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GF Rating
8.6

3895 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Who said "kid's games" weren't fun?

posted by dominike7 (Amarillo, TX) May 15, 2012

Member since May 2012

First I am a huge fan of Nintendo and their games. And they haven't slowed down in quality in my opinion, skyward sword is a testament to that statement. The sheer game play alone can satisfy any RPGS/adventure fan. It's unique game play with the wii remote transforms the Zelda experience to the next level. In all it's well rounded game for old school NES Zelda fan and new ones too. A+ game!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Another zelda hit

posted by BomberZed (BIG BEAR LAKE, CA) May 10, 2012

Member since May 2012

This is one of the best zelda games i have played. The gameplay is good and the storyline is well written. The addition of flying adds a fresh twist to the game. It feels like the ocean in the windwaker zelda with the flying islands but it is improved with the added deminson of flight. The temple levels are challenging and fun. I enjoyed the new combat the games uses( Make sure you have a WII motion plus accesory or remote to play) The new items and other weapons in the game are a blast to use. I also found the upgrade system a great addition to the game. Overall i would rate this a 9/10.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Ruined by Controls and Pace

posted by Supermane1985 (PORTLAND, OR) May 9, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

This game feels like it was made 10 years ago. Presentation and control of games have evolved so much in the last decade and shipping a "AAA" title that functions as poorly and is this badly paced and presented is just unforgivable.

You'll be constantly fighting the controls and camera to get it to do the simplest things. The motionplus is shoddy at best during combat and I lost track of how many times I fell off cliffs trying get Link to jump towards a stationary vine.

Every once in a while something cool will happen or there will be an actually enjoyable fight or puzzle but the ratio seemed to be roughly 2 hours of play for 15 minutes of real entertainment.

I couldn't even finish the game. I just don't have the patience to slog through all the garbage to get to the good parts. I just cant believe Nintendo still hasn't figured out how to make a solid AAA title that actually utilizes their motion controls well.

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