The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review [Trendy Gamers]

Trendy Gamers: It’s been 5 years since we last saw a Zelda game grace the Wii. In that time, we have seen 3 Uncharted games, 3 Gears of War games, and 4 Assassin’s Creed games. With all of those franchises, they started off with good games and each sequel was an improvement upon the last, leading up to the latest and greatest game we had this year. What we get with Skyward Sword is a good game that needs to be improved upon in its sequel.

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TrendyGamers2352d ago

Let me know if you guys have any questions about the game and I'll do my best to answer them for you.

If you happen to disagree with the review, feel free to PM me your review/thoughts of the game when it comes out on Sunday, I'd love to hear what everyone thinks.

Kos-Mos2352d ago

I have a question. Are you supposed to be a gaming-journalist?

StraightPath2352d ago

Skyward Sword 8.5?

In the internet everyone is a gaming journalist :) We got plenty of would be gaming journalists on N4G.

sarshelyam2352d ago

I'll leave a comment here, because that's what the site is for.

Your review is, overall, well thought out and fair. However, why the hell does every game in the series subjectively have to be measured to the "bar" that Ocarina set forth? It does nothing for me (Ocarina is not my favorite game so your comparison is lost), and bolstering Ocarina's importance on a recently released white-wash certainly isn't fair to the game on its own.

I have to wonder, if you could, for a moment, step away from whatever nostalgia you have for Ocarina as the pinnacle of Zelda games, and just review Skyward for what it is. Would it score better? Would it score worse?

Personally, Wind Waker is my all-time favorite Zelda game...and I've been playing them since the release on Nintendo's first home console. Any time someone references Ocarina as the benchmark I sort of tune them out. I did, however, give you the benefit of the doubt and your points on the core of Skyward are valid...but I don't feel your subjectivity on Ocarina really had anything to do with this review. There are no comparisons to that game and this, you just sort of belt it out in your opening paragraphs that you love Ocarina...moving on.

You sort of lost the weight on the rest of your article by even mentioning it, considering you don't use it to support Skywards shortcomings.

Again, it's a fair review...if not stuck in some implied nostalgia-laden quagmire.

TrendyGamers2352d ago

Hey sarshelyam thanks for the comment,

Stepping away from Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword still feels like an 8.5 for me. I looked at it both ways, comparing it to OOT and looking at it as a standalone. The shortcomings of Skyward Sword did bring it down to an 8.5 but like I said, any Zelda fans will still love it.

I did only compare it to OOT because the 3DS version is so fresh in my mind and I was hoping for a step up but I mentioned a few things that stopped Skyward Sword from surpassing it.

Since Wind Waker is your favorite skipe this paragraph if you don't want a tiny bit ruined but comparing it to WW, SS is a lot faster in terms of getting around on your transportation in the overworld but WW still had more going on in terms of stuff to do outside of the main quest. SS still has a lot to do but WW had more.

Hopefully that answered your questions, if not, feel free to leave a comment here and I'll get back to you.

cpayne932352d ago

People...please don't flame this guy just because he gave Zelda an 8.5. It's his opinion on what the game should score, doesn't mean he's a troll. Don't forget, an 8.5 is a great score...

zerocrossing2352d ago (Edited 2352d ago )

I said myself I thought SS was at least a 8.5 and I'm only 3 dungeons in, as for the game itself it is a nice change from the traditional Zelda formula but manages to retain most of what the fans like about the franchise, imo at least.

No flaming hear =)

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Titanz2352d ago

The score is adequate.

Thepcz2352d ago (Edited 2352d ago )

So let me get this straight... You award skyward sword the same score as this years instalment of fifa? Come on.

The same score as mortal kombat? ...NO.

You can't mention other games like uncharted to show you are thinking about zelda in the context of other games that are out there, then award zelda a score thats in line with a football game.

its all wrong

also, fifa is not better than uncharted 3. not by any stretch of the imagination. I think you need an overhaul on the way you score games

SonyNGP2352d ago

Would you guys stop gawking at the score and read the damn review?


mike1up2352d ago

Not what i wanted to hear.

Personally, i am not one for beating around the bush. This review has answered my million dollar question, is Skyward Sword better than Ocarina of Time? No... and not better than the Wind Waker. IMO that would also put it behind Majora's Mask.

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