Monday, June 27, 2011

The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker for the GC

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was released in the year 2002 by Nintendo. It was for the GameCube and was the first Legend of Zelda game for that system. Instead of a upgrade to 128-bit graphics, Nintendo decided to a more cartoon-like graphics. Many Zelda fans feared that this game wouldn't be up to par. However, most of them loved it even with that kind of graphics.

FUN: By far, the Wind Waker is the biggest free roaming Zelda game made. Once you have the boomerang, you're allowed to roam the great sea. Also the gameplay is great. It's enjoyable to the very end. I rate FUN - 2.

REPLAY: Like many Zelda games... no replay value at all. Sure, you can gather everything from side-quests, and every single weapon and item in the game (Thanks to my friend Sam Snapp for giving his point of view when I told him how I rated REPLAY for Zelda games). However, you always end up where you last saved. I rate REPLAY - .5 (For you, Sam).

STORY: It all started around Ocarina of Time time period (Timeline Attack!). After the hero of time left Hyrule, the great evil reappeared and sent the kingdom into darkness once again. Apparently, the darkness sunk that old kingdom to the bottom of the Great Sea. On a certain island (Called Outset Island), Kids that reach a certain age are forced to wear the outfit of the hero of time. The game begins on a young boy's birthday. It was his time to wear the outfit. After he puts on the outfit, he rescues a female pirate captain named Tetra, his sister gets kidnapped by the giant chicken that he rescued Tetra from, and sets off on a quest to rescue his sister. I rate STORY - 2.

DIFFERENCE/ORIGINAL: Many things in about this game are firsts. The cartoon-like graphics, The Great Sea, certain items (Like the Key Items - AKA Wind Waker, Picto Box, Grappling Hook, and many more). I rate DIFFERENCE/ORIGINAL - 2.

DIFFICULTY: The game can be easy at times, Hard at times, and Both at the same time. The only hard part is the beginning where you have to sneak through the Forsaken Fortress with no sword, Knocking out every searchlight, and not getting caught. I rate DIFFICULTY - 1.5.

There you have it... The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker rated by The Nintendo Rater. Thanks for reading my posts! Until next time!