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Old 02-18-2009, 11:17 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

I, personally, found him to be highly annoying, weak and a bit too insane. His tempers remind me of a child's. They gave him extremely irritating noises to make. In the beginning of the game, he's a lot more interesting since he doesn't seem so weak and immature. When you get towards the end of the game (even the boss battle) he starts to become very lame.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:00 AM
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Oh, and "the slowly dying franchise of Zelda" is actually extremely strong right now. Just because you don't enjoy recent installments, doesn't mean Zelda is dying. That's ridiculous.
At the rate in which Zelda is selling quite poorly in Japan (especially in TP's case since its release), I beg to differ.

This basically means Nintendo has to rely on the North American market in order to keep it's popularity. And with the new marketing scheme Nintendo has set up for casual gamers, we can all be assured Zelda won't be the same.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:49 PM
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At the rate in which Zelda is selling quite poorly in Japan (especially in TP's case since its release), I beg to differ.
Huh, really? TP didn't sell so well in Japan? That's....new (although I wouldn't be too surprised).
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:29 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

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At the rate in which Zelda is selling quite poorly in Japan (especially in TP's case since its release), I beg to differ.

This basically means Nintendo has to rely on the North American market in order to keep it's popularity. And with the new marketing scheme Nintendo has set up for casual gamers, we can all be assured Zelda won't be the same.
I don't know about that. Even with their new target group Super Mario Galaxy turned out really good and not too far off from what Super Mario Sunshine was.
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:19 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

I agree with the original poster. I didn't really need another watered-down Ganondorf, and thought Zant turned out to be a unique approach at a Zelda villain. I also don't feel Ganondorf was randomly tacked on. It's not like he suddenly appeared out of nowhere as the main villain. His role as the main baddie was foreshadowed early on in the Arbiter's Ground cut scene. I like the idea of Ganondorf being a shadowy puppetmaster, who no one even knew was in control, not even the player. It was a bit like Voldemort's silent coup of the Ministry in the 7th Harry Potter book, where few knew about it, thus preventing an open rebellion. It's a lot more sensible and realistic than Ganondorf openly just taking over the world, like in Ocarina of Time.
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:24 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

I agree. I liked Zant. He wasn't just your typical invulnerable creepy calm villain. He was crazy and had a backstory and was actually interesting. He wasn't another Ganondorf.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:30 PM
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Because people have a personal vendettas against TP.
TRUE THAT!

I thought he looked cool. (with his mask on)
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:10 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

i liked Zant because he was DIFFERENT! i loved his insanity...
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:19 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

The reason i didn't like Zant was the fact that he was no different than any other villian (excluding Ganondorf), in the fact that he was just a puppet of Ganondorf's evil scheme.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:31 PM
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I'll tell you why.

He was an evil basterd at the start.
And near the end he was damn crazy.
He is bipolar.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:43 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

Well said, Essence. I'm a pretty big fan of Zant myself. I always thought he was more intimating than many Zelda villains usually pull off (Majora's Mask is an exception). I didn't like how they purposely made him goofy towards the end though. Such as him cooing like a pigeon and then his death is him inflating and popping.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:33 AM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

I really liked Zant. He reminded me slightly of Majora, his fight was so silly. I didn't really see him as super-evil and powerful from the beginning, he seemed more like an Agahnim to me, and he pretty much was.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:41 AM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

I don't like him much. He was crazy, and he was yelling and screaming all over the place. And his face didn't help. He looks...creepy.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:35 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

I loved both aspects of Zant's character. The badassness and the insanity. What I didn't like is that they went so quickly from one to the other. If it had been at least hinted at that Zant was insane, then it would have been fine. If he had been insane the whole game, that would have been fine too. But his sudden slip into madness actually felt like character derailment to me, because of the scene with Midna at the lake. He seemed perfectly sane and also cruel there.
Even when it was hinted that there was someone behind him ("I got this power from my god"), and I automatically knew it had to be Ganondorf somehow, I didn't think of him as less of a villain.
The scene right before the fight with him, when he slowly rises and starts walking towards them; that's awesome. Badass, even. But when his helmet comes off, his character changes drastically. Not just his appearance, but his manners, his way of talking. That's what I didn't like. I wanted that change to be gradual, at least.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:40 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

He was an interesting character, not as evil as I thought he would be, but still satisfied with the way he turned out.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:25 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

Because he is very annoying and all around unlikeable. He doesn't make a good boss to me either.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:30 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

Actually most of the story was based on Zant.Maybe the sudden change to having the story surround one person and the final boss be another.It was probly a big change that led to fanboyism and people hating Zant.Actually I liked Zant and hope he comes back better then ever in the next Zelda game.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:47 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

True, bu he is a weak and pointless enemy to me, but that's only me.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:48 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

Zant's screeching sound everytime he would appear was the selling point and in my eyes was the real clue to the insanity...although Agahnim was the best "puppet" villain for me, Zant comes very close...
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:45 PM
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Re: Zant - Why So Unpopular?

Zant was funny when you faced him. He jumped, screamed, and went into crazy spasms. I liked him because he was insane. Insane people are just awesome and random. I like that. GO ZANT!

btw he seemed childish. childish = funny to me. =3
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