This is quite interesting.
The news of the upcoming Zelda games brought controversy in
the Zelda community. We have separated opinions about this, some
of the Zelda fans think the game looks great but the plot is
not as good, or viceversa. But what do we really know about these
games? Nothing yet. Let's see what YOU, guys and girls, have
to say of what you have seen so far. We want everybodys opinions!
Could Zelda Gaiden
be a sort of "Link's Awakening" for the N64? What I
have seen so far of it makes me feel like in a surrealistic dream,
surrounded by magic, illusion, and fantasy, a beautiful world
that reminds me of one of my favourite movies, "Alicia in...."
, errr.. Am I losing my bad-reputation? Forget what I said...
looks awesome. The storyline looks kinda dumb though, i mean
with this one theres no ganon or tri-force but who knows, Maybe
the evil moon
or who ever the main boss is- is really ganon in disguise. That'd
As for the 6 zelda games, they're gonna be cool. The original
Zelda and Zelda
2 on GBC is gonna be awesome. I heard that the new Capcom-nintendo
Zelda GBC games are a triology and are all related some how.
THATS AWESOME! I'm just wondering what the last Zelda game will
be, who knows? i sure don't.
P.S I want e-mail, please post my
I've just read the report on Zelda Gaiden, and it's left me
with mixed feelings. The game looks great, and it's interesting
to note the new ideas, but the gameplay all depends on HOW they
handle the real time.
The great thing about previous Zeldas is that, if you were feeling
stressed by a boss or you were stuck in a dungeon, you could
warp out and then go fishing, Bomchu bowling, or simply 'lounge
around, looking at the scenery'. (Shigeru Miyamoto). But now
it seems that this is no longer an option. While this 'time-limit'
idea will provide a fast-paced, exciting game it will also change
the whole feel of the Zelda series - remember the feeling you
felt when you first left Kokiri Forest, or when you came across
Lake Hylia? Remember simply wanting time to stop so that you
could explore to your heart's content? I know that feeling would
be dampened for me if I had a moon threatening to land on
my head. Exciting and tense it may be, but I can play Doom for
As I said before, it all depends on how the time-limit aspect
is handled. If you have enough time (say, for example, 100-120
hours of playtime) then you will still have the option of exploring.
If players only have, say, 30 hours of playtime, then their response
when they come to a tricky section is not 'Hmm, I need to stop
and think about this' but more like 'Ohmygosh, I've got a small
planet heading towards my nearest and dearest, if I don't want
to fail the game I'd better head off to htloz.com and get the
FAQ...'. When the gamer feels pressured into cheating, gameplay
value is lost.
There is, of course, a third alternative that I'm overlooking
- Link way well be able to continue the game after the moon hits
Hyrule, but in a semi-destroyed 'Dark World' style location where
there are no shops or friendly people and the only survivors
are mutations. Like in the Sonic games, there would be a good
ending and a bad ending. Link has to survive, logically, to make
Link Jr for the other Zelda games, but the 'parallel dimension'
Hyrule can be flattened without any lasting repercussions, except
the player's guilt complex. Now THAT would make a better game,
IMHO, you can choose to take your time, learn your way
around and simply survive, or you can race against the clock
and save the other dimension.
I'm sorry if I sound really negative about this game, but Nintendo
appears to be tinkering with a classic formula (Bomberman 64,
anyone?) and if it's not handled properly, coupled with the non-release
of Ura-Zelda outside of Japan, it could be another nail in Nintendo's
Maybe I'm being pessimistic, at least it's another Zelda game,
however it plays. What also interests me, though, is - is it
an addon cartridge,
like Ura-Zelda, or a completely new game? If it's a totally new
game, it would cut down the amount of new locations and people
that they could fit in, but if it's an addon cartridge the extra
256MBb (or whatever) could be full of lovely new places.
This is turning into more of an editorial than a letter, so
I'll leave you with one final thought - for the good ending,
what if Link uses all of his retrieved pendants/amulets/crystals
to release Ganon...but wait, if this is a parallel universe,
then Ganon might not be imprisoned, or even alive, meaning that
Link could get the Triforce without screwing up the timeline
in the 'traditional' Zelda universe. Woohoo!
off, This site is the best of the best when it comes to Zelda
about Zelda, I have mixed feelings
about all of the new Zelda games coming out at once. I mean
it sounds cool but how good can the quality really be with so
many games being made at once? oh well, so far Zelda Gaiden
looks great and the plot sounds cool! same with the GBC games
too! About Ura-Zelda, I Will probably get criticism on this
but I think it sounds kind of dumb so far. that is all for now
please post this comment I would like to hear what you think
about my opinions.
P.S Falco-x, Wolfy you guys rule!!!!!!
Some things I hope will come out
of Zelda:Gaiden. First of all I love Zelda no doubt about that,
but I'm a little concern about the new Zelda coming out. It seems
so soon, don't get me wrong I'm happy as the next about a new
Zelda coming for n64 and being the Sequel of the coolest and
latest one, but there
something not really right about have a new Zelda coming out
so fast. But know matter what I'm getting the game even if it
means going to school late.
Well, no my mom would kill me, so I would have her do it. ^_^
OK, here's the
things that should be in here. (Note: I will try not to make
1.Here's what mostly everyone wants
the Triforce! This will stop alot of
things. So ppl will leave the triforce in Zelda:OoT alone.To
show it's not in
there. So no more lies and etc. But a question is ask. How could
you get the
triforce if the story line is about Epona and a parallel Universe
But it's to early to tell what in the heck is going to do.
2.This is my personal want and the
others who have gameshark. I hope
Zelda:Gaiden does not need a keycode. If anyone who ahs gameshark
and has to put a keycode in, it gets irritating.
3.Even thought Navi is in the new
Zelda.(My wonder is if Navi left you in OoT
why is she back. Does she like bothering you or what?) Let's
hope she doesn't
talk as much as she did before.
4.I heard in the Zelda chat. (Come
and talk, some really nice ppl are there,
even the Webmaster and crew sometimes :) ) That the sages should
come back, I agree and disagree. I think some should come back
like Saria, Darunia, and a couple others. But not all, Rauru
no offense to anyone is just not the type I want to deal with
again. He was ok but now he's driving me nuts.
5.If nintendo ever saw Silverstivis
or Wolfhangs drawings they should do something with that. Cuz
they both have the power of art in their hands. J
6.I'm glad Epona is back but I took
a look of this Malon or a lookalike(hopefully). But she should
help you, or she getting captured or
7.Ppl might think I'm crazy or something
but I was the Redead back, that was
the only big thing that scared me.
8.Also I want the stuff ex. Ice
Arrows that was hard work for nothing to help you this time.
That's about it I don't want to
name every little thing but I save that for next time.j/k.
Note:This site is my fav. but I like others, I can't wait for
the next game.
Falco your the king of the clouds and the website, keep the hard
work up. To
are editorial brains, your hand should be a pencil of home many
editorials you all right. For the artist if ppl like ur art they
And any other ppl I didn't say. You are awesome, u must be if
Thanks so much for
your comments, friend. Ho I'm affraid the Re-deads will return,
but this time, they will be RE-RE-RE-RE-DEAD..HO NOOOOO!!!
About the new announced Zelda games
for Game Boy Colour, N64, and 64DD, I'd like to give my thoughts
out to the world about it:
Why the hell are the Japanese getting
everything first? When can we play Zelda Gaiden? Besides, my
uncle is a Nintendo insider and he'll have your ass if you don't
print this. The plot is also a rip-off of Final Fantasy 7, where
there is also a meteor involved in the plot. Also, we'll need
to learn a new storyline: 5, 6, 1, 3, 4, 2. On a side note, I
When can we play it? Come on, we
need to play games on the 64DD, as Nintendo has had many broken
How rude! The current CEO of Nintendo should fuck his mother
(please don't censor my letter!) after those broken promises
and false release dates. I declare a shenanigan on Nintendo for
delaying it. What I want in Ura Zelda is everything I told you
about when you asked for our opinions on the next Zelda game.
Game Boy Colour Zelda games:
I don't want to see any damn puzzle
games in the Zelda series! Mario needs to have all the spinoffs,
not Link! Link is not Mario and vice versa, as Mario is
Nintendo's golden boy, but Link has always remained unexploited.
He's a frontier character, so let's all hope we don't see Link's
super Archery Contest, Dr.
Link, or Epona's Story being made. Arse. Instead, let's all only
hope for proper Zelda games, as long as they're not rip-offs
of Brave Fencer Musashi or Xenogears. And where the hell does
Legend of Zelda: Mysterious Tree of Fruit fit in the storyline,
damn it? Is is after Zelda 2, or is it the sequel to Zelda 1?
Thanks and my Din bless you all,
I have t say releasing like 6 more Zelda titles at first sounded
but It makes me dizzy just thinking about it.I remember anther
game ( not a
zelda game) that i was looking forward to. It got pushed back
a month so i
thought it was going to be a good game....I beat it in 2 hours.
Well any way
back to Zelda. The Zelda Gaiden one sounds like it would be cool.
hoping you can find the triforce in it,( Cause link gets the
one of courage
as an adult in TOoT) but the idea of if you stand around and
the world comes
to an end? i mean u either lose or beat it in a couple days.
TOoT was more
challanging than that. But still it will probobly be a good game.
As for the
Ura Zelda, Id be as ancient as the spirit temple before I Got
enough money to
get a 64DD thing.I would probobly get the game boy ones. I like
games (espesilly Zelda ones, i beat all 6 of the ones out now
so far). Ok and
Id also like to say this is the best Zelda site id ever seen.
And i want to
say one thing to Wolfie Your my favorite staff member even though
your a ferocious uh... thing.Keep up the good work. I talk to
-The hero of time who got the triforce...of
Yeah I'm a ferocius
wolf... wait a second... the last time i saw a ferocious wolf
it was fooled by a little girl and killed by a hunter...
No way man, I'm just a wolf (forget the ferocious part)
Really... it kills me just to suggest
you havent thought of this yet. Ok,
I'll give you a hint... golden triangle...new Zelda 64 game.
THE TRIFORCE IS IN GAIDEN???
Who said I didn't
think about that?
Hi! I almost cried in frustration
when I saw the plot of Gaiden. I was very upset. It seems stupid
and very un-Zelda. The graphics look wicked cool and the concept
for the masks, and the alternate dimension is very cool but I
think saving Hyrule from a Moon plummeting towards the planet's
surface is a little lame and very un-Zelda. Then I saw that Ura-Zelda
is coming out and I was thrilled. I laugh at all the pessimists
that say Ura-Zelda and 64dd will not come to the U.S, because
the crack those guys in Japan are smoking would have to be pretty
good for the Jappanese not to sell Ura-Zelda and The DD in the
U.S. I am also excited for GB games as well. I wish a trilogy
like that would come out for n64. But no matter Zelda on any
system is still Zelda and that is all that matters.
Hey Falco, Rick here,
This is an opinion on the New Zelda Gaiden coming out next year.
I think it will be wierd. First of all I dislike games that you
have to "race againsed the clock" I mean you have to
beat the game before the moon crashes on Hyrule's parallel demension
world. then you dont have enough time to look at the nice scenery.
I like to take things slow and enjoy it. And this has nothing
to do with the Zelda series really..wheres the Triforce? where
does it fit in the game?. well I read the rumor about it being
in the parallel world and you have to obtain it to save the world.
hmmmm...I suppose it does make sence right? because Link can
make a wish on the Triforce...therefore he will wish to save
the world. But still thats wierd. The "Racing againsed the
clock" thing really bugs me. Maybe it's just me...I dunno.
But the screen shots look great and the special abilities with
the masks looks cool. So my opinion is...The game looks REALLY
cool and I am DEFINATELY going to get it. The only thing that
bothers me is the Moon thing and saving the world before
it crashes. Thats my opinion. Thanks!
Zelda Gaiden looks awesome!!!
But the thing is, why does Ura Zelda
have to be on 64DD? I really don't have the money to go out and
buy $450 systems... which is beside the point...
I think that releasing about 6 or
7 games at a time is a fairly wise idea. Zelda fanatics will
go broke, but hey, Nintendo will also probably get out of the
hole they're in... and make one heck of a lot of money!
About Zelda Gaiden, I must say that
the game's plot is really kewl... but... it looks like a slight
rip-off of Final Fantasy 7 for PSX... (NOT THAT I CARE!!!! ^_^).
Well, the plots are similar anyway... in FF7 there's a Meteor...
but the Meteor doesn't fall if you sit and stare at it like in
The backgrounds look excellent from
what I've seen, and I really hope Gaiden is as good as tOoT is,
or even better!!
of Hyrule's alternate universe, and the legendary sage of critcism.
This overflow of new zelda games
in development smells "cash in" all the way, which
disappoints me. I'd never expect nintendo to do such a thing.
Well, at least not ten years ago when they could call themselves
the king of home entertaiment.
But things change, and Nintendo had a hit on the n64. The game
that had been hyped by magazines for three years, i don't need
to mention the title,
So Nintendo are seeing this as an ace opportunity to make some
quick cash after some struggle-to-survive years of the n64. I
don't think Ura-zelda will ever ship because i don't think the
64dd will ever ship. In case, that's for the japanese, so we'll
never ever see it in us or europe. However, i think that zelda
gaiden could be a great swansong for the n64 as nintendo concentrates
on next-gen hardware. But this could only have been in production
for a year or so, so march `99? Don't make me laugh. Including
the triforce in the game may be a wise move, but then people
will complain about "that it was too easy to find"
because they played 'til their brains ran out of their ears to
find the triforce in OoT. I have no comment on the zelda games
for GBC, but it seems that nintendo now do a thing they've never
done before: Choosing Quantity instead of Quality.
What will come out of this, then? You can only wonder....
Hi people! you have an excellent
site which i check almost daily. i think that zelda 6 for n64
will be a good title, but from the previews it looks too similar
to zelda 5. the horse with carrots, the deku shield, same look,
etc. im anxious for this title, but i would want some change
in the look.
ps feel free to show my email
Dear HTLOZ Editors,
I can't wait for Zelda Gaiden to come out. It looks much better
than OoT, including all the amazing graphics. It's a perfect
time to announce another Zelda game because there are some impatient
people out there who just can't wait for a sequel to a great
game. But I have a few
questions. Does Link grow up in this game or does he stay a kid
till the end? Will Link be able to get the Triforce this time
so that everybody can stop annoying you guys by asking if the
Triforce exists? WHEN WILL THIS GAME ARRIVE TO THE USA?! I heard
that there might be some kind of Zelda manga or anime in Japan.
Is that true? Anyways, please keep us updated about these new
Zelda games and never ever leave us without any updates!!! Your
site is the best of the best!!!
PS- don't post my e-mail address
I love you Falco X!!!!!!!!!!!
Note from the
We'll have to wait until the next "SpaceWorld" event,
where more details will be revealed. Stay tuned because you'll
know more in few hours!!!
Hey Alanna! What do you have to do on saturday night? ;)
Note from the
Nobody cares about me :(
First of all, let me start by saying
- HTLoZ is one of the BEST Zelda sites out there!!!!!!!
ok...my opinion on Zelda....well....
I think Zelda Gaiden looks a little odd, but great so far!! an
alternate dimension? a little strange...and the surroundings..strange
too...and what's with that old clown guy in the new screen shots?
he looks like an old Kokiri! and is just me? or does in that
screen shot with Link riding epona....does Epona look a little
larger than normal? heh...a LOT larger than normal?!
hmm...yah..I'd say that so many Zelda games at once isn't so
great....I mean, it IS great!...but some of 'em are bound to
be lame....'specially being co-produced or whatever by that other
company...what? Capcom is it?
geez! so many new Zelda games!! I'm getting dizzy...oops....bai
~* VynVyn-chan *~
I think zelda gaiden will have,classic
theme music,youll get the triforce,more items,better storyline.You
will be a kid only.I think nintendo is making this game cause
everyone was mad about zelda64,so thats why they made a new zelda64
game called zelda gaiden
Note from the
So many Zelda games??? Man!, I'm broke!