I'm going to be out of town today but I wanted to take a moment before I hit the sack to make sure everyone is clear on something. You ready?
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is quite possibly going to end up being my favorite game over the past few years. ItÃ‚'s pure joy.
Despite some reservations I had about the Cel shading, Zelda has turned out to be so consistently beautiful across the board that any complaints I may have had are dust. They nailed it, every aspect of the game is teaming with originality and personality. As usual, it doesnÃ‚'t matter what drives the graphics so long as they serve the game and the look is consistent.
The game plays like a highly refined Orcania of Time. There are some excellent new tricks and elements to keep things fresh while retaining what worked in the original. I'll save the rest for a full review but I will say that if you donÃ‚'t own a Gamecube this is easily your best reason to buy one.