March 25th, 2003
Here's another edition of letters that consists of things that have been in my inbox for quite a long time ... I had access to most of the letters staff, and felt like cleaning out my inbox some more, so why not? This edition has somewhat of a theme, but not really ... it's handling some of the hate mail I get. Feel free to send me some more.
First up is one of the best letters I've received in a long time:
CJ writes: i hate zelda
Ice replies: Interesting choice of websites, then.
Chaz adds: Yeah, I'd say so.
Dixon suggests: In that case, you should check out sanrio.com, where there's no Zelda.
CJ writes AGAIN: you haven't updated in forever
Ice replies: Sorry. It's because "i hate zelda"
Chaz adds: Why do you keep up with our updates if you hate Zelda, CJ?
Amber writes: Hi, I'm Amber and I''ve been following your site for a long time. When I found out that Nintendo changed Zelda's look, I threw a fit. Why does it have to be this way? WHY WHY WHY! Oh well.
As long as it's a good game. It's the gameplay that matters, right?
Will your site have walkthroughs? I noticed that you have walkthroughs for some of the older games, but that's it. Tell me you'll have walkthroughs!
I heard that Nintendo might make another Zelda game for the GCN. They'll probably use more realistic graphics, especially since everyone hates the graphics theyre using now.
I visit your site every week and it's in my bookmarks. Good site! But work on your walkthroughs!<
Ice replies: Thanks for the letter, Amber. And you're right, it is the gameplay that matters. But graphics and everything matter too, because they add to the experience. I realize that many people (including yourself, apparently) would have preferred the realistic approach instead of the cartoony approach, but seriously, I think the cartoon approach will fit the game much better. We had two realistic games on the N64, and I welcome the change. It looks more like A Link to the Past and Link's Awakening, which in my opinion is a good thing, because those are great games. I think the cartoon approach will make it feel more "Zelda".
As for the walkthroughs, we don't have any online right now, but Steve Dixon is almost done with the Zelda 1 stuff. We'll eventually have walkthroughs for the Wind Waker, but isn't the fun of the game figuring everything out on your own?
There is a strong rumor going around that Nintendo will make another Zelda for the Game Cube ... it would make financial sense for them to. After all, Zelda is probably their biggest franchise. I believe they're also making another Mario game ... more like Mario 64. Sunshine was a big disappointment for many people. Personally, I thought it was a good game. But anyway ...
Thanks for the letter, and I look forward to hearing from you in the future!
Chaz adds: Especially since you're one of the only writers who know how to punctuate.
Dixon says: I don't like the word 'walthroughs', but we will have an amazing amout of detailed information. And yes, that information will probably include hints and maps. ;)
jumpinjack writes: ur music pages are still coming up blank u said u fixed it. sorry im giving u a hard time but i want that music!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Ice replies: Well as Jumpin Jack has probably figured out by now, we've changed site systems. We've got a new look, a new image, and we've totally started over. The music sections will be coming along, eventually. Hold yer horses there Jumpin Jack!!!!!!!11
Chaz: If you want to hear Zelda music, go turn on one of the games.
Dixon: Better idea, wait a while for us to get our music back online. Ice and I are both probably going to be remixing some stuff too, so watch for that.
Thus endeth another letters page (haven't said THAT in awhile, eh?). I would've posted one more letter, but I figure Amber's was good enough to count as two. Plus I'm lazy .........
So most of you probably have Wind Waker by now. How do you like it? Why don't you e-mail us and let us know. We like e-mail. We're lonely social misfits with very little human contact.
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