The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, a new game in the Legend of Zelda series by Nintendo, it uses Wii Motion Plus and has new featires and a all new graphical style.

Story
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the supposed prequel to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It took me some time to understand what was going on but after your first landing on “real” ground the story will unfold into something amazing. You will meet a lot of characters that you will remember or may even remind you of characters you all know and love from other Zelda games!

The overworld has three “main” areas with skyloft floating above the clouds, but don’t let this small-sounding overworld fool you! there’s so much content packed in there that you’ll be amazed! when I was nearing the end of the game I was like “What?! How can that be possible!” and after I finished the game I finally understood what “The Legend of Zelda” actually means.

Gameplay
This game has some revolutionary gameplay! And the physics feel (almost) as if it’s real. Rolling Bombs, shooting arrows and controlling gadgets feel natural thanks to the Wii Motion Plus. I did have to get used to the sword fighting because I was still used to the Twilight Princess’s controls, it felt so real that I even failed killing monsters because I didn’t swing my wiimote horizontal or vertical enough! It’s that good! Be sure to calibrate the Wiimote from time to time though!

Even Dungeons feel a lot different, even though it didn’t lose its “the legend of zelda” touch you won’t really know the difference between a real dungeon or the over world. there are some parts in the games that made me freak out! you’ll know what I mean when you get there, but it’s an awesome feature and it wouldn’t be the same game without it.

Flying through the skies is easy, and there are many other island floating around with mini games, side quests and a lot of other things to do. I haven’t explored everything yet but there are some connections between some of these islands and the ground below, be sure to pay attention and you might be surprised!

New to the series are upgrades, this time around you can upgrade your Potions & items, Shields, Bow, Slingshot ect. with stuff you can find everywhere in the over world. This might help you a lot later in the game or if you ever felt like playing it again… 😉

Graphics
Like many said before this game looks like a mix between The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess, and even though I miss Twilight Princess’s reality this game looks like a piece of art and I really had to get used to the backgrounds and the distance it just looks like a freakin’ painting! iIt might not have the best graphics of our time but it just fits. It didn’t bother me and the mix of colors and style are just perfect, a true masterpiece.

Music
I hope you won’t get tired of the word “masterpiece” yet, but the music is amazing, and the “Goddesses Song” is now my favorite zelda song, every song in the game is fully orchestrated and just sounds amazing. If you’re lucky you can still get a copy of the legend of zelda skyward sword WITH a cd featuring this soundtrack.

Overall
I’m not sure if I would call this the best zelda ever, but it’s close. Backtracking near the end of the game annoyed me a little bit and felt a bit useless but it was awesome nonetheless, the Wii Motion Plus is really a PLUS and it won’t let you down. This game shouldn’t be compared with the Call of Duty’s or Battlefield’s The Legend of Zelda is something that needs it’s own catagory because it’s something special that only Nintendo can create.

1 comment

  1. Chobi - November 21, 2011 10:14 pm

    This Zelda is awsome! I love the story line and art :3 its soo cute <3. Although some puzzle are difficult XD

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