Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Review
The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword is the final game in the Zelda Series. As claimed by the creator of the Zelda series, Shigeru Miyamoto, “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword would last about 50-100 hours”. When I finished my copy, over a year ago, I had 97 hours on my play time (mainly because I waste time when I play video games.) and was it worth it?
I don’t know. The game has a “ok” story line, it’s somewhat sad…but has the same type of plot as the games that came before it. Many people don’t like the game, they say “It doesn’t have the same vibe as the previous Zelda games.” Or “It was so easy, I was bored out of my mind.” I’d say, it was quite the game, in a slightly negative way. Like many Zelda games there’s a “sidekick” if that’s what you want to call it, and they pretty much give you advice. Unlike the most annoying “sidekick” from the ocarina of time, Navi, who only says “Hey! Listen! Hey! Link! Hey! Hey!” the character in this game is going to give you a big block of text as your advice.
When I played it for the second time, I take two steps and…then Fi (my “helper”) tells me everything that I already know. That’s something annoying about this game. Here’s how it goes, I walk towards a dungeon thinking, “Ok, Ok gotta rescue Zelda…” And BAM! Some sort of spider monster thingy pops out and of course, I’ve gotta kill it! I rush in and then, I’m stopped by Fi. “That is a —-monster you should probably attack from the —- and —— then —– it is —-and can —-it’s strengths are —– and it’s weaknesses are ——– and it’s weak spot is —- and it attacks from —- should I continue?”
….Thanks for that. So I go back to what I’m doing, and then the darn remote starts bugging me about something for no apparent reason, and if you look to the right you see Fi’s face popping up on the arrow key cause she wants to tell you something…again.
Aside from the whole “sidekick” thing (T_T I miss you Midna…) the game gets really, really repetitive halfway through. By the time you finally say goodbye to those dungeons you are told that, you’ve gotta do them aaaaall again. “B-But why?” I was pretty darn disappointed at this point. Again with the repetitive thing, you seriously fight the same main bosses, probably 4 times before the final battle.
When I saw Ghirahim for the 3rd time I thought “Please go away…T_T” (I think he may have gotten annoyed with me too ^^;) When I finished the game, it told me to start some hero mode thing, and then deleted all of my game data. O_O “did that really just happen?” I later finished Okami-den that week which also, deleted my save data. Not to get too far into Okami-den, but, I have to admit that Okami (story wise and graphics wise) was way better than Okami-den. Overall, if you have the time and the energy (to swing a wii motion plus around) you might want to play this game, the graphics were good, the plot was okay, and the characters were well designed! Have fun, and happy gaming!