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GF Rating
8.6

3933 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Too much filler

posted by ReviewerA (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Mar 6, 2012

Member since Feb 2012

This is a well made adventure game, with creative level design, and entertaining use of, and variety of, key items. The graphics are pretty good, everything looks like what it does, and the characters are cute and entertaining, for the most part. The graphics presented here aren't simulations of the appearance of reality, but rather a form of puppetry, that works most of the time. I also like that there is limited voice acting, since reading is more active than listening cut scenes are a little less boring.
This is also one of the most annoying games I've ever played. The controls just don't work well enough, most of the difficulty in the game is caused by them. There are too many fetch quests, repetition of previously completed dungeons and areas, and other filler. The sound effects also get a little annoying.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Mildly Entertaining, but more often frustrating

posted by Ferrhis12 (MIDLOTHIAN, VA) Feb 7, 2012

Member since Feb 2012

4 out of 9 gamers (44%) found this review helpful

I had a decent amount of fun in this game. It definitely was worth a rent. But I didn't finish it and don't plan to because it had one too many frustrating parts. The controls were the worst. The incoherent story was next in line and the boring gameplay was the worst culprit. I could deal with terribly wonky controls if what I was DOING was fun, but overall it wasn't. And I had no real motivation to do what I was trying so very hard to do. In conclusion, it was a very disappointing experience and I hope Nintendo can get it together for the next one

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

A True Zelda Fan Very Disappointed

posted by Metallica0 (BEAVERTON, OR) Dec 4, 2011

Member since Dec 2010

3 out of 11 gamers (27%) found this review helpful

First off everyone that has been saying this is the best Zelda game for a console has got to check there head. The game isn’t even top 10 of the best Zelda games and here is why.

1. When Shigeru Miyamoto demoed the game at E3 and the controls didn’t work they should have scrapped the idea and went with normal controls. The Wii Motion plus is so broken the game is unplayable. The Motion Plus loses connection every 5 minutes I found myself pointing the control at the wall more than the TV.
2. This game is just a test of patients. Silent Realm that’s all I have to say. There is so much back tracking in this game it’s like they gave up making new areas they just rehash the same area over and over again. With the terrible Motion Plus controls you don’t want a longer game you are wising for an ending. I couldn’t even finish the game if i tried my head would have popped.

All and all I’m giving the game a 6 because it’s a Zelda game but they should have given the game the Old Yeller treatment and went back to the drawing board.

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