GenGAME: Wii U Owners Deserve a Zelda HD Collection

DaveyDecember 2nd, 2012 by Davey

A recent article on sister site, GenGAME, briefly examines an opinion I’m sure many of us hold: Nintendo should release a collection of HD Zelda remakes for the Wii U. With projects like Operation Moonfall showing outright the fans’ support of remakes of popular Zelda games, an HD Zelda collection would probably be welcome within the gaming community.

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The article on GenGAME starts off by saying that the Zelda series should get the same treatment the Super Mario Bros. and Kirby series got for their anniversaries: a compilation game with the best Zelda titles from the last 26 years. Though we have Ocarina of Time 3D, the GenGAME article calls for a bit more.

First of all, the idea of the collection is for two main purposes. Bring classic titles to HD standards, and give gamers an opportunity to play older games they might have missed out on. The Wind Waker, for example, is the only Zelda game that’s not playable on the latest consoles. And I think examples of a community produced HD The Wind Waker speaks for itself in terms of whether or not Zelda games look better in HD.

Additionally, because a Wii U Zelda title probably won’t be released for a few years, a collection would hold us over and would provide the foundation for future Wii U Zelda games. This could be a place for small experiments, such as implementing motion controls as in Ocarina of Time 3D.

I’m not sure I agree with everything the GenGAME article says, and though I like HD remakes, I don’t think the old titles show their age as much as people claim. A Link to the Past, for example, is still adorns the colorful, sharp graphics the Super Nintendo is famous for. However, seeing some Zelda games’ graphics “re-imagined” a little bit would be very interesting. But I suggest you read the original article on GenGAME before forming your own opinion!

What are your opinions of an HD Zelda collection? Tell us in the comments below!

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  • Paquito19962

    Zelda games don’t need HD remakes to look PERFECT

  • Brandon

    I really want the handhelds on a console. Playing Link’s Awakening on my TV without hooking up the old Gamecube gameboy player would make me very happy.

  • [email protected]

    HD wii u remake of majoras mask would be so sick.

  • [email protected]

    actually now that i think about it, i know zelda has never really been about the graphics, as they seemed to put out in SS, but i honestly want to say that i would freakin love a zelda with up to date, GOOD graphics. i mean, look what they did for AC3. i know theyre completely different but zelda gameplay isnt as complicated so imagine how much more they could even work on the look of the game. idk if u guys agree but i would think thatd be amazing.

  • Clem

    I don’t really understand what so many people have against re-releases of games, movies etc. As a product gets older, it becomes harder to access, the Wind Waker being a perfectly good example. When a company re-releases their product, be it remastered, HD or even left unchanged the bottom line is that it is more accessible. How is this not a good thing?

    Sure, you could always hunt around online for a cheap used copy or something, but I personally would still rather get a newly re-released version of a game. For one thing, I like to know that when I’m buying a game, my money is going at least in part to the developers and supporting future releases. More importantly a prettied-up release makes a game more interesting to new players, which I think is really important. My girlfriend’s Dad, for example. got into the series starting with Twilight Princess, and he loves both that and Skyward Sword. But if you try to get a less experienced gamer like that into older titles they tend to be disinterested simply because it’s hard to get into a game that has less polish than the ones you are used to.

    Creating an HD Zelda collection would by no means take away from the production of new games. Look at Ocarina of Time 3D, Nintendo was able to work perfectly well on Skyward Sword while OoT3D was in development because Nintendo is good at outsourcing that kind of work to competent people.

    So really, if you don’t want an HD collection, don’t buy it. It’s not going to hurt anyone and I think it would be important to enough people to justify its existence.