Nintendo Switch Games NEWS: Zelda Skyward Sword HD Solves Biggest Problems With Original

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Zelda Skyward Sword HD (Image: NINTENDO)

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword has become one of the more divisive games in the series, despite a 93% Metacritic score.

While it won many a Game of the Year award upon its release in 2011, some consider it one of the weaker games in the series.

Some people didn’t like the forced motion controls, while others think Skyward Sword is too formal.

I’ve always hated the game’s sluggish opening moments, especially the unnecessary tutorials and endless cutscenes and dialogue.

As you can see from the new trailer below, Nintendo seems to have fixed all of the aforementioned issues and more.

“Check out just some of the “quality of life” improvements added in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD!” reads the official description.

“These tweaks and more have been added to make for a smoother gaming experience on Nintendo Switch.”

According to the new trailer, Fi can be turned on for helpful hints and advice, including puzzle solutions, objectives, plot summaries and more.

The other new feature is the ability to play Skyward Sword HD using only motion controls or buttons.

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While I personally didn’t mind the motion controls in the original, it’s nice to have the option to play with a more traditional controller setup.

Likewise, the optional controller options allow Nintendo Switch Lite users to enjoy the game without any hassle.

Perhaps even more exciting is the ability to fast-forward dialogue and skip cutscenes, which should speed up the rather boring opening section.

Nintendo has also confirmed plans to streamline item information, meaning you shouldn’t be getting the same descriptions over and over.

Finally, the Skyward Sword remaster will feature enhanced HD visuals, as well as smoother frame rates.

Zelda Skyward Sword HD

Zelda Skyward Sword HD adds a new hint system and more (Image: NINTENDO)

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Despite launching 25 years after the original Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword is actually the earliest game in the Zelda timeline.

Featuring the earliest story in The Legend of Zelda timeline, a young knight must journey between the endless sky and the mythical surface below in search of his childhood friend, Zelda.

“As their destinies unfold, an evil plan is set in motion to resurrect an ancient evil force, orchestrated by a mysterious demon lord…

Take to the skies on your trusty Loftwing and visit islands on the horizon, then dive to the legendary surface and trek through forests, deserts, volcanoes and more.

“Befriend new allies, discover hidden secrets and defeat countless monsters on your journey to stop Ghirahim’s evil plan.”

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