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whooooooooo hooooo I can't omg I am so pumped abaout this game its to awsome I preoder my copy at gamestop along with the golden wii remote and sound track it took me along time for me to pay it off but it will be so worth it, did anyone esle getting the game along the golden wii remote and sound track long live Zelda whooo

Squidboy said:
I haven't been able to register my copy on Club Nintendo?
I registered mine yesterday, before the release date. I hope they're doing a small promotion like they did with Monster Hunter 3 (where I got a Qurupeco figure [which I sold!]).

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.

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So much so that I turned it off and went back on Gears 3 multiplayer
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( Edited 18.11.2011 23:14 by shiptoncraig )

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LKR000 said:
I've finished the 3rd dungeon and now

Just finished the 3rd dungeon now. MAJOR spoiler ahead, only read if you don't mind spoilers.

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( Edited 19.11.2011 06:42 by Squidboy )

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I'm not going to lie, I'm not getting on with the motion controls, which is a great shame. Call me sh*t at it, but I'm swinging in the direction I need to and quite often it just messes up.

The first boss is the most frustrating boss I've ever encountered in a Zelda game. I had to turn it off and I honestly don't even have the urge to even try and beat him now, after failing twice with two extra potions. The fact I have to take a trip back to Skyloft each time to get new potions and then travel through the temple again (where the enemies reappear) is just a chore. I not expecting it to be easy, but I'm failing most of the time, due to controls.

It's hard to find something enjoyable when it's so frustrating...

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I guess the controls just require some getting used to. Or maybe the classic remote + motion plus is more accurate than the Wiimote plus ??? I got frustrated against the first boss too, I died once against it, but don't remember being THAT frustrated though.

Read on the following tips and tricks if you're up against the first boss and have trouble beating it :

But that being said, I hate it and find it frustrating to have to go back to Skyloft everytime. The dungeons are the best part in the game so far for me. They're awesome Smilie.

Still in the third dungeon myself. Haven't beaten it yet, I had to stop playing it last night.

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I'm away in Japan for the year with no consoles besides I DSi, and at first I was disappointed about not getting to play Skyward Sword for over a year. But since talking to my nephew back home who's been playing it since yesterday, I caved in. I'm going to look for a cheap Wii and buy it when it comes out on Wednesday. I haven't been this excited for a game since Twilight Princess and the launch of the Wii.

Has anyone bought the special edition with the extra Wii Remote? It only cost my nephew an extra €15, but over here it costs and extra 5000yen (~€50). It's ludicrous!

Gamespit's comments section for the video review is the best thing on the internet right now.

http://www.zeldainformer.com/2011/11/gamespots-tom-mcshea-speaks-about-his-skyward-sword-review.html

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I didn't die once against the first boss, I used one potion though. I found it pretty easy tbh, but I guess it does take quite a bit of getting used to.

My progress so far...



( Edited 19.11.2011 12:47 by Mush123 )

I have had some problems with the motion control at times too, Marzy. Agree - boss in first temple was a frustrating time. Luckily didn't die, but certainly it was difficult.

Forget about the first boss once it's over - I haven't had too many problems after that. I think generally it's a case of you'll get used to it more over time. Hope you stick it out though.

I've also noticed just how dated and stiff Link's control movements are, and this is especially more noticeable having just played Uncharted 3 and loving the fluidity of it all. Different games, I know, but Link requires you to be extremely precise in his movements and grabbing of ladders, jumping onto ledges etc. 3D Zelda has always been like this, but it's certainly frustrating because you need to take that little extra time to do things. Trying to run up a ladder 3 times and instead running up the wall an inch next to it is annoying. Doesn't always happen, and it's one of those things you get used to, sure, but it does feel a little dated.

I've done 3rd dungeon now, same part as LKR I believe.

PS - do make sure others know what you have put in your spoilers guys. If it's after the 2nd dungeon, tell people that first, and then put your spoiler. Cheers Smilie

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Azuardo said:
Trying to run up a ladder 3 times and instead running up the wall an inch next to it is annoying. Doesn't always happen, and it's one of those things you get used to, sure, but it does feel a little dated.

I've done 3rd dungeon now, same part as LKR I believe.

I don't remember having that problem in previous 3D Zelda games to be honest, and I'm pretty sure, in Wind Waker at least, you could be standing right next to a ladder (as in "not in front") and press A and Link would grab the ladder and start climbing. I had that problem in Skyward Sword exclusively in the 3rd dungeon so far, which is why I think it struck you just now (since you just beat that dungeon).

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The 'press A' to get on a ladder is a much better method than the running into it you have to do in SS here. Maybe I never had the ladder problem in the past, but certainly the stiffness in control in this game and Twilight Princess feels awkward to begin with. I felt Wind Waker Link controlled much more fluidly and miss it. Again, it's something you get used to; not a major problem at all, but noticeable all the same.

( Edited 19.11.2011 13:51 by Azuardo )

Kafei2006 said:
I guess the controls just require some getting used to. Or maybe the classic remote + motion plus is more accurate than the Wiimote plus ??? I got frustrated against the first boss too, I died once against it, but don't remember being THAT frustrated though.

Read on the following tips and tricks if you're up against the first boss and have trouble beating it :

But that being said, I hate it and find it frustrating to have to go back to Skyloft everytime. The dungeons are the best part in the game so far for me. They're awesome Smilie.

Still in the third dungeon myself. Haven't beaten it yet, I had to stop playing it last night.

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4th dungeon done! Boss spoiler:

I felt Wind Waker Link controlled much more fluidly and miss it. Again, it's something you get used to; not a major problem at all, but noticeable all the same.

To be fair, I think Wind Waker has the best controls of any 3D game I've ever played. But yeh, TP and SS are less than perfect, but still decent I would say.

Played a fair bit more of the game today, just beat the third dungeon and am on the way to powering up my sword.

Admittedly, when I started off I wasn't too keen on the game. The intro took too long for my liking, and the controls began as an exercise in frustration. By the beginning of the second dungeon though, they had become second nature, and I really appreciate the way Nintendo have mixed conventional Zelda elements up with them. Girahim is an interesting villain, though by the sounds of it he


Am going to give it a break for now, but I'm really starting to enjoy it. Can't wait to get the Master Sword. Smilie

Haven't quite reached the 4th dungeon yet... see below for progress

Hi guys. On the one hand I felt that this is the best link has ever controlled because of the extra athletic ability. But it encourages you to play a bit too loose and this contradicts with some of the dated elements. The basic control of the camera means leaping off of ledges is dangerous. And I too have countlessly ran at a ladder only for link to refuse to grab it unless entirely centered.

I have no problems with the controls though. Its the mechanics that nintendo have built into the game that make the controls seem frustrating.

Too prevent waggle they have allowed all enemies that can block to do so vigorously if you go guns blazing.

at first I wanted to approach battles very agressively with loads of varying blows. (I dont waggle because I played grandslam tennis to death with motion plus) but this style isnt incorporated into the game.

They created a battle system that only tolerates slower more considered duels. A more defensive approach. I have no problem with this.

I hate the bomb controls especially for rolling bombs. Its uncomfortable for yourr wrist to point the control downwards when sitting. And the response feedback is set too high so you really have to flick the remote for link to roll the bomb.

Well, it was partly my fault... I guess? After hearing your tips (thanks by the way) I beat the first boss straight away without getting hit once. Smilie

That second temple was fantastic and far more enjoyable than the first one. The boss was incredible, it's instantly become one of my favourites. Think I'll do some sidequests maybe and then move onto the third soon.

For Azuardo, regarding the second area:



( Edited 20.11.2011 01:09 by Marzy )

whoooooooo hoooooooooooooooo tomarrow's the big day I am so geeked about the legend of Zelda skyward sword I get my copy along with the golden remote tomarrow it took me along to pay it off but it will be worth just my gamestop had midnight launch the game stop where live dosen't its doors in 11 am on sundays I am on the edge of my seat I will be pick up my copy after church omg I hope that i Get some sleep tonight .

lol Marzy XD Glad I wasn't the only one then.

Done 5th dungeon, and all I have to say about it is:

Azuardo said:
lol Marzy XD Glad I wasn't the only one then.

Done 5th dungeon, and all I have to say about it is:

Holy shit, you've zoomed on past me. I'll be entering the 4th dungeon soon.

I've done quite a fair few sidequests, though. Regarding upgrades: (Contains minor spoilers about after 3rd dungeon)

I'll probably play a little more later.

( Edited 20.11.2011 11:05 by Mush123 )

Great video squid boy regarding gamespot. I was going to comment that thrusting is by far the easiest move to pull of. This reminded me of a similar but even more ridiculous review that I stumbled upon only recently.

I found a RE4 review for the wii that got slated. The reviewer said the controls were so hideous and inacurate he couldnt believe it. Needless to say the comment box after the games release completely contradicted the reviewer.

PS looks like im not the only one to struggle with bomb rolling since its one of kotakus tips on how best to play the game.

( Edited 20.11.2011 11:11 by meeto_0 )


 
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