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Johto Legend 17
November 29th, 2008, 4:54 PM
These game's were the worst and still are the worst zelda game's to exist. If you have never heard of them you need to look it up on youtube. Here you can discuss anything about zelda cd-i.

One thing that I would like to say is:

They do make great youtube poop video's if you know what I mean!:laugh:

November 30th, 2008, 2:44 AM
Although I've never played the games, I can describe the FMV sequences in two words: bloomin' hilarious! ^_^

November 30th, 2008, 4:01 AM
what are you talking about? they were possibly the best of the best for zelda voice acting

November 30th, 2008, 4:13 AM
I highly doubt you've played them.

This is actually a pretty good read about the game. (http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/zeldacdi/zeldacdi.htm)

November 30th, 2008, 4:26 AM
Ray, that was an awesome link, I salute you for it. It's very sad that the cinemas themselves have killed both games. Without them, the games would have got a way better reputation.

(We would have lost a lot of funny youtube videos, but heh. It would have been worth it).

Mr. Pokemon
November 30th, 2008, 7:07 PM
AVGN is doing a 3-part series on the CD-i games Hotel Mario and the 3 Zelda games.

Part 1: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/42566.html?type=flv
Part 2: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/43089.html?type=flv

Part 3 isn't out yet.

Apparently more than just the cinemas suck. I'm sure even with better cutscenes the games would still be only average.

December 1st, 2008, 7:12 AM
I should also mention that the music is quite good. I've got a few of the tracks on my PC, including Gamelon's Map Screen and Sakado Town (which I mistake for Sadako. "You will die in seven days.")

December 1st, 2008, 9:18 AM
Amachi, that link was very good and eye-opening. However, it did not change my opinion of these games. I do believe they wera bove average with their gameplay, I do believe they had some original ideas, and I know the game has some pretty good music and graphics, aside those horrid cutscenes. (How could they be that sloppy with those cutscenes?!) I believe CD-i Zeldas and the Mario game were good games, just with some cutscenes gone wrong.

But as that page you linked said, they should not be thought as games of Nintendo. They should be thought as something that has nothing to do with Nintendo, and thus it only enforces my opinon:
These games are not Zelda games.
I have no problem with games like that, but a game like that is not a Zelda game. Zelda games aren't platform games! Zelda games are characterized by the occuring themes, which include puzzles, the Triforce, the original Zelda songs and the certain kind of gameplay that most notably include Link's inability to jump at any place. CD-i Zeldas don't have those features and thus they will never be Zelda games in my book. I don't care if they are better than Nintendo's Zelda games, to me, CD-i games are not to be counted in the Zelda series.

But those youtube videos sure rock. This is my favourite remix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj8_7OFK0oc), even though it doesn't have the original graphics. To me, that's a good think. Those cutscenes are seriously scary. If I were to play those games when I was a kid, I would've seen nightmares... By the way, the musics in that video are also from CD-i Zeldas. That at least proves that they did have good audio when it wasn't about the voice actors.

December 1st, 2008, 10:16 AM
I've never played them, but I will add my personal opinion on the cutscenes. I don't rate the game down by them, I actually am amused by them, which in MY rating system, gives them a positive.


The Dark Knight
December 1st, 2008, 12:01 PM
I agree they are pretty bad. I've never played them, but judging by AVGN's review they look nothing like any Zelda game I've ever played.

Johto Legend 17
December 1st, 2008, 2:52 PM
The Game Sucked period. Forget it people I don't see why you think it is so cool. They Should be burned..every last copy...why am I like this....cause I didn't get my DINNER! (Ha the king said that too!)

December 2nd, 2008, 5:42 PM
The world is better with the CD-i. Where would we be without Laughing_elf_man.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/Kyohei/Laughing_elf_man.jpg)?

Also poop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELJoKR9zl-g).

Johto Legend 17
December 6th, 2008, 3:19 PM
The world is better with the CD-i. Where would we be without Laughing_elf_man.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/Kyohei/Laughing_elf_man.jpg)?

Also poop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELJoKR9zl-g).

Nope. Nope it's not. But I do agree with poops. Other wise thats pretty much it.

December 6th, 2008, 4:23 PM
ಠ_ಠ ...


That aside, they did seem to have the right idea about putting Zelda in as the main character in a Legend of ZELDA game.