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Skyward Sword Released in the US
Kotaku Review is Up!
Gaming website Kotaku just posted their review of The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword! For those of you familiar with their reviews, they don't assign scores. Instead, they describe the game as is, and will give an editor's choice to a game that is particularly praiseworthy (Skyward Sword received such a distinction). Be sure to check out the review!
Aonuma and Kondo Say "Thank you!"
Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and composer Koji Kondo give special thanks to Zelda fans across the globe for supporting Link, Zelda, and their adventures over the last 25 years. Take a look! Also, of course, Skyward Sword is available for purchase today in Europe, and along without the pure irony that I'm living in the UK right now and yet I can't get the game because I don't have a PAL region Wii :(. Nonetheless, enjoy the video!
Review and More
Skyward Sword has been getting a great deal of attention from the media since November 11th. Review scores from big name reviewers are coming in like mad, and, with the exception of five of the 32 reviews thus far (all American media, figures), they have all pointed to outstanding quality! Notably, Skyward Sword earned a perfect 40/40 from Famitsu (10,10,10,10- 4 different reviewers giving a perfect score of ten). If you want to take a look at how Skyward Sword is doing overall, check out its metacritic page.
Of course, do remember that reviews can give a general idea of how the game is, but it's really up to each of us to play the game individualy for ourselves. I won't be able to review (or play) Skyward Sword until December, but we will have a Skyward Sword review by someone on staff within the next few weeks. With the new site launch, we're changing how we do reviews a bit, so if you are fond of reading my reviews that will be up sometime in December.
More of the Opening Story Now on Youtube
To be perfectly blunt I have absolutely no idea how I ended up finding this clip, but it seems a French journalist decided to do some major embargo breaking and uploaded 30 minutes of time in Skyloft (taking place right after you first meet Zelda). Granted, most of it is just running around town, but there are some cinematic moments that are potential spoilers. Click the read more to to watch the whole 32 minute video!
Gamespot Releases Detailed Runthrough of Skyward Sword!
Getting excited for Skyward Sword? Gamespot Australia just released a video, created in partnership with Nintendo of Australia, that shows off more of the in-game mechanics, the fourth dungeon, and even more! Of course, there are spoilers to be found inside, so if you would rather not spoil yourself do not click on the read more link. This demonstration is 40 minutes long and includes a semi-walkthrough of the 4th temple. You have been warned!
Skyward Sword: Even More Game Footage
Skyward Sword certainly is looking more and more like it will be a fantastic final big name title for the Nintendo Wii. As we alluded to earlier, we've found information from TheBitBlock about even more Zelda goodness. Look inside for a slew of 30 second demo direct feeds ranging from showing off Zelda and Link's relationship even further, and some interesting things Link can do with a pumpkin (unfortunately, basketball isn't one of them, ha, but you'll find the scene entertaining nonetheless). Look inside for all the videos currently available.
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