The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword shakes up the tried-and-true adventure game formula and marks a turning point for the franchise. The introduction of full motion controls enabled by Wii MotionPlus technology synchronizes player movements with Link's actions while offering the most intuitive play control of any game in the series to date. Thanks to the required Wii MotionPlus accessory, every movement of Link's sword matches the player's motion with exact precision. The precision play control is applied to enemies as well, as players must contemplate strategy when battling opponents that actively try to defend against attacks. Wii MotionPlus puts an arsenal of items at the player's disposal. It offers a multitude of actions with just simple, intuitive motions. Players will try their hand at firing a bow, tossing bombs and using a whip to battle enemies and solve puzzles. The game will also introduce a distinct new graphical style perfectly suited to the franchise's fantastical universe, like a painting come to life.
As a zelda title you know it's going to have excellent dungeon design and some fun bosses to fight, however part way through the fetch quest-dungeon formula becomes very tiresome. Moving around is also monotonous because you fly everywhere but you fly somewhat slowly. Overall a good game but falls short if your looking for something like OoT.
k2x5 on 13-Mar-2012
I really enjoy this game so far! It uses the Motion-Plus accessory, nice to see a few new games using it finally!
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