I got in an hour or so with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword last night. Ordinarily an hour would cover your first dungeon, but not Skyward Sword! No. I’ve confronted a school bully, chased a snitch, spent quality time with Zelda, rescued a raccoon-cat, and swung my sword at some bats.
But yeah, it took a solid 30-45 minutes before I got my sword.
Suffice it to say it opens a tad on the slow side. That said, the extra time gives you a little more focus on Link and Zelda’s relationship. It’s actually very sweet, and they give it a nice tone in only a short amount of time with minimal dialogue. Zelda is the only one who talks, but the facial animations are really expressive.
Once the game does start breaking out nostalgia, it’s flying left and right. Prequels are always fun for their ability to play around with the mythos, and this one introduces the Master Sword and the reasoning for Link’s traditional garb within ten minutes of each other.
I figure I’ll get more time in tonight, maybe actually go to a dungeon. But so far, I’m enjoying it despite the sluggishness.
- Skyrim Stories: The Great Mammoth Rebellion
- Speaking of which, it will be nice to install Skyrim again.
- This was quite a rug-pull from the UK PlayStation mag. They got clicks from promising MGS5, and as it turns out the news is “nothing to see here about MGS5!” My story was fairly neutral in its presentation, but Patrick Klepek was notably more harsh.