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How was Skyward Sword?

GOTY! 80 44.20%
My favorite Nintendo game ever! 9 4.97%
Linktastic! 26 14.36%
Very nice. 20 11.05%
Mediocre/meh. 18 9.94%
Twas a bad game. 9 4.97%
Yes I know I am very bori... 19 10.50%



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Last game was Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception with a score of 8.99 (Damn you pezus >_< )

 Highest score was 10, lowest was 5

Vgchartz score -- 8.79 / GamrReview score -- 9.5  / Metacritic score -- 93

VGChartz Top 15



Game Score
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 9.65
Super Mario Galaxy 2 9.5
Super Mario Galaxy 9.49
Metal Gear Solid 4 9.36
The Orange Box 9.35
LittleBigPlanet 2 9.34
Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty 9.27
Halo Reach 9.23
Donkey Kong Country Returns 9.23
Monster Hunter Tri 9.19
Gears of War 2 9.17
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 9.18
Halo 3 9.13
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 9.13
Mass Effect 2 9.12

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I was playing Twilight Princess while everyone else was getting and playing Skyward Sword. In other words, I am very boring.

Damn, this is on my to do list after Assassin Creed. Hmm sucks that I won't be able to give it a score. Most likely would have been 9.0-9.5.



I was very happy while playing the game. Yes, happy. It has a lot of content, boss battles are actual challenge, some fresh puzzles (timeshift stones) and amazing artstyle.

Problems: Empty sky and a lot of Fi talking.

Ranks for me in the same ballpark of Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask and higher than TP/WW.

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Predictions for Nintendo NX and Mobile

I was just thinking, can't you just use VGC's user score for all these games? They're on the individual games' pages.

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Disliked the accuracy of the motion controls. That kinda killed it for me. Otherwise: I'm no Zelda fan so yeah.. Not sure if my vote even matters x,D. I feel the formula of the Zelda games are dull and the same.

*Flame suite ..ACTIVATED!*


+ The combat is nice. I have some gripes with the actual enemies, but more on that later.

+ Though I initially hated the prospect of having your sword taken away and being forced to collect Tears of Light, (an amalgam of the lamest parts of Wind Waker and Twilight Princess doesn't exactly sound like a hoot) I quite liked those Silent Realm Challenges,

+ Some good boss fights. Most are still complete pushovers, but it's a step in the right direction.

+ Great dungeons. Lanayru Mining Facility, Ancient Cistern and Sky Keep in particular. I don't usually like dungeons that are as light on combat as Sky Keep, but the design was just ingenious. (And the run down to the Triforce of Courage pretty much makes up for the lack of enemies in the rest of the dungeon anyway)

+ Groose (first friendly NPC in a Zelda game I've actually liked)


- Enemies are not nearly aggressive enough. I couldn't get most enemies to go on the offensive if I jammed my thumb up their prostate.

- Though I think flying is marginally less boring than sailing, I still don't like the overworld.

- "Master Link, based on the patterns we have seen so far, I believe the key mentioned on the stone marker is the key required to unlock the door ahead of us."

- Regrettable amounts of filler. Flying to and fro between Skyloft and the Thunderhead is particularly vexing.

- Slow beginning.

- A relatively weak soundtrack.

- Go to Hell, Water Dragon. I don't gotta' prove shit to you.


All in all, I think a solid 8.3 sounds about right.

I'll go with 10/10
really loved this game

I could literally spend hours sword fighting the monsters,

the dungeons of this game were phenomanal and each had their own high points and indivdual characteristics

The story got to me emotionally when zelda froze int he crystal and the concept of the imprisioned was excellent

fantastic bosses

love Ghirahim

I like how the changes made skyward a bit more difficult (first time i've died in a console zelda in a long time)

Sadly, I won't be able to finish the game in time to rate it here.

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It's an enjoyable game which can be let down by lacking levels and clunky controls.