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Submitted by pedrof93 566d ago | article

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Why It Failed

No, this is not a highly-opinionated article about what features of Skyward Sword were better or worse than any of the other games, nor is it a controversial dissection of the game. No, this is a business and advertising-based examination of why Skyward Sword objectively failed in the general gaming culture sphere. Or, more specifically, what Nintendo did wrong in their numerous attempts to get Skyward Sword back into the spotlight of relevancy. And yes, there were many wrong turns taken in the build-up and hyping of this latest entry in the storied franchise - and some were positively fatal. (Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Wii, Wii U)

mii-gamer  +   566d ago
Critically acclaimed and commercially successful = failed. Ok whatever floats your boat
Wolfbiker  +   566d ago
It failed?
imXify  +   566d ago
Almost everybody was expecting more than Twilight Princess, but the art style killed the hype.
Realplaya  +   566d ago
The Art style was fine. Nintendos philosophy is switch it and try to keep it fresh. Everyone cried about the Wind Wakers style direction also and to this day it sets the bar high and the style was quickly manipulated.
imXify  +   566d ago
Yeah, on my side I had no problem with it.
Neonridr  +   566d ago
wow, it was a GOTY candidate, received near perfect scores from the majority of publications, but it failed??

I am really starting to question at what point did sane and valid journalism become endangered...
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MNGamer-N  +   566d ago
I thought the game was another masterpiece in the series. Gameplay, music, story and graphics were all A+. Even if it was not your favorite Zelda, it certainly was not a failure by any means.
_QQ_  +   566d ago
The best controls in a game = failed?
herbs  +   566d ago
Best controlling game ever created if you disagree its because your uncoordinated. The only game that has used wii motion+ to its full potential and I want more. That is a success!
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   566d ago
I have played every console Zelda
(Except the Zeldas that shall not be named *shudders*).

And SS is Number 1 or 2 on my favorite Zelda list, fighting with the Original.

I loved the Motion Controls, the Art Style, and the Story.

But to be honest, just like WW,
At 1st I had a slight problem with the Art style because I was expecting something else and Nintendo changed it.

Even the screen shots did not make me cheer-
BUT
Just like WW when i started playing the game and seeing it in motion-
It was MAGIC.

Zelda is a Blind buy for me, the next could be stick figures, and I would try it just because Zelda has always been good...
(Except the Zeldas that shall not be named *shudders*).
swice  +   566d ago
No, YOU failed

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