My Weekend With Twilight Princess HD

I spent a good part of the weekend playing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD that came out Friday for Wii U. I played the Wii version of Twilight Princess a bit, but bounced off of it because I found the motion controls tedious. This remastered version is based on the GameCube controls, and so it’s all buttons instead of waggling a Wii remote at the screen.

Besides Link glowing in one scene for no apparent reason, the updated graphics look fabulous. While I don’t find the art style quite as appealing as what they did with Wind Waker HD, and the graphical fidelity is nowhere near something like The Witcher 3, I haven’t ever felt like I’m looking at a ten year old game. If anything it’s exceeded my expectations graphically. Some of the controls have aged less well, but nothing that makes playing the game not fun. The two control issues I’ve noticed is that the camera will sometimes do strange things, and getting Epona to turn around is painful.

Anyway — I’m going to be playing more of it this week. If you have a Wii U and like Zelda games, definitely check it out.