To put it to point, I have not played the Hero Mode yet, but my overall experience was wonderful. The graphics are great for the Wii, even though when things get far away, they appear kind of, well, blurry. The controls were almost perfect, even though there was some times I needed to re-calibrate the controller, since the sword would not do what I need to do. The story is wonderful, but only some minor twists here and there. Overall, this game is wonderful, whether it is a rent or buy.