All those "futuristic Zelda" rumors
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07-13-2009, 05:03 PM
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Re: All those "futuristic Zelda" rumors
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Sorry for not explaining myself clearly.
What I mean is that Final Fantasy made a very smooth transition from medieval, to steampunk, to high tech, to cyberpunk. However, since every Final Fantasy game is a different story (different land, different characters, different enemies), Square could get away with it very easily. But Zelda does not do this.
of the games take place in Hyrule,
of the games have Ganon as the main enemy,
of them have Links that might be different people, but have similar personalities.
So making a futuristic Zelda would change all that very suddenly. Nintendo would have to find a new way to make it work. Because us fans are still used to Zelda games where, for example, you use swords, not guns.
And when technology reaches a certain level of advancement, magic isn't as useful. And magic is central to Zelda. The classic plots are based around it. The Triforce is magical, so is Majora's Mask, and all other sorts of plot-significant things.
But having advanced technology makes magic less worthwile. Let's face it: why go to all the trouble of learning a magic spell, or getting the Triforce of Courage, when you have a rapid-firing laser gun, a hovercraft, or a nuke that can do pretty much the same job?
So would a Futuristic Zelda work as a game? Maybe, if it was developed very well. But it would take some creativity to balance out magic and technology; traditional Zelda and futuristic Zelda.
Alrighty, Aleitheo, I tried to explain my thoughts. Now you explain how the Zelda world could reasonably progress to futuristic technology.
It's not a very difficult transition. The Zelda games as they are cover a HUGE time frame. It actually seems kinda ridiculous that Hyrule has yet to progress in technology.. And steam boats/trains isn't really a huge step.
And Ganon is basically immortal. He can live on and on till the end of days. Especially if the writers want him to.
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