Does Nintendo have a fear of making games for older audiences?
No, certainly not. They have a fear of making games that aren't accessible to all
audiences. If they make a game only for older audiences, they are alienating the younger ones. Now you could say they're alienating the older audience, but I don't see it that way. You gotta be more open to change, I guess? I don't know.
I am the kinda guy that likes stuff the way it were. If I'm happy with something, then I want that to continue.
But ... Twilight Princess was the first and only game to look like that. That same statement could be said about TP itself, for breaking the usual trend and looking like something out of a Tim Burton film (I think Axle made that reference first). Sure, it was intended to be similar to OoT, but it pushed the darkness and grittiness to a level that Zelda had never been to before.
Honestly, I have no grudges against your opinion or the Twilight Princess style. I loved how TP looked, it was perfect in every way for the game that it was, and especially for its story. However, considering that every game has looked quite different from the other (excluding same console sequels, and even they have their differences), I don't know why suddenly Nintendo would decide to make Twilight Princess again
. They certainly didn't do TWW's art style twice in a row!
It's about the gameplay, the action, the adventure, the characters, and the story. The game's graphics won't take away from any of that.
And am I the only one that thinks TP's graphics weren't that
realistic? I've always thought the N64 games had the more realistic style, whereas both TWW and TP explored two very fanciful, fantastic styles, each on opposite ends of the spectrum of light and dark. So, just as TP was meant to balance with TWW, SS intends to balance with TP.
What I criticized is how you seem to interpret that simply because the graphics are whimsical, fantastical, and color makes the game seem childish.
This is it, basically. I'm an adult (a young adult!); I smoke, I drink, I go to parties, I fool around with women, I have a job, I'm in college ... but I'm also totally down with playing Skyward Sword, despite the graphics. In fact, I think it looks pretty badass.