IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
I haven't ever played this game the controls turned me away from it completely. This is the first major Zelda release I didn' preorder and purchase. When I saw first Major I mean for Major home console (not counting the handheld ports).
I'm in the same boat. That said, I know there were a lot of my friends that got it and loved it, and I've even seen a lot of people on here talk about it. It did get across the board rave reviews, but that doesn't really mean much. (What reviewer is going to give a Zelda title a bad review?)
I'd be interested to hear what some of the others have to say about it.
It's one of those games that isn't as bad as a lot of people who say it's the worse make it out to be, but isn't as good as others who say it's the second coming make it out to be.
The controls can be frustrating to anyone who didn't instantly take the motion controls or particularly enjoys them. I personally took onto most of the controls for link quickly in this game besides two things. Skydiving(Which still doesn't make any @#%^ing sense to me) and flying your bird.(Which took me half the game to master) Which really put a damper on the situation as your trying to travel in the over world and you hate every 2 seconds of it becuase of it.
As far as the first boss, I highly believe nintendo drop the ball on this one. He should of been boss number 3 and the other two bosses should of came first. He only, personally, took me three tries to beat, I implore the op to take a deep breath. Back out, go buy some meds come back at least give the game a chance. On that note, I would just like to point out that this game is challenging. No not becuase of the motion controls, but in general. This is the first game in the series where i ever, EVER had to regularly carry potions on me. OoT, Majora's mask, twilight princess, etc all I needed was the fairy before the boss to handle things. This one several times I had to head into a dungeon with every bottle filled with a potion and the and the 6th boss I had to leave and come back with a fresh stock of potions. (The first boss the massive stock of hearts in the room where enough for me. Once he brings out his sword btw it's much easier to just catch him while he swinging or deflect his swing with your shield to damage him btw.)
The only other big problem with the game was nintendo was so mesmerized by the whole OH MY GOD YOU CAN CONTROL WHAT DERICTION HE SWINGS that almost every single @#%^ing enemy in the game involves a mastery of it. Because of that there a disappointing lack of variety in regular enemies. Also they managed to make a new support character that is more annoying then Navi. The game also gives up on the last 1/3 of the game which has a series of challenges but completely lacks in any form of a dungeon or anything.
To close this post on a good notes though. The use of a central city as a hub made it so every little npc there had a personality and you legitmently started to care about them instead of a good portion of them being forgettable unless they had a quest involved with them even then they lacked a personality. The upgrade system was enjoyable. They have an array of new weapons all of which are creatively used. Instead of that bullsh*t twilight princess pulled with some of the later items being used mainly only in their dungeon.(That @#%^ing disc thing being the biggest offender since I enjoy the hell out of it in it's dungeon but it was never used like that again) And of the 9 different bosses in the game(Going to count repeat boss fights as one) 8 of them are all unique and challenging. And they really used the travel to the dungeon for the first time apart of the challenge of the dungeon. Instead of your just traveling to a new area maybe solving 1 or 2 puzzles. Helping the locals in an easy quest and oh btw this is the way to dungeon off you go now which seemed to be the way twilight princess and OoT liked to have it.
At the end of the day though, I'll have to admit it's properly the worse Zelda game I've played. However just keep in mind, it's the worse of one of the strongest series in gaming, it's definitely not the worse game out there.
My 2 cents Edited, Jun 23rd 2012 6:38am by Laxedrane