‘The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD’ review
By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist
Memorable story, excellent combat system, and fantastic boss fights are just some of the awesome aspects of my favourite Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, which was re-released last week for the Wii U.
This iconic game came out for the GameCube almost 11 years ago, and it still holds up to this day.
It’s about this boy, Link, whose sister gets taken by a gigantic bird that’s working for none other than the antagonist, Ganondorf. The boy then joins a gang of pirates to try and rescue her. Needless to say, things don’t go smoothly.
Playing this game again has brought back some of my favourite childhood moments, such as hearing the title song or certain funny scenes.
Playing on the Wii U has clarified and simplified the mechanics of this game. The gamepad screen has your inventory, maps, and a brand new feature called Bottles. This feature lets you write down anything you want on a note, put it in a bottle, and then send it out in the open water for other users to see. You can also run into other people’s bottles as you sail the high seas.
In my opinion, this is the best looking re-release that’s come out so far. Prepare to get lost in your childhood once again.