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GF Rating
8.6

3912 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

New Zelda Game.

posted by Imadori21 (LANSING, MI) Nov 19, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

6 out of 18 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

I've had this game for about two weeks now since it got leaked online so i've played a great deal. I've experienced alot of the game but not all so keep that in mind as i write this review.

This is a zelda game for those who don't know it has a ton of fans and they expect something new every game.This however makes the whole zelda universe turn upside down in a good way for some and bad way for others.

The graphics are not breath taking yet there not bad and since it's not HD and many are used to playing HD games once you come down to this level you won't find it as crisp but it is as detailed the map of this game is not big at all which is why every location has many items and puzzles.
The Back tracking in this game is it's biggest problem there are like three dungeons on the map that open to huge amounts of spaces but it gets very annoying being in skyloft in the sky where u start from and only being able to buy things like potions and shields from there. So your shield breaks you go back, you need to upgrade you go back, you lose your life and have no more potions you go back.
Which reminds me the controls in this game are perfect and i mean DEAD ON so if you mess up and die it's your fault, but it takes so long to get used to such perfect controls the game seems very hard at the start however once you conquer the controls you'll love them and couldn't be happier. Now as i was playing this game only one thing came to my mind - "This is it the next generation Zelda." I believe those words as this feels nothing like any zelda i have played before it and i believe that's the point but this game feels so different many many fans will be very upset and Hate this game.

Overall i think this game gets a 9 out of 10 not the best so far but the perfect controls really make it fun. Of course that's if u can over look the tedious backtracking for items and locations.
Try it out
Some will Hate it
Some will Love it
This Is NEW
This Is Not The Traditional Ze

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

NOT WHAT I SUSPECTED

posted by rodfong591 (ESTES PARK, CO) Nov 19, 2011

Member since Nov 2011

4 out of 30 gamers (13%) found this review helpful

so the graphics are 100 times worse than twighligt princeses, the gameply sucks, and the controlls are just confusing. the story mode is fun and catches the player in but thats about it

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

The best one out of the series (true story)

posted by Chris2215 (CHICAGO, IL) Nov 19, 2011

Member since Sep 2010

59 out of 66 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

Ok lets get down to typing

Playing The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword it is clear that Nintendo threw out most of the handbook. Zelda is no longer a princess, the game is no longer a means to get from dungeon to dungeon and easy enemies are no longer defeated with some button bashing.

It is not to say that Nintendo has completely revamped the beloved franchise. You still get all the temples, play an instrument and in spite of her godly status Zelda is still key but it feels refreshed and challenging. When a series reaches 25 years things need to be changed and it may have taken Nintendo some time but Skyward Sword feels familiar yet new.

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword is said to be as the greatest Zelda game for a number of reasons but the one at the front of most gamers mind is the use of Wii MotionPlus. This means that sword moves are the same to your movements but it doesn't always quite work. While Motion Plus is an improvement on the original Wii Remote it is not without its problems, and this is clear in this game at times.

Sword fighting works really well. It may not be a perfect 1:1 as Nintendo has wisely chosen to minimise it to eight directions, but the way in which you swing the Wii Remote is very critical. Classic enemies are now armoured and even the most greatest players will soon find themselves facing a new kind of challenge as they carefully swing the controller in specific directions or face humiliation at the hands of a Bokoblin.

The Zelda series has had its fair share of art and The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword may well be the best to date. I've always preferred the art style look of Wind Waker but the painted style of Skyward Sword does wonders within the graphics of the Wii console. While other games may be racing to have super ultra mega realistic graphics the art style of Skyward Sword works perfectly well, flaws and all.

I highly recommend this game to the loving fans of the series. And to people who have a wii.

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