The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword is an artistically beautiful Wii game with an interesting history. Wii owners were lucky enough to get two Zelda titles on the system with Twilight Princess and the follow up, Skyward Sword. One could argue that there wouldn't have been a Breath of the Wild if Skyward Sword hadn't received certain negative attention but sometimes you need to experience a low before you can get to better place. Or at least, the perception of it not being a great game exists in gaming paradoxically along side the Metacritic scores for Skyward Sword being really high. Still it's not a Zelda game i've played before and I do plan on picking it up to play at some point and found this recent AwesomeFaceProd YouTube retrospective on Skyward Sword to be really interesting.

If you've played Skyward Sword i'd love for your opinion of it.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 06/19/2018 at 06:13am

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.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/19/2018 at 03:08pm

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.

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