Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Catch-All

Stele wrote:

Normally I'd agree, especially for a single player game. But that damn golden remote has me committed.

Oh, I'll be getting that too. I just hope the wife is getting the hint that whenever I look at the game, I tell her I really want it, but I'm not getting it the day it comes out.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

I think I'm the odd one around here sometimes. Anything I want released after the begining of September goes on my birthday/christmas wishlist.

If I wasn't a lonely old bastard I'd probably use your approach too. Instead, I just buy what I want when I want to and can afford it.

I forgot that they switched Link's sword hand to his right. Does anyone know if the game can be played with both sword hands?

I need to ask a friend if I can use his Wii Motion+ once this game is out so I can actually play this game.

So it seems ign is blowing out some new info on the game. No real spoilers, though.

ign HUD article[/url]]First: they've implemented a customizable HUD:
"Standard" keeps the game's presentation very similar to what you've seen in screenshots. A full picture of the Wii remote is displayed along with labels for controls so you can quickly reference what buttons will perform what commmands.

"Light" strips away the remote graphic while still retaining some contextual button information. Curious if Fi has something to tell you? This option will still visually alert you to that, by highlighting her face on a graphic of the D-pad, which is still presented on screen.

"Pro" is what I settled on using, and it cleans up Skyward Sword's screen considerably. While basic information - health, shield strength, rupees and stamina - is still displayed in the upper left portion of the screen, everything to the right is removed. The result is an experience that is far cleaner and more cinematic than before.

Also, they posted a preview talking about how they improved the intro pacing and such here.

They also posted about an interview with Miyamoto saying that Skyward Sword was one of the most expensive games they've made.

Annnddd a review is in. The verdict, best Zelda game ever (usually somebody says that) and better than any other Wii game, include Super Mario Galaxy 1/2, which to me, if true, would be amazing. While I'm having a hard time believing it will be better than Galaxy 2, and figuring it's early review hyperbole theater, this does sound promising.

ONM Review wrote:

- 98% review score
- ties with the score for Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time 3D
- review score states that this is the "best Zelda game ever made"
- highest rated Wii game for the publication
- score beats Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Legend Of Zelda Twilight Princes
- review states, "It's not something we say lightly, but the Zelda series really has never been this good."
- "Skyward Sword has a lot of heart, backed up by a lot of brains. It's an intelligent and captivating adventure that, through sheer scale and diversity of content, variety of location and ingenious and refined use of Wii Motion Plus, never fails to maintain a firm chokehold on your attentions."

My real concerns are that the combat will be fun, but I'll be left feeling it could have taken a look at the speed that was achieved in Red Steel 2. Currently, what I've seen of the combat looks like it's somewhat slow and considered. Not that that is a totally bad thing. I also haven't watched much on the gameplay lately, so I could be wrong, too.

That is so surprising. Nintendo always puts out great, great games.

I won't pay attention to "best Zelda ever!" comments until someone says it's better than Majora's Mask.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I won't pay attention to "best Zelda ever!" comments until someone says it's better than Majora's Mask.

I dunno, I would've assumed it goes without saying that Skyward Sword would be better than the most over-rated Zelda ever.

Farscry wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I won't pay attention to "best Zelda ever!" comments until someone says it's better than Majora's Mask.

I dunno, I would've assumed it goes without saying that Skyward Sword would be better than the most over-rated Zelda ever. :twisted:

Which I assume is why they ranked it above Ocarina of Time.

You won't see me arguing that statement, since I think A Link to the Past is the best Zelda ever.

But is it better than Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link?

4xis.black wrote:

But is it better than Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link?

Ooooh, an important question. That's the second best Zelda game.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I won't pay attention to "best Zelda ever!" comments until someone says it's better than Majora's Mask.

You're not alone. I love Majora's Mask. I accept that I love it because it sits in stark contrast to the formula established by all other Zeldas.

As for Skyward Sword, I haven't been as hyped up about it as other Zeldas. However, recent coverage by IGN and other game news outlets has gotten me pretty pumped up about it. I'm just now going on a self-imposed media blackout on the game so that I avoid any more spoilers, partial or otherwise.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
4xis.black wrote:

But is it better than Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link?

Ooooh, an important question. That's the second best Zelda game.

Sooooo... that puts majora's mask at #3, then. You know, since A Link to the Past is #1

I've been feeling similarly about Skyward Sword, CSteel. I also haven't been taking much media in. Just enough to know some features, but not a whole lot of gameplay and such after the early things.

Farscry wrote:

You won't see me arguing that statement, since I think A Link to the Past is the best Zelda ever. ;)

Most people over 25 or so agree.

Stele wrote:
Farscry wrote:

You won't see me arguing that statement, since I think A Link to the Past is the best Zelda ever. ;)

Most people over 25 or so agree. ;)

Nope! Wind Waker!

Blind_Evil wrote:
Stele wrote:
Farscry wrote:

You won't see me arguing that statement, since I think A Link to the Past is the best Zelda ever. ;)

Most people over 25 or so agree. ;)

Nope! Wind Waker!

I have a tough time deciding between those two; ALttP and WW. The former is probably the game I've played through the most times in my life, but the latter has been the one I have most enjoyed in the entire series, just edging out MM.

That said... I think I'll have to break down and get me a Wii just for this new addition to the series come xmas... woe is me!

No love for Link's Awakening?

I don't care which one is better. I gotta have them all.

My guess is I'm going to have my daughter frickin' camping in my house outside of her working hours for two weeks until she can finish it and I'm going to have to have a pitched battle every time I want to wrest the Wiimote out of her clutching fingers all that time.

momgamer wrote:

I don't care which one is better. I gotta have them all.

My guess is I'm going to have my daughter frickin' camping in my house outside of her working hours for two weeks until she can finish it and I'm going to have to have a pitched battle every time I want to wrest the Wiimote out of her clutching fingers all that time.

What? You can't change the locks now?

I mean, family is important and all, but this is Zelda.

I've just notified the missus of the forthcomingness of this game (huge Zelda fan that she is), and also noted that we have zero disposable income with which to get it. It'll be interesting to see what kind of contortions she'll go through to find a way to get her grubby mitts on it.

Dominic Knight wrote:
MechaSlinky wrote:

Does anyone know if the non-bundle Zelda comes with a Motion Plus attachment? Doesn't matter to me, since I'm getting the bundle, just curious.

All Motion-Plus are now built inside the WiiMote, so now it's the same size as the original. We package the suckers by the thousands at work. ;)

No, non-bundle Zelda games without the remote. Regular $50 suckers, do those come packaged with just the Wii Motion Plus adapter, or just the game alone?

MechaSlinky wrote:
Dominic Knight wrote:
MechaSlinky wrote:

Does anyone know if the non-bundle Zelda comes with a Motion Plus attachment? Doesn't matter to me, since I'm getting the bundle, just curious.

All Motion-Plus are now built inside the WiiMote, so now it's the same size as the original. We package the suckers by the thousands at work. ;)

No, non-bundle Zelda games without the remote. Regular $50 suckers, do those come packaged with just the Wii Motion Plus adapter, or just the game alone?

Game alone. I don't think they're still making the adapters anymore.

You can still score the adaptor with the Red Steel 2 packages, essentially for free.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Game alone. I don't think they're still making the adapters anymore.

Amazon still has them

Or get them straight from Nintendo for $20

Another kick ass video. Many this game is beautiful.

The games beginning. Spoilers obviously.

farley3k wrote:

The games beginning. Spoilers obviously.

There are also large parts of a volcano area out there (on ign, I believe)

Is anyone else actually turned off by the idea that this game is 100 hours or whatever it is that was announced?

No. But as all know, I am weird like chicken mittens. I consider it a feature.

gregrampage wrote:

Is anyone else actually turned off by the idea that this game is 100 hours or whatever it is that was announced?

Nope, but that's probably counting all the optional side things to do. But not a problem for me since this is my Skyrim.