The upcoming HD version of Twilight Princess -- which is being made in Melbourne -- is looking pretty nice. But above and beyond the aesthetics, it looks as though there are a handful of additions that change the gameplay itself.
The above video pertains to be a video that tells you what's new about Twilight Princess HD but in my opinion it does a pretty bad job of explaining exactly what we're seeing here...
So, in bullet-point form...
-- The Wii GamePad. Of course. It almost goes without saying that the Wii U version of Twilight Princess will have nifty item management stuff using the GamePad. -- Tears Of Light sections are less annoying. I'm guessing this might annoy some purists -- purists who don't remember how tedious the whole Tears Of Light sections were. For context, players were forced to collect tears in certain sections. It was probably one of the weakest parts of Twilight Princess -- it basically amounted to an MMO style fetch quest. Now, instead of 16 tears, you only have to collect 12. This is a good idea. -- There's also the hero mode, which is unlocked from the start. The game world is mirrored, as are the dungeons. I'm not a huge fan of that kind of thing, your mileage may vary. -- There's a new item called the Ghost Lantern. The Ghost Lantern is designed to make the whole poe retrieval quests easier. Truth be told I can't even remember the poe retrieval stuff.
Pretty positive changes on the whole. Personally, I'm just looking forward to playing the game again. This remake looks remarkably polished.
Look at this screenshot.
LOOK AT IT!
Looks pretty good.