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Skyward Sword is the best since Ocarina of Time

Yes 103 71.03%
 
Si 39 26.90%
 
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I think even if flawed. SS has a formula that if perfected and amplified on WiiU can lead to great things in the futute for Zelda franchise



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Skyward Sword's story is my fave in the series - the way the mythos of all things Hyrule, Triforce, etc. was handled was perfect, especially as an absolute prequel. Overall it's my 4th favorite Zelda title, behind Wind Waker HD, A Link to the Past, and Majora's Mask.



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I mean, SS is actually my favorite game ever, but you can't just go and say "this is the best game. Point"... But I do agree with you, besides MM's perfection, SS was a mindblowing-masterpiece-underrated game, that deserves to be played by every Wii-WiiU owner, and every Zelda fan.



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shinsa said:


your not the only one, however i think Wind Waker is great!

Skyward sword is my least favorite Zelda in almost everyway. Other then ballad of the goddess, the sky loft theme or any reused songs, the music sucked. The gameplay mechanics and motion controls were not fun and didnt really add much for me, the lack of free roaming outside of skyloft was very dissapointing and the art design was very lacking(a very important asspect for me)It was all over the place with horrid creature designs. The only thing i really liked about the game was the story.....funny i would say that because i dont play zelda or any nintendo games for story/plot purposes. 

I dont hate the game but i thought it was dissapointing. 

-.- You've got to be kidding about the music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weT8_6nqaCE (Lanayru Sand Sea)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa1OgurYq28 (Ghirahim battle)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_2zBH30HJU (Faron Woods)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DAJBU4Wtqg (Fi's farewell)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSZBcPRQpO8 (Staff roll... Dat intro!)

And if these don't change your mind, then we have very different tastes!



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Slarvax said:
shinsa said:


your not the only one, however i think Wind Waker is great!

Skyward sword is my least favorite Zelda in almost everyway. Other then ballad of the goddess, the sky loft theme or any reused songs, the music sucked. The gameplay mechanics and motion controls were not fun and didnt really add much for me, the lack of free roaming outside of skyloft was very dissapointing and the art design was very lacking(a very important asspect for me)It was all over the place with horrid creature designs. The only thing i really liked about the game was the story.....funny i would say that because i dont play zelda or any nintendo games for story/plot purposes. 

I dont hate the game but i thought it was dissapointing. 

-.- You've got to be kidding about the music!

https://www.youtube.co

m/watch?v=weT8_6nqaCE (Lanayru Sand Sea)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa1OgurYq28 (Ghirahim battle)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_2zBH30HJU (Faron Woods)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DAJBU4Wtqg (Fi's farewell)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSZBcPRQpO8 (Staff roll... Dat intro!)

And if these don't change your mind, then we have very different tastes!

Don't forget Demise! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR-rX20UCHE

Overall, I felt it was an excellent soundtrack. Not up to the level of Ocarina, but still very good.



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Right now the internet hates Skyward Sword... like they hated Twilight Princess... and they hated Wind Waker... and they hated Majora's Mask. When Zelda U comes out we'll hate that and love Skyward Sword.

Skyward Sword is awesome. The art style is lovely, although the impressionist style didn't always mesh well with HD TVs. The controls were as good as the player was, and I wouldn't call them better, but they made for a unique game. The story was easily the best in a Zelda game. It was simple but sweet, and it gave you a reason to legitimately care about Zelda. Boss fights are the best in the series. Music was incredible. The Ancient Cistern, Pirate Ship, and Fire Temple were among the best dungeons in the series.

Of course, this is the internet, so we have to magnify any flaw to a ridiculous degree. We don't have day and night cycles... which really add nothing to the experience, but they're SUPPOSED to be in a Zelda game, and I hate change. You have to collect tadtones! Which takes up like 45 minutes (if you're slow) out of a 40ish hour game. The controls didn't work that one time and it couldn't have possible been my fault! The overworld is not connected. How can I enjoy this game without going through vast amounts of mostly empty space!

But hey, it's cool. Haters came in wanted to find something to hate, and in doing so, they deprived themselves of an excellent game.

As for me, I've only played the 3D Zeldas. I think SS may be my favorite. I like Wind Waker alot but the pacing is a bit off, even with the Wii U changes. Needs more dungeons too. Twilight Princess was excellent but... something felt missing when I was replaying it. The beginning is also pretty dull (yes worse than SS). I didn't like Majora's Mask. OOT and SS are in competition. I like OOT better but I can't decide if that's because it's a better game or because of nostalgia.



JWeinCom said:
Right now the internet hates Skyward Sword... like they hated Twilight Princess... and they hated Wind Waker... and they hated Majora's Mask. When Zelda U comes out we'll hate that and love Skyward Sword.

Skyward Sword is awesome. The art style is lovely, although the impressionist style didn't always mesh well with HD TVs. The controls were as good as the player was, and I wouldn't call them better, but they made for a unique game. The story was easily the best in a Zelda game. It was simple but sweet, and it gave you a reason to legitimately care about Zelda. Boss fights are the best in the series. Music was incredible. The Ancient Cistern, Pirate Ship, and Fire Temple were among the best dungeons in the series.

Of course, this is the internet, so we have to magnify any flaw to a ridiculous degree. We don't have day and night cycles... which really add nothing to the experience, but they're SUPPOSED to be in a Zelda game, and I hate change. You have to collect tadtones! Which takes up like 45 minutes (if you're slow) out of a 40ish hour game. The controls didn't work that one time and it couldn't have possible been my fault! The overworld is not connected. How can I enjoy this game without going through vast amounts of mostly empty space!

But hey, it's cool. Haters came in wanted to find something to hate, and in doing so, they deprived themselves of an excellent game.

As for me, I've only played the 3D Zeldas. I think SS may be my favorite. I like Wind Waker alot but the pacing is a bit off, even with the Wii U changes. Needs more dungeons too. Twilight Princess was excellent but... something felt missing when I was replaying it. The beginning is also pretty dull (yes worse than SS). I didn't like Majora's Mask. OOT and SS are in competition. I like OOT better but I can't decide if that's because it's a better game or because of nostalgia.

There does seem to be a lot of people making mountains out of molehills when criticizing the game.

That said, there are other reasons to "hate" Skyward Sword, apart from the trivial design choices and overblown motion-control horror stories.



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Pavolink said:
mii-gamer said:
Why all the hate for skyward sword? It was fucking awesome

Best boss battles
Best Dungeons (Pirate Ship, Lanaryu minds)
Awesome villain
Creative puzzles
Awesome music
Best set pieces in any zelda


I don't wanted to say but

Zelda cycle

Oh no! I did!

We're still in the part when it's cool to hate on Skyward Sword, though. We need to wait about 6 months to a year after Wii U Zelda (though you think it won't come, so 6 months to a year after Wii U/successor simul-launch Zelda?) When people will start griping about x, y, and z that Zelda U did and how Skyward Sword didn't have any of that shit.



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If SS is the best Zelda since OoT, hm... perhaps I would say. Better than TP in my opinion but I liked both Minish Cap and Wind Waker more, especially WW HD. So one of the best since OoT absolutely, but not the best.

Also I agree that with a "normal" controller instead of the Wii-mote I would have enjoyed this game a whole lot more. Same goes with TP, but since I played the GC-version it didn't bother me.



To all the users saying that people are just doing the normal zelda cycle hating I think you are not being real about the situation. There is a very good reason why all the 3d zelda after Oot people complain about them and they are perfectly legitimate reasons.

The padded, collect these random types of items, gameplay that SS suffered from is an absolutely good reason to criticize the game. That is very poor unimaginative game design staring you right in the face and should not be tolerated or just looked over. If any other game dares to have such poor game design most people will stop playing that game right then and there but because it is zelda we accept that uninspiring piece of game design in the hope that if we complete the task the game will get better.

TP also suffered from these collection exercises and it slowed down the pace of the game immensely, and if you don't know why people hated on wind waker well I just don't know what to say.

Oot of time suffered from none of these things, and if there was a checklist for good game design Oot beats most other 3d zelda in that regard making it the best by default.



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