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Zelda: Kaze no Takuto reviewed in Famitsu

by Rick Powers - December 10, 2002, 9:23 pm PST
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The very tough reviewers at Famitsu have taken on "The Wind Waker" and have a verdict. Read on to find out what it is.

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The next Zelda game has already made history.

Zelda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto is only the fourth game in Famitsu history to receive a 10/10/10/10 ... a PERFECT score. The other three were Vagrant Story (yes, you read that right), the Dreamcast masterpiece that was Soul Calibur, and of course, Ocarina of Time.

Here is the official PGC translation of the reviewers' comments:

Score: 10

“It is very surprising that this game beats Ocarina of Time so shockingly. The

Zelda-ness is completely intact despite it being completely new. The style is

different from both realism and animation. It is a new type of game

expression. The story develops with a journey across the vast sea that was

never present in Zelda games before. The gameplay is, without a doubt,


Score: 10

“With toon rendering as a catalyst, the game world, gameplay, etc. have come

together miraculously, like a chemical reaction, to become a top quality

creation. I am now strongly confident that the videogame is one of the best forms

of entertainment. Whatever you do is fun and enjoyable. It will make you

feel that you cannot help but love this world.”

Score: 10

“I remember that I was doubtful about a world that is expressed like

animation, but after playing it, I was complete reassured that this was

Zelda. The emotions and characters, which are portrayed

through their eye movements, are so easily understood. At times you are

moved and feel like crying. Puzzle solving and fighting is also an

appropriate level of diffulcty. The gameplay is also good!”

Score: 10

“Happy and sad emotions associated with events, as well as frustrations with puzzle

solving, are expressed surprisingly well. As you progress through the game,

the excitement builds exponentially. It will move your heart just like when

you were a child and played videogames for the first time. The friendly

design is such that even players that have never played the series before can

enjoy the game.”

Translation by Bakudan Yoshinoya.

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