.... idk bout ninja gaiden 3 since they remade that one heh.



Yoshi said:

Team Ninja : Hyrule Warriors = Monolith Soft : Animal Crossing: New Leaf



Jllanos22 said:

This game should be called " the legend of Zelda: chronicles of Hylia" based on the manga in hyrule historia. For does who doesn't have this awesome book, the link in the manga haves the same scarf( only change color from red to blue in the game)as the link in hyrule warriors. This game might be before skyward sword.



AJWolfTill said:

Sooo, hey! Looks like the one reason I was excited about playing this game, playing as characters other than Link (such as Zelda herself) is less likely. I'll be following but the good news just isn't coming.



IronMan28 said:

I'm cautiously optimistic, I usually stay far away from DW games. However, hopefully Nintendo won't allow this game to suck, and believe me when I say I'm not holding my breath.



Sean_Aaron said:

I really enjoyed Samurai Warriors 3 (check my epic length review on this very site!), but Warriors Orochi left me cold with the weird mash-up with Dynasty Warriors. The Zelda license has more appeal than Fist of the North Star did so I'm totally jazzed for this game. Love to see other creative uses of the "Warriors" mechanic - Mushroom Kingdom Warriors, anyone?



rjejr said:

@DiscoGentleman - "Remember how "just okay" SMW3D looked in it's first couple trailers?"

Well ok thats reason for optimism, but I feel like Nintedo put everything they had in SM3DW - and they already had SM3DL as a basis - but Tecmo Koei is just slapping Dynasty Warriors onto Hyrule. I feel like this is fan service for fans of both series but fans of only 1 or the other wont quite get it.



Miss_Dark said:

still think that it looks pretty awful and I hate the idea that nintendo is trying to make cheap money by exploiting one of its best franchises ever



rjejr said:

@Ryno - "What more do you need to see? It's Dynasty Warriors with a Zelda coat of paint."

I honestly can't tell you which of those games I've played and which I haven't but the most fun I've had in any of them is multiplayer - and it looks like thats out, so what else will they take out? The DW Gundam games have plenty of characters and story to play thru - if this is only playing as Link it could be a 3 hour game and even that could get bogged down and repetitive. I really liked Link's Crossbow Training but I picked that up used for $2.50 - Zapper not included. They'll probably sell this for $50, so I'ld like to know what's there.



JaxonH said:


And yet, the fanbase still bought Other M, despite the reviews ragging on it. In fact, it's the best-selling Metroid game since the original Metroid Prime.

Fact is though, the problem is uber-fans, whether it be of certain games or gaming platforms. Metroid Other M was a solid game. Not as good as the Prime Trilogy, not the best we've had, but it WAS a decent game. And I enjoyed it. Only the fanatics (uber-fans) trashed the game as worthless. Ya know, kind of how uber-fans of Sony trash Microsoft, uber-fans of Microsoft trash Sony, both trash Nintendo and uber-fans of Nintendo trash Sony and Microsoft.

A level-headed gamer would admit Other M was indeed a good game. Maybe not as good as past Metroid games, but it wasn't WORTHLESS. But uber-fans will have you believe the game was total trash, that the entire development studio of Team Ninja is worthless, that anything the studio gets involved with in the future will be worthless, etc...

I tell you what man, Team Ninja is a capable studio. They developed Other M under the direction of Nintendo. They just coded what they were told to. And they did a fine job. The game wasn't full of bugs, the framerate was solid, the gameplay was fluent... Team Ninja did their job. And the game was GOOD! Yet there are some here who would have us believe that the studio is the scum of the earth, and even TWO members of Team Ninja involved in a project is enough to deem it as ruined already. I don't even know what to say to some of this stuff anymore.



KingofSaiyans said:

Not sure why all the Team Ninja and Other M hate, I'm sure every developer has at least one average game. I think Other M became that game that was cool to hate because of online reviews. I for one will give this game a chance because I've never played the dynasty warriors series and because it's Zelda. People complain that the Wii U has no games and now that a decent looking title is in the works people are jumping the gun saying it's going to bomb because it's Team Ninja. Just give it a chance and support the Wii U



JaxonH said:


I think alot of people don't WANT the Wii U to be perceived as having good games. Almost every game that releases on Wii U, people grab their pitchforks and find a reason to dismiss it. Hyrule Warriors- OH, well 2 members of Team Ninja is involved, so it can't be good. Game dismissed. Watch Dogs- OH, well it's coming out later than other versions, so it can't be good. Game dismissed. Smash Bros U- OH, well it's coming out later than the 3DS version, so nobody's gonna want it. Game dismissed. Mario Kart 8- OH, well it's just Mario Kart 7 in HD, so why should I care about it. Game dismissed. Game dismissed. Game dismissed. Game dismissed.

Sometimes I wonder if these people play any games at all. Cause they don't seem to approve of any of them.



hiptanaka said:

I'm slightly interested, but I'm afraid the gameplay will be extremely button-mashy and repetitive. I'm excited to read impressions about it, if nothing else.



hiptanaka said:


I think things would be a bit different if Nintendo had actually released something that feels entirely new on the Wii U. Sequels, and even remakes are fine, as long as they're released along completely fresh games, as well. I hope we'll get to see a fresh take on Zelda, plus a complete surprise, at E3.



JaxonH said:


Personally, Wonderful 101 was about as 'completely new' as it gets for me. Pikmin 3 was also refreshing, considering the franchise hadn't seen an entry in 9 years and only had two previous entries. And Wii Sports Golf, well, I've never played anything like it before. Even DKC felt new to me, since there was only one game in the franchise for the past 15 years or so. One game out of the hundreds I've played in that same time frame.

But to me, I enjoy the standard fair just as much. I really liked NSMBU, Zelda Windwaker, Super Mario 3D World, and the upcoming Mario Kart 8 (I tried it at Gamestop on Sunday- it's great!). Idk, I don't really pay attention to whether a game is new or fresh. Cause I can have fun with any game. Not to mention, new and fresh I think will differ from person to person. For example, if someone has played all 4 games in the New Super Mario Bros series, a sequel might not seem too exciting to them. BUT, if a person has only played one of them, or none, it would seem like a brand new experience. So I guess it all boils down to what a person's play history consists of...

But yeah, I'm always excited for new Zelda games. They never disappoint!



gazamataz said:

@JaxonH well said man. I couldn't believe how good Other M was when I eventually played it. After hearing the rubbish often talked about this game I do wonder if some people just missed the first person aspect, as they could no longer touch their man boobs and pretend to be Samus playing Other M. I thought Prime was better myself but Other M was still great.



Action51 said:


" Almost every game that releases on Wii U, people grab their pitchforks and find a reason to dismiss it."

That is so perceptive. Anything Nintendo releases, no matter how well made and no matter how much love and expertise went into it's creation is wrong and bad...and you will see and hear the same people trash one game for having the exact same thing they trashed another game for NOT having.

Nintendo has been placed into the "damned if you do, damned if you don't" category by the current gaming generation. I think the hipster gaming media spurred on by Schadenfreude in the post Wii/DS era, and even payola in some cases contribute to the impossible expectations and double standards.



hiptanaka said:

@JaxonH I don't disagree with you. Just saying they're not dropping any surprise bombs. Sure, W101 was fresh (and fun), but it's pretty niche. Pikmin 3 was my first Pikmin, and I liked it a lot, but it's something most Nintendo fans have seen before. I'm with you, though. I want no game more than a new 2D Metroid, classic style but with just enough new stuff to make it feel fresh.



JaxonH said:


I actually thought Wonderful 101 would have gone on to mass success. It was colorful, it didn't take itself too seriously, it was highly skill based, it was SUPER fun and addictive, it had a likeable new character that I could easily imagine standing next to Mario and DK as beloved Nintendo mascots... everything about that game just seemed to nail it as far as what Nintendo fans love. And yet, the game did not enjoy success. Just goes to show, sales and greatness are not correlated whatsoever.



KingofSaiyans said:


I completely agree. Haha, I laughed at how people flipped their lids because of 2 people from team ninja are helping. Anywho, I don't know what's up with some of these Wii U owners as of late. They claim they love the console but refuse to support it. They demand news games and ideas and when you give it to them they don't buy it. They'll just sit there waiting for the next big Zelda or Mario game. Fans like that are part of the reason why the Wii U struggles



DiscoGentleman said:

@JaxonH lol People just love to jump to conclusions and judge. Especially in the "nerd" community. And especially on the internet.
Keep on keepin' on.



TwilightAngel said:

@CaviarMeths I totally agree with what you said sad many people can't see the truth. There going to bring so much hate against hyrule warriors mark my words, they will find one little bad thing about the game then say Team ninja ruined another franchise.



SneakyStyle said:

Really hope it has some kind of town building / progression mode like in Dynasty Warriors 8's Ambition Mode that was heaps more fun then the usual.



CliveWinston said:

@JaxonH I'm with these guys you're cool you know what's up... and Action51 he's cool too... been on this site for about 5 months now just after i got my U, read many articles and countless posts... seems like the people with any sense at all are far outnumbered by those who can't do anything but complain... I've never owned a better console in my life, and i've owned many... it's a shame all the nonsense people spew online probably contributes to the perception that it is an inferior console, i researched Wii U alot before i bought it and didn't let the negativity sway my judgement in purchasing as i hadn't owned a nintendo console since the 64, and really wanted to play SM3DW... i've since purchased 33 games so far and couldn't be happier.. the perceived game drought hasn't affected me, i have several games i haven't even played yet 'cause i'm addicted to sports club golf lol, that game is amazing, it's a crime it doesn't have more players... oh well, keep up the good work...



IceClimbers said:

@JaxonH Completely agree. Not sure what is up with some of these Wii U owners. I've seen some of them become hostile towards other Nintendo fans for requesting a game to come on the 3DS. GBA VC games being a prime example. Then they become mad at Nintendo when they announce a new 3DS game. The number of people I've seen complain about the upcoming Q&A presentation for that new 3DS game because its not for a new Wii U game is astounding. Or the number of "should be on Wii U" complaints I saw when Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire were announced.

It's almost like they want the 3DS to start failing too.



allav866 said:

For the love of Miyamoto, can everyone stop complaining about Metroid: Other M?! It has nothing to do with this game outside of its development team! I've never played a Dynasty Warriors game, but it's a highly regarded series, so I doubt Team Ninja can screw up something they've always made well, even if it's based on someone else's IP!
Regardless of whether or not Other M was a bad game, there's no point in whining about it here, because it's irrelevant to the topic at hand! People need to learn to forgive and forget.



MadAdam81 said:

@uneek The Japanese title will probably be something like Zelda Musuo or something. The Enish title is up to the localisation team, and could be anything funon Hyrule Warriors to Zelda Warriors to Dynasty.Warriors:Legend.of Zelda.
Because it still has the placeholder English name, either the localisation team have decided to keep it as it has generated some buzz, or they haven't started or gotten far on the localisation process. Or, hopefully option D that they have completed localisation, chosen a name and are waiting for.E3 for the reveal.



MadAdam81 said:

@Imagamerboi I prefer what they are doing here. I am a big fan of the Warriors gameplay and completed a few of the games in the series to 100%. I've played 3 Zelda titles and given up about 10% of the way through as they lose my interest quickly, generally because the story and gameplay just don't grab me.
A completely new Zelda story with a gameplay mechanism that I enjoy will make this a must have for me.
I know this won't just be Dynasty Warriors with a coat of paint as I have played Dynasty Warriors: Gundam, and that definitely isn't just a new coat of paint.



MadAdam81 said:

@CliveWinston Because it doesn't have a remake or sequel to the favourite game of their childhood,.its a bad console. Just like the Halo remake had to have all the glitches that fanboys love to exploit, fanboys love their rose coloured glasses, and even if only 500 people worldwide want the same game, the thing is that.everyone else in the world probably wouldn't buy it, or at least they wouldn't buy a Wii U just to get it.



MAN1AC said:

This is kind of a weird date considering Nintendo hasnt given details since the reveal. I guess that means they're going all out at E3.



Kaze_Memaryu said:

@memoryman3 I.... don't get it. I can only assume you're trying to say it's a spinoff, and that would mean you're wrong. Just to have a supposedly stable canon, Sakamoto kicked the Prime Trilogy out in favor of Other M. It's still as much a main series entry as all the other Metroid games.

@Jllanos22 The manga inside Hyrule Historia takes place after Skyward Sword. Link didn't even exist as the hero of time before the game, and the same goes for the land of Hyrule.



Nomad said:

Can't wait to step outside the dungeon exploration template of traditional Zelda games and go hack n' slash crazy for awhile with this one. Nothing beats some good hack n' slash action now and then.



Action51 said:

@CliveWinston - Well, I think most Nintendo fans are pretty chill and non-confrontational mature types. Some are smart and reasonable people like Jaxon H who engage negativity and explain things well. As for me, I'm a longtime gamer who genuinely loves to play all sorts of games, but gets annoyed at the mentality of many modern so-called gamers.

Growing up I would try and get my hands on any game for any system you can imagine. I would jump at the chance to play good games, bad ones, and especially the odd ones. While everyone argued over Mortal Kombat Vs Street Fighter, I played them both (preferred SFII) and was happy to find a diner with a Neo Geo machine that had Samurai Shodown II on it...

It actually pains me to see my lifetime hobby and obsession over-run with childish, ignorant, often hateful, and entitled people with extremely limited gaming and genre palettes. I feel like the guy who knows all the great little authentic Italian pizzerias in town, but my co-workers always instead end up fighting over whether to order Dominoes or Papa-Johns for the office.

Part of me pines for the good old days of gaming, but part of me sees the amazing leaps in technology and hopes my fellow gamers will someday get beyond demanding mediocrity and then whining when they get it.



HappyMaskedGuy said:

@C-Olimar Agreed. I've been super sceptical of this from the start. Novelty style games don't tend to shape up well either.

This is a mistake that could harm the Zelda name. I mean, look at how badly Other M divided hardcore fans after the unquestionable brilliance of the Prime series...

I predict a reluctant Nintendo Life 7 for this one.



ManateeBlubber said:

@Marshi No, I tried multiple Zelda games and only enjoyed Four Swords. They just weren't my type of game, and my religion didn't help because of all the temples, deities, and prophecies. But, I just didn't enjoy the Zelda style.



HappyMaskedGuy said:

@FalconPunch I'm not sure why a fictional dialogue with temples, deities and prophecies should affect your point of view with regards to any religion.
These ideas are deeply ancient and entrenched in all forms of storytelling, dating much further back than any modern practice of religion.
No offence, but that's just a silly thing to say.



ManateeBlubber said:

How did me saying I don't like Zelda get into a religious debate? I've said this multiple times. That's just how I do it. I try to be strict about influences. I understand it's fictional, that's just how I was raised and I intend to stay that way.



HappyMaskedGuy said:

Well I have some pretty darn high standards of morality myself, but when I switch on a beautifully designed game deemed suitable for everyone, I hang that crap up at the door.

And if you don't enjoy Zelda style of gaming, cool!
But please, leave the serious stuff outside in the real world, where it belongs



HappyMaskedGuy said:

@FalconPunch also note, you clearly stated that your religious views didn't help in your ability to enjoy the game. Try not to get so defensive! I was simply responding to your statement. Opinions are totally sacred. Just try not to drag things like the 'R' word in here. Maybe I'm alone in feeling this way.



ManateeBlubber said:

Well, the "R" word was a very slight problem that I had. The rest were just organic opinions, like this is too confusing, too difficult, or just not my type of game.



HappyMaskedGuy said:

@FalconPunch I will admit to being deeply disappointed with Skyward Sword. I can understand the conflicts between religious beliefs and videogame imagery and contet though. I just wouldn't like to see those kinds of issues become relevant in a relatively free thinking form of entertainment.
I just think God (whatever or whoever that may be) has bigger things to worry about than a videogame.
In fact, I like to think he/she/it would be pretty darn proud of humanty for using our imaginations

I can't stand Call of Duty, and the prospect of the Last of Us bores me to death. Just different tastes and opinions, and everyone's entitled to them



ManateeBlubber said:

@HappyMaskedGuy That's a good way of looking at it. I'd just like for people to stop trying to start religious discussions. I have my opinion, they have theirs, and we're entitled to have opinions, so... yeah. Instead of Zelda, I'd just rather play Pikmin, Mario, The Wonderful 101, Viewtiful Joe, Mega Man, Smash Brothers, WarioWare and Land, etc.



HappyMaskedGuy said:

@FalconPunch man, I feel so ashamed- I still haven't played any of the Pikmin games (I have all of them) Wonderful 101 (still in its wrapper since Christmas!) and have been waiting to play Viewtiful Joe ever since its original release! LOVE Wario Ware on the Wii and DIY on DS. Such weirdly chilled/ manic games.
I gather Mega Man will be your go to fighter in Smash Bros then?



Henmii said:

I guess that they will release it between September and December in the west! Zelda Wii u will arrive Late 2015. But if Nintendo ends the Wii u, it may become a launch-title for its succesor!



ManateeBlubber said:

Did you not read the other 10 comments I've had to make? I said this is just how I was raised, so I just keep with it. Is it an issue? I just wish people would stop starting religious arguments.

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