It’s pretty safe to say that Skyward Sword is the last “highly produced game” of the Wii’s 6 year run. Which is fitting, since the system launched with ‘The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’. Skyward Sword though in my opinion is superior is most ways, from the gorgeous open world environments, the brilliant 1:1 motion controls and spectacular level design. Chances are if you still own your or are still playing the system that you most probably already have this game, If not… shame on you.
The games art direction is a cross-breed between Twilight Princess and the gorgeous cel-shaded graphics of Wind Waker. One of the best if not the best aspects of skyward sword is the controls! The 1:1 motion is superb and in theory fits incredibly well with the Zelda franchise (as you can imagine) fortunately it’s not just in theory, it really does works like a charm, from swiping the Wii mote like a sword with intense accuracy and using the nunchuck as your shield it feels… right.
Now that the Wii U is out (at this moment in time USA only) it’s going to be confusing as to which control scheme the next instalment of the franchise will use. I remember reading a few months back that Eiji Aonuma (Zelda series producer) said that the future titles of the series will most likely use the motion plus, which I for one can only hope since it’s fairly obvious that it wouldn’t be the control scheme.
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