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GF Rating
8.6

3912 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

I have never hated the Wii controls as much!!!!

posted by Jrw1202 (KALAMAZOO, MI) Jan 5, 2012

Member since Mar 2007

7 out of 20 gamers (35%) found this review helpful

When first hearing about this game I couldn't believe how some gaming sites gave this game an average score. It has taken me over 50 hours to get to a point of complete utter hatred for the Wii. I keep finding my self wanting to love this game, I love playing Zelda, I grew up with the original Nintendo. But in no other game has it become so evident why the Wii, and motion control for that matter, will never be used for hardcore gaming. You NEED a second analog stick for the camera!!! 1 to 1 is not always a good thing, I could not stand the flying and swimming sections of the game so much so that I had to force myself to continue. There would be times I was collecting tad songs that Link turned every way BUT the direction I wanted him to go. Sword slashing is fun but the glitches in the controls make it more of a novelty than a genuine tool. Zelda was not a good franchise to experiment with....

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Fair

posted by msandink (SPARKS, NV) Jan 4, 2012

Member since Nov 2011

It was okay..... but, the graphics weren't as good as I thought and it didn't have as much of a plot than I thought. But, the Wii Motion Plus helped the game a load, with the action/fighting great!!!!!! So all in out, it was pretty fair because graphics weren't that great, not much of a plot, but, it has great action.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

gimmicky much?

posted by KamenRiderZero (KEENE, NH) Dec 25, 2011

Member since Dec 2011

10 out of 24 gamers (42%) found this review helpful

Way too many people are calling this the best Zelda ever. The story and music are great, and I personally like the graphics...but that's about it.

1) the motion controls are gimmicky and don't always respond well. I really don't like having to re-center the Wiimote every 5 seconds

2) you just jump between the same 4 areas.

3) enemies feel cheap & annoying. even when I swing correctly, they seem to hyperspeed into a perfect block of my attack. worst version of Armos ever, too

4) harp feels pointless to play as it never sounds like you're playing anything remotely resembling music.

5) silent realm is total bs. whoever came up with those areas is a masochistic jerk

6) if I want to play something stealthy, I'll play Metal Gear or Assassin's Creed, thank you. I want to be Link, not Solid Link...

Seriously, Nintendo needs to move away from gimmicky bs and get back to what made Ocarina & A Link To The Past the classics they are.

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