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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
alaScore 99

74 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the gameplay and action are generally positive. The design and story are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the usability. Many are critical about the size and controls.

story, design, action, gameplay

controls, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

 

25 years ago in the land of Hyrule, a stout, green-clad adventurer wandered into a dark cave where he found an old man alone between two torches. “It's dangerous to go alone,” the old man said, as he offered the boy a sword and sent him out into the...

We have waited a long time for a true, Wii Zelda game. Skyward Sword clearly represents the pinnacle of the Wii’s capabilities both graphically and in terms of motion controls. Unfortunately neither works perfectly. The improved mechanics as well as...

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

 

Game of the year AND controller shame of the year.

Classic Zelda formula with welcome tweaks and a smarter interface, massive world to explore, level design is masterful, puzzle-solving action is near-perfect

Controls are intermittently infuriating

Danielle Riendeau is a regular contributor to GameShark and is the cohost of Jumping the Shark , GameShark.com's official podcast and is co-founder of the gaming blog No High Scores. She's also a serious workout warrior.

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

 

It's a good time to be a gamer. This Christmas season has been host to some of the best in gaming history and we're all spoilt for choice. So, which should we choose to keep us and our loved ones busy over the festive season? To date, almost 90 million...

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

 

Zelda is something that I've always loved but also something that I've never actively looked forward to. I did get quite a bit excited for Skyward Sword earlier this month, mainly because of how much I didn't know about the game and then how close it...

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword review [Wii]

 

What better way to wave goodbye to the Nintendo console that changed everything with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword? It couldn't have been pitched any better, really. Finally, we have a game which has answered our pleas and taken full advantage of...

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

 

The Wii's run may be over, but it's going out in style.

Best Zelda game yet; …and the best story, too; Terrific, fitting art style; Great balance between sky and surface exploration; Motion controls work great for everything; Far deeper, tougher combat than any other Zelda; Great boss fights with just the...

once you get used to the constant calibration

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The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Playtest – Unsheathe Your Wii Remote

 

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword begins with Link on a floating continent. He wakes up from his room in the Knight Academy where he and Zelda reside.

The idea of seeing Hyrule’s past gave an Nintendo opportunity to tie-in events Zelda fans expect with clear connections to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It seemed like surprises were sprinkled around every corner and the more I played Skyward...

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

 

Skyward Sword stays true to the Zelda formula, carrying many of the same strengths and weaknesses that have been present for years.

Excellent dungeon design ; A host of worthwhile collectibles ; Great boss fights ; Strong visuals

Troublesome controls ; Lots of padding ; Predictable formula

It's a shame that you spend so much time fighting the controls in Skyward Sword because the content is quite enjoyable. Dungeon design is particularly impressive. Recent entries in the series got into the predictable habit of introducing a new item in...

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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)

 

The Wii gets one last chance to make good on its potential in Link's latest adventure. Is Nintendo successful, or were we really better off with traditional controllers after all?

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Hands-On Preview

 

Link, I miss you. Yes, getting re-acquainted with you on the 3DS was great and all, but it didn't fulfill my Zelda needs. I need something NEW, something we've never shared before...which is making the wait for Skyward Sword all the more difficult.

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