"How does The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD's graphics and visuals compare to that of the original GameCube version? We pitted the two side-by-side in a head-to-head comparison to find out just how much better the Wii U version looks!"

Press play and crank up the resolution and watch Wind Waker side by side Wind Waker HD. Looks like Wind Waker HD brings some really crisp visuals to the table. Does this look compelling enough to nab on Wii U?

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/12/2013 at 05:24pm

I'll admit that when Wind Waker came out at first... I hated the cell shaded graphics. However, seeing them in HD makes them look MUCH better.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 09/12/2013 at 08:33pm

This looks really cool, and I've never played Wind Waker, but I can't justify a U just for this game.

It does look great though!

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 01/25/2014 at 10:23pm

Wow! Unlike WhiteboySlim, when I got Wind Waker when it was released, I was very impressed, I thought it was gorgeous! Now seeing both versions of the game side by side, I notice how smooth and gorgeous the HD version is and how I must have overlooked some of the aspects of the original version that make it not as beautiful.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/25/2014 at 11:41pm

Well, the original Wind Waker was played more on the old SD TV's and if you played the game on that, it looked great. BUT hooking up the old version to an HD TV is pretty rough so the HD version really sort of fills the chasm there.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 01/25/2014 at 11:52pm

Yeah, that makes total sense. It does seem pretty sweet that the game looks much better and more polished now.

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