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Just over three months after Skyward Sword’s release, we can safely assume that a decent portion of the people who are going to play the game have already played it, and that all of the critics of the game that are going to criticize it have weighed in with their opinions. Some sites and/or gaming publications, like IGN.com, The Escapist, and Game Informer heralded it as the best entry in the series, bestowing upon it the highest honor a video game critic can give to a game, a perfect 10 out of 10. A steady stream of overpoweringly positive reviews poured in from the critics in the weeks following Skyward Sword’s release, so one would think its aggregate critical score to be especially high even among the rest of the Zelda series.
Have you ever wondered what the heck you were getting when you got the different parts of the song of the hero in your Skyward Sword quest? Seriously, when I played it first time, I had no clue how those four parts would go into being a song. Well, now you can hear how it all comes together in the video above!
Hello, Zelda Eternity readers. I’m not gonna lie, it’s a slow news day today, but nevertheless, we were still able to drag in some juicy Zelda-related features for your viewing enjoyment.
Today, Game Informer posted a discussion video on the most recent entry to the Zelda series, Skyward Sword. In the video, some of the staff at Game Informer discuss Skyward Sword in deep, spoileriffic detail, and needless to say, it’s a video best avoided if you’ve yet to complete the game. However, if you’ve finished the narrative and have no in-game secrets left under-wraps, then you’ve no better time than now to watch it! Check it out here!
And that’s it from me. Weegee, out.
Hey, everybody! It’s your favorite (No? Second favorite, then?) Zelda Eternity staff member coming BACK TO THE MAIN PAGE to deliver you only the best Zelda news in a timely fashion! I apologize for the dry spell our front page has seen in the passed days, but rest assured, you’ll be seeing our activity grow from now on!
Anyway, it’s Valentine’s Day today, and considering how Zelda is a series that’s spawned a lot of heart related sight-gag jokes, we’re getting truckloads in today! Well, not “we”, the staff of ZE, we’re lonely single folks here, but “we” as the Zelda community, you bet your Adventure Pouch we are! After picking through a good number of cards, greetings, and quasi-witty one-liners, we’ve found only the best of the best to report on to our fans. One of my favorites from today comes from the webcomic Brawl in the Family. Hit the “read more” button to see it.
The wait is over, another chapter of lore has been added to The Legend of Zelda in Skyward Sword for Wii. Super-fans everywhere are indulging in their guilty pleasure and having fun. In the early goings something became very clear to me: My play style has been heavily altered from playing Dark Souls, as the knight class, clad in a mix and match of the traditional heavy armor. Dark Souls (also released in 2011) rarely holds your hand like the late Skyward Sword does, and comparing the two games is completely spoiler-free. So, want to read about my gripes with the new Zelda and how it could take pointers from a 360 title, as well as some tips from a fellow knight?
If you’re a 3DS owner, you can exclusively watch this special 3DS recording of the 25th Anniversary Symphony performing “Ballad of the Goddess”, in both 2D and 3D of course. Doesn’t this song sound so..fabulous?
Skyward Sword performed reasonably well in the recent Spike TV Video Game Awards, taking home a win in two of the categories it was nominated in, Best Wii Game and Best Motion Control game. Disappointingly, however, Skyward Sword did not win the award for Game of the Year, which was taken home by its rival Skyrim. No, Skyward Sword took home a much more prestigious honor, as the first and as of now only inductee into Spike TV’s Video Game Hall of Fame. The Most-Certainly-Not-Retiring Shigeru Miyamoto even showed up to claim the honor of being inducted, an enthralling event which you can witness if you simply click on “read more”!
That’s right, folks, Skyward Sword beat Skyrim in G4’s “Video Game Deathmatch” and has moved onto the final round. Its competitor in this round is the game “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.” Skyward Sword has a huge lead on Revelations right now at 72% so let’s keep it that way. If you haven’t already made an account (which you should have if you voted in the previous rounds) head over to G4 and make one so you can vote to lead Skyward Sword to victory. The final round ends next week, but don’t wait too long to help and show your support. And to keep with the tradition of speeches…
OK guys, we may have won against Batman in G4TV’s “Video Game Deathmatch”, but it’s not over yet! In this round, Skyward Sword is paired up against The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, and the scores are frighteningly close! Right now we are slightly in the lead with Zelda at 51%, and Skyrim at 49%, but that’s too close for my comfort! Sons of Zelda! Of Hyrule! My brothers. I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of Nintendo fails, when we forsake Zelda and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of Moblins and shattered shields when the Age of Hylians comes crashing down, but it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of Hyrule!
Now go and vote for Skyward Sword! You can find the poll here, but you’ll need to have a G4TV account. If you haven’t made one already, it will prompt you to when you click on vote. If you ever cared for Zelda, vote now while you still can!