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GF Rating
8.4

13482 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Most Epic Zelda Game.

posted by IReviewU (ORLANDO, FL) Mar 6, 2007

Member since Apr 2005

15 out of 18 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

Well, I finally beat every mini game, side quest and gotten the missing bridge(Got game, and wii 2 weeks after launch so had wii for a few good months). After doing all this, I found out a few things:

1.Its a very hard, and challaging game.

2.Anyone can pick up and get used to the controls(even my mom had a good time horseback rideing)

3.With the long story of about 40 hours, and TONS of side quest and mini games, the fun is WAY longer than 40 hours.
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Boss Battles:

Link has a good amount of bosses, mini bosses, and some more anoying pests. But something that you will notice right away is the scale on the bosses.

All of them are huge, and require skill and timing. I found my self jumping off my couch in amazment at how HUGE the bosses are.
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Gameplay:

Ok, down the how the game is, its long, fun, EXTREMELY epic. It is by far my favorite zelda game. If you have a wii, and dont have zelda, may as well kill your self(please dont do this)
If you like a great story line lengthy gameplay side quests and mini games, then this is the game for you.

Its really hard to say how good this game is, but I will sum it up.

Gameplay:10-Just everything you could do upgrates, finishing moves, secret skills, and much more.

Graphics-9-Its just amazing at the envirorment, and how huge every area is. I find my self exploring every new area and just admiring the glory.

Sound-8-Great sound, but the sound on your wii-mote sometimes get a little chunkey.

Controls-10-The controls for this game are great! You dont even notice your holding a wii mote. But you may feel as if your holding a sword ;)

Replay Value-10-Just Read Everything Above =)

Overall-10. Yes a perfect 10. Go buy or rent this game NOW!!!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Just what the wii needed

posted by Tufferz (BUENA PARK, CA) Nov 22, 2006

Member since Feb 2006

38 out of 48 gamers (79%) found this review helpful

This game is exactly what the wii needed for a launch title. The game plays and feels exactly what you would expect from nintendo and the wii. While i would've loved to see it not just ported over (visually from the gamecube)it's still a nice looking game. The water effects are wonderful and i'm surprised the gamecube could do such textures. While sometimes being out in the forest the textures are just horrifying. The games control scheme works perfectly and doesnt feel like a gimick, it makes the player feel more involved and rooted into the games enviorment. The soundtrack remains what you would expect from zelda, except still in a midi format. My biggest complaint is the lack of voiceacting. I would love to hear the villagers speak! Also the fishing is pretty problematic, because of the fact that its nearly impossible to get a bite!! The aiming portion of the game is perfect! While you might acutally get tired of pointing at the screen, i find that resting my arm on my knee while playing helps out alot. The story is dark and moody and its nice to see a more mature link. Some of the finishing moves and secrets to unlock are intense comaired to what everyone is used to seeing from nitendo. The puzzles are great, they are not too easy, and not too hard. The level of difficulty in this game is perfect for the casual or even the hardcore gamer.

To sum it up
Gameplay= 10/10
Graphics= 8/10
Controls= 8.5/10
Story =9/10
Overall= 9/10

the lack of voice acting and the visuals took away from the score, but the fun controls and gameplay make this game a must have for any wii owner!

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

An Amazing Continuation To A Blockbuster Series

posted by Zakemaster (TORRANCE, CA) Dec 3, 2006

Member since May 2006

7 out of 9 gamers (78%) found this review helpful

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last fifteen years, you've most likely played The Legend of Zelda, or at least heard of it. For those who don't know, the story always involves a boy named Link going on a quest to save Princess Zelda and the rest of the world from dark powers. Twilight Princess is no different. Now for the review.

Gameplay-10
I admit, I was worried about how the game would turn out on the Wii, but don't fear a thing. The controls are spot on for the system, and take no time to get used to. To attack, you swing the wiimote side to side, and aiming on the Wii is very easy, if a bit touchy.

Sound-9
The soundtrack is quite good. The real problem is that there is no longer an orchestral score accompanying the adventures of Link, which is a sore disappointment, although the MIDI tunes are still solid. Another fun little change is that most sound effects in the game come from the wiimote, meaning all clashes from your sword and twangs from your bow can be heard from your controller, making it feel like you're Link even more.

Graphics-10
The graphics can really drop a jaw. Of course, this is no Gears of War, but watching Link swimming through a lake as you can see the sun setting the the reflection of the rippling water is just spectacular. It is real eye candy.

Story-10
Most likely my favorite aspect of the entire game. The story takes some great turns and twists that, although somewhat predictable, are just fun. All the characters are really interesting, and seeing them change through the game is quite a rewarding experience.

Value-10
The first thing to point out is that this game is quite long. I normally beat games quick, but I clocked at the end of the game with 40+ hours, great for a Zelda game. With so much to do, I'm still playing it now.

Overall, TP is my second favorite Zelda game, just shy of OoT. Truly the best game on the Wii, it is a must buy.

In total, I give The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess a 10/10. (rounded average)

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