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GF Rating
8.7

193 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

Uninspired game with bad graphics

posted by lightzout (STINSON BEACH, CA) Dec 15, 2013

Member since Nov 2005

Maybe its fun for fans of the original but as a new game the graphics were well below par. In fact videos of the old game show they barely improved on anything. I guess its just a nostalgic trip for Zelda fans but as my first Zelda it got boring quickly and my son felt the same way too. Very disappointing.

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GF Rating
7

Good

A triumphant remake

posted by MetalMario (PITTSFIELD, NH) Oct 24, 2013

Member since Apr 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Nintendo did a good job with this new version of "The Wind Waker". Of course the graphics are enhanced, and there are many minor tweaks to the gameplay in general that you might not even notice without playing the GameCube version immediately beforehand, but Nintendo also took to heart the deeper criticisms that have been levied against this game over the past decade. Happily, the tedious (and expensive!) Triforce quest has been simplified and streamlined. Also, sailing the Great Sea is much more bearable now, thanks to the presence of the new Swift Sail. Not only does it make your boat go faster, but it completely eliminates the need to continuously change the wind's direction during exploration. And the Tingle Bottle feature is quite fun too.

With all of the tweaks and improvements - both small and large - this is decidedly the definitive version of "The Wind Waker".

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great game

posted by jayprime (BOYES HOT SPRINGS, CA) Feb 2, 2014

Member since Feb 2012

This is hands down the best HD remake of any game I have ever played. The cell shaded goodness will warm your heart. The Wii U gamepad support for this game is great and the game sound is stellar. The original game was actually pretty hard to beat due to the slow sailing and finding of the Triforce shards. But they fixed this problem and I was actually able to beat this game for the first time since I played it on the Gamecube. Awesome game you won't be disappointed. I have noticed all the 10 this game has. It was very close but I did not achieve "total immersion" for me to give it a 10.

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