Seriously, when did this VO BS happen?
Since we entered the year 2000.
You guys are too ignorant to understand. Voice-overs are a must these days, as is good ( orchestrated ) music.
You refuse to be open-minded about the possibility to make The Legend of Zelda even more fantastic than it is now. We've landed in the year 2007 as of right now. The day of High Definition gaming, Motion-sensor and Online Multiplayer on consoles is where we live in.
You simply can not exclude something as big as voice acting and a ear-breaking soundtrack in games these days without looking outdated and inferior. And to be frank, Nintendo does not have the luxury to be outdated.
Just look at the big games that have VOs.
Grand Theft Auto
Prince Of Persia
Jax and Daxter
Gears Of War
Metal Gear Solid
The Elder Scrolls
And countless of other games
Imagine those games without VOs? Would the ambiance those games have be as awesome as they are now? Not really.
Imagine those beautiful CGI cinematics Final Fantasy has, with text bubbles. Awesome? I think not.
Resident Evil with text bubbles. Scary? I think not.
Kingdom hearts and it's awesome cutscenes and CGI cinematics. Awesome? I think not.
Splinter Cell with text bubbles?
I can continue this all day long. Many of those games have stepped from the old text bubble feature to semi- to full voice acting. And guess what? It turned out well.
Link himself does not neccesarily have to speak, but it'd be awesome to have Link finally say something. But atleast give the rest of the NPCs voice acting.
Trust me on this, it will blow EVERYONE away.