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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)

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Description

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword once again places the player in control of Link, a Hylian boy who this time around lives in the floating nation of Skyloft. Link is in love with a local girl called Zelda but one day while flying on their bird mounts, a tornado shows up out of nothing and takes Zelda away from Link. After that Link teams up with Fi, a spirit living within a sword and he descends to the long-forgotten surface to search for Zelda.

The game is structured very similar to previous Zelda games: you travel through an overworld in search of temples to visit and once in you solve a series of puzzles before fighting a boss at the end and receive the next bit of plot. The biggest change is that the overworld is more focused on puzzles this time around with only a handful of action. Also new is the implementation of the Wii Motion Plus which allows full 1:1 controls and new puzzle possibilities.

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Alternate Titles

  • "ゼルダの伝説 スカイウォードソード" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Zelda no Densetsu: Skyward Sword" -- Japanese title
  • "TLoZ: Skyward Sword" -- Common abbreviation
  • "젤다의 전설: 스카이워드 소드" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

The greatest Zelda game ever made. krisko6 (252) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Proves motion control is not just for casual games. Rensch (203) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
25 years of awesome games and still coming out with my game of 2011 Pixelspeech (955) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

Gamereactor (Norway) Nov 15, 2011 10 out of 10 100
The A.V. Club Nov 21, 2011 A 100
Canadian Online Gamers Network Nov 15, 2011 98 out of 100 98
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov 11, 2011 9.8 out of 10 98
Retro Gamer Jan, 2012 97 out of 100 97
Jeux Vidéo Network Nov 11, 2011 19 out of 20 95
Console Obsession Dec 31, 2011 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Nov 17, 2011 84 out of 100 84
JeuxActu Nov 11, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Games.cz Nov 26, 2011 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Music CD

Every copy in the initial production of the game comprised a special music CD with orchestral arrangements of select songs. These were also performed during the Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert, a series of concertos which took place in Tokyo, Los Angeles and London in October 2011 as a preview of the wider 2012 world tour, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.

Related Web Sites

  • Zelda Skyward Sword (LegendZelda.Net section dedicated to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.)
Pixelspeech (955) added The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) on Dec 01, 2011