The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – Nintendo

Nickname- “Fetch-me-this”

The Legend of Zelda Skyward sword can be boiled down to a delightful day of running errands. It is beautiful and fun and you’re literally just picking things up that you need from the store.

Summary:

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a game centering around the beginnings of the Kingdom of Hyrule. This is the first story in the timeline of all Zelda games and showcases the origins of many famous Zelda franchise icons such as the Master Sword.

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The Master Sword awaiting it’s chosen hero to wield it

Story:

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword follows Link as he journeys around the world in search of Zelda, who mysteriously disappears after a storm.

Throughout his journey, Link uncovers many secrets about his destiny and must strengthen himself in order to be able to face it head-on.

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Gameplay:

Here is where Skyward Sword kind of takes a hit. Unfortunately this game was developed for the Wii and as such, attempts to use the motion controls in order to fully utilize the console it is being played on. This seriously lessens the overall experience of the game. The Wii’s controls weren’t the greatest and even with the motion plus attachment, you still need to constantly recalibrate your controller.

The game also depends too heavily on the use of motion controls. No gamer wants to sit in a chair and flail their arms around in order to further advance in the game, let alone do this for hours.

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Wii remote motion controls

Characters:

Zelda:

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Zelda is by far one of the most interesting characters in the game. Just look at how sweet she is. She really shows her playful and fun personality in this game and is especially forward about her feelings towards Link. Zelda’s expressions truly shine in Skyward Sword.


Link:

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As per the usual, Link does not speak in Skyward Sword, but that doesn’t stop him from expressing his emotions. Skyward Sword fully utilizes the powers of the wii and makes sure to have little punk Link showing all sorts of emotion. Link is a courageous young boy with a crush on the to-be princess. He is a knight in training and hopes to someday, despite his laziness, prove his courage.


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Fi is the spirit that resides within the Goddess Sword. Fi is a very logical character who will provide you with insight and guidance every step of the way. She also has a great handle on statistics.

The Music:

Skyward Sword has amazing music and also has a bonus disc version containing the 25th anniversary orchestral soundtrack which sounds beautiful! (See below)

The Fetch of a Lifetime:

Skyward Sword is a wonderful game filled with beautiful lands to explore and fantastic character growth among all the cast. Unfortunately this is a giant Fetch-Quest Zelda game that constantly just has you going to get “3 of something” to do “Another thing” and never really deviates from that formula.

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You have to go get 3 flames, complete 3 trials, learn 3 songs, pick 3 boogers, so on and so forth. This never really ends and to top it all off, a lot of this fetch quests have you backtrack through lands you have already explored except this time, you have to once again go through the whole place from the beginning.

Overalls:

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is another fun and exciting Zelda game and a great entry into the franchise with a spectacular story that we will all remember fondly.

Unfortunately the game falls short in forcing the player to use motion controls and repeat stages they have already completed multiple times.

Ultimately the game’s story is fantastic and what drives many players to replay this wonderful journey. Go play it!

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AVAILABILITY:

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