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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Posted by Allen Howard on January 15, 2012 at 11:20 AM

          One major game I wanted this holiday season was The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.  Well, I got it and immediately started playing.  To begin, it asks you what you want your name to be and it uses that name throughout the rest of the game.  At the start of the game, it gives you a brief overview of everything that is going on.  It then takes you to the present day, in a place called Skyloft.  Skyloft is an island in the sky that was made by the Goddess to protect her people, as you play through the game, you will learn more about Skloft and the Goddess.

            Soon, youfind yourself with Zelda and her father getting ready for a flight ceremony, but you soon find out that your bird is missing, so you have to go rescue it.  This will be your first time using the motion controls. 

The motion controls in this game are aided by the Wii Motion Plus accessory. The only complaint I have about the motion plus is that it needed to be recalibrated a lot.  Other than that, the game play was awesome.

After finding your bird, you take place in the ceremony and soon you are on your way through the journey.   Along the way, you will face many trials and bosses.  The bosses in this game are not as hard as in past games.  The trials are what will get you.  In order to enhance your sword and return to the past, you must find three sacred flames in the three areas where you played through already. Once enhanced, you can return to the past and learn of the last thing you must do before the adventure is over. I feel like the programmers drew this part of the game out, it should have been a little shorter in my opinion.

I won’t give away the ending, but I will say that it was both happy and sad for me to see, as it is a video.  It was a very fitting ending.

Once you beat the game, you canplay through on Hero Mode which you take double damage in.  All and all the game earns a 4.5/5 stars.


Categories: video game, review, WII

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Reply Steven Hoffman
3:16 PM on January 20, 2012 
Nice review.