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Your favorite Tolkien movie trilogy? 

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1 deviant said Neither. I'm a Narnia fan.

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So, there’s a new Netflix produced Legend of Zelda coming out…

Indeed, Netflix has announced its plans to write and produce a Games of Throne inspired live-action Legend of Zelda series for general audiences. Not much details have been given, but the story will probably focus around the original plot from the Ocarina of time game, since it’s basically the most popular and acclaimed entry in the series so far.

Now, hear me out on this : Given the way video game movies and series have been done before, this doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
Nintendo has always been accused of being a bit repetitive and keeping it safe with its main franchises. Let’s face it: Mario and Zelda have been stagnant for a long while now. Sure, there’s a tweak in the gameplay here and there, and both have invaded nearly all genres and types of game, but the usual formula hasn’t been re-touched in a long time. They aren’t going anywhere.
Giving Zelda a new medium AND a new point of view when it comes to writing and designing might be one of the best thing that can happen to the series. Look at how much giving an american studio the chance to develop new Metroid games benefited the series? Or how letting a british game developper work on Donkey Kong gave us one of the best trilogy in gaming history? Even Mario games written by third-parties are more interesting than first-parties in the long run.

Fan bases tend to be protective and hostile towards major changes in the series they love and it’s understandable. Series that have changed too much from their roots have been known to drastically drop in quality (Final Fantasy comes to mind). But at the same time, isn’t experimenting something from varied points of view more interesting in the long run? That’s why reading comic books or watching movie adaptation can be so fun : Basic stories told by numerous different people with varied points of view.
Let’s just keep an open-mind about this new series and future adaptations of beloved video game franchises. We all learned from our mistakes after the Super Mario Bros. Show anyway…

Let’s just hope they don’t write in Fi to explain us every single plot developments and twits though…

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Loko-Motion Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Super Impressive stuff, my man!!
I really love your style and energy!!
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ArsonDadko Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks a bunch!
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Loko-Motion Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No probs, brah!
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staceytron Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Whoa! Thank you for watching me Arson!
I absolutely love your style, so much energy and imagination! :love:
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ArsonDadko Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I've always liked your philosophy and picture style.
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