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Skyward Sword scores a perfect 10
My Game of 2011 gets a perfect score
Published on 01/01/2012

Mid-way through November I disappeared from the world thanks to an event that only happens once every 5 or so years. Of course that even was the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and that first weekend I was absolutely captivated by the world of Skyloft and Hyrule. Truly, this is a game that borders on gaming perfection, and if it wasn't for the mountain of other games that needed reviewing, I would have blitzed through Skyward Sword in a few weeks. But instead I took my time, and a few weeks ago I finished what I have to say is one of the finest games ever.

You can read my thoughts on this masterpiece in my full review which is now available, but I wanted to take the opportunity here to briefly discuss the plot. I've always been a huge fan of the Zelda series and its mythos and canon are huge factors in why I love the series so much. While everything may not match up perfectly, the story is so complex and so interesting that it is hard not to get sucked in, and Skyward Sword didn't disappoint.

While in previous games I always felt a bit disconnected from the NPCs, the relationships made in Skyward Sword feel real, and they feel like a part of the experience. I genuinely cared for Zelda throughout the game and loved her relationship with Link, and the Karane/Pipit sidequest was really nicely done too. The supporting cast really are a stand-out point of the game, as even the Ancient Robots have a personality of their own, Skipper and Scrapper being the two truly memorable characters from the game.

So there we have it, a few more thoughts on Skyward Sword. It scored a perfect 10, so I can't wait to see how Nintendo plan to top this on Wii U. Let's start the waiting again!

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) Review

It has been five years since we've been able to walk the land of Hyrule on our consoles, but the wait is finally over. And it's been worth it. Skyward Sword isn't just an evolution of Zelda games, it is also the evolution and realisation of just what motion controlled gaming could, and should, be like. With a brilliant story, some of the finest gameplay ever seen and the best graphics on Wii, and arguably ever, Skyward Sword is definitely the game Zelda fans have been waiting for. It is simply, a masterpiece.

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