And I watched the trailer literally 3 minutes ago and the picture below pretty much sums up everything I feel right now.
I watched the trailer ONCE. I already want the game. I will refuse to buy ANYTHING at all until this game comes out and I will play and it WILL be the first Legend of Zelda game I will beat. Believe or not, I have never beaten a Legend of Zelda game before. I played Wind Waker HD, but I found the way to get the Tri-Force pieces to be annoying and tedious, even WITH a walk-through/guide helping you. I have played Skyward Sword up to the final dungeon, but I completely forgot to finish it because I got distracted by the cruel mistress known as "life". But I PROMISE YOU ALL!!! This will be the first Legend of Zelda I will beat. I SWEAR
Something I will say is that this game's graphics are PHENOMENAL. Although, at the end of the day, the graphics of a game is not the deciding factor of a good game, at least in my eyes. For me, the story and gamer-play are what makes, or breaks, a game for me. Pretty graphics is just icing on the video game cake.
Something I find interesting is Link is now wearing a blue outfit instead of the traditional green. Does it bug me as a long-time Zelda fan who inexplicably managed to not beat a single Zelda game despite own TWO games? Actually, no. Speaking of which Nintendo has some weird logic for the "Make the next Link a girl" argument because Zelda lore 101: There are multiple Links, each one different in their own way. Example: Winder Waker link is a 12-year-old kid with blonde hair while Skyward Sword link is 17-to-19-year-old teenager with brown hair. And don't be like "Oh, Skyward Sword Link is just Wind Waker Link grown up!" because the lore states that Skyward Sword link was the ORIGINAL Link, and that Wind Waker Link came hundreds of years later. Reincarnation! And before you ask, people do legitimately want a female Link or at the least the ability to play as a female character. Preferably Zelda herself.
Oh and the most surprising thing about this game: They have confirmed that this will be the first Zelda game ever to feature voice acting. Yeah! That's right! Fully voiced dialogue! In a LEGEND OF ZELDA GAME! Although the creator of the game, Eiji Aonuma, has confirmed that Link will not be fully voiced because it would be really weird if Link, who is supposed to represent you as a player, said something that you personally didn't agree with. Kind of like how Toby Fox left the Human Child's (the Human Child is from Undertale, by the way) gender entirely up to the player's imagination because he wanted the Human Child to represent you as well. Only difference is that Link has a canonical gender (male) while the gender of the Human Child is left to your personal interpretation. Ironically enough referring to the Human Child as a he or a she seems to really tick off a lot of people. Well, I broke my streak of not mentioning Undertale. I'll shut up about it now. Back to Zelda!
Something I found a little bit interesting is that the trailer mostly showed pretty much every weapon EXCEPT the sword. Which is a interesting little detail. We get to see Link use *deep breath* an axe, a bow with arrows, a spear, a torch, a weird tablet thing, and ice magic (maybe?), a parachute, a torch, and what I think are climbing gloves. Although they DID show some sword-play, most of the gameplay consisted of the other weapons, which is a good thing since having a sword in a Zelda game is pretty much standard now, so by showing the other weapons, they satisfied my curiosity for now.
And last but not least Mr. Aonuma also confirmed that you can beat the game without finishing the main story. Which is an odd decision, which slightly worries me. No matter. I plan to beat the story and 100% complete this game. That's right baby! I WILL 100% THIS GAME!!! I SHALL NOT LEAVE A SINGLE SIDE-QUEST UNFINISHED
If you want to watch the trailer yourself, here's a link.
Have fun! Oh, and they also have a a few videos showcasing some gameplay including some new mechanics and a early game dungeon. Good news is all of the videos are posted on the same channel as the trailer, so just do some quick digging around for the other videos.
So how do you feel about the new Legend of Zelda game? Do you like the blue Link outfit or like Green Link better? Let me know in the comments.