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5.0 out of 5 stars Great gameplay, timeless characters, a little rough around the edges, terrific value!, May 20, 2011
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This review is from: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo Selects) (Video Game)
Zelda is one of the greatest franchises in gaming and for good reason. Over the past 20 plus years some of the best adventure games around have been based on one boy (Link) trying to find and save his princess (Zelda). The Zelda games have always be known for the expansive world set in Hyrule and its long adventuring and Twilight Princess is no different. Twilight Princess may be the biggest Zelda game to date and the world is rendered in generally beautiful environments. Some of the textures can be rough but overall, even though its been out for 4.5 years now it's still a beautiful product.

Zelda, and Nintendo games in ganeral have always been about gameplay and Twilight Princess gives a great offering in this department as well. The puzzles and dungeons are excellent and the stunning boss fights will leave you breathless. There are some control flaws as you can tell motion control wasn't quite figured out yet at the time. To swing Link's sword, which is a very common action, you "waggle" the Wii remote. It's not as precise or immersing as a motion plus game like Red Steel 2 or the upcoming Skyward Sword but it gets the job done and you won't become exhausted or anything like that.

Also, some new gameplay mechanics are thrown in there. I don't want to give out any spoilers but I'll just say Link has some transformations that mix up the gameplay.

Lastly, this re-release at $20 is an excellent value. To beat the game is well over 20 hours your first time through so you're defintley getting your money's worth. Twilight Princess was a launch title on Wii and originally a Gamecube game (though it came out for Wii first) and it shows in some parts. Some Wii games look better and utlize the controller better, but this is still one of the best games on Wii and considering the console is in a bit of a drought and we're still waiting on Skyward Sword this should be a no-brainer if you've never played the game.

Edit - Of course I know Skyward Sword is out now. Pick that game up if you haven't already but if you've played through that and want more Zelda on Wii, be sure to get this one!
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Initial post: Dec 11, 2011 6:46:56 PM PST
Can anyone tell me the difference between this Zelda game and the one for 65?? It says nintendo selects, but that it is for the wii...please help! Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2011 11:37:38 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 12, 2011 11:38:45 AM PST
J. Powers says:
Nintendo Selects are just different packaging - a marketing strategy Nintendo applies to some of their bestselling games. As far as I know there is no actual difference in the gameplay. I have the Nintendo Select version of this game and it's fantastic.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2011 5:45:44 PM PST
Thanks so much for your info. I am going to order it:)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2014 11:30:58 PM PDT
nysnowbird92 says:
i know this is late but sometimes if a product goes out of stock at Amazon, it will automatically switch over to the next best 3rd party seller (and whatever ridiculous price they have set at the moment)..
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