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Ok, loving it but...am I missing how I choose and then use an Inventory item?

I have a potion for shield and heart and another potion for hearts only. I actually can't work out how I chose the hearts only one but now I can't work out how to choose the hearts and shield one?

I can go to the Inventory, but no idea how I choose which to use? Whatever I press, when I exit the Inventory and press - to use the item, it always goes to the now empty hearts bottle...

The manual doesn't mention anything to do with this, so I am a tad confused, help welcome Smilie

Beat the 3rd dungeon earlier, taking a break now.

nry - during the game, hold the Minus button and you can select which bottle/item to pick with the Wiimote. Then when you choose the bottle you want, you can press A to use the bottle. Hope that helps!

Mush, you sure you've only just done the 3rd dungeon? Sounds like you've just done the 4th.

Done 6th dungeon. Story spoilers!





( Edited 20.11.2011 21:45 by Azuardo )

nry said:
Ok, loving it but...am I missing how I choose and then use an Inventory item?

I have a potion for shield and heart and another potion for hearts only. I actually can't work out how I chose the hearts only one but now I can't work out how to choose the hearts and shield one?

I can go to the Inventory, but no idea how I choose which to use? Whatever I press, when I exit the Inventory and press - to use the item, it always goes to the now empty hearts bottle...

The manual doesn't mention anything to do with this, so I am a tad confused, help welcome Smilie

Click minus and drag select on the radial menu the purple one, which is for shield and four hearts. then to use it you only need to click B in-game, and A to drink it. You can run while you drink.

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I love how you can change items on the fly. Its one of the areas where this zelda is more advanced then other games on other platforms.

whooooooo hoooo just pick up my copy today at gamestop along with the golden wii remote and sound track it took me a long time to pay it off but it Will so worth it can't wait to dig into the game whooooo hoooo omg awsome

Am halfway through the 5th dungeon.

@Az, yes I do mean the 4th. xD Sorry, I was pretty tired when I typed that. Sadly, I won't be able to play until after college today . Smilie The 4th dungeon boss was epic though. Smilie

Yep, 5th dungeon was the best by far! I imagine it'll be a lot of people's fave.

shiptoncraig said:
In Faron Woods and the game is dragging so far. I hope it picks up soon because getting through this first bit has been a bit of a chore.

I see what you mean, but trust me, it does get better. There are various points the game picks up; in particular doing the 4th and 5th dungeons. The story jumps after the 6th, and then a really fun gameplay sequence is after that. Can't really go into specifics unless I tell you what they are. But you really should see it out, and since it's Zelda and you've likely paid full whack for it, I'm sure you will ;p

Same Mush - back to work today so I'm devastated. Only gonna be getting a few hours a night now :/ Game has got really interesting and fun too!

( Edited 21.11.2011 07:56 by Azuardo )

I've been taking my time playing this. Also: sometimes I just need a break, especially when I spend a lot of time searching for items to open a dungeon. (I tend to explore every corner of the area, so that takes a while!)

I'm in the 3rd dungeon at the moment. And I didn't even know it was a dungeon, I thought I was just passing through! Nice item though.

Image for

5th dungeon...

6th dungeon's pretty good so far, but I bet the fifth will be my favourite. Smilie

Well I'm clearly lagging behind!
I've just completed the 2nd dungeon no problemo. Onwards and upwards!

I'm just about to enter the 6th dungeon now. Really enjoying the game so far, easily my favourite 3d Zelda game.

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Only look if you're at the 3rd temple or further:

Just finished the 6th dungeon, spoilers below so beware

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Ta Smilie I finally found that in the meantime, daft that I am Smilie Shows how sparse the game manual is though, it makes no mention of this!

Only just beat the third dungeon.. I haven't had much time to play it due to Uni work and having to switcheroo with my brother.

Buut holy crap it's amazing, it'll be hard to beat MM but it's shaping up to be my second favourite Zelda!
Whoa whoa dat sidequest system and the running and the plot and omg.

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Just beat the 5th dungeon, another epic dungeon and boss combination. Loving the designs for everything in this game. Smilie

I took a peek at your spoiler, LKR.. not being a huge spoiler though because:

Right. No more "spoilers" for me now.

( Edited 21.11.2011 23:58 by Mush123 )

Wow, you guys are all speeding through Skyward Sword. Just curious, but about what are your hours played so far?

I think I have about 23 Hours so far.

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31 hours here.

Game just came today for me. I think I'm nearing completing the opening tutorial -- about to head down to the "surface". Impressions so far:

Controls are different than anything I've ever encountered, to the point where it's like learning something completely new. My body wants me to to flail like mad whenever there's an enemy, which is leading to poor results. I need to remind myself continually to be relaxed and realistic with my sword motions. The sensitivity of motion plus is fantastic. It rewards measured and controlled sword swings verses insane flailing. I need a few more hours before becoming fully comfortable with the scheme, but so far I'm feeling okay with it. There's definitely a learning curve, but it feels realistic. I have to learn how to become a good "Swordsman" -- just as you would in real life.

The cut scenes though are easily the best Nintendo has ever produced. There is so much charm and emotion in every slight grin from Link and each gaze from Zelda. It's really phenomenal, and some of the most expressive work I've seen in a video game.

This complaint will be controversial though -- the lack of voice acting is really starting to become even more noticeable in this day and age. Fine, let Link stay mute, but the world around him could really benefit from voice acting. I'm tired of reading speech bubbles like its 1992. Nintendo is doing such a great job with animation, but it doesn't matter how well the character is animated if I can't actually pay attention to them because I'm too busy reading speech bubbles. It's distracting, and it's taking away from the great work they're doing with the character interactions.

This game -- like the Mario Galaxies before it -- is also making me wish even more that Nintendo had made the Wii HD capable. This game is utterly and completely gorgeous. I love the style. But the jaggies are killing me. Smilie

edit: For some reason, dowsing is causing serious calibration problems for me. Very very frustrating.

( Edited 22.11.2011 05:22 by Jacob4000 )

Many agreeable points, Jacob.

The game does require you to take that little extra time with swordplay, but there are plenty of times where I still just go flailing in on enemies, simply because I don't always have the patience. But this does cause more frustration when that doesn't always work, with me getting my ass handed to me because the enemy keeps blocking. I do love the motion controls, but the good thing about button input is being able to chill a bit more in any position. Motion requires you to sit differently and be more focused - not always something I want to do when I'm absolutely knackered lol. But over time it's become second nature.

I was thinking about voice acting too, and I would guess everybody has. I think this game is able to get away with it, but maybe only for the last time in the (3D) series. Link can stay mute, definitely, but for the next HD game, I really would like to see some voice work in there. As evident with FFX, you can still name your character and have terrific voice acting without ever once speaking the player's name. The story has been good enough without it, but I see your point on the expressiveness of the characters. You can argue one way or the other, but I would like to see what they could do with some voice acting.

On the gyro input instead or IR, I'm somewhat preferring it in some ways. It means you can sit anywhere and still point wherever you want to go. The re-calibration is a bit annoying to have to wait for after pausing the game on the Home menu for a bit though.

Fuck, having to go to work and only get a few hours to spend with the game is killing me now :/ At least it's lasting me a good while though.

Azuardo said:
31 hours here.
37, I think. I'm not as far in as Azuardo, but I've been doing quite a lot of sidequesting/searching around for
I can't play any till after college today, so yeah. D:

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