Zelda Twilight Princess HD Remake
No doubt by now you already know I’m a massive Legend of Zelda fan, I’ve played pretty every iteration which has been released on a Nintendo console every since I was a little kid. When I saw Twilight Princess was getting remade I knew I wanted to give this game another blast-through. For a moment lets rewind back to 2006, back then I was 21 year and this was a proper decent Zelda released for quite a few number of years. I had got a hold of a GameCube a year before so had the console I needed to play it on. So for that Christmas I asked my parents to get me this game as my Christmas pressie. That Christmas Holiday I absolutely hammered this game and got it complete and I’m pleased to say it was the only Zelda game I managed to complete without a guide.
Roll onto present day and the HD remake was now in my hands. First things first I have to admit the level of HD I was expecting from this game didn’t meet my expectations. The resolution of the textures on the 3D models were that of a low resolution. To be honest I probably have had better results playing this game at 4K on Dolphin and with some hacks as opposed to this release. Nonetheless I have accepted with Nintendo in recent time it isn’t the jaw-dropping graphics but it’s about the gameplay and that is something this game definitely doesn’t fail to deliver.
The game is everything I remember it to be but with some really good well though features. The most predominant feature Nintendo have made use of is the Wii U Controller. The HD remake lets you access all your gadgets without the need to having to jump into a menu first before you can use it. A much welcomed and time saving feature. As well as this it works well for when you transform between Wolf Link and Human Link – this can literally be done with a quick tap on the touch-screen button on the gamepad and you’re done!
I’m not going to talk about the actual game as no doubt you already know all about but going to focus on key highlights for.
1) Controlling Epona hasn’t been improved, if anything if seems more difficult to control her.
2) The games detection of objects is still stuck in 2006, if you don’t appraoch fences at bang-on right-angles then you won’t clear them when it would just be as feasibly possible for a horse to do so.
3) The Wii U’s gamepad gyroscope can be used to target enemies. It took me a while to realise this was stopping my accurate shots. There was nothing to say this was even turned on the time or how to use it well. In the end I just turned it off and kept it like I’m used to.
Apart from these slight niggles this game still holds up really well and thoroughly enjoyed replaying this classic game. This time around I took my time going through the game and it took me about 35 hours to finish the game. This time around I’m glad to say all the bosses I was able to beat on my first attempt he he he he