You made him look SO cool in this picture.
BTW love the art
Not that I'm against playing as another character, but I don't see the point in making a character that looks and performs so similar to an established one only to say that they're someone else... Playing as Zelda and/or Sheik would be really cool, but playing as a Zelda that looks just like Link and does exactly the same things he does would feel redundant to me. Although I understand the motivation behind it, I've never been into the concept of having Zelda take the tunic and sword and star in a Zelda game doing all the same things Link does, because I feel that'd be ignoring what makes her a separate character... Let her have a different set of primary abilities, like magic and disguises instead of the sword, so I'd feel like I were playing Zelda and not just Link with another name.
(And on that note, hurrah for Zelda, Midna, and Impa being playable in Hyrule Warriors! I'm starting to get interested in the game although I initially wasn't that curious.)
Also, thanks, glad you like it!
and your welcome, the artwork was beautiful!
I wonder how the story will play out when they've decided to make this game more open worldly, I've read in an article that the puzzles in the game will not be layed out the same way as the previous games but in a way that from the moment you start playing everything is suppoed to test you with "puzzle" in order for you to proceed with the game.
And i hope Nintendo is going to make Nintendogs spin-off game call Nintendogs Adventure.
And of course I love this picture, it captures the vibrancy and the energy of the art style so well! I love how you haven't put much detail into the background, it's kind of like you're putting Link out of context in order to reflect that we don't know what story will be told and what things we'll see in this game And the little red dots look like fairies! >w< (Sorry, had to say that )
I love the art style too; "improved Skyward Sword" was my first thought as well and I really like the crisp cel-shaded style of the art. I was excited by the TP-inspired HD graphics in the earlier Zelda tech demo as well, just because HD ZELDA OMG, but I'm several times more excited for this because it's a type of style that really appeals to me. I wish we didn't have to wait till 2015 as well!
And thank you, I'm glad you like the picture and I'm happy I was able to get any of that vibrancy and energy into this! And yeah, the lack of much background is for a few reasons: to make Link stand out, because the background was blurred in the close-up shots of him in the trailer, and because I thought if I did a detailed background I wouldn't finish it in time to be one of the first to post I'm glad it works anyway! And yes, haha, while I was drawing them I thought I was making them look like fairies too--maybe these ones are
And I suppose we've gotta give Nintendo all the time they need to get it exactly right...*sigh*
Also I wonder who this character is? I mean, Aonuma said it might not be Link, buuuut... he never said it wasn't him either. Mysteries!
And in other news, I'm super excited that Midna is back- and playable! Sure, it's not really a Zelda game, its a Dynasty Warriors game in the Zelda world, but I'm still really hyped about it!
I'm also very happy about the playable returning characters in Hyrule Warriors. Midna is great to fnally see again and I'm also happy about Impa (loved her SS design) and Zelda of course. I wasn't super interested in it initially, but it looks great and the number of playable characters definitely makes it appealing.
I was just excited when I heard another Zelda(related) game was coming out. And yeah, it'll be cool playing as the new characters. Plus is it just me, or does Zelda kinda look like a freakin' Valkyrie or something? Neat.
I was also wondering why Midna is an imp again, considering how TP ended. Maybe it's a choice thing?
I'm generally wary of spinoffs, but this one looks pretty nice. I'm kinda meh on Zelda's new outfit to be honest, looks a bit busy to me and are her thighs bare? but the fantasy warrior-princess vibe that the armor gives is fun, and I like the patterns on the fabric.
It might be because imp!Midna is more well-recognized and popular and was with you for more of the time during TP... I mean, we've never seen her fight as a Twili; would she still be able to do the hair thing?