Since The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was unveiled by Nintendo at their E3 keynote last month, once of the biggest topics of discussion and debate among Zelda fans has been the art style of the new title. Miyamoto compared the game’s graphics to a “moving painting” much like the art of Impressionist painters such as Paul Cézanne, and while some fans are thrilled about this change, others are disappointed at the deviation from Twilight Princess’s more realistic graphical style.

With all of this controversy, we decided to poll you, our readers, to find out your thoughts on the art style of Skyward Sword, and the results are now in! This time around, our poll received more attention than ever before – a total of 4,257 votes were cast!

View the results after the jump.

Do you like The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’s Impressionist graphical style?

1st (49%, 2,066 votes) Not sure. I’ll wait until I have the game to pass judgement.

2nd (44%, 1,867 votes) Heck yeah! This is the best looking Zelda title of all time.

3rd (7%, 318 votes) No way! This is the worst thing to happen to Zelda since The Wind Waker.

According to the poll results, most of you are waiting until you’ve played the game to develop your opinion, but nearly just as many voters are excited about the new art style! Surprisingly (considering all of the debate), a very small number of people who voted are completely opposed to the new game’s graphics.

For our next poll, we’re giving our readers the chance to decide what we give away in our next contest! When we announced that the Bank of Hyrule had reached its most recent goal of $100, we asked you to tell us in the comments what you would like us to give away. Now, we’re taking your best ideas and putting them up in a poll for everyone to vote on, so head on over to the poll on the right sidebar to let your voice be heard!

  • zoraluigi


    Also, the first three choices on the new poll are all so appetizing. Hmmm…

  • Skorpious

    I already own a Master Sword replica, so I voted for a SS pre-order.

    • Death Killington

      lol ur a loser

      I don't like any of the poll choices.

    • Chiro

      Where did you get it from? I'm looking for one desperately T_T

  • Zoi

    I don’t like the idea of giving away a replica Master Sword. For all we know some people could loose a few bones if it is used the wrong way. I voted the first option.

  • Alpha

    Why not tell you guys what we want if we win so that everyone can enter even if they already have one thing or the other. Some people have already preordered Skyward Sword or have replicas as long as it is in the $100 limit, why not?

  • Chainoftermina

    I know the Master Sword could be dangerous in the hands of young'ns, but I still vote for that option cause it says "or other Zelda replicas" and that other replica should be Link's out fit.

  • Black Yuri

    Is it legal to send a sword to a person under 18 years of age? How is that going to work?…

    • TheMaverickk

      A replica is a replica. As long as they aren't sharpened they aren't considered a weapon generally. You can buy sword replicas at any age usually. Also they used it as an example… it could also mean they get something else.

      Personally I want a green Link hat off of that etsy site … preferably in classic yellow trim style, lol.

  • LoZFan

    Who the hell would vote for "No way! This is the worst thing to happen to Zelda since the Wind Waker".

    • kkk

      Loosers and douche bags

  • TheMaverickk

    The bank will be filled up again long before Skyward Sword is ready for release so I think it should be a contest in the future. I think Zelda gear is where it's at.

  • ZeldaNoob

    i votes for pre-order for SS. But it should come with Motion-plus. A master sword replica would be expensive and difficult to send.

  • ZeldaUniverse

    I think the new art style is great!

  • TJHobbs

    I’ve always wanted an Ocarina. If it does win, I hope it comes with a song book.

  • Keaton

    But… The poll didn't work for me. :[ I forgot which part didn't work. It was either it wouldn't let me check the box, or it didn't let me hit submit! D:

  • wayofthesheikah

    Voted for "Master Sword or Other Equipment Replica," but either that or the Ocarina would be cool. Only question is, what "kind" of equipment replica? Could I win my own floppy Kokiri hat? A Hylian Shield? My own special Hookshot/Clawshot replica to hang in my room? =D

    Also voted to reserve my judgment when SS comes out, but I don't think it'll disappoint. How it compares to other Zelda titles remains to be seen however…

  • I'd like a Master Sword replica, but there are soooo many crappy (to put it bluntly) replicas out there that are bafflingly popular, so I'd dread getting one of those as opposed to one of the better ones.

    So yeah, a -proper- Master Sword or Ocarina would be a dream come true! <3

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