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#1 ganonlord6000

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:36 PM

As some of you might have noticed, next Saturday marks exactly five years since the Wii was released, and with it, Twilight Princess, and those of us in the US get SS the next day (I doubt the release time for SS was chosen by accident). For me, I still can't believe it's been five years already. Heck. It was almost had to believe when someone made a thread on here about it when three years passed (don't ask me why I remember that). I still remember all of the hype, or should I say overhype, for the game, especially all of the times it was pushed back starting in 2005, and getting the GC version the day it came out and playing it immediately. I still think it is a pretty good game, though the story suffered a lot in the second half. I managed to get the Wii version recently and managed to play through it; and while that version is pretty good as well, the GC version is much better in my opinion, and that is probably because that was the system Twilight Princess was originally designed for.

What are your thoughts on this?

Edited by ganonlord6000, 06 November 2011 - 02:44 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:41 PM

I wish I had got the GC version. I wanted to replay it not too long ago, but the Wii controls stopped being "oh cool I'm using a wiimote!" and were just a matter of, "Wow this isn't as fun."

And then I went to look for the Gamecube version and it costs more used than it does to buy a new copy on the Wii. Bah. BAH I SAY.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:47 PM

I wish I had got the GC version. I wanted to replay it not too long ago, but the Wii controls stopped being "oh cool I'm using a wiimote!" and were just a matter of, "Wow this isn't as fun."

And then I went to look for the Gamecube version and it costs more used than it does to buy a new copy on the Wii. Bah. BAH I SAY.


Wow. That is seriously messed up, especially since the Wii version is only $20 right now. Who decides to give used games the same price as when they were new five years ago, anyway?

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 03:14 PM

Gamecube version is infinitely superior.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 03:35 PM

Gamecube version is infinitely superior.


Hear, hear; fortunately, I didn't have a Wii at the time, so my mom got me the GC version; much better than the Wii version, which I played later.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:45 PM

GameCube version all the way. By the by, it's bugged me for years how people refer to TP as "a Wii game." Anyone else?

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:14 PM

Well, technically it's true.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:13 PM

Now I feel better about buying the GC version. I wasn't a bout to buy a wii at the time so I just bought the GC version just to play the game. I always thought I had missed out on the wii version. I tried playing the wii version some years ago but having everything mirrored tripped me out and I lost interest pretty quick.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:11 AM

Well, technically it's true.

Well, yeah. I'm talking about when people refer to the Wii version as if it's the only version that came out, like when smashbros.com said that the Bridge of Eldin "...appeared in the Wii game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess," (especially since that stage is oriented like the GC version, and the game features Link as a southpaw), or when people refer to the game as a "Wii installment" in the same sense as, say, Super Mario Galaxy.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:24 PM

GameCube version all the way. By the by, it's bugged me for years how people refer to TP as "a Wii game." Anyone else?


That is annoying. In fact, I think someone on one of the other sites (I think it was either ZD or ZI) wrote an article on that a couple of weeks ago. It's sad how people seem to think that TP was made for the Wii when it was known for at least two years before it's release that it was a GC game, and it was announced that TP was going to be on both systems a couple of months before its release (again, don't ask why I remember that).


Well, yeah. I'm talking about when people refer to the Wii version as if it's the only version that came out, like when smashbros.com said that the Bridge of Eldin "...appeared in the Wii game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess," (especially since that stage is oriented like the GC version, and the game features Link as a southpaw), or when people refer to the game as a "Wii installment" in the same sense as, say, Super Mario Galaxy.




Some people need to get their facts straight...

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:25 PM

What is it that makes the GC version so much better? I only played the Wii version.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:15 PM

Subjective, but here's my take: The control scheme feels more natural on the GameCube. The Wii version's motion controls were tacked-on and didn't add much. In fact, they removed camera control via the C-Stick and the ability to hold down the sword button (since, obviously, there is no sword button). It didn't feel like using the Wiimote like a sword, either, since which direction you were moving your hand had no bearing on what Link was doing; waggle was just equivalent to a button press, and directional slashing was still done with the control stick. Also, the map was flipped from how it was originally drawn and intended to be, which tends to only matter to real Zelda nerds, but, hey, who else are we around here?




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