GC writes: "I can say that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was not what I expected. I thought it would be a good (but not great) practitioner of the Zelda formula hampered by unnecessary motion controls, much like Twilight Princess was. Instead, I got a game that's cripplingly hamstrung by its controls and even falters when presenting the basic Zelda recipe. The game isn't a total loss thanks to a few great levels, and it's clear that Nintendo still has some incredibly talented and creative people working for them. Unfortunately, a couple of great levels aren't enough to save the game from a mountain of other problems. The good portions of Skyward Sword are left drowning in a sea of bad ideas that never should have left the drawing board. "