It's fascinating, picking up The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker for the first time. You get something like culture shock—holy crap, everything's so bright! The faces are so goofy. Is that really what Link's grandma looks like?
As you know, the graphically (and otherwise) upgraded version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker arrives in brick and mortar stores around the US early next month. Good thing there's also a digital download version which comes out today.
If you've ever had the misfortune of drinking with me and bringing up the subject of video games, you'll have suffered through me telling you how Wind Waker isn't just my favourite Zelda game of all time, it's my favourite game of all time.
Better frame rate, new textures, all sorts of shiny new lighting... the HD version of the second-best Zelda game looks pretty damn good.
Jason Schreier took a look at The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD today at Nintendo's press event. Here's what the game looks like and plays like on the Wii U.