Before reading, take into account that these are MY thoughts on the game, and in no way I mean to say that what I say it's how it is, everyone has his/her own opinion, so I don't want anybody starting an argue, OK?
So! I beat Skyward Sword a couple of days ago and when I beat a new Zelda game I like making my own little review of it ^^ if you're interested, read on! If not, go do something else I guess! XD
First of all, the fuzz everyone made: the graphics, honestly I didn't care that much for the graphics, they looked nice and they fit with the game, but I didn't "feel like playing inside a painting" like one guy from Nintendo said; that they wanted to give that effect, well, it didn't work on me XD I still prefer TP graphics and I think it would have looked so much better with them, but then again, is time I really didn't care for them :3
Now more onto the game itself; I simply LOVED it as a story, it was wonderful the beautiful relationship between Link and Zelda
how she has a role, a VERY important role in the game, she's a GODDESS!!
And how FREAKING CUTE she is!!
And how expressive Link is, so caring and sweet! x3 The story really did a general "click" with many things we all saw in previous Zelda games, like where the Master Sword lies in the end, in a temple in the middle of a forest, in TP you find it in a forest but surrounded by temple ruins, while in ALTTP you find it in a forest (the lost woods) like of the flow of time just changed everything
then it's Demise, ooooooh Demise how you put me at the edge of my sit when I read your last words!!!
I have to say, Nintendo, you did a SPECTACULAR work there, yet you once again failed giving romance between Link and Zelda!
yeah I know they have their moments, but never a true romantic one -____- (Nintendo you coward!) yet the very ending, when Zelda decides to stay and Link stays as well... that made up for it... a bit XD
The characters! Link and Zelda are lovely, covered that already. Let's start with Fi! Fi, oh Fi... how I ADORED AND LOVED HER!! She was to me the perfect companion, so graceful and weird but in a funny way (laughed so hard when Scrapper fell for her and she was all like "..." X'D), she wasn't annoying like so people say Navi is, and she doesn't steel Link's thunder like Midna does!!
(that's my personal opinion). I loved to see her dancing every single time, though her singing gave a bit of the creeps XD (listening to it, watching it was beautiful) every time she talked I was so very attentive, because she simply mesmerized me, and GOD how she made me cried in the ending!! TTuTT Then we have Groose! Who didn't hate him at first, but then ended up liking him oh so much? Seriously, he acts like the biggest jerk in the beginning, but ends up being a great team mate when getting the damned imprisoned, and he's so cute to old Impa it melts my heart! X3 Impa... she just blew my mind in the ending, DAMN SHE WAITED FOR ZELDA! X'D she is so sweet and wise as old, but she has such a strong and fiery character as young, she's awesome! Ghirahim... oh how weird and creepy you are, yet you're deliciously addictive! All three times I faced you I LOVED it you crazy, Fi's counterpart, FABULOUS sword!! *u* And then Gaepora... yeah, he will be reborn as an owl, enough said XD
Now onto gameplay. First, I have to say that so far, this was the hardest Zelda game I've played, getting used to how to look for your opportunities to attack and shield bashing was a great challenge, and I ended up loving playing that way, but there are other aspects in where the gameplay that really let me down; first of all, you are WAY TOO guided, with the dowsing and everyone telling you what to do, there's not much room for exploring and adventuring, something I LOVE to do in every single Zelda game, to explore my way on my own to the next temple... with small hints sure, but not having someone pointing so obviously to me where to go next... that brings me to the world map, which to me it didn't feel like one at all, it felt like stages, pretty much like in four swords... in TP it was EPIC riding Epona across the fields because all of a sudden you would have bokoblins chasing after you and putting up a fight; flying around a big island in the sky surrounded by little ones with 90% of the map being clouds... doesn't feel like that, not one bit.
In all Zelda games you have to do something to access a new temple, but the things you had to do to get to every temple, in my opinion, where ridiculously long, so much that when I actually made it to the temple I felt like taking a break, because everything that you have to do feels like... a sub-temple! (XD).
Last but not least, the way of carrying items and upgrading them and shields' durability, I thought it was GREAT, gave some new taste to the game and made your playing even more careful and difficult, since you had to think carefully what to bring with you and how to play so your shield didn't get broken, thank God the Hylian shield was like the most perfect, unbreakable shield ever though, I became really good at shield bashing and when fighting Ghirahim and Demise I didn't have that much of a problem, but if I would have gotten hit by Demise's three in a row hits my Goddess shield would have died I'm sure XD
And finally, I have to make a mention to the music, I've loved Zelda music since forever and every new Zelda game also got me excited as to what the music was going to be, all I have to say is, another master piece Koji Kondo, you rule my Zelda world completely, thank you for making the best video game music ever throughout 25 years
So, DEFINITELY an incredible Zelda game, but it's far from being the best to me
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