3D or not 3D, that
is the question
The latest trend of
all videogames these days are that they must have surrealistic
worlds in which the protagonist battles the forces of evil in
3D glory. Many classics have been converted to the third dimension,
but are they classics anymore?
A good example of a game that didn't work well with 3D
is Castlevania. This game has nothing wrong with it really though.
Good graphics, great sound, and average controls make this game
worth playing. But, perhaps the game itself has lost something
in its conversion. It's lost its feel, its sense of style, its
Castlevania action which was like no other. Perhaps it is not
the game that is at fault, but the whole concept of 3D. But,
this isn't my only proof backing up my views...
You probably knew this was coming. Zelda:TOoT was the
hit of 1998, and was proclaimed the game of all time. Of course,
it was 3D, which seems to be the trend of these days. Take an
already existing classic, and hope that it can translate to 3D.
In the case of Zelda:TOoT, it happened to work, and it worked
very well. Not all was translated though. The traditional Zelda
"screen" levels were lost, and were turned into vast
detailed interactive levels. The overhead view where Link moved
in 8 directions has now turned into a full 360 possible directions
(most likely not, probably its about 36, but oh well.) It felt
more like a different game. If this game was Zelda, then Zelda
has changed considerably.
3D isn't the way to go for all games. Good eye candy
can be achieved otherwise, and
3D doesn't mean good gameplay. Just look at Super Mario Brothers.
The game is one of the greater games of all time and it has
graphics that look terrible by today's standards. Before converting
a classic to 3D, developers should look and decide if the conversion
would take away the things that make the game what they are.
May 8 bit glory live with us all.
Top 10 signs that
you've been to HTLOZ too many times
1) You think you can
grow Hyrulian Potatoes in your back yard.
2) HTLOZ is your homepage.
3) You think that
there is a secret spot in HTLOZ that only staffers can view and
you devote your life searching for it. Not like there is any
4) You want to devote
a site that praises the work on HTLOZ
5) You actually CARED
that it was our birthday that occured recently.
6) Your idea of having
a good time with your friends is showing the updates on HTLOZ.
7) You sacrifice sleep
in order to be the first viewer to see the update.
8) Zelda games are
your life, and you think that Wolfhang's art is the only art
that exists on the planet.
9) Playstation? What's
10) You think Ultima9999
is god. Which he is, of course.
If you find these
signs present within you, then you have problems. Go get help.
As I already wrote
about the girls on the Zelda series..and also about the importance
of all of the characters, I think it´s time to write about
the evil and bad guys of the fairy tales (well...modern fairy
tales too). So, let´s star thinking about how important
is the villain on a story. A villain is a villain, here and on
Mars so...They always want to take control over the world, have
all the power and do their will, by using some dirty methods
like kidnapping a princess, stealing an important or vital support
for a reign, planet or situation, it includes jewels, papers,
or even a person.
So he or she has a
twisted mind, maybe caused by a childhood trauma, parents, the
whole society or just because they are mad. They are sometimes
best friends of the improtant ones of the story, or archenemies.
It doesn´t matter what relation they have with other characters.
They just want to get rid of the "good" things a place
And their appearance
is vital!! Some of them (the majority) are ugly and need an urgent
plastic surgery! Having a pig or...a deformed face (he he....I
remember old Ganon), but some of them aren´t. Some of them
are girls!! (well..a few ones, I remember Battletoads and that
sexy girl). And (mentally speaking) they think they are the best
of the best!! (naaaahh wrong!!)
But... we love (?)
them and hate them, we laugh and shout as we defeat them. They
are for what we fight, to kick their ugly faces and see how they
die, disappear or just swallowed by the... "nothing".
So..what could be
of our world without bad guys? I bet it would be...REALLY boring.
I have only one thing to say: We need more bad girls!!!!
Note: Thanks to NabooruTeen.
I will deep on this subject soon.
Since the fairy tales,
it is a normal thing for a hero to rescue the princess, kill
the bad guy and then save the entire world from destruction.
But, who inspires all this heroic theme? Who is the one who makes
the hero risk his life and do whatever is needed to save the
day? In first term he have the "world", and does everything
to save the people living happily there. But..(in my opinion)
the one who makes the hero do such braves stunts and risk his
life is...the only and original...princess. It doesn´t
matter if it´s a girl, a fish or a strange mixture between
an elf and a human, they all have that charming look that makes
the hero do everything for her. In almost every case, they must
rescue her from an evil mind, who is the same evil one who wants
take control over the world (a coincidence... he he...No!!).
So... what choice does the hero have? A pretty princess and exterminate
a bad guy? Perfect match!
Zelda has a a lot
of girls involved directly in the plot. First of all (and the
winner of the prize!..) is Zelda, a nice charming princess with
a naive look and obvious beauty. Then we can start with the ones
who become Sages; Nabooru, Saria, Princess Ruto (another princess!)
and Impa, then the ordinary ones like Malon and all the Gerudo
race (except that little detail named Gannondorf and other details
every 100 years). All of them girls! So.. if we want to think
about the "girl influence" in Zelda, it´s more
than obvious (Sorry if I forgot naming more female characters
Girls are the engine
that makes everything happen! We are the starting point of everything!....
A feminist here...?? You BET that..... :-)
Note: But the boys
have a LOT of credit too. Who will save the princess? a HERO!
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