Looking back earlier today I posted a piece about a fanmade Zelda Box containing every home console Zelda title, except for Four Swords Adventures and Skyward Sword. While the box certainly contains enough appeal to make people, “Throw their money at the screen with nothing happening,” to me it seems like a waste to buy what you already own.
Back in late 2003, people were able to receive what was known as The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition, containing Zelda NES, Zelda II, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and a 20 minute demo of the Wind Waker. To this day it is a highly sought after item by avid Zelda fans, but to me it seems like a waste to those who already own these games, not to mention, if you don’t own these games, you can easily download them via the Wii’s virtual console and have probably already done so, so why bother I ask?
I can certainly see why these compilation discs are good to have, people who have missed out on these games will be able to experience them. I love that idea, but to basically take a compilation and update it with more games that have only just recently come out, it seems unnecessary, we’re more likely to receive HD ports or remakes anyways.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love Zelda with a passion, a passion so deep that when the Zelda Symphony came to Dallas, the symphony made me burst into tears. But since the Collector’s edition has been released, only two home console titles have been released and we know very well that Skyward Sword won’t appear on the disc anytime soon, and Twilight Princess would probably follow suit, leaving room for only A Link to the Past and Wind Waker.
Here’s an idea though, considering how the Wii U functions, why not just release a handheld compilation containing every (original) handheld Zelda game available and put it on the Wii U in HD? While Link’s Awakening and Four Swords are already available on the 3DS e-shop, and Minish Cap was given to ambassador’s, we can still add the Oracle games along with Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks.
To me, this is the more logical step because the compilation will not be what is essentially an updated compilation disc. Of course though, they could always add in new content for the game, an artbook, playing cards, and maybe even perhaps, a translated Hyrule Historia?
Of course though, I don’t see Nintendo as the type to release a handheld compilation disc and I don’t see another compilation disc featuring the home console titles for a long time either. This is all simply for the sake of discussion however and I know what I’m saying may confuse a few people, but what do you think? Do we really want another Zelda compilation, or do we want it simply because we can’t have it?