Set in an era after the events in The Ocarina Of Time, this incredible adventure takes a different young hero named Link on an all-new quest. Link's sister Aryll has been taken by a monstrous bird. Link sets sail to track down the bird and get her back -- setting him on a quest that will make him as much a legend as his namesake. As you face monsters and try to think your way around obstacles, you'll earn the Wind Waker -- a special conductor's baton that controls the winds. Incredible new combat engine with exciting new moves like the parry attack. Addictive mini-games and side quests will help you earn rupees. Continue Link's adventures with Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. You'll experience sword-swinging action, perplexing puzzles and stirring storylines. The trouble starts when Link witnesses his sister being snatched up by a giant bird. He then embarks on an epic voyage to locate his sister. The Legend of Zelda series practically defined adventure gaming for an entire generation. Link, the hero of the adventure games, delighted millions by starring in games for each Nintendo console from the NES and Super NES to the Nintendo 64. Link brings this beloved franchise to the Nintendo GameCube in The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and he's more animated than ever. The first thing you'll notice about The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker is that it looks completely different from any previous title in the franchise. Nintendo has opted to use cel-shading technology on Wind Waker; the result is that the game looks like a cartoon. Die-hard Zelda purists initially howled at this change, arguing that the game skews too young. I think it's fantastic. The cartoon animation style allows for better expression of the characters, and several of the animations--like Link trying to pick up an object that's too heavy--are so cute that you can't help but laugh a little. The second thing you’ll notice is a focus on wind. Instead of trotting around on foot, Link travels from island to island on a talking boat, but he doesn't get far without the wind blowing in right direction. Luckily, you'll learn how to change the direction of the wind early in the game, and you'll do so frequently--not only to power your boat but also to solve puzzles. Clever use of wind makes Wind Waker stand out from more conventional adventure games. The third thing you’ll notice is that the game is just plain fun. Puzzles are innovative and refreshing, and despite some tricky puzzles, I never felt too frustrated to keep playing. The locales you'll visit are invariably exotic and fun to explore, and the host of bizarre creatures you'll encounter (friendly and otherwise) are always a kick in the pants. Moreover, though the look is radically different, Wind Waker feels like a classic Zelda game. Veterans of the early games in the franchise will experience more than a bit of nostalgia while playing it. The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker is everything you've come to expect from a Zelda game, and it's one of the best adventure games to date. This is a must-have title for any GameCube owner. --Jon "Safety Monkey" Grover Pros: New cel-shaded animation looks great Puzzles and characters are a lot of fun There's a special place in the heart of any gamer who's ever owned a Nintendo console, and that place is shaped like a Triforce Cons: Some Zelda purists may be turned off by the cartoon look
I am so happy with this, words cannot begin to describe. I have been wanting to replace my Wind Waker for a while now (I let someone borrow it and they sold it). The greatest surprise was that it came in the original case, and I did not think it would. It was well worth the price (normally I see it costing more than what I purchased it for, so that was also nice). The game was in perfect condition and I am so happy to have finally replaced one of my favorite games.
I have only made it to the second dungeon in the game and I already love this game so much it hurts. The expansive exploration of the world map by boat is stupid fun. If there was a game to get for the GameCube or the Wii (that is compatible of course) this is it. Everything about this game is gold. If you could give a game gold stars for good grades in class, this would be the teachers pet of games. So many gold stars that the other games are picking on this one a..