The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Also available for: Wii

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword introduces full motion control enabled by the Wii MotionPlus accessory, which synchronizes player movements with Link's actions while offering intuitive play control.<P>With the Wii MotionPlus accessory, every movement of Link's sword matches the player's motion with exact precision. If players motion left to right, Link swings from left to right. The precision play control is applied to enemies as well, as players must contemplate strategy when battling opponents that actively try to defend against attacks.

Release Date: 11/20/2011

Genre: Action

ESRB Rating: E10+

Games Ratings

  • 10

    Graphics

    Nintendo's creative visual style here is not only the best on Wii but truly timeless and stunning.

  • 9

    Sound

    The soundtrack doesn't quite measure up to the franchise's best, though that's a very high standard. No voice acting, though not necessary, does hurt the cinematic feel.

  • 10

    Appeal

    There are tons of side quests that will keep you busy. Plus there's incentive to play through the entire 40-hour adventure again.

  • 10

    Play

    You'll never want to go back to traditional controls for a Zelda game.

  • 10

    Presentation

    The origin story, characters and cinematic sensibility here are superb.

  • 10

    Overall

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