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- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword boasts the most realistic sword combat of any game to date, turning every encounter into a challenge of both brains and brawn.
- Explore a massive, multilayered world that seamlessly blends soaring exploration in a sea of clouds with intense ground-based adventuring that blurs the line between the main world and traditional Zelda dungeons.
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword redefines the traditional Zelda framework and introduces an arsenal of items, upgrades and rewards unlike any game in the franchise to date.
- Every copy in the initial production of the game will come packaged with a special music CD featuring orchestral arrangements of select songs that will be performed at The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert.
- A Wii Remote Plus controller or Wii MotionPlus accessory is required to play The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
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A Link to the Future
One of the most storied franchises in history soars to new heights. The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword shakes up the tried-and-true adventure game formula and marks a turning point for the franchise. The introduction of full motion controls to the series enabled by Wii MotionPlus™ technology enhances player movements while offering the most intuitive play control of any game in the series to date.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword boasts the most realistic sword combat of any game to date, turning every encounter into a challenge of both brains and brawn. Wii MotionPlus technology accurately translates the angle of every sword slice, effectively putting Link's blade in the player's hand. Analyzing enemy attack and defense tendencies and counteracting with precise swings of the sword provide a satisfying experience that blends puzzle-solving with a new and distinctly unique combat system.
Explore a massive, multilayered world that seamlessly blends soaring exploration in a sea of clouds with intense ground-based adventuring that blurs the line between the main world and traditional Zelda dungeons. Link™ soars through the skies on the back of a noble bird and dives beneath the clouds to the continent below in an epic quest that lays the foundation for the events in the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Prepare for intense puzzle-solving as only The Legend of Zelda games can deliver. Exploration of the forests, volcanoes and deserts requires players to think on their feet as they solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and escape deadly traps. Once they find their way to each dungeon, they are confronted by even more puzzles guarded by fiendish enemies.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword redefines the traditional Zelda framework and introduces an arsenal of items, upgrades and rewards unlike any game in the franchise to date. The adventure guides players into, out of and back to dungeons and areas they've already completed. Along the way, Link gathers a massive inventory of peculiar items and resources that can be used to upgrade many of his weapons and equipment.
Every copy in the initial production of the game will come packaged with a special music CD featuring orchestral arrangements of select songs performed at The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert.
A Wii Remote Plus™ controller or Wii MotionPlus™ accessory is required to play The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. There will also be a limited edition bundle version of the game available, with a Gold Wii Remote Plus™ controller included.
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Not only are the graphics beautiful (the entire design of this game is lovely af and I seriously marvel at the beauty of it every time I play), but the story is also wonderful and captivating. The one-to-one swordplay is also pretty fun, I gotta admit - and I'm someone who usually prefers not to use WiiMotes because I'm not a fan of them.
In short, this game is a beautiful story of the origins of Link, Zelda and Ganon. It's so freaking pretty that I'm rendered nearly speechless looking at the art and graphics. It's got a lovely soundtrack, and it's just super fun to play. It's definitely worth a buy!
The music CD is outstanding, but it's really just the two tracks with the main theme that I really like. It's pretty short but fun to listen to. It's the only CD I keep in my car.
The game, I thought, had a pretty solid story. As an OOT fan, I was tickled by some of the foreshadowing gradually revealed throughout the game. As a whole, I thought the game utilized the wii controls far better than any other wii game I've played. I felt like I was fairly evenly using all of the buttons and all parts of the controller without things being too cumbersome. It felt awesome to actively have to pay attention to my sword slashes and shield bashes as I played. In intense battles, I even felt myself getting tired, which could be annoying, but more so added to the immersive environment that the game/control combination offered.
I thought the basic storyline was both simplistic and a little deeper. More often than not I did still find myself surprised at some of the plot twists, and often pleased by different things I discovered. I was also satisfied with the ending.
One thing people may dislike is the rigidity of the surface world. As a player, you have an entire sky to explore, but you have very little to explore on the actual ground. Those more of a fan of size of the world in Wind Waker or Twilight Princess may find it to be a little bit of a step back from how much you can explore the world.
Overall, I was pleased with the game and find it a valuable addition to the series. I'd highly recommend a play through at least once, if not multiple times.
compared to Twilight Princess, I felt this was a step-down:
1) Flying all over the sky gets old fast, even though you're perfectly safe and never lose life for falling off.
2) there are more cheesy, cute moments at hand, almost too much storyline really.
3) the monsters and bosses are hardly intimidating.
4) "Fi" who is your guide in the game is helpful only in the first few stages of the game. After this, she's just re-affirming what you just learned a few seconds ago. Her most valuable information comes after defeating bosses or other landmark moments.
5) There are LOTS of puzzles, most of them are pretty easy.
Overall, I'd rate the game 4 of 5 stars. It's fun, but too easy for someone who likes a good challenge. I'd recommend this game for ages 8+. If you're kid is gravitating towards being a patient, perfectionist, and loves fine detail (as in searching for all the tools needed for any quest at hand) this game is good.
Because of how impressionable kids can be, I recommend acquiring this Zelda game before handing them LoZ: Twilight Princess, which is darker, edgier, and has quite a few elements that are more suitable for ages 12+.