IGN: “We break down the rumor and follow up from Nintendo about Zelda: Skyward Sword on Switch. But would we want it?”
we want it on yuzu ;-p
I definitely do. If they make some gameplay tweaks and go to town on the graphics then yes. It's one of my favourite Zelda's. Some of the best bosses and dungeons in the series. Demise is one of the best boss battles ever as well. Zelda's lullaby In reverse is a stroke of genius, I lost my sh£t when I found out the music was that.
Do you think Nintendo would make those tweaks, or just do a HD boost and release it at full price?
I think they would make some gameplay improvements yes, maybe let us use stick controls for flying I stead of forcing motion control , and make the calibration better and certain puzzles less finiky would be nice.
They made some good tweaks in the HD release of Wind Waker [Swift Sail, for instance; being able to change wind direction instantly with that was so helpful], so I don't see why they wouldn't make changes to Skyward HD. A harness for your Loftwing that increased flight speed, for instance. Or a muzzle for Fi to make her shut up for a bit.XD
They did a good deal of work to Wind Waker.
I want more traditional controls--buttons and sticks. I can see doing some things with the gyros, but not anything that requires good precision and timing. If they fix that aspect of the game, I'm all for it. I did play through the whole thing on the Wii, but not without some serious frustration and cursing.
It would be hard to replace the motion controls with conventional buttons as the whole game has been Taylor made to accommodate motion controls. It could work, but it would make the game worse imo. I liked the motion controls for the most part. Sure they're an unnecessary gimmick in some games, but they were great in SS.
How would the game work since the Switch doesn't use wiimotes? It would have made sense if they had made a HD remaster on Wii U.
The nunchucks both have wrist straps and motion controls so it's fully possible.
Err... have you even looked into what a Switch can do, let alone own one? You do know the Joycons have motion controls built-in, right? The right Joycon in particular. There would be no issues with the game on Switch, far as motion controls go.
I do have a switch, but I've only got Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart. And I play with the pro controller with each of them. I'm not sure how much of these games use the joycon motion control extensively but I am assuming they're not much different to Wii nunchucks. I mean, the Switch doesn't have an IR bar. Whereas Skyward Sword uses everything the Wii has that's motion sending; including the IR bar and motionplus. That's why I wonder how possible it can be ported to Switch...
@eamon. Skyward sword doesn't use the IR bar. It uses motion plus Gyro to replicate pointing. The Joycons are like motion plus but even better if I understand correctly.
Oh yeah... That's right, SS uses motion plus for bow aiming. It was Twilight Princess that used IR, perhaps? Can't remember...
This was also released on the WII U for virtual console and you could play it with the game pad.
I haven't played it yet and haven't bought it for wii so if it came out on switch I'd rather play it on the newer hardware.
Well I can speak for myself when I say that I really want it. Here’s hoping it will be released next year on the Switch.
This wasn’t my favorite Zelda game. I felt the world was barren and we kept going back to the same 3 areas for the majority of the game. One can argue that it’s been like that before, but this felt bland
I think a lot of us want, along with the other two remasters that Nintendo for some reason hasn't ported over to the Switch.
I didn't 100% Skyward Sword because the IR motion controls on the Wii were so bad. The gyroscope in the Switch controllers works a lot better. I would be willing to buy it again to enjoy the better gameplay experience.
Skyward Sword actually made use of the gyro in WiiMotion Plus. It didn't actually use IR motion at all. It still was flawed though, and the gyro in Switch seems more accurate.
a multiplayer please
Skyward Sword could be made into an absolute gem. Cut out the handholding, new lighting engine and texture work, streamline some of the game (please don't make me fight that monster three more times). Make it so traveling between areas, like from Skyloft and the sky seamless instead of a loading screen.
I've never played it so yea I do. No motion control option though
LOL like Nintendo care if you want it or not. they see an opportunity to milk another old game, they are going to do it and their fans are going to defend them for it and justify how it's a brilliant move. nothing new.
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