Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Operation Moonfall

Operation Moonfall is an initiative by Zelda Universe, Zelda Dungeon and Zelda Informer and an answer to Aonuma's recent statement, that a Majora's Mask remake for the 3DS would be possible if fans want it. Here's the quote again:

It’s been 13 years since Ocarina of Time was originally released, and one of the big things that we made this remake possible was that there was an outpour of emotions from people who said they would like to see this game done. We said we could do it in 3D, so we did. I think certainly if there was a similar output of emotion and clamor from fans for a remake of Majora’s Mask, it wouldn’t be an utter impossibility.

I totally support Operation Moonfall, I already signed the petition and I'm following them on Twitter, Facebook and stuff. However, I'm very skeptical, that this will have any impact at all.

First of all, why does it have to resemble Operation Rainfall? Is this a mocking or something? Operation Rainfall failed big time, Nintendo just replied with "no", which fans answered with hard feelings. Why in all the world would you want to copy this campaign? The whole thing left a sour taste and you don't want to carry that over to the Majora's Mask 3D campaign... you might have more luck joining my Operation Reinfall, at least that one doesn't take the whole thing seriously.

I'm also not sure, what "outpoor of emotion and clamor from fans" Aonuma meant exactly. Did he mean last year's E3? Because prior to the E3 there certainly wasn't anyone even thinking about a remake. Then at E3 they showed a demo of Ocarina of Time 3D and maybe the positive reactions further lead to the development of the full game, but it really looks like Ocarina of Time 3D was already in development at that time. I'm not buying the "giving fans what they want"-speech, because Nintendo is way too busy with their own creativity. It's the sad truth, but they rarely listen to the fans. In case of Zelda this never really bothered me, because pretty much every Zelda fan wants something different from the games, for example some are all about the story and timeline theories, while I couldn't care less about these things. Nintendo certainly listens from time to time, but not on a level, where fans could have a major impact on the games. Nintendo usually does, what they want to do. And Ocarina of Time 3D was made, because Miyamoto wanted to see it in full 3D and because Aonuma wanted to fix the Water Temple. We can only hope, that Aonuma has enough regrets about Majora's Mask (like the saving system, which he already mentioned), which might lead to a remake. Because there certainly won't be a Majora's Mask 3D demo shown somewhere, where fans can directly express their "outpoor of emotion and clamor".

Well, but Operation Moonfall is certainly better than doing nothing and has my full support. And if it really somehow manages to have an impact, I will be impressed and certainly happy.


Anonymous said...

signing up

Anonymous said...

just bring it!

Skullvic said...

one more! XD
excellent blog, my friend
I'm member of your community now ^^
I hope we can get along xD

TourianTourist said...

Thanks, guys!