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The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Review Roundup: First-Class Flight

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Updates: The reviews for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD are generally positive though it still has the same divisive elements as the original. Nintendo is celebrating Zelda’s 35th Anniversary with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

The original version of the game was riddled with a lot of flaws that made players frustrated. Two elements were criticized the most.

First, the motion controls of the game required recalibration from the Wii Motion Plus and precision to hit enemies. Second, Link’s companion Fi is notorious for interrupting the game constantly. Apart from these major flaws, the game was also criticized for its pace.

The HD version has improved some of the more controversial elements of the game. The game now has quality-of-life features. The game now gives the players an option to ignore Fi.

The number of item descriptions has been reduced and tilt controls have been added. The game’s motion controls also work better now compared to the Wii Motion Plus.

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Roundup

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Still got some criticisms because the game still has some flaws in its design which persisted from the original. One consistent point of criticism from the players was the empty sky overworld. The original game also had the same problem. The pacing was also not improved.

It is true that the game still has some flaws, but players have accepted it and given positive reviews in general. The game got some improvements and has some quality of life changes which makes the gameplay smoother than the original.

This version of the game has become the definitive version. Even though it is a disappointment that this is the only major celebration for Zelda’s 35th anniversary, the massive improvements that saw calls for celebration in itself.

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