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The game doesn't release at retail till early October, but gamers can begin playing this title soon if they buy a special edition Wii U next week. That said, Welcome to the official discussion thread for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD! Whether you're someone who played and beat this game back in 2003, or maybe you're new and eager to get your Link wet, come here to discuss the game!
IGN.com just released their review and I believe that makes it the first review score for the title. What did they give it? You might not be surprised, but you can look at their review here. For the lazy,... 9.8/10
I have fond memories of picking the original game up from my non-standard Gamestop the night before release. They opened the doors at 10pm and let us get the game early just as the box literally arrived. I don't understand why things went down like that but I was always proud that I was nerdy enough to have been the first person to leave that Gamestop with Zelda that night. Now, I have it pre-ordered at another Gamestop, my normal one, because I want that badass statue offer. As Carlosrox continues to point out, the game looks beautiful and now that I've had an awesome Samsung HDTV for a little less than a year now, I am excited to finally embrace HD with Zelda and see how beautiful this game is at 40 inches and 1080p.
Just got the swift sail last night, and GODDAMN does that change the feel of sailing. You can go so much faster, and even if you just want to sail at normal speed, being able to change the wind direction at the push of a button is magical.
Also digging some of the musical adjustments, and the visuals are gorgeous of course.
And hero mode is a bitch, at least early going when there's basically no way to refill your health.
@carlosrox Yeah, I'm on my way to the second dungeon and there was a fairy outside the boss room in the first dungeon. No heart drops, though. Like missy said, I assume it gets easier as you go on and you can get grandma's soup, and more bottles, and great fairies to heal you.