The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Review – Reconfiguring the Game to be Played the Way it Should

The first Twilight Princess title to the Legend of Zelda was deemed a forgettable one, but the HD versions, titled The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, fixes a ton of the faults that were seen in the original game. This HD version deserves the reputation for trying to recreate the Ocarina of Time in style while having the substance that the Wind Waker had wherein many fans ultimately knew and loved. The original game lacked its pop-culture pedigree which ultimately makes it an ideal choice for a remastered version.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Review - Reconfiguring the Game to be Played the Way it Should

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Seems Like a New Game Even Though It’s Not

Nine years after the original game was released, we now have The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U and it may very well be a new game instead of a remastered version. Those who have played the previous version will find numerous elements that are all familiar, and most of the enemies do trigger a nostalgic nerve. However, for the most part, it looks and feels like an entirely new game; one that can make you even forget about the original GameCube title.

The remastered version now comes with a darker tone and a more “adult” presence. Even though it would seem that it is now directed to more adult fans in terms of visual appeal, there is still a sense of light-heartedness surrounding it. You may even say that it takes on a few pointers from the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.

This is more of an Ocarina of Time remastered version rather than comparing it to Majora’s Mask or the Wind Waker. To start, well, you’re going to take control of an adult Link rather than a tinier version of him.

With the addition of the Twilight, in which Link transforms into a wolf with the assistance of the sarcastic yet friendly Midna, will add a striking difference with regards to the whole gameplay. At its best, the game is a solid entry as a remastered title but it still houses some serious faults, but these caveats may not be too much of a deal-breaker as compared to the original title.

Once you start The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, you will barely notice that it is a 9-year old game. Gone are the bland textures and in comes wonderfully rendered graphics in high-definition resolution. All of the changes made for this HD version are all placed where it counts the most.


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