The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Review

Link’s divisive Wii adventure returns on Switch with some welcome quality-of-life improvements.

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will be available on Nintendo Switch on July 16, 2021. You can read the full written Skyward Sword HD review by Kevin Knezevic on GameSpot:…

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  1. I completely agree playing with out motions controls feels bad, the gameplay feels like it came out of an indie developer, I guess since it wasn't supposed to be played that way, is the reason why, the music and story are good, but honestly the gameplay was a consistent frustration.

  2. I'm happy they made this port I had the game on wii but one I'm left handed and two I'm disabled on the right side so the wii gameplau was kind of difficult. So I'm happy I can play this on my lite.

  3. There was less recentering on Wii because the motion sensor helped the wii understand where you were pointing. The switch has no idea where you are pointing, since it only uses the gyros, so it's on the player to understand when to recenter.

  4. Should have been a full remake instead. Even for a 2011 game it looks outdated probably because of the Wii's weak hardware and sometimes clunky controls. 60 bucks for this?

  5. Every single review is about the controls and how they compare to the Wii game, how about a “game” review for those of us who never played the game on any console?

  6. This is definitely a solid upgrade over the Wii version. However, this remains the weakest 3D Zelda regardless. Still a fun game that I’d give a 7.5/10, but the other games in the series are so strong that this pales a bit in comparison.

  7. The button controls are not as bad as this review makes them out to be. It just takes time to get use to it. Took me about 2-3 hrs and once I got the hang of it I never tried motion controls again

  8. As plenty others already mentioned, resetting the camera was an issue on the original version as well. This problem happens because when you are pushing the tool button or swinging the sword you are not pointing to the screen the controller, so the pointer is resetted to the false position. You cannot fix it, so pointing it out as a game flaw mmmm, it is disputable. It is like complaining because in Wii sport you need to move your body to play.

  9. If you are using button only controls, you can hold L (top "shoulder" button) to move through the world exactly like in Breath of the Wild, moving Link and camera at the same time. I LOVE button only controls for most interactions. Bombs are easier, sky diving is easier, beetle navigation is easier. I only NEEDED to switch to motion controls for the initial race, and 1st Ghirahim (so far.) Fire Temple boss and Sand Scorpion was SO much easier with button only controls!

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