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  1. Tron Bonne All Ass, No Sass

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    There's really not all that huge of a difference between WW and WW HD. It's well done, but I think it looks mainly because the visual style of WW aged much better than TP and served itself easier to being uprezzed. Whether or not it's worth it is entirely up to the customer. Personally, I think the HD version is a good step up. Worth $60, I don't know, but I don't know if $50 was right for WW HD either, but it is what it is.

    As Killer said, you are underestimating a good deal how much work is put into game development. Just looking at that tech demo, you can tell that Link's model is different, and that the whole thing is way more refined looking than TP ever was. You can't just snap your fingers and overhaul a game's engine like that. You have to make new models for every character, you have to redo entire levels, etc. A lot of work. Even the 3DS Zelda remasters (which borderlines on remakes) didn't have that much work, they still took the base models of the game and improved on them. I won't dispute that more could be doe, but it's wholly unrealistic to expect what you apparently did.

    And yeah, I wouldn't call any of those games realistic. Like I said, I get that you're just using it that word to mean not overly cartoony, but...I don't know, it's just not the right term to me. I mean, look at those pictures I posted from TP above, there's nothing realistic at all about how those characters look or the environments they inhabit. Maybe 'less stylized' would be better, but even then, those games still seem really stylized to me.
     
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    HD remasters are like changing a PC game's settings from medium to high and most of the time that's more or less all that's changed. Occasionally, like with Wind Waker, they might make small tweaks to the gameplay or graphics or throw in some small bit of extra content like with Twilight Princess. But even doing that much is the exception, rather than the rule.

    Making Twilight Princess look like that tech demo would literally require remaking the entire from the ground up.

    And yes, Tron is right. There's never been a realistic Zelda. All Zelda games are stylized.
     
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    While maybe that is not the right word to use but my point is that those Zelda games are less cartoon looking then the other Zelda games and the closest that any of the Zelda games have ever been to being realistic looking. While I still think that WW to WW HD look like a much bigger upgrade then TP to TP HD does. WW HD had much improved lighting where really TP HD looks like TP but a little more clear looking.
     
  4. KillerMcQueen Mortal-ish

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    It almost certainly comes down to visual styles on the matter of WWHD being visually more impressive looking than TPHD. WW doesn't have particularly detailed or complex character models and the textures are very simplistic, making it look better was basically a matter of upscaling the resolution updating a few textures, a couple models here and there and a new lighting system, Twilight Princess because of its more detailed style, is a much more involved process to make it look better, it's hard for them to update some things too much without making it jarring and requiring them to overhaul the entire game's graphics, and the work isn't going to show as obviously as it did for WW, directly comparing Twilight Princess HD to the original though you can see that they've done more work than many are giving them credit for.
     
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    Latest Twilight Princess Tweet Highlights Hyrule Castle. February 1, 2016 . 8:30am


    The official Japanese Twitter account has posted more artwork from Twilight Princess HD, and this time it features Hyrule Castle, along with another message from Malo.

    11 Thoughts Read >

    source: Siliconera
     
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    Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Concept Art Shows The Evolution Of The Light Spirits. February 2, 2016 . 9:00am

    More concept artwork has been posted on the official Japanese Twitter for The Legend of Zelda,
    and this time the post features the Light Spirits from the game.
    source: Siliconera
     
  7. KillerMcQueen Mortal-ish

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    IGN just did a comparison video between TPHD and the Wii and Gamecube versions, the game really is a bigger upgrade visually than people have been giving it credit for.

    [YT]/watch?v=vTD0h0DZDgY[/YT]
     
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    ok so I have new details


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    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD details GamePad features, Ghost Lantern item, and Hero Mode
    Published 14 hours ago. 27 comments.
    source: Gematsu
     
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    Twilight Princess HD Message Focuses On The Game’s Hero Mode. February 9, 2016 . 8:30am

    The latest message posted on the official Twitter account features Malo yet again, and this time he has a few things to say in regards to the game’s Hero Mode.
    source: Siliconera
     
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    Newest Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Trailer Highlights The Game’s Features. February 15, 2016 . 8:30am

    The trailer focuses on the various features in the game including Link’s range of abilities in Wolf form,
    as well as new additions like GamePad functionality and Hero Mode.

    source: Siliconera
     
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    Latest Twilight Princess HD Tweet Highlights The Zora Armor. February 17, 2016 . 8:30am

    The most recent Twilight Message HD on the official Japanese Twitter account features Malo’s thoughts on the Zora Armor.


    source: Siliconera

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    two articles from the same place


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    New Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Message Highlights The Goron. February 19, 2016 . 8:30am


    A recent message from “Malo”
    posted on the official Japanese Twitter for the Legend of Zelda features the Goron tribe.

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    The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD’s Sound Selection CD Features 20 Remastered Tracks. February 19, 2016 . 10:30am

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Sound Selection CD features 20 remastered songs from the game.
    source: Siliconera
     
  13. Tron Bonne All Ass, No Sass

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    I'm going to miss getting that soundtrack, it seems solid, but I don't want to give up my Prime discount that brings the game down to $50.
     
  14. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    The original game came out 30 years ago yesterday. Crazy to think about. Here is my current list of my favorites in the series:

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  15. SpideyVille Walking out the Desert

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    I've gotta admit, I love Zelda, but I've only played Oot, Windwaker, Twilight Princess and now Link Between Worlds.

    I'm tempted to get Skyward Sword for my Wii, but I have barely have time to play my PS4 and 3DS.
     
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    Latest Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Message Focuses On Poe Souls. February 22, 2016 . 8:30am

    The official Japanese Twitter account for The Legend of Zelda was once again updated with another Twilight Princess HD post and “Malo” returns to talk about Poe Souls.

    source: Siliconera
     
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    Despite all the bad things I've heard about it, I'm getting pretty excited to finally play Twilight Princess.

    Is the second one supposed to be LTTP? Or one of the Oracle games?
     
  18. Brother Jack The Penitent Man

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    Nothing has topped Wind Waker for me. It's one of the best games I've ever played period.
     
  19. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    The opening is painfully boring. But after that it really is a better playing version of Ocarina imo.

    It is in fact Link to the Past. :yay:
     
  20. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    I have trouble picking between TP, WW and MM for my favorite 3D Zelda. It use to be OoT, but going back and playing it has not been kind. The others hold up much better imo.
     
  21. Scarecrow_King Perpetually Annoyed

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    I'm a sucker for the Oracle games. They were my first Zelda games that I owned. I rented Link's Awakening just about every week, so when the Oracles came out, I had my mom drive me to Target to get it on release day.

    I still replay one of them every few years.
     
  22. LibidoLoca Politically Delicious

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    Classic or Remake?
     
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    How does Majora's Mask hold up significantly better than Ocarina of Time?
     
  24. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    The version they released on the Gamecube. So basically, the original.

    The general gameplay is not much better, but the games mechanics work a lot better imo. Keeps it fresh and makes it significantly different then the other Zelda games imo. OoT was basically remade in TP, and it just plays so much better in terms of how it plays.
     
  25. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    I feel like the handleheld Zelda games are quite under appreciated. A lot of days as a kid just playing the heck out of them. Same as an adult. :funny:
     
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