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The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD Announced for the Switch! Available July 16th.


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27 minutes ago, Romier S said:

This is the one game that desperately deserves an HD version. It's a gorgeous game that looks awful at 480p.

 

Tell me about it-my son wanted to try it the other day, and it looks like crap.  Interested in seeing how it ages, and whether the motion controls are better/worse than on the Wii.

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1 hour ago, Romier S said:

This is the one game that desperately deserves an HD version. It's a gorgeous game that looks awful at 480p.

 

It looks like the frame rate got a boost to 60 as well. Very nice!

 

This is the only 3D Zelda I've only finished once. It will be interesting to replay it again and see how well it holds up. I remember enjoying it well enough on the Wii. It seems like the concensus over this one has soured over time. Maybe there's something I missed about it, or perhaps folks wanted something different from the series (which they eventually got with Breath of the Wild.

 

The addition of button controls is great as well. I know a lot of folks who will probably be willing to give this game a try now that this is an option. As for me, I'll probably play using the Pro Controller and just use the right stick for the sword attacks. I would play with motion controls, but I hate using the joy cons when playing on the TV — way too small for my hands.

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Wow, you guys gave up way too easily. I remember running over to Best Buy on the day of its release and buying the collector’s edition, which included a gold Zelda-themed Wii remote. I came home and found that my original launch-day Wii wasn’t working properly. Something was wrong with the video output, and the image was really dark and hard to see on the TV. I knew it wasn’t the component cable because I had switched it out with a newer one, so I knew it had to be a problem with the console itself.

 

Undeterred, I drove back to Best Buy and bought a brand new Wii. I ended up playing for about 10-12 hours that day (I remember telling my wife, “Don’t bother me today.”) and putting about 50+ hours into it before finally finishing it.

 

I look forward to playing it again in HD (at long last).

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An HD boost won't improve the gameplay. It's still a crap game, almost as bad as Twilight Princess. The flying between mission points is interminably boring, the dungeons are uninspired, the side characters are dull, the above world activities are tedious, Fi is as annoying and useless as Midna and Navi, the art design is ugly. Nothing redeeming about this one.

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