Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Prowl, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. bignick1693

    bignick1693 Maximal

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    gamespot hates zelda. I kinda hope this game earns goty status to prove that a wii game can still kick some ass.
     
  2. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl Koruption_Kosplay

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    So this comes out in what 4 days??? I cant wait!!
     
  3. night-skyward

    night-skyward Collects animated, mainly

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    My copy just arrived, squeeeee!

    The gold remote is pretty sexy and the orchestra cd has 8 tracks on it. Now I'm off to play for the rest of the day, gotta love reading weeks =]
     
  4. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    I wish Gamestop would get it early.
     
  5. Bendimus Prime

    Bendimus Prime Rolls for initiative

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    I agree, I would love to rub it in the "[email protected]@M3RZ" faces that Nintendo can still kick some ass in the modern game generation. But, I can't image it can beat MW3 (I don't play those games, but I know it sold really well) and Skyrim, which is slowly beating Morrowind as my favorite Elder Scrolls game.
     
  6. CrypticIllusionist

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    You actually may have a glitched copy, as I do. For the longest time, I swear I was playing one of the songs perfectly but it wouldn't let me go on. After a google search, I found other people had the same problem.
    The (weird) solution? Just spam the first two notes over and over really fast.

    So, Skyward Sword. I'm agonizingly excited. I've rearranged my room so I once again have space to play my Wii. My body is ready.
     
  7. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    Hmm... This may be the first Zelda game that I don't finish actually. I tried a demo of the sword combat, and it just didn't do it for me... To me, Link should be a skilled swordsman, not someone who flails his sword around as badly as I would IRL. That said, the Wiimote sword swinging was fairly accurate, I will give it points for that. I like Twilight Princess's flick swinging a lot better, though I still would prefer a button.

    Yes, I am an old fashioned git who can't accept change :p 
    Well, some change, but I still love the feel of a controller in my hand, and there is no chance I will ever use the Wii-U's giant screen controller... Yeesh, I'm 26 and already I am like an old man... what will I be like when I'm 60+? o_O 
     
  8. Prowl

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    But Mumps, maybe you'll become a better swordsman by playing this :) .

    Actually, I can't judge you. I refused to play the DS Zelda games because I refused to control Link with a pen.
     
  9. jala12

    jala12 Fiery Adventurer

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    The actual orchestra has more than 8 tracks. I'm guessing that there may be a CD 2 in the future after the tours are finished.
     
  10. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    Funny thing is, I actually liked the pen controls. Though I spent so much time back in the day playing Diablo 2, it really just came naturally to me. But if they ever released a Handheld top view Zelda game with traditional controles, well... I won't type what I was just gonna say, but lets just say it was very graphic detail on why I'd need new pants.
     
  11. The Primes

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    From the Gamespot review:

    "Editor's note: This review originally stated that aiming was handled through the Wii Remote's infrared sensor, which is incorrect. The review has been amended accordingly. GameSpot regrets the error."

    So basically he was trying to aim by pointing at the screen like how it was in TP instead of tilting the Wiimote like you're actually supposed to do in SS and then complained that the aiming was really wonky. I'm pretty sure it wasn't the controls that were faulty. :rolleyes: 
     
  12. magmatron

    magmatron Hyper Sentinel Force!

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    It's old people like you that are holding back gameplay innovations! Why don't you go back to your stupid Battle Toads and let us enjoy the future?!



    In case it wasn't obvious, I was joking! You're not old...much;) !

    People pointed that there were a whole lot of flaws in his review, not to mention spoilers. Guess he just wanted to rush it and drop the score.
     
  13. night-skyward

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    Yeah, the cd is roughly 45 minuets, so no where close to the length of the last set of concerts. it's just a little 25th anniversary gift, and a full one will most likely be released after the world tour, like you said =]

    So I'm heading off to the third area now, I'm really enjoying it so far, just be prepared to change the way you play =p you definitely have to concentrate and take your time. Moblins aren't stupid or as easy as you'd think, skulltula's are annoying until you get the beetle and I got stuck on one part in Eldin volcano for almost an hour =\

    Still it's all good so far =]
     
  14. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    I love this game.
     
  16. Skywave

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    Got my shipping notification for both of my order :D  So I might get this monday or tuesday, can't wait!
     
  17. Prowl

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    Lol, that was pretty amusing. He was up in arms about it. I disagree with him about Uncharted, because that did deserve at least the 9.0 it received and didn't require any cock-sucking (lmao). But a 7.5 does seem pretty lame. And what is worst is that it might affect some people's decision if they take this guy seriously. edit: This guy being the Gamespot reviewer.

    Just got my Gamestop call....Sunday :( 
     
  18. OmegaScourge

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    yes....went into Best Buy and reserved the LOZ:SS Bundle. I get to pick it up Sunday (ticket said Sunday so it better be Sunday). can't wait, haven't played (really played) any console game since FFXIII.
     
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    Dude, thanks for posting this, it made my day. I need more friends like that guy for the pure entertainment value. He is quite the passionate gamer - hilarious! He did have some good points, like Call of Duty being the same thing annually. I can imagine him getting in a good slapfest with his hated GameStop reviewer if they ever met in person.

    Bummer that I may never get to play the game - not buying a Wii anytime soon. Not sure I'd be a fan of physically jumping around all day either, if that's what Skyward Sword requires.
     
  20. The Primes

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