You know what this game actually fucking rules.

#1 Posted by Jost1 (2078 posts) -

It's not as good as Wind Waker but it's still fantastic by anyone's standards. Certainly one of the best action/adventure games I've ever played.  Damn it now I wanna play it again.

#2 Posted by JJWeatherman (14564 posts) -

Obvious statement is obvious.  :)

#3 Posted by Jost1 (2078 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" Obvious statement is obvious.  :) "
Fast reply! 
 
Well, there's been some backlash since it got released wouldn't you say?
#4 Posted by JJWeatherman (14564 posts) -
@josty81 said:
" @JJWeatherman said:
" Obvious statement is obvious.  :) "
Fast reply!   Well, there's been some backlash since it got released wouldn't you say? "
Yeah, maybe a little. Zelda fans can be crazy though.
#5 Posted by Jost1 (2078 posts) -

Totally. I started the series with Wind Waker and I've played the all the others since then, maybe that gave me a different perspective I dunno. I just think the dungeons and bosses in this game are expertly designed. If I had one complaint it would be that the overworld is slightly hard to navigate since it's more like a series of corridors than an actual "world"

#6 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -

I found it boring.  I loved the other Zelda games I played before it, but TP was the only one I had to convince myself to finish.

#7 Posted by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -
@josty81 said:

" @JJWeatherman said:

" Obvious statement is obvious.  :) "

Fast reply!   Well, there's been some backlash since it got released wouldn't you say? "
What backlash? It has been out for 4 years, what has been said about the game is done and over with. One mans review and the whole internet goes into meltdown.   

Yes, you found it great, others didn't and you know what? That was their experience. Leave it to be.
#8 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12008 posts) -

As someone who isn't the biggest fan of the Zelda Franchise, I don't really like TP. I personally think that the game feels like it is going through the motions of a Zelda game, and in any aspect where they had the option to change something or keep it the same, they kept it the same to its own detriment. It just came off as soulless to me. It's competently made for sure (and I would rather play it than Majora's Mask, but that's another story), but that doesn't make it any less of a bummer.
 
 Wind Waker, for all it's obnoxious design (Sailing, the triforce scavenger hunt at the end of the game), felt like a Zelda game made with effort.

#9 Posted by Jost1 (2078 posts) -
@ZeroCast said:
" @josty81 said:

" @JJWeatherman said:

" Obvious statement is obvious.  :) "

Fast reply!   Well, there's been some backlash since it got released wouldn't you say? "
What backlash? It has been out for 4 years, what has been said about the game is done and over with. One mans review and the whole internet goes into meltdown.   

Yes, you found it great, others didn't and you know what? That was their experience. Leave it to be. "
Hey, I've got zero problems with people not liking it :)
#10 Posted by JJWeatherman (14564 posts) -
@ZeroCast said:
" @josty81 said:

" @JJWeatherman said:

" Obvious statement is obvious.  :) "

Fast reply!   Well, there's been some backlash since it got released wouldn't you say? "
What backlash? It has been out for 4 years, what has been said about the game is done and over with. One mans review and the whole internet goes into meltdown.   

Yes, you found it great, others didn't and you know what? That was their experience. Leave it to be. "
I don't see how talking about the game being good is an issue. You're really asking others not to discuss something on an internet forum because you personally don't feel like talking about it? You could just avoid this thread.
#11 Posted by BenLaserlove (48 posts) -

This game is totally a Legend of Zelda game.

#12 Posted by rjayb89 (7728 posts) -

The only Zelda game I've played from start to finish was The Ocarina of Time.  I watched my friend play some of this and it seemed pretty good, so nice to hear it turned out well from you, josty82.

#13 Posted by Skytylz (4037 posts) -
@josty81: I own it, but I've never really gotten into it (only like an hour and a half in).  Does it get better?
#14 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5381 posts) -

I enjoyed this game more than Wind Waker and find it better.

#15 Posted by Gamer_152 (14101 posts) -

I really loved Twilight Princess, I thought it was a great mix of callbacks to stuff like Ocarina of Time and new and original content. One of my favourite Wii games if not my favourite.

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#16 Posted by Blueman (753 posts) -

Yep, this game is awesome. Aside from the fetch quest near the end, that is.

#17 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

omg lyk its so gd ytf did jeff give it a 8.9
 
I really want to get the game for Gamecube, since I don't have a Wii.

#18 Posted by Illmatic (1358 posts) -

Other than the boss battles, I really loved the game as well. My only gripes were the boss battles as said before (I felt they were way too easy) and I just didn't feel as much of a drive to do side exploring as I have in earlier zeldas. The aesthetic and design of the boss battles were awesome though. The spider and the snow monster's wife come to mind for sure. As a matter of fact, the whole snow monster's temple was a fantastic experience. I didn't even realize I was going through a temple till I got about halfway through.

#19 Posted by Jost1 (2078 posts) -
@dbz1995 said:
" omg lyk its so gd ytf did jeff give it a 8.9  I really want to get the game for Gamecube, since I don't have a Wii. "
I'd say Jeff's score is right on the money. 8.9 is a really good score. This game is really good.
 
@Skytylz said:
" @josty81: I own it, but I've never really gotten into it (only like an hour and a half in).  Does it get better? "

The first hour is by far the least exciting. Gets a LOT better from there.
#20 Posted by Jost1 (2078 posts) -
@Illmatic said:
" Other than the boss battles, I really loved the game as well. My only gripes were the boss battles as said before (I felt they were way too easy) and I just didn't feel as much of a drive to do side exploring as I have in earlier zeldas. The aesthetic and design of the boss battles were awesome though. The spider and the snow monster's wife come to mind for sure. As a matter of fact, the whole snow monster's temple was a fantastic experience. I didn't even realize I was going through a temple till I got about halfway through. "
That was one of the best Zelda dungeons ever. Very seamlessly done. Loved it.
#21 Edited by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:

" @ZeroCast said:

" @josty81 said:

" @JJWeatherman said:

" Obvious statement is obvious.  :) "

Fast reply!   Well, there's been some backlash since it got released wouldn't you say? "
What backlash? It has been out for 4 years, what has been said about the game is done and over with. One mans review and the whole internet goes into meltdown.   

Yes, you found it great, others didn't and you know what? That was their experience. Leave it to be. "
I don't see how talking about the game being good is an issue. You're really asking others not to discuss something on an internet forum because you personally don't feel like talking about it? You could just avoid this thread. "
I have absolutely no problem when it comes to having a constructive conversation about said game. It's an issue though when - like you said - zelda fans get crazy and that's what I was trying to say. I was only trying to elaborate the "backlash" part which always seems to create a fuss out of nothing.
 
@OP: I played some of Twilight Princess back in January and it felt like...an old game. Links movement was disoriented by continues overlapping and I just didn't want to go through the "tutorial" level but  instead right into the action. So I stopped playing since then but I still want to go back with big hope that its a great Zelda game and maybe then I could form a coherent opinion and write about my own experience with it :).
#22 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

TP is my second favourite Zelda, right behind Wind Waker. Some of the dungeons could have been better, but the bosses were the best in the series, I thought. This thread reminds me that I need to play through it again.

#23 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Twilight Princess is my favorite Zelda game. Majora's Mask is second. So yeah, pretty awesome game.

#24 Posted by Hostile (148 posts) -

The only problem I had with Twilight Princess was that I wished it was a more succinct experience. I believe I spent 50+ hours playing it. I can't remember how much I loved OoT so at the moment it's my second favorite Zelda right below LttP.

#25 Posted by paradox121 (317 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos said:
" I enjoyed this game more than Wind Waker and find it better. "
I always find that while the sailing in WW bored me to death at the time, it feels like a gorgeous game on reflection. The art style alone is stunning.

@Illmatic said:
" Other than the boss battles, I really loved the game as well. My only gripes were the boss battles as said before (I felt they were way too easy) and I just didn't feel as much of a drive to do side exploring as I have in earlier zeldas. The aesthetic and design of the boss battles were awesome though. The spider and the snow monster's wife come to mind for sure. As a matter of fact, the whole snow monster's temple was a fantastic experience. I didn't even realize I was going through a temple till I got about halfway through. "
Easily one of my favourite Zelda dungeons too, ironically, because it wasnt a dungeon. Hopefully they'll be more inventive and get away from temples and caves and what not in the next one.
#26 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2713 posts) -

Agreed, I really enjoyed it. 
#27 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

TP and OoT are the only Zelda games I've actually finished. 
Of course, that isn't to say I didn't like the other ones, I just have a tendency of not completing games for some reason.
#28 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4779 posts) -

Best Zelda since A link to the past.
Hated oot, liked majoras mask, detested completely wind waker...  I loved Twilight princess, and its just sad to see the next Zelda being ruined by Miyamoto's consistent low talent which makes him instead of changing, and or evolving the series, making sequels...he just remakes his game over and over and over and over again.

#29 Posted by animateria (3253 posts) -

What I want to know is...
 
GameCube version or Wii version?
 
I got a Wii in April and am in constant debate with that issue. Haven't gotten the game cause I just don't know!

#30 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@animateria said:
" What I want to know is...  GameCube version or Wii version?  I got a Wii in April and am in constant debate with that issue. Haven't gotten the game cause I just don't know! "
I can't speak of the GameCube version, but I played the Wii version and loved it. I found the controls worked well. Hands free is for me, Wii Remote and Nunchuk.
#31 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5381 posts) -
@Claude said:
" @animateria said:
" What I want to know is...  GameCube version or Wii version?  I got a Wii in April and am in constant debate with that issue. Haven't gotten the game cause I just don't know! "
I can't speak of the GameCube version, but I played the Wii version and loved it. I found the controls worked well. Hands free is for me, Wii Remote and Nunchuk. "
Wii is pretty much the gamecube version but flipped so Link can use his right hand and also the controls.  The controls work really well.
#32 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -
@dbz1995 said:
" omg lyk its so gd ytf did jeff give it a 8.9
 
I really want to get the game for Gamecube, since I don't have a Wii. "
8.8. People were still freaking out about the 8.8 Wii review by the time the 8.9 GameCube review was published, so the GameCube review went largely ignored.
 
@BenLaserlove said:
" This game is totally a Legend of Zelda game. "
Totally.
 
I beat the game once and never went back to it like I did with Ocarina of Time, but perhaps now is a good time to play through it again.
#33 Posted by Hailinel (25203 posts) -

Twilight Princess is a great game.  I'm not a huge Zelda fan by any stretch, but I really liked a lot of what Twilight Princess did, especially in terms of presenting the story.  It was a nice change of pace from some earlier games, even if people still insist on bitching about the lack of voice acting.

#34 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

It's not bad, but it isn't awesome either IMO.

#35 Posted by RE_Player1 (7574 posts) -

Twilight Princess is my favourite Zelda game. Long, epic, and had a good story. Unfortunately due to it's length I can't really replay it, I tried one time and realized it would take too long to see and experience my highlights. 

#36 Posted by shadyspace (458 posts) -

The overall story was decent but I felt zero motivation for anything I was doing. Hyrule was dead in TP. In OoT and Majora's you basically went around forging bonds with representatives of all the different areas of the land you were trying to save, in Twilight Princess it felt like a day job, not a heroic act. 

#37 Posted by Apathylad (3067 posts) -

I liked Twilight Princess. It didn't revolutionize the franchise, but you can make the argument that other Nintendo games recycle material as well.

#38 Posted by JackSukeru (5950 posts) -

I promised myself I would replay it at some point, it really is a pretty good game but I had to struggle to finish it back when it came out. Same thing happened with Phantom Hourglass.  Does some neat things with its story though. 
 
Or maybe I won't replay it and just hope that I'll like Skyward Sword more.

#39 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

Twilight Princess is my second favorite Zelda game. And I think most people agree that it's a good game. You could pick any Zelda game and there would be people who don't like it. But they're all good games (I don't think the CD-I ones count as Zelda games. It's the Never Say Never Again of the Zelda universe).

#40 Edited by Rockanomics (1150 posts) -

I didn't care much for it, it had it's moments but overall it wasn't very memorable. Loved the look of it though.   
 
@SethPhotopoulos
said:

" @Claude said:
" @animateria said:
" What I want to know is...  GameCube version or Wii version?  I got a Wii in April and am in constant debate with that issue. Haven't gotten the game cause I just don't know! "
I can't speak of the GameCube version, but I played the Wii version and loved it. I found the controls worked well. Hands free is for me, Wii Remote and Nunchuk. "
Wii is pretty much the gamecube version but flipped so Link can use his right hand and also the controls.  The controls work really well. "  
Wow really? TP was the epitome of slapped on "waggle" control in my mind. I would have killed for buttons. Well, maybe not full on murder, just a little grand larceny of somethin.
#41 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5855 posts) -
I remember twilight princess being really good and atmospheric. The dungeons were the easiest of any Zelda game I've ever played, but they looked the best and were also the most interesting.
@PrivateIronTFU said:
" Twilight Princess is my second favorite Zelda game. And I think most people agree that it's a good game. You could pick any Zelda game and there would be people who don't like it. But they're all good games (I don't think the CD-I ones count as Zelda games. It's the Never Say Never Again of the Zelda universe). "
I like the CD-i games because without them we wouldn't have this.
#42 Posted by Boiglenoight (537 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos said:

I enjoyed this game more than Wind Waker and find it better.

I just started playing about 3 weeks ago. It's consumed me, and I don't understand why people find this Zelda inferior to others in the series. It's a refined Zelda game with a slightly more mature tone to the storytelling.

#43 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

Yeah, it's pretty great.

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