I’ve reviewed all that has occurred over the last two years, and this is when all the hype of Twilight Princess had died down and Skyward Sword took the spot light of rumors and anticipation; boy what a two years it’s been.
And what a let down, the mysterious Zelda Wii turned out to be an over-exaggerated, pumped, hyped, brilliantly marketed, self-promoted, unsettling scandal for the entire Zelda premise. We were expecting something alike to TP’s graphic and art style, something with enhanced realism and perception; what we got turned out to be a Wind Waker crossover.
I’ve never experienced such a let down for the series since Twilight Princess was pushed off for four years in the making; and we still didn’t get what we wanted all together.
I look at this behemoth mess Nintendo is now experiencing for the first time since the Wii was drowned out by the Xbox 360 and the PS3’s graphics power; an underestimation of the fandom.
Nintendo assumed that we as fans can take what they can dish, no matter what it is, and even go farther by abusing our emotional connection with the series by making promises they have yet to keep. This entire down turn Nintendo is finally facing was completely predictable, and embarrassing to say the least. With $250 the 3DS was being sent to the market as a start up, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing; $250 for that?? I can hear the reverberating echoes of the PS3’s massive mistake coming out of it’s most cherished grave to where it will stay forever in chains; the hiked price of more than $800 for a console system proved to be a massive fall out for Sony; Nintendo, did you or did you not even notice how damaging Sony’s mistake cost them? It wasn’t just a price flop, it was a PRODUCT flop as well; the original model was an over-heated mess and with constant need for upkeep and replacement. Nintendo has reenacted the very mistake, sadly so, Sony made in it’s great popularity of the PS2; the expected to much from the fans, and especially in our economic placement here. Honestly, do most American’s, Europeans, Asians, Australians, South American’s, African’s and more besides have an extra chunk in American dollars to the tune of $800?? And that was just for a console system; Nintendo, you asked for $250 on a portable graphical emulator far behind in comparison to other handhelds at that price?? Australia was given a demand of $350 per 3DS; that’s a hundred dollars more than the asking price in North America! What else did you expect to happen? The Economy is getting worse, not better, and it looks as though it won’t be getting better any time soon in the upcoming future; what did you expect to happen?
From this massive cut back, to the continual drop in Nintendo’s net-worth, the unfortunate discovery of Skyward Sword as an edition to our favorite Zelda series and only one remake of our favorite Zelda game… it’s finally getting those creative juices stemming back into Nintendo’s infrastructure.
You guys grew too fat and arrogant over your proud gaming name, you took a leap of faith that this ridiculous turn of events wouldn’t bite back and it did after all!
2012 is a new year, and a promising one; don’t expect the end of the world to visit us so soon. I am looking at the Wii U’s modest construct, the powerful graphics emulator tucked inside the cheap design, and the promising effect of the touch pad that comes along with it; I predict a gaming experience with Zelda we all have been waiting for. I can tell that this is Nintendo’s humble way of apologizing, giving us finally an HD-powered system that will support the now-next generation of video game experience.
My only doubt, rests on the basis of Nintendo’s intentions; will they or will they not listen to the fans pleas? Zelda Wii U, I am expecting great things from you.
On another venture, with the released information about an original Zelda title for the 3DS, my hopes are high for this one. If it is anything like the remake of the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time they might get the series and the 3DS finally back in gear! If they don’t mess it up, make it as innovating of an experience as the recently released remake with it’s gorgeous graphical interface, a well-made storyline, and fun game play- it could be a success.
It’s time to see Nintendo step up and take action, will this be the year we’ve been waiting for since OOT?
Please leave me a comment and let me know!