Irrational Games co-founder and creative director Ken Levine has deemed The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD as one of his best games of 2013. In a list of his top 10 titles of the year, Levine ranks the Wii U remake alongside several multiplatform games, such as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Additionally, Levine says he wasn’t one of the critics who immediately disregarded the original Nintendo GameCube game for its cel-shaded art style. He says the following.
“A magical game about a floutist,” wrote Levine, explaining why The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is one of his best games of the year.
“What else do I need to say that hasn’t been said, except I was never one of those haters who didn’t like the way it looked on the GameCube, and it’s even better now.”