History YMMV / TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword

27th May '16 9:00:37 AM magmablock
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** Strangely, ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''[='=]s review got relatively little backlash, despite calling it the worst Zelda he's ever played. Though, they might have thought [[AccentuateTheNegative the outcome]] was [[ForegoneConclusion inevitable,]] or that it echoed several complaints they had of the game, despite Yahtzee calling out some ''Zelda'' fans as people who see no wrong in the series.

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** Strangely, ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''[='=]s review got relatively little backlash, despite calling it the worst Zelda he's ever played. Though, they might have thought [[AccentuateTheNegative the outcome]] was [[CausticCritic was]] [[ForegoneConclusion inevitable,]] or that it echoed several complaints they had of the game, despite Yahtzee calling out some ''Zelda'' fans as people who see no wrong in the series.
31st Mar '16 11:35:38 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Are the Silent Realms a terribly unfair and stressful single-player gauntlet? Or an hilarious chaotic "Let's Play" experience? Without trying to sound sadistic, they do seem to shine when you're watching someone suffer and panic, rather than yourself.

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** Are the Silent Realms a terribly unfair and stressful single-player gauntlet? Or an hilarious chaotic "Let's Play" experience? Without trying to sound sadistic, they do seem to shine when you're watching someone suffer and panic, rather than yourself.experience?



* ThatOneLevel: The Silent Realm trials. They essentially amount to stealth timed obstacle course collect-a-thons in areas you've already explored. Get caught once and you have to do the whole thing over. And yes, you ''have'' to complete each of them to progress further in the story.
** Your spirit (i.e soul) journeys alone to these places, Fi cannot join you, but don't worry, your beloved [[ScrappyMechanic stamina gauge]] inexplicably accompanies you here too, despite you ''not having a body to get tired with''. So getting caught by the Guardians on a blind play-through, who are ''chasing'' you, when you inevitably run of out puff, is almost always '''assured'''.

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* ThatOneLevel: The Silent Realm trials. They essentially amount to stealth timed obstacle course collect-a-thons in areas you've already explored. Get caught once and you have to do the whole thing over. And yes, you ''have'' to complete each of them to progress further in the story. \n** Your spirit (i.e soul) journeys alone to these places, Fi cannot join you, but don't worry, your beloved [[ScrappyMechanic And because of the stamina gauge]] inexplicably accompanies you here too, despite you ''not having a body meter, it's hard to get tired with''. So getting caught by escape from the Guardians on a blind play-through, who are ''chasing'' you, when you inevitably run of out puff, is almost always '''assured'''.they do spot you.
31st Mar '16 12:56:38 PM dieseldragons
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** Are the Silent Realms a terribly unfair and stressful single-player gauntlet? Or an hilarious chaotic "Let's Play" experience? Without trying to sound sadistic, they do seem to shine when you're watching someone suffer and panic, rather than yourself.


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** Your spirit (i.e soul) journeys alone to these places, Fi cannot join you, but don't worry, your beloved [[ScrappyMechanic stamina gauge]] inexplicably accompanies you here too, despite you ''not having a body to get tired with''. So getting caught by the Guardians on a blind play-through, who are ''chasing'' you, when you inevitably run of out puff, is almost always '''assured'''.
31st Jan '16 5:16:36 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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--> ''[[BlindIdiotTranslation "I am incredibly... irreversibly...]] '''[[BlindIdiotTranslation in a bad mood!]]'''"''

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--> ---> ''[[BlindIdiotTranslation "I am incredibly... irreversibly...]] '''[[BlindIdiotTranslation in a bad mood!]]'''"''
7th Jan '16 3:43:13 PM WaxingName
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** The Ancient Cistern is also favored among fans, which is very notable since DownTheDrain dungeons haven't been received well in previous installments.

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** The Ancient Cistern is also favored among fans, which is very notable since DownTheDrain water-based dungeons haven't been received well in previous installments.



** Fi. Is she a helpful and [[{{Moe}} cute]] companion with an awesome voice? Or is she a CaptainObvious who's almost as bad as Navi, if not worse? [[spoiler:By the end of the game, though, a lot of people who didn't like her come around because of her sacrifice.]]

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** Fi. Is she a helpful and [[{{Moe}} cute]] companion with an awesome voice? Or is she a CaptainObvious who's almost as bad as Navi, if not worse? [[spoiler:By the end of the game, though, a lot of people who didn't like her come around because of her sacrifice.]]]] One particularly divisive moment is in the Sandship, where she [[spoiler:reveals that you can shoot through the vents to reach the giant Timeshift stone.]] Fans are divided on whether this is the absolute example of handholding, ruining what could have been a particularly clever puzzle, or a completely necessary hint for what would otherwise be a completely unintuitive solution.
3rd Jan '16 5:27:18 AM technickal
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** The biggest offender, in the opinion of fans, was Gamespot after giving the game a 7.5, the lowest score anywhere. Fans '''[[InternetBackdraft seethed]]''' with rage. Even worse was [[http://www.zeldainformer.com/2011/11/gamespot-amends-their-7510-skyward-sword-review.html the reason for it.]] They basically admitted that TheyJustDidntCare, and said that the reviewer somehow managed to ignore the several times the game tells you how to control it (specifically, he thought it was controlled through the infrared sensor, which might mean he was trying to keep the remote aimed toward the screen the whole time). To top it all off, despite admitting the error, he still stood firm to the score. Gamespot has [[NeverLiveItDown lost every ounce of credibility since then]], and their reviews got worse from there.

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** The biggest offender, in the opinion of fans, was Gamespot after giving the game a 7.5, the lowest score anywhere. Fans '''[[InternetBackdraft '''[[InternetCounterattack seethed]]''' with rage. Even worse was [[http://www.zeldainformer.com/2011/11/gamespot-amends-their-7510-skyward-sword-review.html the reason for it.]] They basically admitted that TheyJustDidntCare, and said that the reviewer somehow managed to ignore the several times the game tells you how to control it (specifically, he thought it was controlled through the infrared sensor, which might mean he was trying to keep the remote aimed toward the screen the whole time). To top it all off, despite admitting the error, he still stood firm to the score. Gamespot has [[NeverLiveItDown lost every ounce of credibility since then]], and their reviews got worse from there.
5th Dec '15 2:28:14 PM SoloMael
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** CNN's review also got some flak, especially because the same reviewer gave ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3'' almost nothing but praise. The fact that he seemed absolutely clueless about the game did not help, with such gems as calling Link [[FandomBerserkButton an elf,]] saying Link has little emotion despite a lot of evidence on the contrary, and the most damning of all, absolutely screwing up the game's placement in the timeline, even implying that he thought there was only one Link in the series! Fans were less angry and more [[SoBadItsGood amused]] by it due to its lack of basic research.

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** CNN's review also got some flak, especially because the same reviewer gave ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3'' almost nothing but praise. The fact that he seemed absolutely clueless about the game did not help, with such gems as calling Link [[FandomBerserkButton an elf,]] saying Link has little emotion despite a lot of evidence on the contrary, and the most damning of all, absolutely screwing up the game's placement in the timeline, even implying that he thought there was only one Link in the series! Fans were less angry and more [[SoBadItsGood amused]] by it due to its [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer lack of of]] [[CriticalResearchFailure basic research.research]].
25th Oct '15 2:18:25 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Groose has quite a lot of popularity among fans due to his CharacterDevelopment from {{Jerkass}} to {{Badass}}. Even people who dislike or don't care for ''Skyward Sword'' will often say they enjoyed his personality.

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** Groose has quite a lot of popularity among fans due to his CharacterDevelopment from {{Jerkass}} to {{Badass}}. Even people who dislike or don't care for ''Skyward Sword'' will often say they enjoyed his personality.liked the character.
23rd Oct '15 5:17:40 PM nombretomado
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** The fact that the ground-based sections aren't inter-connected hadn't been received well, especially since it's a carry-over from the [[TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass DS]] [[TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks games]] in which this mechanic was already controversial. Cue cries of it being completely ruined. This quickly petered out when [[WordOfGod Miyamoto]] said that the areas were incredibly large anyway, in contrast with the DS games' rather compact areas, and a comparision was drawn to ''Majora's Mask'', which had a similar set-up for the overworld.

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** The fact that the ground-based sections aren't inter-connected hadn't been received well, especially since it's a carry-over from the [[TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass DS]] [[TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks games]] in which this mechanic was already controversial. Cue cries of it being completely ruined. This quickly petered out when [[WordOfGod Miyamoto]] said that the areas were incredibly large anyway, in contrast with the DS games' rather compact areas, and a comparision comparison was drawn to ''Majora's Mask'', which had a similar set-up for the overworld.
23rd Oct '15 4:56:21 PM nombretomado
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** The removal of additional combat moves, a la [[TheMinishCap the Tiger Scrolls]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess the Hidden Skills]], was seen as a [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot waste of a perfectly good mechanic]] by some fans, who thought the more accurate sword controls would help make this concept even better.

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** The removal of additional combat moves, a la [[TheMinishCap [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap the Tiger Scrolls]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess the Hidden Skills]], was seen as a [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot waste of a perfectly good mechanic]] by some fans, who thought the more accurate sword controls would help make this concept even better.
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