If you think back on the 25 years we've been playing The Legend of Zelda series, something has always been constant. No, I'm not talking about the franchise’s much-criticized formula and its refusal to change. I'm talking about combat. Until The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword came about, the series' battle mechanics have been on the bland side, amounting to nothing more than waiting for a chance to pound on the attack button. Nintendo's latest entry in its long-running saga fixes that by making you a part of the action -- literally.
The key lies in Skyward Sword’s one-to-one motion controls. You're given full command of Link's sword and are able to dictate every movement. At first, it seems like a recipe for disaster, considering the Wii's shaky track record with anything demanding even a modicum of precision. But it works here. Splendidly.
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