Nearly 10 years ago, Nintendo wowed fans and critics alike with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, a game that has been widely hailed as one of the best in the series. Later this week, Nintendo is giving Twilight Princess an HD upgrade on the Wii U, which makes it the perfect time for a few nostalgic tributes to the game… including, of course, an Honest Trailer.
The hard part about parodying a game like Twilight Princess is that it’s so good that almost any criticism seems like nitpicking. For instance: The HT team wasn’t particularly fond of Twilight Princess’ tutorial or the way that the game guided its players. But the counterargument is that this was the first Zelda game for the Wii, with unfamiliar controls that fans needed to get used to. And what the video calls “hand-holding” is something that could also be described as strong level design.
Even the HT team can’t find much fault with the style of Twilight Princess, which feels like Tim Burton reimagined the Zeldaverse in his own image. The design for semi-lead bad guy Zant is justifiably praised. But we’ve got to with the HT team about Minda, as her hand hair just freaks us out. Some of the minigames were pretty bizarre, but for the most part, they were fun.
There is also a very justifiable complaint about Nintendo selling us everything we loved as kids again and again. Did the new Twilight Princess HD really need an amiibo?! Minor issues aside, we love Twilight Princess, and the HT team appears to agree.
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