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5.0 out of 5 stars Zelda makes a triumphant return., 19 Nov. 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) (Video Game)
After playing games like Modern warfare 3, Dark Souls, I was starting to think games were becoming a bit depressing, yes they are good at what they do, but all the big games now days seem to be military shooters or violent games with little in the way of happiness. Well it just so happens that this game is the cure for all that dark moody stuff that can leave you feeling a bit shaken and stirred once you've put down the controller. Skyward sword is one of the most colourful and charming games you will ever play, it's also one of the best games you will ever play. Nintendo have proven with this game that they can still create magical classic games when given enough time to work their magic. This Zelda ranks up there with the very best ever seen in the series, rivaling Ocarina of Time and Link to the Past. Or any of your favourites. It's Nintendo on TOP form.

I am not going to spoil the game by talking about the story.Lets just say it's very good. Best Zelda story so far for me, I have played long enough to form a good opinion on the game. I can confirm that their are no problems with controls, I'm not the biggest fan of motion controls but these are the best motion controls I have seen to date. You do not have to wrestle with the controller, it all feels natural after about 30 minutes and you can lose yourself in the gameplay. So if you were put off by Gamespots overly harsh review then don't be. This is as good as Zelda gets.

And what a game it is, this is a epic game in every sense of the word , how I missed Nintendo releasing games like this, it's what I grew up on and that magic you felt when you first played something like Ocarina of Time is here as soon as the intro kicks in and you gain control of young Link. This is the game Nintendo fans have been waiting for. And it delivers in all areas. I bought a new Wii just to play this and I couldn't be more happy with it, I love this game and I'm sure you will too as it's a modern classic. It's so colourful and charming , plays great and has a great story including some nice romance between Link and Zelda, You will get very attached to the story and characters in this game.

For Wii the graphics are really nice, it's like a water painting , it's just really colourful and very pleasing to the eye. Wii has limits when it comes to graphics, but Nintedo really made the most of the hardware here, best looking Wii game I've seen. I own all the best looking console games like Uncharted 3 and this is just as nice looking in a artistic way, not a technical way, but Nintendo games look good for years to come, like Wind Waker, because Nintendo have such great style in their games, this is one of those Nintendo games with great style. Must mention the music, it's very grand and really sets the stage for the adventure that awaits you. On to game length, Skyward Sword will last you a very long time as it is massive in scope and things to do. There is also a hero mode when you complete it that lets you replay it with harder difficulty, so I've read elsewhere. You will have lots of things to do in this game for well over 50 hours if you chose to do so.

Skyward Sword is what gaming is all about, we are blessed that Nintendo still know how to make games like this and have not moved on to making grim military shooters. There is no other game this year that can touch Skyward Sword for the feel good factor, this game will keep you nice and warm during these cold winter nights. If you were starting to think that all gaming can offer is blood and violence and annoying kids online calling you a noob while they hit you with grenade launchers, then buy this game, it's the cure for all the things you hate about modern gaming and will restore your faith in Nintendo and the Zelda franchise if you had given up on them. This is as good as it gets for people who grew up on Nintendo classics. Playing Skyward Sword is like coming home after being away for a long time, It's really good to be back. And it's really good to have Nintendo back on form creating Zelda games of this caliber once again

All that's left for me to do is thank Nintendo for this game. My favourite game of 2011. I know this review is all praise and that might make people sick, but I would complain if I had reason to, I have no reason to with Skyward Sword. I am completely satisfied with this game. And for that it deserves the highest score I can give it.
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Initial post: 20 Nov 2011 12:18:22 GMT
Mr. D. Kelly says:
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Posted on 21 Nov 2011 09:48:40 GMT
..... says:
What a great review you did there dude, I could not have said it better myself.

Posted on 2 Dec 2011 15:57:23 GMT
Curlynob says:
Buddy, what a fantastic review. It captures all the old-skool gaming wonder that I unleashed this morning when I first played the game. Nintendo REALLY know how to make games for the Wii. And How.

Posted on 7 Dec 2011 20:32:16 GMT
Please tell me this game hasn't got fishing in it.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2011 04:24:07 GMT
grenny says:
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Posted on 10 Dec 2011 20:39:44 GMT
Do you have to buy the wiimotion add on seperately or does it come with? :P

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2011 05:02:18 GMT
Q. M. Hoang says:
You could buy the game alone, and buy the Wii motion plus - or buy the special edition, with the soundtrack and the Wii motion plus integrated into the limited Gold edition Wii mote.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2014 17:37:25 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jan 2014 21:31:27 GMT
I do have a slight criticism in that the game doesn't punish the player for falling off ledges, but trying to get to whatever is on the ledge, or timing swinging on a vine, can be an exercise in frustration. The dungeon compass has gone and one of the characters is basically an in-game guide offering hints and strategies, which is smart as most people will probably google how to do xyz anyway after giving up. There is no fishing in this game..none that I could find and I looked. Some of the puzzles require too much precision and it becomes really frustrating. THe last third of the game felt repetitive. You end up going to the same places for the third time and killing the 2 bosses 3 times each. So if anything, the game was too long because it recycled parts. I'd rather have different places to explore, but I guess this game was at the limit of what the Wii could handle. One thing i found puzzling was that I ended up with loads of money, but nothing to spend it on.
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