There is a time for every activity under the sun. Many would survey the current gaming landscape and say that the time for fully-voiced video games is now. But there remains a stubborn few reluctant to recognise it, most notably Nintendo with its The Legend of Zelda series. With each generation of hardware a new Zelda title releases to widespread critical acclaim, and each time the question of the silent protagonist rears its ugly head. With the release of Skyward Sword, we again ask the question: when is it time for the hero to be silent, or has that time passed?