Remember Ocarina of Time’s Water Temple, where you had to keep taking on and off the Iron Boots? Remember how tedious that was?
Well, apparently so do a lot of people. Enough that producer Eiji Aonuma took the time during Nintendo’s E3 post-keynote Roundtable to explicitly apologize for the difficulty – about ten years too late – while affirming that he will have equipping items streamlined in Ocarina of Time’s 3DS remake.
“I have lived with that for the last 10 or so years,” he said during the Roundtable, vowing to make the best possible use of the touchscreen for Ocarina of Time 3D. It seems like Nintendo has recently gone back to basics, hoping to streamline the way we play Zelda on all fronts, from the Wii to the DS – which sounds like a good thing to us. Overall, we’ve been impressed with Skyward Sword’s streamlined gameplay, and it’s exciting to see that Aonuma and the Zelda team are committed to making Zelda a more action-packed, focused experience on every platform.