I want the Wiimote purely 'cos it's pretty enough to make having to pay out for a new Wiimote for Wii Motion Plus for a single game palatable.
If this had come out at the start of the Wii Motion Plus's life, that'd be a different matter - for one thing, maybe people would have made some playable Wii games using it if Nintendo had given them a better example than another mini-game snorefest - but months before the Wii U comes out, I'm expected to drop £20+ for another controller for a single game on an abandoned platform?
They're [censored]ing lucky the Zelda franchise is rarely bad. Though if this turns into another disappointing stinker like Twilight Princess, I'll have even more reason to be pissed off.
Muddy graphics, a bit of a boring plot (though it had its moments) and the rest of the game was basically out to say "Hey, remember Ocarina of Time? Here it is again, only not as good! And you're a wolf!".
Skyward Sword seems to be an attempt to come back from that, and it does certainly look much, much prettier at the very least. I don't doubt that this game will probably be better than TP, but the need to fork out for a Motion Plus is a frustrating sting in the tail.
I prefer it to Ocarina of Time, personally. I mean, sure, it did rip it off in places, and the wolf sections weren't particularly riveting, but all the rest I found extremely solid - larger play area, tons of things to see and do, and loads of variety in said things. It never had as much of an impact as Ocarina (a game that I never played until halfway through the Gamecube's life), and I found the graphics quite hit-and-miss, so I can see how it'd be a disappointment.
I played Link's Awakening again recently - had it since I was 5 and never completed it. I endeavoured to do so this time until I got to a bit with a crow that you NEEDED to kill to advance. The bloody thing became invincible, got stuck to a tree and nothing I tried fixed it. Resetting, reloading, you name it.
I feel that Zelda has something for everyone, but not everything for someone. I've met no one person who likes all of the games, and it's always a different set of games they like/dislike.
Played Wind Waker years ago, had a go on Link to the past when I was younger. I own Twilight princess but haven't actually played it. Currently playing Ocarina of Time 3D, loving it. So after this I'm playing Twilight Princess.
Also getting the girlfriend Skyward Sword for Christmas, it was a given immediately, and I'll get the Wii Remote anyhoo because it's all gold, shiny and has motion plus. Whether it's a bundle or not, but a bundle would certainly be a nice gesture.
I've met no one person who likes all of the games, and it's always a different set of games they like/dislike.
Hi. There's just something about the Zelda series which means I could pretty much stick any of them on, and play them through to completion. Even Twilight Princess (I did so last month actually - last boss is still lacklustre), which I always see as the black sheep of the series. I like the way that Skyward Sword has a more Wind Waker-ish feel to it, not just in graphics, but just the impression I've got from the trailers.
So, the symphony last night was brilliant. I was sitting up in the circle and there was a staff member recording the whole thing with a big ol' video camera, so it might be worth keeping an eye out for clips popping up at some point.
They put a nice lot of effort into it - the venue was slathered with massive bits of artwork, they had display cases of N64s, NESes and the like, there were demos of Skyward Sword. Eiji Aonuma popped up to make speeches at the beginning and the end, and Koji Kondo appeared to play Grandma's theme from Wind Waker on solo piano and also make a short speech. Oh, and the programme was free, which I was heartily impressed by (admittedly it was only small, but still. I'll post a scan if anyone's interested).
Top evening out. And it's properly whetted my appetite for Skyward Sword!
Even though I enjoy playing many games in the series I'm starting to think that I'm not much of a "true fan" or whatever. The concept of the evening excited me way more than what it turned out to be.
The orchestra was indeed amazing and a highlight was I got a bit of a chance to play Skyward Sword, though I think that the demo glitched and the key I was meant to get disappeared which kind of spoiled it.
Just a shame that Nintendo's idea of winning tickets in a competition is to stick you right at the back in front of some guys who want to give their personal commentary on the Zelda series and its fans all the way through. -.-'
Damn-near ruined the night for me. Because I'm not much of a social person it really made it difficult for me to engross myself in the moment.
Also we had to leave a little early to catch the coach home.
Also a bit of a shame that being in such a StreetPass GOLDMINE I hadn't had much chance to fully get to grips with the system meaning I missed a lot of chances to get puzzle pieces/go questing. I was also cautious because I didn't want my 3DS nicked.
Also Ocarina of Time 3D is great; better than the original in fact, I'd argue. It has a lovely layer of polish and the fact that Nintendo even localised it into british English for Europe is a lovely touch. The only downside is it makes me want Majora's Mask 3D even MORE.
The only downside is it makes me want Majora's Mask 3D even MORE.
This. For the love of God, this. I guess the next step after that would be to make some original games using the Ocarina 3D engine. And that would be immense. Until then though, I'll be ok with Skyward Sword.
Preordered GOLD MODE, paying it off bit by bit. Done some digging, I've found motion plus controllers going for around 55 euro. The only place that does it cheaper (35) is miles away. By preordering, I get a game and a CD for a fiver.