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Skyward Sword was Disappointing.

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Well, I've always loved The Legend of Zelda series, but this one didn't captivate me like previous titles. Have I been spoiled by HD graphics? Maybe. Have I been spoiled by challenging and intense game play? Probably. Nevertheless, as I was playing Skyward Sword I could not help to think of how Link really deserves better. Link deserves to be a legendary hero in a world as rich, intriguing, mysterious, and dangerous as the world in Dark Souls. Hyrule, Termina, Skyloft, etc. have so much potential, and could be absolutely awe inspiring if developed, but Nintendo really needs to step it up. I get that the lack of HD has put Nintendo at a disadvantage this generation, but there were so many other issues in Skyward Sword that I just can't give this game a great review (and I wanted to, like many reviewers). The unconvincing AI, the inability to skip conversations I had already had 10 times, the various aspects of game play and the UI that seemed completely unnecessary, the game breaking glitch.... Seriously, how many times does my sword need to remind me that my hearts are low? I've been playing games for over 20 years; I don't need you to tell me my hearts are low. Couldn't there have been an option to turn these annoying messages off? Let's not get into the controller issues. 4 AA batteries and 45 hours later, I've concluded that Nintendo spent years developing a game that delivers more of the same (though far less challenging that previous console Zelda games), with a misplaced emphasis on motion controls that work 90-95% of the time (not good enough). It's time that Zelda fans get something new and exciting, and its time for a Zelda that really wows core gamers. With so many incredible new franchises on other systems, Nintendo's got a lot of work to do.

 

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  • It would appear that you are not as much a fan of Zelda as you think you are. You seem to be grasping at straws to find a reason to be different, seriously you're gonna bag on Fi letting you know your low on hearts? In case you haven't noticed every single Zelda title has an indicator of some kind to warn you so you don't get killed. That paired with the rest of your dislikes of what is easily beyond the shadow of a doubt the best and most complete Zelda to date tells me you didnt really pay attention to the game. The story alone dwarfs all previous titles, and on that note there really is no other way to layout a Zelda game, the pretty girl is in trouble the fearless hero comes to save the pretty girl and saves the world at the same time. If thats not a legendary hero, nay the god of legendary heros then IDK what is. Especially given the fact that he has done it so many times and is so many eras that any evil force that comes along already has a coffin with their name on it.