5 Things We’d Like to See in The Wind Waker HD

The legendary GameCube game is coming to Wii U this fall! Here’s some of the best improvements we want to see in the remake.

By Kyle England. Posted 02/08/2013 10:00 3 Comments     ShareThis

2. Motion Control Capabilities

I know what you’re thinking about, and the answer is no. No, we should not bring the motion sword controls from Skyward Sword to The Wind Waker HD. And no, we should not bring the waggling controls from Twilight Princess. A button press to swing your sword will perfectly suffice. It worked in 2003, and it will work in 2013. No– when I say bring motion control to The Wind Waker HD, I mean do it in intuitive ways.

The gyroscope inside of the Wii U GamePad is just as capable of picking up subtle movements as the Wii Remote Plus. I say we utilize this function, and bring back the aiming system first established by Ocarina of Time 3D. The GamePad screen would be absolutely perfect for aiming your hookshot, boomerang, and bow. This feature could also extend to making Link look around in first person like in the 3DS game. And wouldn’t it be breathtaking to be able to turn around with the GamePad to view a full 360-degree panoramic view of the ocean while sailing? Perhaps they could implement Nintendo’s own Panorama View technology!

But why stop there? Let’s not forget that Wii MotionPlus is compatible with Wii U as well, so how about an optional control scheme that makes use of the Wii Remote? The swordplay in The Wind Waker will remain as a button press like I said, but imagine twirling the Remote like a lasso to cast out the grappling hook, or conducting it like a baton to play your Wind Waker. If it was done right, motion controls could be integrated quite well into The Wind Waker remake, provided that Nintendo keeps these controls optional and doesn’t go overboard.

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3 Responses to “5 Things We’d Like to See in The Wind Waker HD

  • 192 points
    Robin Wilde says...

    The cut content would be fantastic and I’d love to see it included. I imagine they still have all the art assests, etc. hanging around and it wouldn’t be too much of a problem to remake them.

  • 3 points
    jakrabbit says...

    I recon if they shrank the heads of main characters so they don’t look like lolipops they would increase the apeal of the game to a wider audience, thats my only gripe with the art design as it seems soley focused on children. Of coarse i don’t expect that to happen.

  • 288 points
    JPtheNintendoFan says...

    I’ve always thought the art design was fitting for the game. Yes the characters do look strange with bit heads and floating eyebrows, but overall this is a great game. If Nintendo can include the extra content (new dungeons, mini-games, useful islands, side quests, new items) then a great game would become much better. My Gamecube is still connected to the TV with Wind Waker in it but this is a 1st day purchase for me. Zelda fanboy…probably, but who cares.

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