Posted on September 20 2017 by Adam Barham
In the past several years, Nintendo has taken to remaking older Zelda games and re-releasing them for modern consoles. But is this a good thing or a bad thing? In some cases, the updated graphics can make the game cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing, such as in Wind Waker or Twilight Princess. However, with others, it seems to lose some of the older charm the game offers, as in Ocarina of Time. It can even change the ambiance of certain areas, such as turning the haunting Shadow Temple into a place that is mostly just dark and grey. The remakes also sometimes make tedious or difficult parts of each game easier, but that can also remove some of the challenge that the original games offered. I understand making them available for the consoles that are around in present day, but the eShop and Virtual Console could re-release the original versions of each game if Nintendo decided to provide them in that way.
So what is your stance on remakes in the Legend of Zelda? Would you like to see Nintendo keep on making them, such as updating the 2D games that they seem to have forgotten? Or should they keep the old aesthetics and simply make them available for the consoles of today? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!