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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have for any switch owner!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Having the Wii version in my collection, I am happy to say this is a worthwhile HD remaster. Being able to skip some of the handholding and not use motion controls is how the game should have been released originally. The graphics and load times are a huge improvement.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Must buy for any Zelda fantasy

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Much more then a simple remake; •1080p docked, 720p handheld. •both docked and handled 60fps •reworked controls. And much more!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My Favorite Item

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I love the game & the fast shipping was awesome. :)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Classic, Fun, Graphics

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic wii Zelda brought to the Switch

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    A great classic brought to the switch. The game is very fun from the old wii era of Nintendo. The controller settings take getting used to if you are more familiar with breath of the wild controls as this game was meant for the wii motion plus. Luckily if you don’t like the motion controls you can swap to the normal button controls. The graphics are nice and have been up scaled for the switch resolutions. This game will bring you many hours of fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Story

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Skyward Sword is Amazing

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    This is a fantastic port from the Wii to Switch. I enjoyed Skyward Sword with the motion plus controller for the Wii and beat it several times. Playing it now on the Switch with my son has been the best. The game still has an interesting pastel pallet for it's landscapes but the models and everything else are much sharper and detailed now. This is a great game if you like The Legend of Zelda Series. If you haven't played it, canonically it's the first and it's amazing what you get to experience and see how it all began. If your only Zelda game has been Breath of the Wild, which is also an amazing entry in the series, this game is more grounded in what the other 3D Zelda games have been. By this I mean having actual dungeons and a more linear progression vs open world exploration. Bot h are good in their own ways, but if you're looking for a more traditional 3D Zelda experience with a great story and great gameplay, this is it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fun, Story

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost new favorite Zelda game.

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    Super fun with a Really nice story line! I could play this over and over again. Seems like my cat really enjoyed it too!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good, but not perfect remake of the Wii game.

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    The Zelda series is my favorite game series of all time. I make a point of going through and replaying all the games in the series every couple of years, and replay my favorites separately in between as well (I can't even remember how many times I've replayed Wind Waker). I know that Skyward Sword is not one that is loved by everyone, and while it isn't my favorite Zelda game I do like it quite a bit. That said playing it on the Wii on a modern HD TV was a big shame. While games like Wind Waker and Twilight Princess could still look pretty good on an LCD HDTV there was something about the way the made Skyward Sword that always made it look terrible on anything except an old CRT. So after Wind Waker and Twilight Princess got their WiiU remakes I was dying for them to do Skyward Sword as well, because not only could a WiiU version look great, it could also have used the same motion control setup using the Wiimote. Sadly that didn't happen, but thankfully they now made this Switch version. And it's good. It looks beautiful in both handheld and docked mode, but I would have to say that it is only really playable in docked mode using the Joycons for Wii style motion controls. They put in a good effort to create a new non-motion based control mode, but no matter how much I tried to use it I just could never get the hang of it. It's way weirder and much harder to use than the motion controls ever were, so you still just need to use motion controls for this game, and that is that. Thankfully the Switch Joycons make a fair substitute for the original Wiimote controls. Not perfect, but still very usable. The benefit of the original Wiimote controls were that they felt very accurate and after a while the motions became intuitive and easy to do. The new Joycon controls are close, but unfortunately they never quite feel as tight and accurate as the old Wii controls, so it is noticeably more difficult to pull off precise hits from different angles, especially slicing diagonally. Thankfully this kind of precision is only a necessity in some parts of the game, mostly boss battles and a very few other enemies, so in general you can get by fine and still perform some fun combat moves without having to worry about being overly precise. But it is still a shame that you don't feel as in control of the sword as you did in the Wii version, and a few boss battles can be fairly frustrating, especially the Ghirahim battles that require a lot of precision swinging to block the lines of objects he throws at you. The only other control issue worth mentioning is that the joycons very often lose registration, for lack of a better term. What I mean is that say you are sitting on your couch or chair holding the joycon/sword in a neutral position at links side, and then you swing the joycon around as you are fighting some enemies, well returning it to the same position you were holding it before isn't always totally accurate, and so you often wind up ending a fight with Link running around holding the sword down towards the ground, way up in the air, or off to one side quite a lot when you are actually just holding the joycon back in your natural position again. There is a simple button push to reset this and make link automatically move the sword back to his standard position so it's an easy thing to fix, but you will be doing this A LOT, and so it is just another thing that makes it feel like you have far less control over the sword in this new version than you did in the original Wii version of the game. All of that being said the vastly improved graphics make this a very pleasurable way to play the game. The oil painting style of the graphics looks beautiful in HD. And at this point this is probably the only way most people will have to play it anyway, so if you enjoy the Zelda series don't pass this one by. The control issues on the Switch are fairly minor, and might not even be noticeable to anyone who has never played the Wii version, or not as much as I have over the years. I'll agree that most of the common criticisms people have for the game are valid to varying degrees, but I don't think anything outright ruins the game. When it first came out the biggest disapointment to me was that it felt like they had wasted an opportunity by making the hubworld above the sky so limited. I absolutely loved exploring the seas in Wind Waker, so I think the lack of a traditional overworld in Skyward Sword could have been forgiven if there was simply more to do and discover in the cloud world of Skyward Sword, like there was on the seas of Wind Waker. But that aside the areas below the clouds and dungeons you play through in Skyward Sword are all well designed and very fun, so there is still a lot of great Zelda gameplay to be had in this game. It's no Wind Waker, or Breath of the Wild, but it is far from a bad game, and still well worth your time, especially if you are a fan of the series.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Controls

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    9/10 recommend!

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I’m a overall Zelda fan & was excited that they re-HD’d Skyward Sword. I never played it when it was first released, but I watched videos of others play through the original. It is refreshing to be able to experience the beginning of the Zelda timeline, especially if you are a fan of BOTW… I know it is all out of order. After playing through the game the controls work wonderfully; motion control & button control. It does get frustrating that you have to reset the gyro a couple of times, but you get used to it after you start to play through the story more. This game is exciting, heart-racing & exhausting (in a good way.) You should give this game a try. I wasn’t gong to buy it at first, but I came around and just grabbed it. And as an added bonus Best Buy threw in a free decal set!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Another chance for a fun game

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    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

    As a long time fan of the Legend of Zelda series, original Skyward Sword on the Wii was first one that didn't attract me. The motion controls were strange and unresponsive, and visuals seemed a step back from Wind Waker. Now on Switch, visuals are enhanced to 1080p, and 60 fps. The colors and smooth animations look gorgeous both on tv or handheld. Controls feel much better than they were on Wii, though still not perfect, as they still can lose track in boss fights. But for the most part they feel 1 to 1 motion, and are very fun when using slingshots or bow and arrow types of items. A big bonus, which was one of reasons I gave this version a chance, is that you can skip motion controls entirely and play the game almost as a traditional Zelda game, but losing camera controls, as the right analog becomes dedicated for moving sword. Story is as good as most of the games in the series, and soundtrack is beautiful and powerful. Highly recommend this game for any Legend of Zelda fan, specially for those who skipped it on Wii like I did. It isn't perfect, but it is fun and gorgeous. It might feel a little restricted when compared to Breath of the Wild, but those who played other games in the series will recognize building blocks for free roaming and traversal that became fully fleshed out in Breath of the Wild.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Graphics

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely amazing!

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I loved the original game for the wii when I was a kid and I love this HD remake of it. The colors are bright, the visuals are crisp and the music is just as beautiful as I remember it being. This has to be one of the best legend of zelda games I've ever played.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fun

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Legend of Zelda

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    This game is so much fun and it was so easy to order and pick up in the store. I also got free stickers when I picked up the game!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best version of Skyward Sword

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    I tried to play through this game on my Wii and I absolutely hated it. Motion controls were the worst thing to come to this series. Additionally, the Wii resolution is terrible (480p) so it looks horrendous on my TV. Playing the Switch version is amazing, the controls are great and outputting in 1080p means I can more easily tell what things are supposed to and read the text more easily. I beat this game, and it is great like all Zelda games are.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Classic

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic amped up!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Its a really awesome game! Absolutely stayed true to the original wii title!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the greatest games ever.

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    Skyward Sword is a tremendously challenging game which requires patience, problem solving skills, quickness and fearlessness. There are all kinds of monsters in this game, which make it more fun. The game play continues to unfold and evolve, with one of the most compelling video game storylines in existence. Completion of this game feels like a major accomplishment.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy made my dream come true

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I love The Legend of Zelda and this is the only Zelda title I have not played. The Shopping experience that Best Buy provided was truly remarkable. They gave me this special gift to myself at an amazing price., and delivered it straight from their local store to my doorstep within the day. The delivery honestly increased my excitement towards playing this wonderful game and Best Buy truly made a dream come true this Holiday Season.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fun

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nostalgia from a time not so long ago

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I remember having so much fun playing SS on Wii & to now be able to revisit it on Switch & take it on the go, yea I'm a happy camper

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Welcome addition to the Zelda family

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I don't recall playing this when it came out for the Wii so was really excited to give it a shot. I played with the controller not motion controls and found it really easy and intuitive. This is definitely a different experience than BOTW which a much more linear path of progression. While the world felt a little small, the dungeons were interesting and engaging without ever being too difficult. If you like Zelda you'll love this, if you want open world it's probably not your thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Zelda, greater music

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    While this remains one of the lesser titles in the entire Zelda franchise, that bar is still incredibly high and with the tweaks and adjustments this release made, the game’s better than ever. Music is top-notch, and the story os simply lovely…

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    solid port

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    its been many moons since i first played this game. the improvements do make the game easier to play but still has some lagging issues. but still its a zelda game so its good. breath of the wild has ruined everyones expectations lol

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for young Zelda fan

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    My 12 year old daughter is a huge Zelda fan and she was very excited to get it for Christmas. She said it’s easy to play and follow and she enjoys it. The graphics are amazing as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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