1. Boesy

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    You think Skyward Sword looks dated? What about Twilight Princess HD? It's its style, but it kinda looks dated too, maybe even more.

    To me, it's more about the controls than the graphics that matters.
     
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    I'm quite old, so I'm very used to "ancient" graphics (and I really hated the 3D style when it appeared in the 90s) but to appeal to new gamers these old games need a refresh. With huge 4K TV sets, the Wii with the analogue outputs looks really dated. We have a Wii, and my kids love it - it still has some great games, but on anything above 32" it looks quite jagged these days.

    I don't think a 4K version is really needed, even a 1280x720 HD would be a great improvement.

    It's a pity the best way to play many games is on the Dolphin emulator. I guess the PCs and emulators will always have an edge though. (some amazing 4K versions on youtube)

    BTW, I think they should keep the "look" of the graphics, and try to keep gameplay reasonably the same, the games would lose some of the charm if they were too altered. The 3DS versions got some criticism (Ocarina of time, Majora's Mask), the graphics had changed too much.
     
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    They also did a lot of work. This isn't some remaster where all they did was put an hd texture pack in *cough cough dark souls remastered cough cough*.
    They developed it from the ground up. Added new features, new graphics, new engine, and so on.
     
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    Even CD-i ones?
     
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    Unique is certainly a word you can use to describe the art style, but you'd just be sugarcoating a turd. It looks bad. Get rid of the inappropriate shininess and the stupid playmobil playset faces and it would look fine.
    But apart from that, the game is fun, the music is for the most part good (they ruined the intro/title screen music), and overall, they did a good job with the remake, they just made some bad decisions when it comes to art style.

    I guess the logical next step is OoA/OoS remakes. Two games which I've barely played, so remakes would be a good excuse to finally play through them. I'm not a huge fan of the 2D Zelda games though, I've always been a bigger fan of the 3D ones. And on that note, I would really like to see what Ocarina of Time and Majoras Mask would look like in HD with modern graphics. But they already got remakes for 3DS, and AFAIK Nintendo are still producing 2DS XLs, so that probably won't happen any time soon.

    ALTTP and Minish Cap already look fine the way they are, but I guess I wouldn't be opposed to remakes.

    Most of all, I want a remake/remaster of Skyward Sword. The art style would look great on the Switch and they could reuse the BotW engine as it already looks sort of similar. And the controls are well suited for the JoyCons. One thing that always bothered me was how inaccurate the controls were, even with Motion Plus. Swinging the sword around often did not behave like you expected it to leading to missing enemies' weak points a lot, the motion controls suffered from drifting, and somehow managed to sometimes feel too insensitive and at other times too sensitive. It seemed a bit ahead of its time. Advances have been made in motion control technology since then, so the controls should work better with JoyCons.
     
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    Dark Souls remaster was more of a preservation effort than anything - it pushed the game to newer consoles (including a portable), fixed glaring netcode issues and replaced the complete mess of PC version, on top of lowering the price. In other words, it made the game playable further down the line, and that's what remasters are for =)
     
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    It would, but sooner or later Nintendo will probably start testing out the PC market too and then we'll have Nintendo games officially released on PC. Zelda on PC at its full graphical potential would be a work of art, even more than on consoles.

    Nintendo has already published Nintendo games on Android, iOS and Nvidia Shield. It's likely just a matter of time.
     
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    I'll keep it simple This ain't gonna happen lol
     
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    You're not wrong, but in my view I already had mods that do that stuff before the remaster was out. Stuff for multiplayer, hd textures, dsfix, etc..
     
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    The mobile games are casual trash with microtransactions, you don't want that stuff on PC do you?
    They're intentionally not releasing full Nintendo quality games and keeping that exclusive to consoles.

    Nvidia couldn't convince them to release the GC games outside of China. Nintendo are still very much set in their ways.
     
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    We always thought we'd never see Nintendo games on non-Nintendo devices, and here we are where N has gone out of their way to prove us wrong.

    We also thought they wouldn't charge us to play online.. now they do. And so on.

    It's a 50/50 chance they'll do, I'd not want to bet but if I did I'd bet both ways to be safe. lol
     
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    A Zelda 1 or 2 remake would be neat.

    But I'd rather they make new games.
     
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    The things you mention are minor - 50 50 lol thers zero chance of Nintendo bringing ther big games to pc - do you really think Nintendo want to be bombarded with emails like saying why the fk ain't my graphic card working with Mario lol if anything nintendo wil go with Sony but tht wil only happen if the president of Nintendo is dating the president of Sony lol
     
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    They always do what you least expect. You're expecting them to release Nintendo games on PC, which means they won't :P

    But honestly, I don't see it happening at all. The kind of stuff they've been releasing on mobile wouldn't fly in the PC gaming community, they would have to make proper games to rival the stuff they're releasing on their consoles and they'd be competing with themselves at that point. Why buy a Nintendo console if you can get the same experience on PC? They'd be signing their own death sentence. That's something they're only going to do if they're planning to exit the console market anyway. Which, who knows, they may eventually decide to do that. Hardware sales isn't where the money's at anyway, but they'd lose out on sales of indie games and such on the eShop, and they'd lose out on sales of online services, and there's a lot of money there.
     
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    Ive been playing through skyward sword on my wii u and the graphics look terrible. Its extremely grainy and washed out. That is the game id most like to see a remake of with motion controls removed and allow the right stick to control your sword
     
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