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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo Wii) discussion [game]
 
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Alrighty everyone, the game is finally out in all primary regions.... IDreamofHime was the first to receive their copy here on the boards. This is the place to discuss it!!!

Welcome to the thread on Negative World where all wondrous Zelda talk can occur. I would recommend that if you wanna talk about deeper-game stuff as we get going, perhaps spoiler-tag it and then describe outside of spoilers where in the game it is. The recent Super Mario 3D Land Discussion Thread is a good example. That'll allow people who aren't too far to read the thread without actually spoiling stuff for them. Just try to be courteous but definitely have fun with the game and discussions!!


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If you've beaten the game, click on over to roykoopa64's Skyward Sword story/ ending discussion (SPOILERS), and general thoughts thread! It's like this thread part deux!!

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Posted: 11/17/11, 19:54:35  - Edited by 
 on: 09/20/12, 03:19:59
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@ludist210
Yeah, the items you get don't necessarily fall in sequence in the item wheel, they just fall into their "place" (like in Zelda 1, LttP, OoT, etc). I don't think it's possible to bypass/miss any of the item wheel items, except for maybe the net...?

Shadowlink said:
@Brick

That's why I brought it up before: WTF do the Skyloft Knights actually do?

Fly around and catch Link's stupid ass every time he takes a trip over the edge? Really? This is what all that training goes towards?

C'mon.
I imagine if you live on a floating island, the relative danger involved (with kids running around, etc) means there should be an increased security. I guess the knights are assigned to that, as well as general "protect Skyloft" type duties. Although like every knight character in every Zelda, they generally fail to protect what they're supposed to.
Posted: 01/17/12, 21:14:20
@TriforceBun

Ah okay. It seems silly that it didn't just go "in order" in my mind, but that makes sense.

Well I just defeated The Imprisoned and I'm now wandering Skyloft, gathering gratitude crystals and such.
Posted: 01/19/12, 21:34:23
2 months..and 65 hours later I have beaten the game. All the heart pieces, the items...all the cubes..all the best possible equipment, and everybody is happy in Skyloft.

The end boss was great, the ending was satisfying and the game, to me, deserves the perfect score so many people, including myself, have given it.

Yay!
Posted: 01/23/12, 05:40:15
I can't believe how little progress I'm making through this game. I think a part of it has to do with the fact that I kind of don't like being alone nowadays, so whenever I am sitting around with nothing to do I call up my brother and he comes over and ends up playing some RPG on my TV or something and then I play my 3DS. Which is fun and all, but I want to play some console games too! I need two TVs I guess.
Posted: 01/23/12, 22:22:34
Just played through the 2nd dungeon (Earth Temple) over the weekend - absolutely brilliant.

The use of Motion+ in this game is fantastic, and the boss! Great stuff.
Posted: 01/23/12, 22:26:14
@Zero
Handhelds are taking over. Later this year you can play WiiU and your brother can play his RPG at the same time.
Posted: 01/23/12, 22:26:16
I'm about 27 hours in, just picked up a Sea Chart so I can find my way to the desert flame. The enemies get even more clever as the game goes on. Fighting against Metal Shield Moblins was satisfying once I figured out what to do. The boss fight in the Ancient Cistern was brilliant as well.
Posted: 01/23/12, 22:35:28  - Edited by 
 on: 01/23/12, 22:38:11
@anon_mastermind Nah because most of his RPGs are on PS2. Shin Megami games, to be specific.
Posted: 01/23/12, 22:59:34
@ludist210

That was my favourite boss fight of the entire game. It's weird though. I watched a couple of vids on this boss and they all took him down the same slow-ass stupid way. (Hope you did it the smart way like I did!)

In the second phase of the fight when you get the oversized blade, they slowly chop off *all* the arms before going for the core. That's stupid. Grab the blade and go for the legs to immobilize him right off the bat. A tad more dangerous perhaps, but with the right timing it works well.
Posted: 01/23/12, 23:43:33
@Zero
What I mean is the PS2 and WiiU can be hooked up to the same TV both running your games at the same time. He's playing on the TV, you're playing on the controller.
Posted: 01/24/12, 00:28:03
Yeah but I wouldn't want my console experience to be on a tablet.

I actually have another available TV in the house, there is just simply no room for two TVs in my room. And it'd defeat the purpose of hanging out if we were in different rooms. Hmm. Maybe I should just take over my cousins old room, he is probably never coming back. It'd be a lot of moving though...
Posted: 01/24/12, 00:50:34  - Edited by 
 on: 01/24/12, 00:51:43
Zero said:
Yeah but I wouldn't want my console experience to be on a tablet.
So you've already shunned a major feature of the Wii U, lol. Nintendo might have it rough after all.
Posted: 01/24/12, 03:39:18
@Shadowlink

That was the gimmie method once I figured out why the big sword was shining. Plus that was more fun!
Posted: 01/24/12, 16:58:11
@anon_mastermind Well, historically I've played console games on a TV. What real advantage is there to playing on a tablet? The fact that you can play while someone else is using the TV. Fine, but that's just taking a step down to convenience someone else. Which is fair and all, BUT IT'S MY DAMN TV, NOT MY BROTHER'S. So realistically I should have first dibs. And technically I do, I just feel like it's not fair to invite someone over and then take first dibs on the TV and make them figure something else out to do.

Whatever the case I don't think playing the next Zelda game entirely on a tablet is a real solution for me. For smaller games maybe, but Zelda needs to be experienced on a big ass TV and surround sound (not that I have surround sound.) I'm more trying to think of ways to get two TVs in the same room and have space. I have the TVs, I don't have the space...
Posted: 01/24/12, 17:15:41  - Edited by 
 on: 01/24/12, 17:16:52
@Zero
Yeah I agree, I'd prefer the TV, but I find it a cool feature to just take your game to your handheld at any time to free up the TV for someone. If it's a game like NSMB Mii, who cares, I'll play it on my controller
Posted: 01/24/12, 17:38:14
I think I'm just expressing my frustration with the fact that I thought I'd have more free time at this period in my life and... well. I kind of do, but I tend to either spend it with my girlfriend or my brother so I'm not finding much time to sit around playing single player video games on TV. At most times I wouldn't even care, but this is Zelda time, and it feels weird that I'm in the midst of a Zelda game that I'm enjoying and still going weeks at a time without touching it, despite the fact that I'm not working much at the moment and should have plenty of time to play some Zelda. In theory. It makes the overall experience feel a bit disjointed playing it like this.

I need to figure out how to add single player video game on TV time back into my life. I can't even imagine trying to play Xenoblade like this.

At least I'm still finding ways to play my 3DS! I've already gotten like 30 hours into MK7!
Posted: 01/24/12, 18:00:49  - Edited by 
 on: 01/24/12, 18:04:35
It's simple, you play the game together with your girlfriend. Take turns passing the controller back and forth every so often. Though you might have to restart at this point, if you want her to jump in properly. Could work for Zelda, but for Xenoblade, you better make time
Posted: 01/24/12, 18:08:42
@Zero

Welcome to adulthood.

90% of my game time at home starts at 9 or 10pm when the wife goes to bed.
Posted: 01/24/12, 18:09:02
@anon_mastermind Not so simple! She has no car so basically it is much easier for me to go see her than the reverse. But she also has no TV at her place. The plus side is that I bring my laptop there and have gotten a LOT of coding done in the last few weeks. I also bring my 3DS and we have played some of that at times. But no TV games.
Posted: 01/24/12, 18:28:43
@Zero

That's pretty interesting (impressive?) that she doesn't have a television.

I went without one by choice for about 4 years back when I was all granola in the early-mid 90s.
Posted: 01/24/12, 18:33:04
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