Zelda Skyward Sword – wii

9.9

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword boasts the most realistic sword combat of any game to date, turning every encounter into a challenge of both brains and brawn. Wii MotionPlus technology accurately translates the angle of every sword slice, effectively
putting Link’s blade in the player’s hand. Analyzing enemy attack and defense tendencies and counteracting with precise swings of the sword provide a satisfying experience that blends puzzle-solving with a new and distinctly unique combat system
GenreAction Adventure
Platforms
wii


DEVELOPER Nintendo | PUBLISHER Codemasters | RELEASE DATE


Zelda Skyward Sword Reviews wii


9.9

gameinformer.com review
Return to gameinformer.com next Friday, November 11, to read the full Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword review, or look for it in the December issue of Game Informer. The digital edition of our December issue will be available here on Tuesday, November 8. If you’d like to become a Game Informer Digital subscriber
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9.9

next-gen.biz review
Unfortunately, that means we’ve had to remove the review for the time being; we’ll reinstate the article on November 11. Until then, you can read the full review in issue 234 of Edge, including our Post Script which looks at how Hyrule has evolved, complete with an interview with Zelda director Eiji Aonuma.
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9.9

escapistmagazine.com review
You’ll probably be baffled more than once, but Skyward Sword has a few tools to get you back on track. Using your sword like a divining rod, your new dowsing ability helps point you toward important items like key pieces, hearts, or your little blonde friend. Your spirit companion, Fi, can give you intel on your enemies or hints about puzzles, though her advice usually boils down to "look around, dummy." A stone back in Skyloft even provides video clips spelling out how to make it past particularly tricky sections. The hints are a nice fallback for newer players or for when you become truly stuck, but getting out of a dungeon and back to the stone is enough of a pain that you’ll really have to want that clue.
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9.9

videogamer.com review
And lift you it will. Skyward Sword is Nintendo’s most time- and workforce-intensive project yet, and it shows in every hour you spend with it. It’s a masterful blend of taut design and boldly non-traditional controls, an adventure liberally studded with memorable moments it would be remiss to spoil. Your favourite Zelda is usually your first. For many, come November 18, that won’t be the case any longer.
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9.9

eurogamer.net review
Maybe you’ve played enough Zelda games by now that even that won’t be enough to cleanse your palate. That would be a fair response, but if it’s so, this game wasn’t made for you. Like a tale told from one generation to the next, the point is to keep the tradition alive for others – and for them, Skyward Sword will surely be the greatest adventure money can buy.
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9.9

wired.com review
You don’t encounter as many enemies in Skyward Sword as in previous games, but each enemy fight is more meaningful since you can’t just hack and slash your way through them without getting your sword at the ready and making precise cuts.
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9.9

nintendoworldreport.com review
Not only is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword the ultimate Zelda game, it’s also the ultimate Wii game. You can see bits and pieces of nearly every other Zelda game and any game Nintendo has worked on with motion controls, from Super Mario Galaxy and Wii Sports Resort to Wii Music and Animal Crossing. If you bought a Wii, you owe it to yourself to get this game right away. After all, isn’t one-to-one swordplay what made us all excited about the Wii in the first place?
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9.9

guardian.co.uk review
if you own a Wii, do we even need to advise you to buy it? Whether or not it’s the best ever Zelda game is open to debate, but it’s certainly up there. However, nobody could argue that it’s anything less than a masterclass in the art of crafting video games.
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9.9

eurogamer.it review
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9.9

digitalspy.com review
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a worthy entry in one of gaming’s most important franchises. It contains all of the hallmarks of Nintendo’s epic saga and breaks new ground in motion control. The Wii’s days as a state-of-the-art console may be behind it, but it’s still managed to produce a strong contender for game of the year.
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9.9

telegraph.co.uk review
And every moment is a joy. As Skyward Sword progresses, each new area or item feels like The Legend of Zelda shedding some of the trappings of its past. It never veers too wildly from its time-honoured formula, but in every sense this is the freshest, most contemporary Zelda game in over a decade. An ingenious collaboration of design and motion control, the only shame is that it’s taken the Wii so long to come to such fruition. But much in the same way as The Legend of Zelda is passed down to each generation, so too can the lessons be learned here. As a majestic new beginning, then, Skyward Sword soars.

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9.9

nintendolife.com review
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a game of stunning creativity: the work of master craftsmen and women, it’s a breathtaking technical achievement in many ways, with subtly beautiful visuals and audio blending with rampantly imaginative design. It’s as good a Zelda game as we’ve ever played, and one that fully delivers on the revolution Nintendo promised back in 2005.
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9.9

meristation.com review
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9.9

officialnintendomagazine.co.uk review
Anywho, I was doubting that this game was going to be as good as TP, based on what I had seen in trailers and on the fact that Nintendo were working on TP for longer than SS. That’s not to say it won’t be brilliant, just that I would have guessed it would have been somewhere between 92-94% rather than the higher 90’s. Still, I look forward to being proved wrong…
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9.9

gamestm.co.uk review
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