A review of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on the Nintendo Switch. See what our staff has to say about the game, our thoughts on the game while we played it, and whether or not you should buy it.
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List of Contents
The scores were determined by our editors who played the game. The score ranges from high to low, with 10 being a perfect experience, 5 being an average game, and 1 being a game that you wouldn't want to have in the same building as you.
5 Points of Review
A rating of how captivating the story and the game's world are
How much content the game has to offer
Graphics: A rating on how good the game looks and utitlizes the console's hardware
Sound: A rating on how good the game's voices, sound, and OST sounded
A rating based on how things like loadtimes and controls felt, as well as how polished the game was
|Breath of the Wild
Despite the original Wii version making heavy use of motion controls as its main attraction, it actually felt like that held the game back and made it somewhat frustrating to play.
In this HD remaster, you can now enjoy the game in both motion control and button-only modes. While this may deviate slightly from the original concept, it raises the game's overall enjoyability by a lot.
The game looks and sounds better than ever too, and seeing it run at 60 FPS makes it look as good as any other modern game. While the original game was certainly a landmark title of the Wii, certainly the same can be said about this game, and it will likely become one of the essential Switch titles.
|Link's Awakening, Majora's Mask, Ocarina of Time
With the main limiting factor of the original being lack of button-controls, having an option to use a traditional controller makes the game a much easier to play experience. The length of the dungeons feel just right, and in particular the Ancient Cistern and Sandship puzzles and bosses were great fun.
The characters are all full of life, and seeing Link display such a wide array of emotions is a lot of fun. Thanks to the many useful items and potions at your disposal, even those who are not particularly adept at action games should be able to clear this one. The Silent Realms were certainly a bit creepy though...
Lastly, we'd just like to say that we loved the adorable Kikwis found in the Faron Woods, and if Nintendo were to make a plushy, we'd be first in line to buy one!
|July 16th, 2021 (Friday)
|$59.99 USD (+tax)
|E 10+ (Everyone 10+)
|The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Official Site
|Can be exchanged for a Nintendo Voucher Ticket
Join Link in his high-flying quest to save Zelda, a childhood friend who must confront her destiny. Soar between floating islands and descend to the treacherous surface world in the earliest story of the Legend of Zelda™ series.Source：The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Official Site
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Release Date Guide
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Zelda & Loftwing amiibo and amiibo Compatibility
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New Features and Changes
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HD Graphics Comparison
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How to Preload
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Is Skyward Sword HD Open World?
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Is Skyward Sword HD a Remake?
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Is there a Demo?
Read about the demo availability of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch.
Plot Summary and Story Synopsis
Learn more about Skyward Sword HD's plot and the timeline of all Legend of Zelda games.
Updates and Patch Notes
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