The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’s Plot

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  1. CamulaHikari
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    I read the title and was like, "wuuuuut?" but it doesn't sound bad...

    I don't really care for the story that much. The gameplay looks amazing.
     
  4. Guild McCommunist

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    For fuck's sake, just put Link in some village, bad shit happens, he leaves and beats up baddies. I don't want a whole school-related plot, honestly. Well, I don't consider Zelda games to be largely plot involved.
     
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    What is it with the modern world's obsession with schools in entertainment, but not as a place of learning? If this unhealthy focus on school was making kids actually study then I'd be all for it, but people are getting thicker by the day so it just disturbs me. Think about it. Anime (pick one of the millions, you can't really miss), games (even DOA has a seemingly unnecessary 'school' section in), movies (Harry Potter, Twilight, etc), everything lately seems to revolve around teen school drama.

    Also, give it maybe ten minutes and I'm willing to bet the school screenshots will be all over the net with Pedobear in the background.
     
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    Sounds like an interesting take twist.I like the idea of something new; and I LOVED the way Majora's Mask flowed, and how instead of TONS of generic characters, there were several main ones.

    It's also one of the things I preferred in MOTHER 3 over MOTHER 2; how you form attachment and become more intimate with a set of characters instead of dealing with tons of no name fools.

    Let's hope they execute it well. [​IMG]
     
  7. Ikki

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    I don't know if I'll like that.

    At least the gameplay seems fun.
     
  8. machomuu

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    I didn't either until I played I found out about the timeline. Now I can't deny that the Zelda series has one of the best, most confusing story lines I've ever seen.

    Also, since Wind Waker they've been getting better.
     
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    Wait... hold on, WHEN did they confirm there is in fact a timeline? [​IMG]
     
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  11. Guild McCommunist

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    There's no timeline. Nintendo says they have one but honestly the trained monkeys who write these stories are obviously retarded and don't know what the word "continuity" means. The stories themselves are bare bones "oh noes save the princess" or "oh noes beat the bad guy" with little character development outside of Link going from not fighting things to fighting things (which happens within the first hour of the game) and the plot is still basically just "Link kills bosses, Link kills big boss, the end".

    It doesn't stop them from being fantastic games, but the plots are nothing to be remembered.
     
  12. KingVamp

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    You can say that for every game, Guild.

    I like trying to follow the story.

    What you expect Zelda to do anyway? Go GOW + COD = something style? [​IMG]
     
  13. Forstride

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    Great...Well, I know which Zelda game I'm not playing.

    What's next, a Zelda game with an incest arc and giant tentacle monsters? *sigh*
     
  14. Guild McCommunist

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    There's a difference. Most games have a basic plot of good vs. evil or saving someone important but more stuff goes on than that. Like character development. You play a game like Mass Effect (yes, I'm comparing Mass Effect to Zelda) which is a basic "save the world" story (Reapers are trying to fuck shit up) but more happens in the span from beginning to end.

    Zelda has always been about bare bones plot and character development but has been critically acclaimed for its gameplay. It's like trying to expect a deep plot out of Super Mario games. You shouldn't expect anything and there's nothing wrong with that.

    EDIT: Reply to your edit:

    I don't expect them to do anything, just keep it the same its always been. Why do you think it's been scoring usually around the 90% range ever since the N64 days? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
  15. Feels Good Man

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    Obviously she's not going to be royalty and this will be something where everyone is a commoner. This is an origin game and it would be very interesting how Zelda became royalty, how the Master Sword came to be and the likes.
     
  16. Forstride

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    Yeah, no. The character development isn't as great as say an actual RPG, but it's in no way barebones. Go play Majora's Mask, and try saying the same thing.
     
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    I hate to say I told you so, but...

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    It's all going wrong.

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  18. Guild McCommunist

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    I did play Majora's Mask and I didn't notice anything special about the character development. He's pretty much identical to his character in Ocarina of Time, outside of the fact that most of his minor character development happened in the previous game. Maybe I have high expectations.
     
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    Isn't Zelda royalty because her dad is King of Hyrule? xD
    At least in Ocarina of Time....
     
  20. Ikki

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    Oh, you were talking about Link.
    He has no character development besides growing up, which barely reflects in the game.
    It's like talking about the character development of Gordon Freeman.