Skyward Sword's been out in the wild for about two-and-a-half months now, but Nintendo's still apparently got some steam left in their hype engines. They've collected testimonials from Club Nintendo member product surveys and spliced together some of the best most generic praise in a new old trailer to try to drum up excitement for the game on their social networking platforms. (You can see a sample of the results at left.)
Yes, the game managed to soar to the top of my "favorite Zelda games" list without too much trouble thanks to a few excellent design and gameplay choices that really captured the adventurer's spirit within me (how's that for generic?), but even I can admit that there's a lot to be improved for the next entry. So while Nintendo should definitely bask in the serious and well-earned praise Skyward Sword's received in recent months, it's also time to start thinking about the game's missteps.
Let's take a moment to celebrate the game by enjoying the testimonial trailer, but let's follow that up with a serious critique of the game through a less rosy-colored lens.