Monday, December 5, 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

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For many years people have said that there is no such thing as perfect. I had believed that. I had thought nothing could come close to perfection since nothing can be perfect. Well, still nothing is perfect but The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword comes really close. To find out why read after the break:
There is no way I can sum up this game in one review but I'm gonna try anyways. Also I will not be covering the story in order to be spoiler-free. What makes this game great is what makes Super Mario 3D Land great. Everything comes together. I was not sure about motion controls for the game but after playing it I like it a lot more then the usual combat in Zelda games. There are 2 things that make the combat fun:
  1. Wii MotionPlus: Wii MotionPluss gives this game the ability to have 1:1 motion controls and can be fun just to move the sword and see Link move it the same way. Twist your wrist, Link twists his wrist. That goes for everything. When in combat the motions for hitting enemies are canned but it is a good  thing or else it could be nearly impossible to finish the game.
  2. Smart Enemies: The opponents you face in this game are anything but mindless. Go in waggling the Wii Remote and Link will die. One example of this is when facing a Deku Baba. The plant like creature has to be slashed in the mouth to be killed. But it changes from its mouth being vertical or horizontal. You then have to adapt to that situation. All combat take thought and makes combat focused both on your skills and your brain.                        
Beautiful visuals only add to the experience.

The game is filled with content, to the point that you don't know how human beings could have made the game. There are many side quests in Skyloft the main area in the middle of the overworld. The characters you meet will make you laugh or cry but either way you will develop attachments to them. The overworld is not nearly as big as the sea in The Wind Waker but you will find yourself going back again and again to explore for treasure. The games visuals are beautiful with fantastic design of characters and environments and great animation. The art style mixes Wind Waker and Twilight Princess in the best way possible. In total I could go on and on about how much I love this game but my fingers would fall off from typing. If you have a Wii get this game. If you don't have a Wii, buy one and get this game. This game is already in my top 5 games of all time and it just may end up in yours too.

My Score: 10/10


  1. I am nintendo fan boy at heart so I have no choice but to pick up this game! To be honest this is really the only franchise i never really got into but I mainly enjoyed metroid more. I will still pick it up since I need a good reason to dust off my Wii.

  2. There are many reasons to dust off the Wii but sadly this year they were a few. The previous years you only had to dust it off since it was in the same place for long periods of time.