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GF Rating
8.6

3929 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

fantastic

posted by pearflozium (WINTER SPRINGS, FL) Dec 4, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

The first thing i want to say about this game is that you should not go into this thinking about ocarina of time. Even though it really does have fantastic mechanics and the wii motion plus works almost flawlessly.

There was only a few complaints that i have so far, the dungeons lack the raw depth that you get from previous games. by this i mean that the dungeons in this game rarely took me more than 1:30 to 2 hours where in ocarina of time it could get much higher. also my only other major complaint, so far none of the dungeons in this installment have given that feeling of eerie darkness or making your arm hair stand up. it is very light and childish somewhat like wind waker. It is not a bad style but i enjoy the lighter temples dotted with a shadow temple style or something maybe as creepy as the well from ocarina.

the wii motion plus on the other hand, i would give a 9 out of 10, because it really is close to flawless but there is times where you swing rapidly and it is hard to get the correct swing.

the enemies are also kind of childish but they have very significant defense tactics, it will take at least a few dungeons to get used to the way they block, especially the deku baba's.

they made the dungeons very interesting and the tools are fantastic while still bringing back the favorites from the old games like hook shot and the bow. another thing i liked is that even in the later dungeons you still use most of the tools that you get previously.

all in all for most games now a days i would give it a 10 but for a zelda i would give it a 9/10. if your a zelda fan RENNTTTTTT NOW. if your not a giant zelda fan you should still rent because the storyline would occupy almost any gamer. hope this helped, enjoy!!!1!!!1111!

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Zeldariffic.

posted by blqnyllow (AZLE, TX) Dec 3, 2011

Member since May 2011

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

Let me start off and say that this is probably the best Legend of Zelda, ever. I LOVED Majora's Mask but this takes the throne on my list. Skyward Sword is a great game. You can put so many hours in it and never stop. The beginning of the game starts out slow, like most Zelda's, but after 2 or 3 hours this game will make you not want to put the wii remote down. The gameplay is very fluid and the use of 'Wii Motion Plus' makes it feel like you're actually in Link's leather boots, swinging the sword and rescuing Kikwees from getting eaten. The Temples are probably the most challenging and brain busting in the whole series. Which is good because, who doesn't want a good ol' challenge?! The story is excellent from what I've played of it and it really pulls you in. Graphics in this game are pretty awesome. The water color looking art style pushes the wii to the little limit it has. Weapons and items in here are new and old. Shields are REALLY a big part in this game now. They break and have weaknesses. You get different swords and can upgrade your items! If you have an extra fifty dollars laying around you should definitely pick this game up, especially of you're a Zelda fan and want to know how Link became this awesome hero he is. Have fun!

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

A-frikkin-mazing

posted by nategrey (SOUTH OZONE PARK, NY) Dec 2, 2011

Member since May 2011

2 out of 6 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

Not done with the game yet, there is too much to tell. But I won't spoil it. The exploration is fantastic. Crafting is a great addition to the series. I don't care what anyone says about Fi, the new assistant to link in the game. She is awesome. If you don't mind I suggest you get the strategy guide, but don't read ahead and ruin it. Instead, go to the part you just completed sect by sect and have fun with it. You will not beat this in a couple of days. This is meant to tie you down with awesome lands to explore. Have fun.

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