40°
Submitted by AbsoluteZelda 660d ago | opinion piece

And I Think to Myself, “What a Wonderful Overworld”: Thoughts on the World of Skyward Sword

Zelda Informer: "It’s no secret to anybody that Skyward Sword is considered one of the weakest 3D entries in the Zelda series, due to many reasons. For most people, it was the switch to motion controls, considered gimmicky by some and inaccurate by others; the game’s difficulty has also been questioned by many - especially due to the heavy handholding, a factor that not only ruined the gameplay, but also affected the story, as it was delivered by Fi, a main character and also the resident exposition fairy—er, sword.

Most of the previous statements have been contested; some say the control scheme adds realism, other praise the dungeons’ design over their hand-holding nature. However, there is one characteristic on which everybody in the Zelda community and their grandmother agree: the overworld was simply screwed up. No matter how many things have changed throughout the series’ history, if anything has always remained the same, that’s the overworld: be it Hyrule, Koholint Island, or Termina, it is always a large, unified mass where every location is connected to the central field, bringing the sense of exploration and adventure that the series is known for. Even Spirit Tracks’ overworld is connected, despite the train routes reducing the exploration." (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Wii, Wii U)

Xof  +   660d ago
Skyward Sword didn't have an overworld. It had a hub world. That is quite literally the only (legitimate) complaint about the game.
deadeyes  +   660d ago
l finished the game but it felt like it was just thrown together...l hated the motion controls in boss fights which felt sloppy to me. lt seemed like a small world. The graphics where pretty but never interested me. l would have prefered a Twlight Princess style look. l hope Nintendo listens to us on Zelda U..We want realistic graphics ! Wind Waker was cute but lets be honest....It turned a lot of people off a good game. Just imagine that game had they put in real life style graphics ! I have been a Nintendo only gamer for life. l got a wii u now, but please Nintendo, release some grown up material for your long time fans ! We built you !
herbs  +   660d ago
Motion controls certainly aren't for everyone but they worked flawlessly in Skyward Sword and I honestly think it was the best controlling game that I have ever played. I have come to the conclusion that anyone who complains about motion controls in regards to this game is just strait up too uncoordinated to appreciate it.
deadeyes  +   660d ago
l think they have their place, but it would be nice to at least make a standard controller option in games. I have a rather physical job and the last thing l want to do is wave my arms around when l game to relax...

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Xenoblade Chronicles X Is Shaping Up To Be A Great Console Seller

57m ago - Nerdacy: Xenoblade Chronicles X was announced during the E3 of 2013, simply called “X” at the mom... | Wii U
40°

DRIVECLUB | Preview of Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

1h ago - Evolution Studios shows a new video of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 which arrives on the 29th April (... | PS4
Ad

Help Myriad get through Steam Greenlight!

Now - Myriad is a twin-stick shooter that grows more beautiful the better you play, where you build and then destroy the game space in glorious chain rea... | Promoted post
30°

Star Wars Battlefront DICE Interview

1h ago - DICE General Manager Patrick Bach previews the first EA Star Wars game, Star Wars Battlefront, in... | PC
20°

Retro Review: Power Move Pro Wrestling piledrives polygons

1h ago - The first in the Retro Review series at G4@SyfyGames looks at Power Move Pro Wrestling, the first... | Retro
40°

Plugged – A New Kind of Point-and-Click Adventure – now on Kickstarter

2h ago - EndTimes Studio hoping to get Kickstarter funding for its "unique" PC Adventure - COG News | PC