The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Developed by Nintendo
"Take to the skies, draw your sword, and experience the earliest story in the Legend of Zelda series. Join Link in his high-flying quest to save Zelda, a childhood friend who must confront her destiny. Soar between floating islands and descend to the treacherous surface world in this updated HD version of the Legend of Zelda:... Read All During the Nintendo Direct today there was much in the way of interesting news from Nintendo and one such piece was that Skyward Sword was getting a re-release on Switch coming July 16th. Looks like Nintendo is honoring the legacy motion controls in Switch form but also creating a button only control scheme that many players have been asking for.
"Take to the skies, draw your sword, and experience the earliest story in the Legend of Zelda series. Join Link in his high-flying quest to save Zelda, a childhood friend who must confront her destiny. Soar between floating islands and descend to the treacherous surface world in this updated HD version of the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Swing your sword and angle your slashes to uncover and break through opponents’ defenses using intuitive motion controls. Link will match the angle of each strike you make with the Joy-Con controller, creating immersive swordplay that relies on strategy and accuracy. Movements feel smoother and more immediate thanks to the Nintendo Switch system’s increased processing power and HD graphics. Take advantage of the newly-added button only control scheme—perfect for playing in handheld mode or on the Nintendo Switch Lite system."
Now that Skyward Sword is flying to Switch is this something you are going to get?
"Take to the skies and discover the origins of Hyrule In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, reborn on #NintendoSwitch! Draw your sword in this high-flying adventure with Joy-Con controllers or the newly added button-only controls.
Available July 16."
If you've played Skyward Sword i'd love for your opinion of it.
Wow 7 years! I loved Skyward Sword! It looked *SO* much better than Twilight Princess! I've played through it twice. I don't understand how or why it would have received any negative attention.
I haven’t played it but everything I’ve read about it is mixed. It doesn’t seem like people think it’s BAD just that it’s not Zelda-y enough in some cases. It got great reviews and sold well but people thought it was too linear and the motion controls were wonky at times.
I read about this when checking out Breath of the Wild. Because BotW changes the formula so much I was looking at why they may have done so, and yeah... if they’d taken all the criticism from skyward sword and said “let’s do the opposite in these cases” they would have gotten BotW.
So, I haven't watched the video, but I thought I'd add my two cents in, since you kind of asked for it. I had the game for the Wii and really enjoyed it. I remember the last time I played it, though it was probably 5 or more years ago and was the second time I played it.
My only concern is that I have no idea how you're supposed to play it without the Wii controller, because it relied on that heavily and IMO it worked out well. Clearly they must have found some way around this, though. This may have been pointed out in the video.
I'm surprised that of all people you, Jon, haven't played this. Well, you said you didn't get it on the Wii, but you didn't say you didn't get it on the Wii U, so I could be wrong that you "haven't played this." I don't think I got it for the Wii U, but I could again be wrong, but I definitely had it for the Wii.
> I'm surprised that of all people you, Jon, haven't played this.
It came out at the end of the Wii cycle and I was very focused on the PlayStation 3. Kind of like now. I was pretty focused on the Switch and now I’m mostly playing my Series X.
Ah, I understand, I've gone through similar phases. I'm currently strictly focused on the PC and have been for a while. I'm interested in the Switch, but don't have one at the moment. I'm only slightly interested in the new console generation, but not very. When it comes to them, I'm more interested in when their exclusives will come to PC, if at all.
Anyway, This is a good game and I'm sure they did a good job adapting the controls.
> Anyway, This is a good game and I'm sure they did a good job adapting the controls.
I've heard mixed things about it. Apparently it's possible to control the game with a normal controller but very difficult. You have to still be precise with the sword swinging which isn't the easiest on a thumbstick.
Ah yeah, the motion controls were a big part of it, that's why I was concerned. It was really fun on the Wii.