The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Wii

Release Date:

18 November 2011

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Also on USA.


The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword boasts the most realistic sword combat of any game to date, turning every encounter into a challenge of both brains and brawn. Wii MotionPlus technology accurately translates the angle of every sword slice, effectively putting Link's blade in the player's hand. Analyzing enemy attack and defense tendencies and counteracting with precise swings of the sword provide a satisfying experience that blends puzzle-solving with a new and distinctly unique combat system. Explore a massive, multilayered world that seamlessly blends soaring exploration in a sea of clouds with intense ground-based adventuring that blurs the line between the main world and traditional Zelda dungeons.

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The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Wii is an action adventure game and is the sixteenth game to be released in the franchise. Developed by Nintendo, this game became unique because it utilizes the motion features with the Wii in order for gamers to play through the game. This means that you have to have a feel for how to move around as if you were actually swinging at bad guys or aiming your arrow to shoot a monster. Now is the time to get off your feet and start your battle to Hyrule from the forces of evil.

Although this is the most recently released game in the Zelda franchise Skyward Sword takes place as the first Zelda game in the timeline. For all of those Zelda fans who want to learn how the adventure unfolded this is the game to play. In Skyward Sword you get to learn a lot more about the history and roots of The Master Sword and the main antagonist in the Zelda series Ganon. The plot goes into further details surrounding the game's history in general. Not only is the gameplay great, but the story makes this game one of the best Zelda games to date.

Throughout the game you have to figure out how to solve a lot of puzzles, which is why the Zelda series has always seen a lot of success. The puzzle and mind boggling aspect keeps gamers thinking at all times and gives you a sense of accomplishment when you figure out complex puzzles. The amount of side quests also makes this game very fun and gives you a lot to complete in addition to the regular storyline. If you need a game that is going to keep you entertained for many hours this is it.

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword was highly received and reputed to be one of the best in the franchise. Before the release of the game the gaming community was skeptical of Nintendo's ability to keep gamers interested in a Zelda game. The previous game Twilight Princess did not receive as much positive reception as anticipated and as a result people thought Nintendo lost their edge. Yet Nintendo continued to prove people wrong by releasing a game that takes you back to the roots of how Zelda games are played. Even with the addition of the motion mechanics to the game it still feels like a wholesome Zelda game.

Skyward Sword received many game of the year awards upon its release. In addition to winning game of the year awards from many reputable organizations it also received best original soundtrack, level design, graphics and story awards. Every long time Zelda fan will appreciate this incarnation of the game as it takes you back to that feeling you get when you played The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. This Zelda game is a must play for any gamer interested in the franchise.

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