Ok ok i know what you're thinking someone who was disappointed in Skyward Sword? This guy should just leave and never come back. Well hold off on your judgments till the end of the post. To whom it may concern I really really love The Legend of Zelda series. In fact in my introductory post i stated it was one of my favorite series. Skyward Sword also happens to be one of my favorite Zelda of all time right next to Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker and A Link to The Past. Hopefully i can explain my disappointments in Skyward Sword without making it seem like it was a horrible game it really wasn't. If you own a Wii i suggest you get up and go buy the game and just play it. It is truly amazing.
What a wonderful world.
Skyward Sword in my opinion has one of the greatest worlds to explore to date. The lush colorful vistas that Nintendo was able to pull off with the limited hardware is truly an amazing feat i just wish there was more of it. Now Skyward Sword is not a quick game to beat at all. I spent at least 60 hours on my first quest, a good amount of that time was spent just taking in the breathtaking views. The world Nintendo built was truly a fun and imaginative place to explore. Now for the part that disappointed me i felt like it was too small. Now here's where i might get really confusing Skyward Sword is a big game that feels to small...at least to me. The areas are very big and fun to play around but those big areas still felt way too small. I felt like Nintendo could have done something to make the areas a bit bigger but perhaps that would of sacrificed how the game flowed and that would have been bad since the pacing of Skyward Sword is wonderful. I realize this point sounds really nit-picky and i would very much agree with you on that, it really is.
The land above the clouds
I truly felt that the land above the clouds could have been so much more than what it was in the game. Sure there was some interesting islands to explore such as the one that houses The Lumpy Pumpkin(best name for a pub ever). I knew from reading up about Skyward Sword prior to launch that the sky world was not going to be like Windwakers over world but that it would be similar. It was a fun place to explore even though there wasnít much in it besides two or three minigames and little islands that housed goddess chest. Then I thought to myself after the game why not more? Why not make the land above the clouds as unique as the islands that were in Windwaker? Why not give the player more to explore in this wonderful world after the main quest is all said and done? Most of the side quest in the game were amazing but only took place in Skyloft or in the land under the clouds. I think only one quest had you flying around looking for someone in the sky area . They had a chance to fill this skyworld with so much character but ended up not doing so.
So there it is. My disappointment in Skyward Sword hopefully you all donít hate me for saying these things. Skyward Sword was a 10/10 in my book but to me 10/10 doesnít mean that its perfect and has no room for improvement. So yeah I love the game but still think it could have been more than what it was. Let me know what you think about this and my writing in the comments below. read