Platform: Wii U
Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence
Replay Value: High
Average Rating: 9.6/10
My Rating: 10/10
Description:“The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker makes its glorious return on the Wii U console with gorgeous HD graphics and enhanced game features. In this timeless classic with a unique and colorful “toon-shaded” art style, players guide Link as he sets out on the massive Great Sea to find his kidnapped sister. Players will sail the seas in search of lost islands, fight fearsome enemies, take on mighty bosses and seek out the legendary Triforce. “
I started this game so long ago on the GameCube. Many were against the toon style at first, but I didn’t think much of it other than ‘adorable.’ I played the crap out of it so I could get everything, and in the end… I loved it so much I couldn’t fight the final boss and complete it fully.
So now in the HD version, which by the way is sooo pretty in all it’s revamped glory, I did it all again, and then some, but I fought Ganondorf in that very last fight this time.
I love the Zelda series, and I am pretty confident that Wind Waker is my favorite of all of them. The HD remake is a wonderful addition.
The game is challenging but fun and exciting, the story is great and builds on the series’ timeline, and while this one is a little less ‘adult’ than other Zelda titles, its view of the world in a young Link’s eyes is refreshing. I feel invigorated and young again when I play this. Not that I’m old, I guess, but it definitely brings back memories from the first time, all those years ago. :)
This game is challenging! It was mainly in the side quests (which, while optional, I always enjoy doing), but it just adds to the experience; I’m never bored and don’t want to stop playing. In fact, I started over again as soon as I finished this afternoon. ;)
I always have trouble picking a favorite of anything, but Wind Waker is definitely a top… three? Five, maybe, at most. I love it to pieces.