The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Nintendo Switch)
Witness the origins of the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for Nintendo Switch. Originally released on Wii in 2011, this classic quest has been optimised for Nintendo Switch with smoother motion controls, as well as newly-added button controls.
Depicting the earliest story in The Legend of Zelda timeline, Link must travel between a world above the clouds and the great unknown below in search of his childhood friend, Zelda. Armed with his trusty sword and shield, Link will face off against powerful foes, solve tricky puzzles and soar through the skies atop a huge bird called a Loftwing on this epic adventure.
When playing with two Joy-Con controllers, these become your sword and shield. Swing the right Joy-Con to have Link swing his sword in-game and use the left Joy-Con to raise his shield to block enemy attacks. Physical movements like these can also be used to make use of different tools and items, such as wielding a bow and arrow or throwing bombs.
For the first time, you can also play this adventure using button controls, allowing the game to be played in handheld mode or on Nintendo Switch Lite. When using this control scheme, you can control Link’s sword by simply tilting the right control stick in a chosen direction.
If you love Zelda and can buy it you should.
SerialHappiness on (Verified Buyer)Reviewed by
Or you can keep on playing BOTW
Havok on (Verified Buyer)Reviewed by
Excited to relive a childhood classic.
Alex G on (Verified Buyer)Reviewed by
However, this was a game I grew up with with my older brother, since Twilight Princess was his first and growing up I watched him on my couch during simpler times with the Wii, we both fell in love with the series with that game and Skyward Sword was no exception, I eventually got to try it myself and apparently I got halfway, surprisingly considering I suck at puzzles and the series lol.
Anyways, I feel like due to how Skyward Sword was initially received on the Wii and how it seems to divide Zelda fans, I feel like the price is enough to justify the new features and content, for those who had problems with the motion controls originally have no excuse at all, they've added button controls as well as the Joy Con inputs for the game.
The new features I've seen to understand, are;
-Streamlined item information.
-Fi has been toned down.
-Button Controls and Joy-Con input.
-Smaller HUD (it was damn large on the original.)
THIS should be ENOUGH to justify the price, and the fact that some people cannot see that its clearly been upscaled to modern HD standards BOGGLES MY MIND, unless you were so lazy to not put on 1080P on the trailer when it released, I don't know HOW you can say they didn't change anything, people are so ignorant and jump to conclusions about this stuff.
Regardless, that aside I'm looking forward to replaying this game, it meant a lot to me as a kid and its been years, soon I will be 18 so its great for my 18th anniversary!
Giving a 1-Star Review Before Release
urbestbud onReviewed by
I'm glad that you've chosen not to support Nintendo - even now, I can feel the ripple effect of your decision leading to their eventual downfall. Bringing race into the mix as part of your slight was also an interesting choice.
The problem with consumers is that, while you do have a choice regarding what you consume, you have next to no control over the prices companies charge for entrance - and you need to remember that.
Nintendo overusing your Nostalgic gland.
Dewald W onReviewed by
Lately I don't agree with Nintendo's business practices and I will never support them again.
Charging this amount of money for a game you can just play on a Wii (that it was meant to be played on)
Nintendo and its Japanese minions can suck an egg.