The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

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Description

  • Set in an era after the events in The Ocarina Of Time, this incredible adventure takes a different young hero named Link on an all-new quest.
  • Link's sister Aryll has been taken by a monstrous bird. Link sets sail to track down the bird and get her back -- setting him on a quest that will make him as much a legend as his namesake.
  • As you face monsters and try to think your way around obstacles, you'll earn the Wind Waker -- a special conductor's baton that controls the winds.
  • Incredible new combat engine with exciting new moves like the parry attack.
  • Addictive mini-games and side quests will help you earn rupees.
  • The Legend of Zelda series practically defined adventure gaming for an entire generation. Link, the hero of the
    adventure games, delighted millions by starring in games for each Nintendo console from the NES and Super NES to the
    Nintendo 64. Link brings this beloved franchise to the Nintendo GameCube in The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and
    he's more animated than ever.

    The first thing you'll notice about The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker is that it looks completely different from
    any previous title in the franchise. Nintendo has opted to use cel-shading technology on Wind Waker; the result is that
    the game looks like a cartoon. Die-hard Zelda purists initially howled at this change, arguing that the game skews too
    young. I think it's fantastic. The cartoon animation style allows for better expression of the characters, and several
    of the animations--like Link trying to pick up an object that's too heavy--are so cute that you can't help but laugh a
    little.

    The second thing you’ll notice is a focus on wind. Instead of trotting around on foot, Link travels from island to
    island on a talking boat, but he doesn't get far without the wind blowing in right direction. Luckily, you'll learn how
    to change the direction of the wind early in the game, and you'll do so frequently--not only to power your boat but also
    to solve puzzles. Clever use of wind makes Wind Waker stand out from more conventional adventure games.

    The third thing you’ll notice is that the game is just plain fun. Puzzles are innovative and refreshing, and despite
    some tricky puzzles, I never felt too frustrated to keep playing. The locales you'll visit are invariably exotic and fun
    to explore, and the host of bizarre creatures you'll encounter (friendly and otherwise) are always a kick in the pants.
    Moreover, though the look is radically different, Wind Waker feels like a classic Zelda game. Veterans of the early
    games in the franchise will experience more than a bit of nostalgia while playing it.

    The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker is everything you've come to expect from a Zelda game, and it's one of the best
    adventure games to date. This is a must-have title for any GameCube owner. --Jon "Safety Monkey" Grover

    Pros:

    * New cel-shaded animation looks great
    * Puzzles and characters are a lot of fun
    * There's a special place in the heart of any gamer who's ever owned a Nintendo console, and that place is shaped like a
    Triforce

    Cons:

    * Some Zelda purists may be turned off by the cartoon look

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