Cell-Shaded Remake

#1 Posted by Happy_Cloud (190 posts) -

I think of all the Zelda titles Majora's Mask has the most potential for a remake. Obviously it's too soon after the game's release, but as great as the game was I just think it left so much potential to be better. For instance, I think a cell-shaded remake would fit the game like a glove; it would suit the style of the far better than Wind Waker's visuals did. Obviously I don't mean to lighten up the tone, but Majora's Mask has always alienated the player with strange and nonsensical ideas - like Majora's incarnation - that would be so much stranger cell shaded. I think this style would really make Termina look more abstract and creepy while still keeping its look very dark and ominous. It would also allow the creators to inject so much more expression and personality to the characters which is a central part of the game. Who else thinks this game was designed to be cell-shaded?

#2 Posted by Termite (2398 posts) -

Yeah, that would work. But I want them to make a real Zelda game first

#3 Posted by tec3297 (1170 posts) -

I would love to see this game on the Virtual Console, but a remake wouldn't be bad at all.  Remakes of good games never are.

#4 Posted by comedy (97 posts) -

I don't think this would ever happen but if so, it would be grand.

#5 Posted by Mourne (789 posts) -

Twilight Princess didn't really hit the spot for me, honestly, so I'm up for anything. Phantom Hourglass was amazing, so I'm more excited about another DS title than anything.

With that said, I have to say that Majora's Mask was never one of my favorites, and I've actually always considered it to be the weakest of the mainstream titles. It's a good game and you probably are right that it has a lot of potential for a remake (in my opinion, it really needs it). I really liked the time mechanic in the game, but it seemed to disallow true adventure (like that found in Ocarina of Time) more so than the others.

#6 Posted by Happy_Cloud (190 posts) -

It's true, Majora's Mask wasn't as good as it could've been, but as it stands it's my personal favourite, and I think that were it remade as a cell-shaded and generally improved title I could die happy, although that'll obviously never happen.

#7 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

yea good idea

#8 Posted by Luke (1609 posts) -

Amazing thread.

If Nintendo wanted to make a crap-load of money, they would do this ASAP!

#9 Posted by gameshark5 (248 posts) -

it could make for a good Wiiware title

#10 Posted by SSbabel (1141 posts) -

If they did that they would have to increase the map size for more exploration.

#11 Posted by uncle_andross (30 posts) -

I'd rather see a sequel to this game.

#12 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -

FUCK for a second i was thinking that a cell shaded remake was announced....

#13 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I agree. I think Majora's Mask could look totally amazing in a cel-shaded style. I'm not one who usually supports the idea of game remakes, but this is one I wouldn't mind seeing.

#14 Posted by jakob187 (21676 posts) -

Wow, and I remember when people talked shit because Wind Waker was cel-shaded and looked kiddie.  What the hell?  lol

I'm 100%...no...1000% in agreeance that Majora's Mask needs to be updated graphically and cel-shaded!  Honestly, I still think MM was the best of the entire series.  I hated Ocarina.  Don't know why, just couldn't get into it.
#15 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

No remakes! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

Seriously, though, Nintendo recycles enough. They don't need to recycle entire games.
#16 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
jakob187 said:
"Wow, and I remember when people talked shit because Wind Waker was cel-shaded and looked kiddie.  What the hell?  lol
I'm 100%...no...1000% in agreeance that Majora's Mask needs to be updated graphically and cel-shaded!  Honestly, I still think MM was the best of the entire series.  I hated Ocarina.  Don't know why, just couldn't get into it.
"
Hahaha, yeah, good point. Still I know multiple people who refuse to play Wind Waker because of the cel-shaded graphics. In fact, I would say the majority of gamers I know didn't play it just because of the graphics. That's so pathetic. Anyway, Wind Waker was excellent, and the graphics were artistic and beautiful.
#17 Posted by YellowChu (15 posts) -

I really don't think that Majora's Mask would be as good in cel-shaded graphics, I liked the game's style for the most part. If anything, I would like to see it re-made in Twilight Princess/realistic looking style. Or not re-made at all.

#18 Posted by AkumaX (248 posts) -

Ancient bump, but you have a point. Running with nicer graphics at 60 fps and a save system that doesn't make me want to fling the cartridge into Mount Doom would be awesome. It would have to be a total redesign though, bigger environments, improved dungeons, but retaining the same look and feel.

Actually, I'd love to see a totally remade from scratch Ocarina of TIme using the power of the 360 or PS3, but obviously we'll have to wait for the next gen Nintendo hardware for that.

#19 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -
Arkthemaniac said:
"No remakes! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!
Seriously, though, Nintendo recycles enough. They don't need to recycle entire games."
Agreed. A virtual console release, certainly, but remaking the game is pretty silly in my opinion.

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