I know it:s not a Square Enix title, but I don’t care, there isn’t a series I love more.
I had only seen a brief trailer before of Skyward Sword prior to coming to E3 and since I don’t enjoy spoiling everything for myself, I hadn’t really kept up with the news surrounding it. I was only excited that not only would we get to enjoy Link’s adventures on the Wii once more, but the makeover was colorful and charming.
And then I saw Zelda’s makeover and the Lord Ghirahim and the birds, and aww I can’t wait for this game to release. The demo felt so complete and ready so hopefully it will come out during 2011.
The demo had three options: Flying, Dungeon, and Boss
The attendee before me played the Flying and Boss levels, so I chose Dungeon. I’m uploading the footage I recorded his play through, so I’ll add them below.
Anyways, the dungeon level opens with a Forest Temple motif, sandstone walled enclosure with Skulltula and some fighting monsters. After hitting a pink gem using the bow, the door to the tower in the middle opens. Inside you fight a Stalfos, who unfortunately kicked my butt and I ended up spending most my time fighting him.
Afterward there is a treasure chest and the blue lady I assume is the Skyward Sword pops up and says the beetle has been upgraded. Her speech is very technical, like a computer. The beetle is this really neat new weapon in Link’s arsenal, it’s mechanical and clinches to Link’s arm, it can be launched and controlled via the Wii-mote like a remote control airplane. You can fly it around to collect rupees and hearts, attack Skulltula, or hit the pink jewel which will allow Link to leave.
Outside of the tower, I lost track of what I was doing while playing with the beetle and my time ran out. The demo lines were short, so I may consider going back again tomorrow.
Based on what I saw, this game does what Legend of Zelda always does. Provide a fun adventure with new and innovative play styles. The theme overall in this title is flying, thus Link ditches Epona for a bird and like the beetle weapon, be prepared for some fancy Wii-mote controlling.
Above the demo station there were these awesome huge figures hanging around, the birds had built in speakers and would squawk quite loudly.