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The Legend of Zelda: Do We Even Want Skyward Sword on Switch

IGN: “We break down the rumor and follow up from Nintendo about Zelda: Skyward Sword on Switch. But would we want it?”

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EddieNX 110d ago (Edited 110d ago )

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.

Yi-Long110d ago

Do you think Nintendo would make those tweaks, or just do a HD boost and release it at full price?

EddieNX 110d ago

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.

wonderfulmonkeyman110d ago (Edited 110d ago )

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

Sirk7x109d ago

They did a good deal of work to Wind Waker.

Cobra951110d ago

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.

EddieNX 110d ago

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.

Eamon110d ago

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.

EddieNX 110d ago

The nunchucks both have wrist straps and motion controls so it's fully possible.

wonderfulmonkeyman110d ago (Edited 110d ago )

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.

Eamon110d ago (Edited 110d ago )

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...

EddieNX 110d ago

@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.

Eamon109d ago

Oh yeah... That's right, SS uses motion plus for bow aiming. It was Twilight Princess that used IR, perhaps? Can't remember...

amazinglover109d ago (Edited 109d ago )

This was also released on the WII U for virtual console and you could play it with the game pad.

ninsigma110d ago

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.

King_Noctis110d ago

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.

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