The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
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Celebrating its thirty-fifth anniversary the Zelda franchise is releasing The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. The game is the first in the chronology of Zelda games, and in it, we will discover the origins of the Master Sword, the sword that seals darkness, and find out how Link and Zelda’s journey began.
The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword was originally the sixteenth title of the game and was originally released for the Wii back in 2011, and later on an HD version was released for the Wii-U in 2016, as a celebration of thirty years of the series. But, 2021 brings a brand new version of a beloved title of the franchise, with new graphics, design and potentially revamped features.
The Legend That Started It All
In Skyward Sword, we follow the story of Link and Zelda way before they became the legends that they are. In the beginning, three goddesses created the triforce, a power that grants wishes, and the great Demon King Demise wanted to take that power for himself. In search of it, he destroyed everything in his path, so to save the humans from perishing, the Goddess Hylia sent all the remaining survivors to the sky, a place that later on was known as Skyloft. After taking the humans out of danger, Hylia was able to attack Demon King Demise with everything she had, and in the end, came out the winner.
Now years later, we follow the story of a Zelda that is not a princess, and where Link is still a knight that is training. After Link passes his knight exam, both he and Zelda go on a celebratory flight, and during it, Zelda is taken away by a sudden dark tornado. Link later awakens back on the Skyloft and sets out on a mission to rescue Zelda. He is guided towards an island where the Goddess Sword Fi resides. Link proceeds to draw the sword and proves to be the hero that will destroy Demise.
Take On Enemies With a Sword and Shield
Fight different kinds of enemies, and take on bosses with Link, and use different types of weapons to fight them. Control your sword with the right joy-con, and each different motion you make is a different move that Link will do. The same thing applies to the shield, as you control it with your left joy-con. This mechanic helps players feel more in control and further immerses you in the gameplay. But if you don’t want to play with motion controls, it is also possible to play with the controller, and use it to play the game.
The world is filled with dungeons and all kinds of puzzles for you to go through. So take on the skies with your trusty bird, Loftwing, and explore different islands in the sky as you take on side-quests, and dive onto the surface to explore the land.
The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword helps fans of the series to understand the story more intricately as it is the first game in the series in chronological order. It helps expand the story and explains Links and Zelda’s origin story. Skyward Sword was well received by fans and critics, and now players who never got to play it and don’t own a Wii or Wii-U will be able to play the game on their Nintendo Switch.
It can also prove to be an amazing past-time as you wait for Breath of The Wild 2 to come out.
- Great motion-control
- Amazing Story
- Beautiful Soundtrack
- Motion control might be laggy
- An old game
- Enemies can be frustrating at times
Download The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
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All Zelda Games
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
- The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: Master Quest
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- The Legend Of Zelda: Gaiden/Majora’s Mask
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker