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GF Rating
8.6

3832 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great Game, Great Fun

posted by musicdevine (VALLEJO, CA) Oct 5, 2012

Member since Oct 2012

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

I'm not a regular gamer. First game ever played was Twilight Princess, loved that one too. Figured I'd get Skyward Sword as the ratings and reviews were good. They were right it was a great game, I was sorry it ended. The puzzles were fun, the movement of the wii remote and the sword. The enemies....really fun battling. Get this game you won't be sorry. Be sure if you're a first time gamer to use the walkthrough on you tube by zelda dungeon, you won't miss an item, medal, or whatever you need. Have fun. I sure did.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

The Legend of Zelda is fresh again.

posted by zeldaguy1 (BELLEVUE, NE) Dec 16, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

OK so as time goes a new generation is born and with it new games. I am proud to say I was born into the nintendo era so I grew up with Zelda. The PS3 and XBOX 360 generation can easily overlook a Wii Game but they would be missing out on one of the best games out there.

This is one of the most amazing and best series out there in the world. It has made the standard and set the example and many action/rpg adventure games now a days.

Zelda games have always held a high expectation and honestly the formula was getting a little stale. Skyward Sword has breathed new life into the series again. I would go as far to say that it stands as best Zelda game ever right next to Ocarina of time.

The world in Skyward Sword is full of life and detail much pleasing to the eye. The storyline is epic and it actually makes you feel like a hero of great importance while you play the game. EX: Link is the chosen hero of destiny that once again must save the World aka "Skyloft". And Zelda plays a major role in saving world as well. Its not your normal Zelda where you have to rescue her.

The controls make the game a lot more fun. EX: combat is better and more realistic as the Wii motion plus gives you near perfect sword swings on the way you swing the Wii mote. The enemies defend against your attacks and you have to swing at an opening. It makes every battle feel like a duel. The only downside is you have to be precise on the way you swing the Wii mote but it beats the old days just mashing a button that makes Link swing randomly. So its a welcome change.

The Graphics are the best the series has ever seen and I would say the best on the Wii console. Link and the characters show emotions and you can see these through the expressions on their faces. The world lots like a painting as the graphics style was intended to look. Its a Blend of Twilight Princess and Wind Waker and it looks great.

40+ hours of game play. Much longer than most other gam

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Zelda would be perfect, Wii holds it back.

posted by GraphicSurgeon (CORTLAND, OH) Dec 15, 2011

Member since Dec 2011

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

This game was amazing and gave me a chance to dust off the ol' Wii again. The game itself was very clever, everything was very well balanced. It was never to hard or to easy which keeps it fun but not frustrating. My only gripe is sometimes the controls don't swing the way you want which can leave you a few hearts short of what you should be, but that's the controller not the game. The graphics were about as good as they could be on the Wii. By far the best game you can get on the system.

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