Wind Waker may copy the previous games a lot, but it's emulating some of the best ever made. As such, singing its praises is like preaching to the choir. We could nitpick this game to death and it'd still be sailing away with high honors. It's a little derivative and probably won't convert non-fans to the GameCube but to say it's not spectacular is a flat-out lie.
Nintendo's created yet another magical world to play in. Dive on in.