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  • F.T. Wolf

Review: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Updated: Jul 18

Move that Wii remote! More, move it more!

Console: Nintendo Wii

In about two weeks or so, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will launch on the Nintendo Switch. After The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess received HD remasters on the Nintendo Wii U people were expecting Skyward Sword to get the same treatment at some point. Well, that time has come!

Skyward Sword has, for a long time, been regarded as the worst 3D Zelda game. It made me very hesitant to pick up and play the game myself but when it, alongside the Zelda 25th orchestra soundtrack, came on my path for a bargain I ended up buying it regardless. Now that I've played and finished the game, I'm happy to report that this game isn't the frustrating garbage fire that the internet is trying to make you believe. It's very much a 3D Zelda game like you're used to though it can definitely be very frustrating at time.

Let's dive in.

High in the sky, far above the clouds, floats Skyloft where the Hylians have lived and explored for generations. After some shenanigans involving big bully Groose trying to sabotage him, Link manages to ace his Knight-in-training exam. Celebrating the occasion, Zelda takes Link for a flight during which an odd-looking tornado appears out of the blue and throws Zelda tumbling beneath the cloud. While recovering back on Skyloft, Link is led into the island's statue of Hylia to the Goddess Sword by Fi, the spirit of the sword who resides within it. After Link draws the sword, he’s told that Zelda is still alive in the lands beneath the clouds and that destiny has come calling for the b