posted by dgolightly519 (PRESTON, ID) Nov 29, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
With any luck Nintendo will continue on the path they have just restarted by releasing this, the latest in a long line of Zelda adventures.
While playing the last several releases, it became apparent that Nintendo's Zelda formula had become stale. With all respect meant for the company, the dungeons, characters, plot lines, and even the flow of the games became stagnant and re-used most notably between Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess. Hyrule became a mainstay and the weapons, upgrades, and even play mechanism became dismal and almost (note that I said almost) boring. Fans still clambered for the latest release, but were left wanting more.
Happily, this game does not disappoint and in fact goes above and beyond the expected. I did not rent this game from Gamefly, but did buy it the day it came out with my hopes that brand new experience in gaming and the butterflies of brilliance awaited me. I let the game sit for a day because I though that I may have over-prepared and felt a need to be grounded. This was not a mistake, because if I had been further up the fall through to complete and total wonder may have ruined me.
I conclude with a word. Epic. I am running out of room and you are all thinking I've built this game up too high, but you're wrong. You are so very wrong. You have no idea what is awaiting you, just as I have no idea what to expect next as I continue to play it. The music is even more grand than expected and sets the mood eloquently. The "oil painting" style art plays to the Wii's graces and is exceptionally well done, even by "HD-gamer" standards (though this game is not necessarily HD). The controls are relaxed and controlled, you will find NO "waggling" here; it does what the Wii was intended to do and allows them to make the battles far more epic and somewhat difficult from time to time (though through no fault of the controls). The story is enchanting, believably fantastic, and grand.
posted by uss_capital (WASHINGTON, DC) Dec 13, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Wow. This game is EPIC. The motion controls are perfect, and the awesome soundtrack of this series is only boosted by Nintendo's decision to orchestrate the score. Even flying around the sky and playing minigames is fun. Enemy design is mostly satisfying, and their rewards seem perfect. Overall, I give this game a 10 out of 10
I absolutely loved this game. But even more than the game, I loved the sword fighting. It's really, really awesome. Just saying that doesn't even do it justice. I only gave it -1 star because there's simply not enough of it: I want more, more more.
This is the Wii, realized.
PS. trying not to spoil much, but fighting the last boss try to fight lightning with lightning. You'll spoil your pants.