“The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the greatest Zelda game ever created. It’s the best game for Wii and one of the finest video game accomplishments of the past 10 years…” IGN has released their review for Skyward Sword, giving it a powerful perfect 10 score. Featuring three pages of written commentary and a full video, the review and screens can be found after the jump. It’s relatively low on spoilers (the biggest revelation is probably the partially completed world map, although a completed version can already be found on the Internet), but be careful if you’re wanting to avoid even the minor story and gameplay spoilers.
The full video review can be found above, while the link to the full written review is right here. As mentioned before, these are both light on spoilers, so if you’ve already come this far, don’t worry!
“Skyward Sword sets a new, important benchmark for Nintendo. Modern video games have made significant strides in how they present stories to audiences, and it seems as though Nintendo has finally taken notice… This is easily Nintendo’s best storytelling to date.”
“Not only is travel faster, but the surface world packs in an enormous amount of content… The sheer brilliance on display here, evident more and more as you journey deeper into the game, will stun even the most jaded gamer.”
“This is the Wii game we’ve been waiting for. Through all of the mini-games and odd sports collections, many wondered if and when Nintendo would ever find a way to deliver a deeper experience that still fulfilled on Wii’s limitless potential. Skyward Sword makes good on that promise.”
Given IGN’s Editor’s Choice award, Skyward Sword truly seems to be living up to its potential to be the greatest Zelda game of all-time. What do you think? Did this review change you from a skeptic to a die-hard supporter of Skyward Sword, or did it only strengthen what you already knew? For the rest of us, we simply have to play the game for ourselves to decide–luckily there are only two more weeks until Skyward Sword’s release!