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Nintendo Releases The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 138

mayberry42 writes "Finally, the wait is over — for European fans, anyway. After months (well, over a year) of delays, the latest adventure of Link is finally out. Reviews for the game are consistently favorable. Famitsu magazine has given it a perfect score. IGN says it's 'the greatest Zelda game ever created,' and even the best game for the Wii. Of course, some of you may have already known this, given that it has already been hacked to run on an emulator (and yes, it looks even better in HD). I would love to hear the opinions of you Europeans who've played it. Is it as good as they say?" (Skyward Sword doesn't come out in the U.S. until Sunday, and not until next week for Japan and Australia.) While still complimentary, Giant Bomb's review goes into a bit more depth on the game's shortcomings.
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Nintendo Releases The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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  • First! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 18, 2011 @06:50PM (#38104284)

    It's nice to get the first last for once, but I have to say that I don't understand why developers still release their games at different dates in different regions. Especially with the internet, reviews are going to be coming out as soon as the game is out anyway, which if the game is bad will reduce sales in the regions where the game comes out later (not that this is a concern in this case).

  • Re:Zombie Zelda (Score:5, Insightful)

    by scot4875 ( 542869 ) on Friday November 18, 2011 @08:33PM (#38104996) Homepage

    Don't like it? Don't play it.

    I get sick of military themed shooters, so I don't play them. See how that works?


  • WTF? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by bussdriver ( 620565 ) on Friday November 18, 2011 @09:41PM (#38105392)

    It has nothing to do with "save the princess." Its about game play.

    Table Tennis has NO plot at all and is just a ball bouncing a short distance! Yet somehow it is in the Olympics?
    Golf involves different hills of the same grass that you play fetch with yourself in...
    Football involves the same thing over and over...
    Checkers has almost no purpose. yet people still play it.
    Pinball has only 2 buttons and you just watch a rolling ball the whole time!

    Video games are not a "sport" (neither is golf) but that does not mean they can't involve developing skills and have enough depth to entertain somebody who has developed the skills.

    New movies largely suck; video game movies largely suck even when some of them now out perform Hollywood. Many people do not want an interactive movie that is drawn out for 10x the length of time; I know I do not.

    Zelda is as far as I'm willing to stretch it; the puzzles are fun and the premises are simple. Batman is a good game but its a slow motion ok movie I just am not willing to put my time into finish. If I want to fight against depressing situations I'll break out a mindless shooter. Better yet, do something in the real world rather than appease your humanity by proxy... your subconscious does not know the difference which is why escapes work so well as a substitute.

    I'll stop Zelda when they think we are too stupid to read, like most games.

  • by virb67 ( 1771270 ) on Friday November 18, 2011 @09:53PM (#38105442)
    Give it up. A new Zelda game will never recreate that experience of firing up The Legend of Zelda on your NES for the first time when you were 10 years-old.
  • Re:First! (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 18, 2011 @10:00PM (#38105466)

    We get signal!

  • by phantomfive ( 622387 ) on Friday November 18, 2011 @10:49PM (#38105708) Journal
    You didn't think Twilight Princess was better than Link to the Past? Really? I mean, I liked Link to the Past, but was there anything in there as impressive as riding in a wild, free motion horseback chase, with ogres chasing you with flaming arrows, then pulling out your sword to whack them? That was one of the best things I've ever seen in video games.
  • Re:Zombie Zelda (Score:5, Insightful)

    by qwak23 ( 1862090 ) on Saturday November 19, 2011 @02:18AM (#38106728)

    You know there is a difference between artwork and technical graphics right?

    You can push more polygons at a higher resolution, you can have the best technical engine in the world, but if it's boring and uninspired, then well, it doesn't matter how much AA you've got.

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