Famitsu is Japan’s premier video game magazine, and its reviews are highly respected within the gaming community. They’ve finally released their rating for Skyward Sword – it has received a very rare and distinguished perfect 40 (with all four reviewers scoring it a 10). Only sixteen video games have ever done so well (the very first being Ocarina of Time, back in 1998; The Wind Waker is the most recent Zelda game to do so well).
Even for a Zelda title, a perfect score is not guaranteed–after all, before now only two Zelda games have ever gotten a 40. This is more good news for those who are expecting Skyward Sword to be the best Zelda title ever, and great reassurance for those who are still skeptical of its worth.