Reviews and Problems with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess is the first Legend of Zelda game in recent memory that when all is said and done I do not like. Part of the problem is the puzzles, enemies, and action are too repetitive. Nintendo surprising succumbed to pressure from other gaming magazines to take Zelda down a dark path. Link gets transformed into a wolf. There are statues of bare breasted women (thankfully to avoid an Adult Only rating, there were no nipples on those statues).
Excerpt: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is a fairly basic take on the Zelda formula, but nonetheless manages to be an interesting and highly enjoyable game. It sports a refined, realistic visual style with a strongly adult feel, and in general comes off as more mythological in tone than the series has in the past.
Excerpt: Ever since Breakout debuted in arcades in 1976, there has been an entire subgenre of games that followed in its footsteps. For the uninitiated, Breakout games have you playing as a “bat” that you can move back and forth along the bottom of the screen while trying to keep a bouncing ball in play and destroy blocks using the ball. If the ball falls past the bat then you lose a life.
Conclusion: Overall, Twilight Princess definitely lives up to the hype of being the hugest Zelda to date. It’ll take you around 40 hours to complete the main quest alone, aside from all the side quests to ticker around with. Some of the game’s mechanics do feel a little dated, and the combat in particular could do with a little toughing up, as its simply just too easy for the average player.
Excerpt: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time , more often referred to as OoT , is by far one of the most prominent RPGs ever released. In fact, many claim that it is both the best RPG and best game ever made. So, of course, both gamers and critics would look to Nintendo to see if they could do it again. The sequels that followed were excellent but still couldn't compare to the masterpiece that is OoT .
Excerpt: Since the early days of Nintendo systems, the Legend of Zelda has always been a fan favorite with its seemingly eternal struggle for the Triforce. Regardless of when or where the game takes place, players always assume the role of Link, a green-clad youth with uncanny sword skills. For many, it has been the dream to take up sword and shield and actually be Link himself, and now on Nintendo's newest console, players can do exactly that as they try to purge Hyrule of the...
Excerpt: The launch of the Nintendo Wii brought with it the long awaited release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess . Though originally created for the GameCube, this title was delayed and eventually became a dual release on both systems with the Wii version getting nearly a month headstart. How did the Wii's first action RPG hold up to the high standard set by past Zelda titles?
Conclusion: Nintendo has continued to innovate their greatest franchise, and prove why they're still a threat in the latest console war. I look forward to more Zelda titles and more titles from Nintendo in general, just after I beat this game, after well more than twenty hours, I feel like I'm just scratching the surface.
Pros: It's freaking Zelda! This title stays true to the series, and offers a long, varied and wonderful gameplay experience for all.
Cons: The game shows that the Wii isn't the PS3, so don't expect it to look that good.
Conclusion: Add all of this together with an engaging, somehow original (despite the patterns in the franchise) storyline with, for a change of pace, a less-than-helpless damsel and Twilight Princess stands proudly alongside, rather than in the shadow of, the previous iterations of the series. The manner of narrative pacing makes the player want to always keep going “just a little more,” and that always makes a wonderful game.