Sankari said:I was just trying to point out that Nintendo is trying to market the new zelda to this particular niche, and I fail to see how it can accomplish that.
That's not the impression I got. They're making a big world, much bigger than previously, because they can. The Wii U has enough power for it. Are they merely trying to emulate Skyrim? I highly doubt that. Skyrim was a big commercial success, but I don't think people are oblivious of its flaws. At the same time, like others have said, the original Zelda pioneered the idea of an open world, and that's what this new game was first announced as going back to.
You speak of the series having a formula, but that idea has always been its greatest enemy in my opinion. To think that a Zelda game absolutely has to follow certain rules means funneling the series into a dead-end, which is pretty much what they've done to it. Breaking that mold means there's a chance of bringing back some freshness into it.