The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

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ELCTea:
Well what a kick in the nads by nintendo!, well unfortunatly this is off of my gaming list now as i don't see why i should have to shell out extra for the limited edition or a stupid add on specially as money's tight at the moment! Why could they not stick with TP controls.

Seriously? You want to stick with the waggle that everyone and their grandmother whined about? The motion plus accessory has been out for a couple of years now and is now integrated into all new wiimotes, it would have been foolish of them to not use it.

If you buy the bundle, you get the Wiimote for half price ($20 instead of the retail price of wiimotes which is $40).

*inb4 inevitable trashing by Yahtzee/his fans jumping on the bandwagon*

Yahtzee will inevitably trash it, and his fans will jump on the bandwagon.

BiH-Kira:
She told much more than just the beetle. Upgrading weapons and shield, real side quests (which are a completely new thing in Zelda), new real use for items that where purely for collecting in past games, new ways of fighting monster, MUCH harder dungeons, better world exploration than in WW, different story, much better physics for bombs (they don't just stand there but roll of if it's not on even ground) and much more.

New and improved! Weapon upgrades! Side quests! Item uses! Difficult bosses! Exploration! Physics!

*sigh* The fact that these are considered "innovations" simply highlight how stale and out of date this franchise really is.

McMarbles:
*inb4 inevitable trashing by Yahtzee/his fans jumping on the bandwagon*

Yahtzee will inevitably trash it, and his fans will jump on the bandwagon.

Yeah, as much as I like his style, Yahtzee's bias will invariably be present when he gets to this game. He has no problem bashing good games just because they're on the Wii. So I'll just ignore whatever vitriol he has in store and enjoy it on my own merits.

hurricanejbb:

McMarbles:
*inb4 inevitable trashing by Yahtzee/his fans jumping on the bandwagon*

Yahtzee will inevitably trash it, and his fans will jump on the bandwagon.

Yeah, as much as I like his style, Yahtzee's bias will invariably be present when he gets to this game. He has no problem bashing good games just because they're on the Wii. So I'll just ignore whatever vitriol he has in store and enjoy it on my own merits.

I always do that. I just enjoy Yahtzee for the silly overblown nitpicking it is. Nothing he will say will make me feel different about the games i like. I enjoy games like Wet and Bayonetta I also enjoy his eps about those games but it will not make the fun i have with those games less. The problem is not with Yahtzee it is with the ignorant fanboys that just blindly parrot him without even knowing themselves what they are talking about.

ELCTea:
Well what a kick in the nads by nintendo!, well unfortunatly this is off of my gaming list now as i don't see why i should have to shell out extra for the limited edition or a stupid add on specially as money's tight at the moment! Why could they not stick with TP controls.

I'm pretty sure that one of the complaints about TP was the way motion control was used in the game. You could basically swing your arm around like a moron and kill any enemy you came across. I doubt anyone actually swung the remote like they would a sword, tell me you weren't doing that too.

I'm kind of on the fence for this too. I know where my Wii was, and this game sounds just awesome, heard nothing but great things about it. The WiiMotion Plus requirement kind of discourages me though. Not only because I have to spend more money to buy it, but because I have a feeling it'll take away from the experience.

I think my primary complaint so far is the graphics. Going from Skyrim to this...eye strain, things 20 feet away being rendered as a pointy blur. It may be nostalgia but I remember TP running WAY prettier than this, even Wind Waker.

The MotionPlus is certainly taking some getting used to as it jumps around all over the place. Aside from that, though, I'm enjoying it at least. I still miss the gamepad.

I was incredibly cynical about this game, I thought it would be terrible, as have most other recent Mario / Sonic / Zelda games. But damn, I was wrong..

Still not gonna get it though, I havnt played a Zelda game to date, and besides, I got Skyrim to waste my holidays on :D

Susan Arendt:

-Dragmire-:

Susan Arendt:
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I really disliked the dungeons in Twilight Princess, the tower dungeon in particular where you needed to get a statue from the top floor to the front door. My issue wasn't the act of bringing the statue down(though it got a little tedious), it was that there was about five enemies in the entire dungeon and I got really bored of the game by that point.

Does Skyward Sword put more emphasis on combat than Twilight Princess? I like puzzles but they wear down on me when it's not broken up by action sections.

If you want a lot more combat, I think you'll likely end up disappointed. The dungeons are definitely about the puzzles, with a few enemies thrown in here and there.

...I broke down and bought it... on the first day...

sigh... ok, I'll admit it. It's good, the lack of large wide open connecting areas keeps each area well populated and never seems as small as it is. The combat controls, while not my preference as I will always prefer to just press buttons, does it well enough that I can't fault the system if I get hit or blocked. The story is well paced so far(just got the sling shot so I'm not very far) and the more information I'm given about the world, the more interested I become, very different from how I felt playing Twilight Princess.

The only real complaints I have about the game are purely aesthetic ones. I hate the lips... it's a petty gripe but they seem to suit everyone except Link and Zelda. The other issue I have is the style of field of view blur they chose. The mosaic works well but I wish it would dim far away objects more, it draws attention to itself as opposed to blending into the scenery, at least it did for me.

Finally got a chance to play this, and I have to say: I love everything about it, and it would easily be my favorite Zelda game of all time... if I could use a gamecube controller for it. It would have been infinitely better with a normal fucking controller. The Wii-mote bullshit is so poorly designed and implemented that I can barely play the damn game. Even with the Wii Motion Plus thing, it keeps reading my movements wrong and is basically completely useless. The boss of the first dungeon took me 45 minutes to beat because of that.

Agayek:
Finally got a chance to play this, and I have to say: I love everything about it, and it would easily be my favorite Zelda game of all time... if I could use a gamecube controller for it. It would have been infinitely better with a normal fucking controller. The Wii-mote bullshit is so poorly designed and implemented that I can barely play the damn game. Even with the Wii Motion Plus thing, it keeps reading my movements wrong and is basically completely useless. The boss of the first dungeon took me 45 minutes to beat because of that.

Then you just suck; I defeated the first boss without a single game over screen; if you go into this game flailing the wii-mote around like you have a Spider on your hand, you will get torn a new one.

I'm about 5 hours in to Skyward Sword, and prior to playing it, Skyrim had my Game of the Year without dropping a set. Not anymore, now I'm stumped as to which deserves it more.

Perhaps Skyward Sword, if only for finally justifying the Wii's existence.

GoddyofAus:
Then you just suck; I defeated the first boss without a single game over screen; if you go into this game flailing the wii-mote around like you have a Spider on your hand, you will get torn a new one.

I'm about 5 hours in to Skyward Sword, and prior to playing it, Skyrim had my Game of the Year without dropping a set. Not anymore, now I'm stumped as to which deserves it more.

Perhaps Skyward Sword, if only for finally justifying the Wii's existence.

I didn't get a single game over either. The problem is that I'd point my sword somewhere then make an attack from the opposite direction and he would always block it. It didn't matter how quickly or precisely I attacked, he would block the attack coming from the exact opposite angle.

He couldn't hit me, I couldn't hit him. It was stupid.

Am I living on another planet? Why does everyone else love this game?
Skyward Sword makes me want to either cry or vomit - I'm an avid Zelda fan, and this has been commended as the "best" Zelda game to date, so I expected an ecstasy of diverse worlds, epic bosses, and a satisfying adventure. And then I played it, and have been absolutely disgusted. Aside from the music and puzzles, everything in this game seems horrendous. It's nothing more than an exhibition for the Wii Motion Plus.

I'm not trying to troll or flame or anything like that. I'm just asking for justification as to why everyone else thinks this game is so great.

Hehehe, can't wait to give it a shot, the sword controls look more promising than Twilight Princess ones. Although I loved TP. Really only cause of the horse. And the howlling stones. They were cool too.

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