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So OoT3D is the most perfect remake I could ever have hoped for. It takes the image of Hyrule that I think we all had in our minds when we were staring at those blocky models and blurry textures on the N64, and turns those imagined pictures into reality. There are all these careful color choices and small details in shops and buildings and character animations that really bring the world to life. Exploring Hyrule in OoT3D is like exploring it the way I saw it as a kid; it's vibrant, full of life, and just plain beautiful.

I finished the normal quest a few days ago, and in celebration here is a picture of the game's first enemy. Remember walking out with your sword and coming up against these for the very first time? Ah memories.

I'll always have nostalgia for the original OoT and will probably still consider it the "real" version, but I think the graphical improvements in the new one make it far and away the better of the two. It did a fantastic job updating the OoT/MM aesthetic for a modern audience, and as much as I may go on about liking the Wind Waker style, I wouldn't mind at all if they took a break from worrying about coming up with unusual new art styles and looked to OoT3D's art direction as an example for the future.
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Hoooowwwl Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Very nice artwork!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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TheDragonInTheCenter Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you completely. Amazing drawing, by the way
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aquanut Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And I'm glad you agree, haha. I'm pretty sure this is my favorite remake in any series that I've ever played.
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Tyman216 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
looks like super Mario bros. Parana plant
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Naxios10 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I was a terrible coward when I first played. I was so proud when I got past the WITHERED Deku Babas.

And.... I'm still very anxious around the undead. But I wanna play MM3D...
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spligity Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
love the perspective.
can't wait till i get the chance to play the new OoT :]
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Animal-Art-for-art Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student General Artist
THIS IS SO EPIC AND SPECTACULAR! I LOVE IT!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
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Animal-Art-for-art Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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hubadawaha Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WANT OoT3D so bad!!! But I need a 3DS first... ^_^'

Aah... nostalgia... Zelda always managed to have these enemies that absolutely terrified me as a kid, but not enough to make me want to quit playing. It was so gratifying to defeat even small enemies when they genuinely intimidated me so (but then, I was such a wussy little kid, sometimes... XD )
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apples-and-bananas Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice! I love the background! great job
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Aurielis Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great job! i love the angle!!
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SuzetteRGreinwich Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Man, the first time I came across one of these, I nearly peed my pants!
Way to bring back memories. XD
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thelittleone Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the dramatic angle! This looks downright professional, nice job!

I'm sooo jealous of my brother now...he got that game for his 3DS and I WAS consoling myself with the fact that I already played it before, but now...
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merryvillemiss Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woa you are *so* good at captureing a mood! just looking at this is making me all jumpy (in a good way) :D
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Speepow Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!
That's impressive =O
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Demonkid500 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Well said friend. I love the new look myself. Especially the textures on the deku tree and the mountains.
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tguillot Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This peice is done very nicely! The deku baba reminds me of when I was playing as a kid... They scared me really badly whenever they popped up. I love your style and your color choices. They work very well together, and the cel shading looks very nice! :D The perspective makes me happy too! All around a good job!

Now onto game nonsense...

I agree with you on the OoT versus Oot3D... Oot3d is so... awesome. it makes me sad that I dont have a 3DS yet. I disagree with you on windwakeer style being epic win... The childish way it looked made me... kind of sad. But the game itself had a wonderful story and all that. I believe if they ever remake it, they should try OoT/MM or Oot3D style.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the comments, I'm glad you like my style and the colors! The Deku Babas startled me the first time I ran into them, too, but I eventually realized I could tell where they were by their patches of grass... it was the Stalchildren that I hated because of how they just kept coming. :P

It is awesome. If there's one thing I wish were different about OoT3D, it's the fact that it's for the 3DS and not for a console; I would have liked to see the updated Hyrule on a large screen. But the 3DS did badly need a killer app, and the game is done so well I can't complain.

The Wind Waker style isn't to everyone's taste, I know. I'm one of those people who liked the WW art and disliked the TP art. But that's why we have so many different Zelda games with so many different styles and atmospheres; there's something for everyone. I think the style of each one is part of that game, and remakes should be faithful to that style. I would personally not want to see WW remade in OoT style any more than I'd want to see TP remade in WW style, though I would be happy to see new Zelda games done in the OoT3D style.
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tguillot Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ahhh, stalchildren are devils... the stalfos temselves are easier to deal with.

I agree completely. Once I heard about it I was like "now i can play it everywhere on a tiny screen!" But it really is done well.

Id love to see them use TP style more, because theyve only used it once, whereas all other style, except for OoT3D and skyward sword, have been used a few times. It was gorgeous... the colors, the feel of a dark fantasy... all of it combined together made it my favorite style until OoT3D. And I do see what you mean, now that I really think about it. The game itself wouldnt fit either style, cause toon link is part of it, the cartoony style is part of it. It works with the game and its plotline.
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lulles Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
i haven't played OoT3D yet, but it makes me glad to hear people are liking it! haha, i do remember walking up to that deku baba on my first ever playthrough when i was 10 years old. ah, the memories.

lovely pic, too. nice perspective.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you get to play it soon! I was really glad to see what a good job they did with the remake; they managed to stay faithful to the spirit of the original while improving it in so many ways. I do wish it had been done on a console instead of a handheld, particularly an expensive new handheld that a lot of people would be forced to buy in order to play it, but the 3DS did need solid software, so I can't complain about that decision business-wise.

Thank you!
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lulles Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
yeah, i did wish the remake would be released on a home console :( oh well!
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Tari-Ringeril Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HORNY!!! *_*
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beastmodeallday Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Takes me back :D
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Duder-Skanks Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I NEED a 3D Majora's Mask...
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aquanut Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We all do. Let's hope the fans manage to convince the makers of that.
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Duder-Skanks Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:pray:
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MikauKahn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now do a OoA piece :3
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aquanut Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haven't played OoA, sorry. I missed out on both Oracles and FSA. I'm hoping the former come to the 3DS eshop sometime soon.
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MikauKahn Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't afford a 3DS yet, so I'm waiting for the price drop to get one. I am VERY keen on getting the two in the virtual console. Here's how OoA and OoS works:

Beat either one. Receive Code.
Start the other one with the code.
(The code gave you a new heart container right off the bat and opens a lot of sidequests)
Beat that one. (Because of the code, the true final boss is opened.)
Receive last code. Re-beat first game with new sidequests and final boss.
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surfersquid Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Another really nice piece--I love the sense of motion and action that the skewed angle gives the scene, and you did an excellent job with the Deku Baba's nasty spittle-ooze. :P I remember when I first fought these guys--they really startled me the way they suddenly pop up out of the ground without you expecting it! You're all prancing along merrily to the Deku Tree, and then WHAM! it's trying to eat you! :P
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aquanut Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, that's what I was going for with the angle, so I'm glad it came across. (I still think I could have made the poses less stiff, but oh well.) Haha, thanks, spittle-ooze is fun to draw. :P They are startling how they just suddenly pop up in that corridor, disupting the peaceful environment you've gotten used to while you were running around cutting grass and collecting rupees. When I played this as a kid it always made me nervous when enemies would pop up out of the ground, even when I knew they were coming; I hated the Stalchildren for that reason, and prior to getting the Sun's Song I would swim around in the castle moat until daylight to avoid them. :P (I still play the Sun's Song immediately whenever it turns to night in Hyrule Field as a child, because I like exploring without having to constantly run away from them. I'll take the adult era's Poes any day.)
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surfersquid Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Haha, same here; Hyrule Field at night was one of my least favorite places to be in that game. :P Sometimes, though, I'd make a game out of starting at a certain point in the field at sunset and proceeding to try to run toward the drawbridge or the stairs to Kakariko, hacking down any Stalchildren that popped up along the way and trying to "survive" until sunrise. Which is probably the closest I'll ever get to enjoying anything survival-horror-related. :P
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DragonstormStudios Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perspective is pleasing to the eye. :B
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aquanut Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like the perspective!
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shoujo-sugar Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
RAWR~ GO LINK!!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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LittleGreenHat Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it's SUCH a perfect remake!! TTwTT :heart:
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TharaCorleone Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could just imagine it in the 3DS version that that's the same first Deku Baba Link faces in the N64 version :XD:

Deku Baba: After 13 years, I'm back baby, I-- oh crap, you killed me again.
Link: :iconlinkrapefaceplz:
:XD:
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TheEyeProjects Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Both image and description are awesome!
I'm still in the spirit temple (loving it)

ps. mijn 3ds vriendcode: 3437-3029-2133 ^_^

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NawrakianSniper Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hey there mind if I add ya? My friend code: 0559-6901-3365 :) And aquanut, awesome job on the picture. :D
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TheEyeProjects Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Keep on bombing those dodongo's!
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NawrakianSniper Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You read my message! :iconiloveitplz: lol :XD: You've got a pretty epic looking Mii.
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TheEyeProjects Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Of course! Thanks, It's just the result of the automatic Mii-maker ^^"
And thanks so much for the watch, it's much appreciated!
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NawrakianSniper Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ah no problem man. :)
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SpacemanStrife Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's quite a good review of the remake there. ^_^ I've been meaning to get my wife to try OoT because it's such a classic, and now I know which version to get once she finally has the time for it.

The picture is also pretty sweet. =D Though, I would probably recommend covering up the bottom part of the deku plant with grass, since right now it looks like it's balancing on a point. Other than that, nice radial perspective. :3
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aquanut Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I'd definitely recommend the remake for new players. I've always found myself cringing a bit when I try to show old 3D games to people who are accustomed to the advanced graphics of our current generation, and the visual improvements of OoT3D fix that problem nicely, as well as being appealing in their own right.

Thanks! And thanks for pointing that out, that's totally my bad. I'll go fix that right now.
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