Game Review: The Legend Of Zelda - Skyward Sword

When a piece of concept art was shown in 2009, gamers knew that a new Legend of Zelda was being developed for the Wii. But little was revealed about the project before E3. People anticipated its presence during Nintendo press conference, but were surprised to see the company lead with a full-on disclosure. Those present were treated to a crisp trailer and a visit from Shigeru Miyamoto, the series creator.

As the game designer demonstrated the freshly named Skyward Sword, a lot of viewers were worried about what looked to be technical issues. Miyamoto strained to aim Line’s bow, but the

controls acted unpredictably, making him to shoot arrows to the ground. After playing through a section of the game, however, some have confirmed that this truly might have been a fluke technical error on the conference - the controls were perfect.

MotionPlus integration is right away evident, when Link swings his sword in a more accurate and precise style than the canned animations in the Twilight Princess. As the video game’s title might indicate, your sword earns special abilities when directed towards the heavens. No idea yet on how important this will be to gameplay, but it allows Link a heavier sword swipe in the demo played.

New movements will control several advanced attacks in The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. Swiping the Wii remote and nunchuk jointly from left to right, Link executed his trademark spin slash - swiping them together in a downwardly motion, and he does an impressive (and potent) flipping upright slice.

In this video game, a lot of enemies feature movement patterns that demand Link to change the direction of his slash. Freshly designed deku-bobba plants open their mouths either horizontally or vertically and you must aim your slice according with this alignment. You will encounter what appears like a Stalfos Knight, and his defense patterns will force you to switch up attack patterns as you battle along. Training your sword swipe correctly is utterly crucial to passing through enemy defenses in Skyward Sword.

One important change to the video game series’ account is the item management system. As with the original NES Zelda, changing weapons called for the gamer to pause. Skyward Sword does this process


a great deal more convenient and intuitive, and holding down the B button will show the item wheel without breaking the action. Encountering a swarm of bats while bombs are equipped, and as they fly, run away, hold the B button to bring up the wheel (while still running), rotate the wheel using MotionPlus control, and let go to select whip. The action doesn’t stop at any point, but it’s still convenient to move around and choose your new item while fending off danger.

Another engaging implementation of motion affects bomb control within the video game. You will pull the explosive out using the B button. You can either cast it off or roll it over the ground depending on the motion you employ with the remote. Rather than slashing at one certain deku-bobba, bait him into lowering his mouth to the ground and finish him off by bowling a bomb straightaway into it.

A lot of enemies will demand you to plan the execution of your slices. Skyward Sword’s E3 exhibit also included a flying beetle, slingshot and bow. The beetle is thrown then operated by moving the control around, and the commands are right-on. You are able to use it to gather items, bother enemies, search areas, and a lot more. Slingshot use is somewhat basic (point and shoot), but the bow more tightly resembles Wii Sports Resort’s archery minigame. You will aim in first-person mode, hold down the C button to stabilize your aim, pull the nunchuk backwards, and let go to fire your arrow. It’s definitely more engaging than just hitting a button while aiming at the screen.

With The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword game, we ultimately get a built-from-the-ground-up Zelda experience that exacts full advantage of the console and its underused MotionPlus auxiliary.

 

References:

wii.nintendolife.com

http://zelda-temple.net/

 

© 3/15/2011 Athena Goodlight on Factoidz



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