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Posted by aldofigueroa

I pick up twilight princess when the wii came out and still have yet to play it!

Posted by Xeirus

@Hawk456 said:

Patrick - good pacing but find something else to do with your hands... You're "steeple-ing", and it's a sign or arrogance or over-confidence. Work on it bro.

Jesus H Christ............ I seriously hope you're joking. This comment made my cat have a miscarriage

Posted by Xeirus

@WilliamHenry said:

@Kowbrainz said:

Great review, but reeeeally not a fan of this 360p crap going on with the site now.

It's sometimes hard to believe the game looks spectacular as Patrick says when the video is littered with compression artifacts. :/

The videos have always been 360p for non subscribers.

They will never understand, it's better to just leave the ignorance alone.

Posted by kalmis

The music here was great. Is this from the game itself?

Posted by AngeTheDude

Great review, Patrick! I hope you continue to make more!

Posted by Finch

Patrick, you looked so much different in my head.

It's okay though.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85
@Xeirus said:

@Hawk456 said:

Patrick - good pacing but find something else to do with your hands... You're "steeple-ing", and it's a sign or arrogance or over-confidence. Work on it bro.

Jesus H Christ............ I seriously hope you're joking. This comment made my cat have a miscarriage

Yeah fry that shit up. Makes for good eatin' mmmhmmm.
Posted by YukoAsho

Another Nintendo game gets a free pass.

I get that the graphics aren't bad, but I'm sorry, it doesn't look as impressive as TP on the Cube. As for swinging in specific directions, games have already had that (Daggerfall and Morrowind come to mind).

I'm sure it's a great Zelda game, but I still don't see enough to differentiate it from the last 15 years of Zelda games, and I certainly don't see this as a sign that motion controls are ready to replace proper game pads. Hell, you can probably map the functions to buttons just as easily as Eujin did for Galaxy.

Posted by Neverpraying

No more Zelda please.

Posted by TwoLines

Man, a really awesome review. Probably the best video review on the site. Good job Patrick!

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Edited by Krelle

@YukoAsho said:

Another Nintendo game gets a free pass.

I get that the graphics aren't bad, but I'm sorry, it doesn't look as impressive as TP on the Cube. As for swinging in specific directions, games have already had that (Daggerfall and Morrowind come to mind).

I'm sure it's a great Zelda game, but I still don't see enough to differentiate it from the last 15 years of Zelda games, and I certainly don't see this as a sign that motion controls are ready to replace proper game pads. Hell, you can probably map the functions to buttons just as easily as Eujin did for Galaxy.

The motion controls feels GOOD, in a way I never thought Id admit. (Im not a Wii-hater but I rather play with a normal controller usually.) Could it be done with dual sticks a la FIght Night? Probably. Would it feel the same? No.

The game looks superb, in a way that Mario Galaxy looks great. Nintendo knows how to work around the hardware. I agree TP looks better though!

EDIT: Oh, TP.. TP looks WAY worse. WW looks better.

As for the actual game, I cant say yet (15h in), but the start is super slow and and basically you are correct. Its a 15 y old concept and it doesnt feel fresh anymore. It still very fun, its just that Ive had that kind of fun so many times already.

Posted by gamer812

Ha, love the ending.

Posted by ervonymous

I'm sure Will appreciates the ending. Nice review Patrick.

Posted by Slaneesh

@Xeirus said:

@WilliamHenry said:

@Kowbrainz said:

Great review, but reeeeally not a fan of this 360p crap going on with the site now.

It's sometimes hard to believe the game looks spectacular as Patrick says when the video is littered with compression artifacts. :/

The videos have always been 360p for non subscribers.

They will never understand, it's better to just leave the ignorance alone.

Speaking of ignorance. You should know that any quality always deteriorate on youtube. The quality isnt as good. There even was a dude on the site that made a side by side comparison.

Posted by Claude

That's much better. Get some views.

Posted by mewarmo990

Well-written review, Patrick! I haven't played the series since Wind Waker, but at least this will give me a real excuse to break out the Wii, instead of just at parties.

Posted by darkdragonmage99

well done Patrick for a guy who I'm sure isn't use to this on camera crap yet you did great.   The things you lack will come in time it seems act natural dam you . 

Posted by YukoAsho

@Krelle said:

@YukoAsho said:

Another Nintendo game gets a free pass.

I get that the graphics aren't bad, but I'm sorry, it doesn't look as impressive as TP on the Cube. As for swinging in specific directions, games have already had that (Daggerfall and Morrowind come to mind).

I'm sure it's a great Zelda game, but I still don't see enough to differentiate it from the last 15 years of Zelda games, and I certainly don't see this as a sign that motion controls are ready to replace proper game pads. Hell, you can probably map the functions to buttons just as easily as Eujin did for Galaxy.

The motion controls feels GOOD, in a way I never thought Id admit. (Im not a Wii-hater but I rather play with a normal controller usually.) Could it be done with dual sticks a la FIght Night? Probably. Would it feel the same? No.

The game looks superb, in a way that Mario Galaxy looks great. Nintendo knows how to work around the hardware. I agree TP looks better though!

EDIT: Oh, TP.. TP looks WAY worse. WW looks better.

As for the actual game, I cant say yet (15h in), but the start is super slow and and basically you are correct. Its a 15 y old concept and it doesnt feel fresh anymore. It still very fun, its just that Ive had that kind of fun so many times already.

I think the thing that gets me is how selective people are when levying the "unoriginal" accusation. The same people who're lambasting Tom McShea over at GameSpot for having the audacity to rate it 7.5 ("good" on their scale) are often the same people who complain about the Call of Duty franchise, which has actually refined the formula over the years, but won't admit that Nintendo's done nothing with Zelda in the past 15 years.

Not that I don't agree CoD could use a bit of freshening up, but I don't think I'm wrong in asking for consistency from people. If it's wrong in one case, it's wrong in them all.

Posted by Fjordson

Man, Patrick is so awkward, especially on camera.

Anyways, for some odd reason, I'm actually interested in this game. Haven't given a shit about any sort of Nintendo game since the SNES days, but the combat here seems pretty neat.

Posted by Vodun

@Hawk456 said:

Patrick - good pacing but find something else to do with your hands... You're "steeple-ing", and it's a sign or arrogance or over-confidence. Work on it bro.

Yeah, and his curly hair is a clear sign of a predisposition towards criminal behavior. The should kill him before he steals something.

Posted by Scodiac

Well done video review, Patrick! That ending will give me nightmares though. So, thanks for that.

Posted by atomic_dumpling
@Xeirus said:

@Hawk456 said:

Patrick - good pacing but find something else to do with your hands... You're "steeple-ing", and it's a sign or arrogance or over-confidence. Work on it bro.

Jesus H Christ............ I seriously hope you're joking. This comment made my cat have a miscarriage

I was in a debate club for over a year and they really tell you this kind of shit as if the world would end ("Oh no, he is holding a pen while speaking! Burn him!").
Edited by Carlos

I disagree with the whole Wind Waker being the best looking zelda but whatever...

Posted by RaidenMitsuru

When Wind Waker first came out everyone was bitching so hard about the way it looked.

Posted by DjCmeP

What's up with the shitty video quality?

Posted by Kartana

Skyrim Sword?

Posted by oneidwille

Good to see Patrick in front of the cam. And the game is Zelda, what did anyone expect?

Posted by Boboblaw

Good review.
 
The game is great so far, couple of hours in as I've not had much time to play it but thus far its fantastic.
 
Keep up the good work Patrick

Posted by Nuklear

@DjCmeP said:

What's up with the shitty video quality?

I assume it's because the Wii doesn't output to 720p?

Honestly, I completely disagree with Patrick about the game's visuals. I've seen them rendered at 1080p with some anti-aliasing on an emulator, and the difference is incredible. This game's art is being crippled by Nintendo's hardware decisions. I agree with most of the review though. gg.

Posted by Scarabus

Nintendo lost me at "Vitality sensor".

Posted by shinluis

@Scarabus said:

Nintendo lost me at "Vitality sensor".

lost me at waggle controls + SD

Posted by GunslingerPanda

I'm loving the game but I completely disagree on Patrick's point about the visuals. Even my mother walked in and said it looked like shit. Thankfully the gameplay more than makes up for it.

Posted by jkuc316

great video review Patrick!

Posted by squidlauncherOHYEAHH

You made me feel completely at ease on camera. Good job man.

Posted by krabboss

@YukoAsho: There's a lot more time between Zelda titles and the differences between its games are a good deal greater than the differences between the CoD games. Like, a lot greater. It's kind of insane to compare Zelda to Call of Duty.

Posted by zityz

Im about 7 hours into the game and overall I'm loving it. I still think Wind Waker is bar none the best looking zelda game in terms of style and graphics, but this game does look very beautiful and very colourful and so far I'm really into it.

I agree with Patrick on the controls as well. They feel very good during combat and make fighting a normal enemy fun again. Hell the first boss I found to be most unique zelda fight in quite some time.

My only complaint is that there is a LOT OF TEXT. As I've said I'm 7 hours in and I'd say 4 hours of that has been talking and more talking. It seams like they really want to feed you the story right up front. Not to mention Fi ( your "navi") really like to repeat herself. However I find her to be much more interesting so far from Midna and Navi.

Good Review Patrick overall.

Posted by dropabombonit

Great review Patrick and Will Smith face at the end made me lol

Posted by feargalr

That hair is glorious, I'd destroy the suns of a thousand worlds to possess it.

Posted by Declarius

I thought this was a really well done review. Nice job Patrick.

Posted by GetEveryone

@YukoAsho said:

Another Nintendo game gets a free pass.

I get that the graphics aren't bad, but I'm sorry, it doesn't look as impressive as TP on the Cube. As for swinging in specific directions, games have already had that (Daggerfall and Morrowind come to mind).

I'm sure it's a great Zelda game, but I still don't see enough to differentiate it from the last 15 years of Zelda games, and I certainly don't see this as a sign that motion controls are ready to replace proper game pads. Hell, you can probably map the functions to buttons just as easily as Eujin did for Galaxy.

Having played it, I can categorically say that it feels sublime.

The hit-detection is great, and the sword has some real weight.

Posted by CptBedlam

This is a really well done video review, Patrick!

Posted by Klaimore

Great review patrick.

Posted by daviddoel

Great review Patrick!

Posted by Boiglenoight

Fun review, looking forward to picking up Zelda (or, hopefully, getting it for Christmas).

Posted by vr00m

So pixely

Edited by SoothsayerGB

Horrible video review from robot Patrick. Really shows how hard this stuff is compared to the rest of the crew.

Sure his written review is fine, but this video is dead. With those chosen video clips and game sounds. This just makes me think your being passive aggressive about hating this title. I also sense some deep seeded resentment towards Wii as a whole.

Don't mean to come off ugly, just didn't care for this video review. I'm sure Pat will get better with time, at putting these videos together.

Posted by cikame

Great job Jeremy.

Posted by HellBrendy

@SoothsayerGB said:

Horrible video review from robot Patrick. Really shows how hard this stuff is compared to the rest of the crew.

Sure his written review is fine, but this video is dead. With those chosen video clips and game sounds. This just makes me think your being passive aggressive about hating this title. I also sense some deep seeded resentment towards Wii as a whole.

Don't mean to come off ugly, just didn't care for this video review. I'm sure Pat will get better with time, at putting these videos together.

I think it was good! Patrick talked with a nice pace, the video had some great editing and allthough it over all feels a bit slow, it doesn't really matter. They can't all be 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand-reviews either.

Posted by Brian333

@SoothsayerGB said:

Horrible video review from robot Patrick. Really shows how hard this stuff is compared to the rest of the crew.

Sure his written review is fine, but this video is dead. With those chosen video clips and game sounds. This just makes me think your being passive aggressive about hating this title. I also sense some deep seeded resentment towards Wii as a whole.

Don't mean to come off ugly, just didn't care for this video review. I'm sure Pat will get better with time, at putting these videos together.

Stating your opinion about the quality of a video review = totally appropriate.

Taking time out of your day to personally insult someone who obviously put a lot of time and effort into this review = completely unnecessary.

Edited by Nevi

The hand steeple comment was a joke, right? If not, we are in some commenter nose-bleed and brain aneurysm territory. Check that supercilious demeanour Patrick!