The Legend of Zelda – Skyward Sword: Review
The Legend of Zelda – Skyward Sword is the flagship piece for the 25th anniversary of the Zelda franchise. Like the all other titles, we can see here a dark evil from the ancient times once again threatening to rule over the land and destroy all the lives therein. The gods chose a hero to keep the enemy at bay through the powers of a sword and a mystical symbol.
The teenage Link who lives in the town of Skyloft is the protagonist of the story. He is quite busy with his training at the academy to be a future knight and learning how to race fly through the giant bird that is common transport for all Skyloft dwellers. But he can still make time for Zelda. And then she was taken away by the enemy and Link has to do something in order to bring her back to safety and defeat the malevolent forces that might put all of them into extinction.
The Good News About The Legend of Zelda – Skyward Sword
Skyward Sword proves to be a classic in terms of harnessing the unique abilities of Wii by allowing Link to wield his sword with finesse and precision as you control the Wiimote. Every time you are involved in a fight, it feels like a real duel. Unlike other motion-based games, the dynamic puzzle you experience as you engage in a battle will only get better depending on how you handle the Wii MotionPlus attachment. The game mimics every decisive movement you make.
Although this title has all the familiar temples and tools concept as well as time travel element, you will not be bored with your field exploration. The three zones, which are already known in the previous games, have been given some major overhaul to add more mystery and unpredictability while you travel around them. It shows how much time and effort the developers have put for Skyward Sword to refine the whole experience. If you have noticed that there is something different with the temples, the boss fights, and the characters, it is because they have all been improved.
The Bad News About The Legend of Zelda – Skyward Sword
The level of difficulty can be a little steep most of the time. If you have little patience to perform all the sub-quests, then you might find yourself spending too much of it and too many hours of backtracking. The cartoony graphic style of Skyward Sword also might not earn rave remarks for visual crispness.
The Bottom Line
Skyward Sword has laid-back attitude and quick pace that will have you instantly warm up to it. and that is exactly what game producer Eiji Aonuma wants it to be. It is the most inventive of all the Legend of Zelda titles but if you are already sore from playing too many of these, then not even its never-ending adventure and heroism can rouse your appetite. It keeps the Zelda tradition alive through its frequent traversing between the sky territory and the surface world. Whether you need to buy it for your Wii, the decision is now yours to make.