Community Projects Ahoy!
In Zelda news on Tuesday 29 December 2009
Fanmade tributes are often very bad - you don’t need to look far to see some horrible Zelda fanfiction. But occasionally, fans can hit the mark pretty well. Staff member The Ocarina linked me to the two following pieces of fanmade Zelda works which may or may not fall into that category - you decide!
The first of which is for the music lovers. Zelda Reorchestrated, a fan project dedicated to reworking classic Zelda tracks into convincing faux-orchestrated versions, have finished reworking the entire Ocarina of Time soundtrack. It’s a shame that due to budget, space and quality issues, many older games with great music sound synthesised, something this project aims to counteract. The finished work isn’t actually recorded by a real orchestra, but it sure is convincing! Check it out at their homepage.
The second of which may be more controversial. The fan-made Zelda movie, The Hero of Time, has finally been released online. Many fans have mixed feelings about a Zelda movie, especially after IGN’s April Fools joke a number of years ago. However, I am being completely unbiased about the matter. This one might be good! I haven’t watched it yet, so let us know what you think of it!
Thus ends our community round-up. If you see anything fan-made that you think is pretty interesting, be sure to post it in the comments or in our forums - we’re open to all tips! Now back to Spirit Tracks.