Are Zelda Games Still Brilliant Or Is It All Nostalgia?


A very interesting video from PBS Games Show about the continualled success of the Zelda series. It’s pretty hard to work out if the new games are just as amazing as the original games without nostalgia playing a part but either way the new games are normally very good games regardless, just quite how good is hard to judge.

Check out the original article over on Joystiq.com.

Blind Gamer Completes Zelda Ocarina Of Time

This is a story from 2010 but I only heard about it this week; Jordan Verner, a blind gamer, managed to complete The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time in 2 years with the help of 4 amazing gamers who wrote down every single move they made and sounds they heard to help him through it.

Sadly I cannot embed the video from CNN here but check out the article for the video and more information about this amazing gaming story.

Zelda: Wind Waker Wii U Vs GameCube

Kotaku has posted links to two videos of Zelda: Wind Waker showing the difference between the Wii U and the GameCube version. It really does show how good the Wii U version does look, its just a shame they didn’t put a few more polys into the characters to smooth out some of the edges.

Wii U:

GameCube:

Check out the original article over on Kotaku.

Zelda: The Wind Waker Wii U Remake

The images showing in this video look amazing for this HD remake for The Wind Waker on the Wii U. It leaves me with a big dilema! I haven’t played the original game yet but I bought it on the GameCube and have it waiting in my playlist, but now do I just wait and play the Wii U version?!

New Super Mario Bros. 2 And Old Nintendo Commercials

These are a couple of commercials for the New Super Mario Bros. 2. They do a job, they show off the game well, the console and children enjoying it, but they are no where near as good as the old commercials that Nintendo used to make! These old adverts make me much more excited:

Now you are playing with Power! Super Power!


There are also some great Zelda adverts in my Legend Of Zelda post.

The Legend Of Zelda

I only realised this year how many Zelda games there actually were and how many of them I haven’t played- with The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time being the game that got me into the series and never having played any handheld versions of the games. So I am playing through the whole series in order.

The game that started off this amazing series was The Legend Of Zelda which was created by video game God Shigeru Miyamoto. Released in 1986 it sold 6.5million units on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which is second in sales to only the aforementioned Ocarina Of Time.

I really enjoyed it and completed most of the game without the aid of a walkthrough- there were a couple of levels near the end that I needed to get a bit of advice for.

It also has some really nice artwork in the manual for the game– which is one thing that generally cannot be said in manuals for games today, or even the lack of manuals.

In catching up on these games it has lead me to checking out the TV adverts for them, and there are some amazing adverts for sure!

I really enjoyed the game and you can see how many elements of the game have been progressed throughout the series.

Onto Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link which is meant to be the hardest in the series.

Zelda Mixed With Fallout

A concept artist (sadly I cannot see a name on the website and it is not in English) over on Gamesblog had created their vision of ‘The Legend Of Zelda: Echoes Of The Future’ and has ended up with some beautiful art work that seems to be a blend of some of the original Zelda concept art from Nintendo, that I posted a couple of weeks ago, and an apocalyptic scene from something like Fallout.

Check out the rest of the images over on the artist’s page on Gameblog.

And thanks My Nintendo News for the original link.