As I suspected, all I’ve got room for is a collection of scribbles that I recorded in between playing Skyward Sword. Long story short: the first three hours were mind-numbingly boring. The next thirty-seven hours, however, were utterly fantastic. I’m just heading into the final dungeon, ten minutes shy of hitting forty hours, and it feels like there’s so much left to do. In the last couple of hours the game has opened up yet again.
Put simply, Skyward Sword is a Proper Game. A bloody brilliant Proper Game.
And now, here’s some notes.
2011 11 28 :: Just finished second dungeon/temple… boss fight was fucking fantastic. Forgot to mention the inbuilt hint system and all-round approachability… I’m vowing to avoid GameFAQs for this playthrough :)
2011 12 01 :: End of the first act… who needs HD? This 480p stuff looks pretty bloody good.
2011 12 03 :: Wind Waker Redux? Hell no – it’s so much better. The time shifting mechanic? Chasing the pirate ship? Magnificent.
2011 12 04 :: Christ, this just keeps getting better and better.
Hopefully this will wrap up soon, because it’s becoming quite enveloping. On the other hand, I don’t want it to end…