The Zelda franchise is often the source of many delicious and occasionally unlikely rumours, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has been at the centre of some in recent years. Some wanted it to be remade for Wii U, others thought it'd come to 3DS - or maybe New Nintendo 3DS - as a 3D remake, and in the end none of those happened. Nevertheless it's still a big favourite for some and a potential source of contention for others.
It's the norm for Zelda titles to be a little divisive, though this GameCube / Wii game certainly splits Nintendo fans a little more than some of its contemporaries. Its dark tone and visual style, its overall structure and even the controls of the Wii version can be great sources of debate. That said, watching Did You Know Gaming? - featuring JonTron - highlight some interesting facts around the game certainly brings back some welcome memories.
The video below highlights development origins, design choices and more for the game. Check it out and let us know what you think.
That was really interesting.
Interesting, as always!
Will be glad to watch it tomorrow night.
On an unrelated, outright off-topic note, the Super Mario Maker stage isn't coming out at midnight, is it.
Hoped it would cheer me up for not being able to redeem my few stars on my Club Nintendo account, but apparently shutting it down was top priority. Meh.
Guess I'll get to download that one also tomorrow night.
If The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess was on the 3DS wouldn't that make it a trilogy Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, all 3 being easily connected
I honestly hated this game when it came out but I replayed it recently and it's decent. I prefer other Zelda games so I don't really get the hype.
Replayed it myself a few months ago, as part of my ''tribute'' to the franchise of replaying and fully completing every Zelda game before the U release. I quite enjoyed my time with it, even though there are bits and sidequests that tend to drag. I noticed flaws I wouldn't as a kid, but also things that reminded me of why I loved my time with it so much.
I was always super on-board for this game, it's was the last Zelda game I really loved until A Link Between Worlds came out.
I want them to make some more dark Zelda games. Nintendo is full of vibrant colorful franchises, and I like the idea of Zelda being more restrained and calculated with its use of color.
It has its flaws, but Twilight Princess is still one of my favorite Zelda games. It must have done something right, since it's the game that got me into the series to begin with.
You guys should check out EmceeProphIt on YouTube and give him some well-deserved exposure. He just finished his series on Twilight Princess. I don't think I have ever seen anyone do better Legend of Zelda analyses (fan-made Zelda content for that matter). Pure quality stuff and quite entertaining too.
Didyouknowgaming is one of my favourite youtube channels or maybe even #1. But this video didn't really reveal that many new and interesting information.
Am I assuming right that they used an emulated version of TP (rendered in HD) for the video? It sure looks that way.
I didn't enjoy TP as much as Skyward Sword, but it was still a good Zelda title. Maybe I'll replay it one day.
@Goginho Thank you for telling me of the channel; it was very insightful and charming. Now I feel like analyzing my own favorite Zelda.
What I wanna know and I have yet to see anyone report on it is why they cut the redeads. I remember buying onm (or was it nom back then?) Anyway they had pictures of what I presume was the bit where you play as wolf link in the sewers and there was some freaky-ass ghost things. They weren't in the final game but I never heard why it changed...
I always like there stuff, so I'll get around to it in the next few days.
As for TP, it's hands down my favorite in the series.
My wiimotes glitched and didn't let me beat the fishing part when I bought it used, so I sold it.
My favorite Zelda game. I would love to see a sequel in the same universe
They didn't completely remove them, they're in the Arbiter' Grounds and Cave of Ordeals as the ReDead Knight.
I need to play this game again
I love twilight princess, it's a great game. What really put me off when replaying it was the awful sound though. The midi just doesn't hold up.
I probably do owe Twilight Princess another replay. It's been a few years since I've played it and it's still one of my favourites. I've already replayed Ocarina and Majora's Mask this year, and just last night got back into Wind Waker HD (realised I had an unstarted second quest file.)
Never did play this one despite really wanting to. Though it's kinda my fault since I only wanted to play the harder to find GC version.
" Reminds us that it's due a replay "
Let's remind Nintendo to make an HD remaster!
I was just thinking about TP yesterday and how I want to replay it on my new big tv and good sound system
@nessisonett screw you its my fave video game of all time xD
Yeah but they were very different, I think the ones in arbiters ground were meant to be stalfos weren't they?
The darker tone, mature graphical style and the theatrical nature is I believe, why some people love this Zelda title. But for me, what makes a great Zelda game is the sense of exploration, working out puzzles and how to beat the bosses. None of which is that great in TP; it lost that Zelda magic.
I love the video's ending. "Leave a comment... in the 'Like' box... Okay, bye."
I just dug this out of a cupboard on Monday as my go to game as we seem to have a bit of a sparse release period. I never finished it on the Wii as I played it in half hour sessions, had to give up on it for a while and when I came back felt completely lost. All I can remember was it being very dark and a little hard to make out what was happening on the screen sometimes, and the controls were quite off putting. But I will give it a go again!
My least favourite Zelda game, something just didn't feel right about it
@MarvinTheMartian I honestly felt it had all those things. I loved exploring Twilight Princess' overworld, and I felt the puzzles in TP were some of the most complex in a Zelda game (maybe just behind Majora's Mask)
I really ought to give this a second chance. I finished it but didn't love it as much as I feel maybe I should?!
Did you know? Did you know gaming uses rumors many times are not substantiated? That's right, they use internet sources with rumors, many of which originate with fans, and not the developers themselves!
@Squidling MM was good! Partly because you had that clock constantly ticking, always reminding you you're under the gun!
I really wanted to get into this game, especially, after the delayed release and console-switcheroo (which is going to happen with the Wii U Zelda... mark my words). Lord knows I tried to give this game a fair shake but it just never clicked for me.
Miyamoto is responsable for Midna? THANKS!!!!!
I think they're technically supposed to be fire-based Gibdo, which at least in Majora's Mask can be unwrapped to reveal ReDeads. Their Japanese name is Gibdo or Flame Gibdo, while Hyrule Warrior uses Gibdo and ReDead almost interchangeably.
It seems maybe ReDead can be Gibdo but not the other way around, or in other words the is a mummy technically a zombie argument.
Twinlight Princess was my favorite zelda till Link Between Worlds. TP have really good bosses, cool itens not used in other games, and a really dark and mature atmosfera in the most of parts of the game. It dont look like a happy adventure for girls like ocarina, where the player dont feel danger.
Twilight Princess doesn't get as much love as it should- I think this is because the first third-to-half of the game feels like a retread of OOT (Forest Tempke, Water Temple, Death Mountain, etc) and this was around the time that the ALTTP/OOT structure of 3-sword-7 was getting stale as well, so it felt more obvious than it would have otherwise.
But the back half of the game was very creative with things like the Spinner rail tracks and such adding really new experiences to the Zelda series. It's just unfortunate that a lot of people may not have bothered to go that far into the game after forming those initial impressions.
@G-64 A little late to the party, but thanks for the heads up: Having just finished Twilight Princess for the first time, I followed your recommendation and watched the YouTube series by EmceeProphIt. It really made me appreciate the game even more!
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