DeltaOne wrote:I'd really love to see them do to Zelda what they're doing to Metroid- Get a big-time third party involved, and re-invent the series. When I saw that Team Ninja logo pop up in the Metroid trailer at E3, it sent shivers down my spine! I'm a BIG TIME Metroid fan, and I cannot wait to see what they do to the series.
Yea, I hear ya, I mean, I expect it to be different, but ya know what? A change of pace couldn't hurt. Not that it's near the same thing, but Resident Evil 4 did WONDERS for that franchise. Difference being that Metroid games have thus far been amazing (aside from maybe the first two, the latter of which I haven't played and can't speak for) while RE games were...well, in my opinion, not as amazing.
But really, a twist in gameplay could be pretty sweet. I'd honestly love to see someone besides whoever made the CDi games give Zelda a go. Of course you DO know Capcom made a few Zelda games, right? They were very traditional, but they weren't made by Nintendo and they were pretty spot-on Zelda games.
I think Zelda needs more of a swift kick in the pants and get some revolution goin' on than Mario or Metroid do. Mario Galaxy was a great way to refresh the series and the Prime games did a good job, too. Wind Waker and Majora's Mask were both brilliant and as good as TP is it didn't go as far out there (because people wanted it to be more like OoT).
I would love to play a Zelda-themed game that doesn't actually feel like a Zelda game. The characters, the ideas, the lands, but something very different -- a spin-off. Yes, I admit, I'd be up for something like that. Look at the Mario Kart and Mario RPG games: spin-offs that have become full-fledged franchises in their own right.
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