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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat
Let's just say, that on Windwaker, we cannot agree. I was so angry about it at one point, that I wanted to find the person who designed the game, and beat them over the head with a copy of a good LoZ game until they understood it correctly, or died from it, with no particular preference as to which occurred first. I takes my Zelda very seriously.
Which brings me on to another point which desperately needs making. Nintendo have GOT to eventually bring out a game changing console. The Wii U does not stack up next to machines released around the same time, and they desperately need to put themselves at the precise same, or better level than the PlayStation or Xbox alternatives, and they need to do it yesterday in my opinion.
Last Nintendo device that I played on that was keeping up with what was going on at the time, was the N64, which to this day is my favourite Nintendo product of all time. What came after it was not as good as it should have been, given the companies incredible reputation for kicking all of the ass in the computer games market.
I know they have diversified their business model, and cowtowed to the aparant inability of their tech guys to build something competitively priced and competitively powerful, but frankly, that will not wash for much longer. As pretty as this new game is, it could be prettier with bang up to date, beefy hardware behind it. In fact, if the platform they were designing for was beefier, it might have changed the whole style of the game. One thing cell animation style graphics tend to lack, is contrast and fine detail. Now, that's not to say that this new game lacks detail in general, but I know for a fact that if the machine it was written for had been closer to a PS4 in terms of raw speed and power, that this game would be even sharper than it looks.
Compromise...those who do it tend to be able to afford to. In my opinion, Nintendo must not continue this habit of having the least beefy thing on the market. They need to launch a death star of a machine that anyone with a birthday coming up can afford to find in their gift pile.