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Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword


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3941 ratings

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GF Rating

Above Average

Close to well done

posted by Ragnarok (LEXINGTON, KY) Sep 8, 2012

Member since Jan 2006

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

This Zelda game has to be the most frustrating I have played in the series. The Wii Motion Plus is supposed to allow for greater motion control but ends up frustrating more than anything.

It will CONSTANTLY go off center, which is very inconvenient when you have time based puzzles or are in the middle of a boss fight. It will go off center if you:

1. Choose different equipment
2. Shake the controller too hard
3. Pause the game
4. Let the Wii controller go to sleep
5. Put the Wii controller at any angle
6. Move to a new section of the dungeon

The list goes on. You can literally put the controller down, and when you pick it back up it will be skewed off center.

This wouldn't be a big issue except the game requires you to perform motions that needs you to be "on center." Very frustrating when that rarely is the case.

Others have said they just look at re-centering as part of the game and got used to it. I disagree with that statement. If you need to constantly be calibrating the controller, it takes away from the gameplay experience.

I would have most likely enjoyed this game much more had they just left Wii Motion Plus out of it.

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GF Rating

Above Average

Give me a heads up, Gamefly!

posted by seiyuu54 (TALLAHASSEE, FL) Jun 8, 2012

Member since Dec 2005

1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

So, I'm waiting for this game for a week, and as each day goes by I'm more and more pumped to finally play it. It came today, and I had to do all sorts of things before I could play it. Anyway, I finally sit down to play the thing...AND I NEED TO BUY THE WIIMOTION PLUS TO PLAY THE GAME!

The shady practice of the dev is in no way Gamefly's fault, but what i do blame them for is not telling us that it needs the special thing.

GAMEFLY: Please mark your games based on whether they call for a specific accessory, and hey, how about you also mark them when they need a code for online play. Before we waste time and space on our Queue waiting for this game, give us the heads-up on whether we can get the full enjoyment out of the game. Minimal effort on your end.

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GF Rating

Above Average

A very good game but just a few little annoyances

posted by Redtoeonfire (SPANISH FORK, UT) Mar 13, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

The description of items in this game is so repetitive and constantly holding up the same item you got a few moments ago gets annoying when in the bazaar. Other than this it is a very great game. I found Fi to get extremely annoying, "tell me something I don't know Fi ...".

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