Thursday, December 22, 2016

30th Anniversary Replay List, 3rd Update

2016 is almost over and in this year The Legend of Zelda became 30 years old. To celebrate I've decided to play through many Zelda games again, which I used as an opportunity to clear my backlog on both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. I'm not in a hurry, I just want to entertain myself with as much Zelda as possible before Breath of the Wild comes out, the next big milestone in the series. And wrapping up everything the series currently has to offer, feels good as a preparation for this milestone.

Anyway, I already was done with the Nintendo 3DS library at my last update in August. Here are all the posts in chronological order:

On Nintendo 3DS

Right now I kind of want to return to Tri Force Heroes as well, not to replay it from the start, but maybe to help some people out there with their challenges. I might also go through all the Capcom Zelda games for a third time, but let's see about that.

Nintendo doesn't like to acknowledge it, but there is still the Wii U, and here I was busy with the Virtual Console and the following titles:

On Wii U

I haven't touched Zelda II - The Adventure of Link yet, but I'm not opposed to replaying that either, after I just recently rediscovered my "love" for this game. However, since my last playthrough on 3DS wasn't that long ago, I still might wait a little.

I've also played through the BS-X Zelda games on emulator again, this time with full fan voice acting, which was pretty nice:


Now, what's left? As a countdown to Breath of the Wild, I want to play through all 3D Zelda games again on my Wii U, probably one per month (I suppose the June release is pretty realistic at this point). So, this is the list:


  • Ocarina of Time (Wii U VC)
  • Majora's Mask (Wii U VC)
  • The Wind Waker HD (2nd Quest)
  • Twilight Princess HD (Hero Mode)
  • Skyward Sword (Hero Mode)

With The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD this will actually be "new" territory, because I haven't played the 2nd Quests yet. I want to get a nice new TV early next year and then enjoy these remasters in HD glory for the first time. With the N64 games on Virtual Console I want to see, how well they hold up, after (re)playing their remakes on Nintendo 3DS, and I also want to experiment with Restore Points a little. And I haven't played through Skyward Sword since early 2012, so this will probably be the most interesting replay experience for myself. I'm keeping that for last.


Eduardo Jencarelli said...

Regarding Majora's Mask on the Wii U, I felt it was a more accurate emulation of the N64 original when compared to the Wii and GCN versions. It still has some of the joystick deadzone issues that plagued previous N64 emulations, especially in the archery minigames. But overall, I felt it played better with less lag and frame drops. Graphics-wise, it looked identical to the original.

And having the restore points was a godsend. I always play Majora's Mask on a speedy manner, trying to unlock Epona on Day 1 of that first cycle. The use of restore points allowed me to perfect certain tricky areas such as avoiding the Deku Palace guards or trying to climb Snowhead as a speedy Goron without falling down.

Eduardo Jencarelli said...

Also, it no longer has the sound glitches when moving from one zone to the next.

TourianTourist said...

Looking forward to it, then!