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Some video game series tend to fall into a comfortable pattern. As long as innovation still occurs and the things that make them great are improved upon, the games stay largely the same. When a developer has the guts to step out of their comfort zone, the rewards can often far outweigh the risks if it’s done right. While a lot of games in the Legend of Zelda series are very similar to the formula laid out by A Link to the Past, there are a few that stand out as games that dared to be different. With The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the first fully motion-controlled title in the series coming soon, I wanted to honor some of the others that went against the grain. Today, I’m going to start by talking a little about The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="510" caption="There's nothing there. I don't get the censorship."][/caption] Girls with guns. School girls in short skirts. Bras. These elements in an anime that give me pause, that make me fearful of trying a new series. I am

Maybe I'm an old man, but the CG modeling in this trailer doesn't totally agree with me, and I miss the soundtrack from the original anime! *SIGH*

Don't expect to get too much out of this  trailer, other than an awesome look at how detailed Los Santos (Rockstar's Los Angeles) is. the protagonist is not seen much, but is heard throughout the trailer describing how his dreams have differed wildly from his reality. Some have suspected that it's GTA Vice City's Tommy Vercetti come to fictional Cali, but that's pretty much been debunked.

Enough of that, though. Here's the trailer