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GF Rating
8.6

3929 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Brilliance just brilliance

posted by mrlink (SPANISH FORK, UT) Dec 28, 2011

Member since Dec 2011

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

Let me start out by saying that this is one of the best games ever. The best Zelda one by far. I never get tired of jumping off a ledge into open sky and calling my loftwing. The storyline is not like other Zelda games. In this you're not just trying to save Zelda, but Zelda plays a big role in saving the world like Link does as well. I do wish there was more land though to just explore! But even so the land and artwork is wonderful. This game has new artwork, new storyline, new ways to fight, but is still like an older Zelda game. It is familiar because this game takes place in a time before Twilight Princess, and you will see things from that. This is a must rent, and even more a must buy!

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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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GF Rating
10

Perfect

one of the best games i've ever played

posted by mackdaddyyoshi (PORTSMOUTH, NH) Dec 23, 2011

Member since Dec 2011

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

i don't often give a 10/10 rating for video games. but this is an exception.

i've been video gaming since i was 5 years old

and i never thought anything would top the classics: pokemon, super smash bros, kingdom hearts...

but when zelda twilight princess came out I had never played a single zelda game. before i knew what hit me, i'd beaten one of the best games i've ever played.

now the sequel, Skyward Sword, has absolutely blown me away
it took me 62 hours to beat. every hour was the best platforming adventure i've ever played in 15 years.

this is the kind of game that inspires people's lives

10/10

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