|When an evil darkness enshrouds the land of Hyrule, a young farm boy named Link must awaken the hero and the animal within. When Link travels to the Twilight Realm, he transforms into a wolf and must scour the land with the help of a mysterious girl named Midna. Besides his trusty sword and shield, Link will use his bow and arrows by aiming with the Wii Remote controller, fight while on horseback and use a wealth of other items, both new and old.
Link's journeys, reinvented
Hailed by many as the best Zelda game since 1998's Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess thrusts players into a troubled world ravaged by a dangerous magic. Sporting a new, more realistic visual style than the previous Zelda title, Link looks much more like an adult than in previous installments and fits well into an environment that provides Zelda fans with a much more gritty and grim environment to explore. The entirety of the quest fits this darker mood, as both Link and NPC's alike share the same concern for the changes about in Hyrule. More than just a spiritual successor to previous Zelda installments, Twilight Princess offers players a new way of controlling Link through dungeons, forests, towns, and the bizarre Twilight Realm: precise weapon controls with the Wii remote! Players can use the remote to control Links' weapons including the sword, arrows, and boomerang. This new control scheme allows for much faster and more accurate control than on previous Nintendo hardware. For example, waving the remote in the air will result in Link performing the same move with the sword. To fire off on arrow, players "pull back" on a virtual controller string as the Wii remote's speaker lets players know that the projectile is ready for release. It all works incredibly well and adds to the title's immersion and style- you feel more in the center of the action than in previous Zelda games. As impressive as the new control scheme is, the scope and size of the new land of the Hyrule is equally as impressive- truly the Wii's first epic adventure. Beautifully crafted and four years in the making, the land players travel through is vast and diverse as the dungeons and monsters that lie within. As players collect triforce pieces from the distant sections of the continent, they will get to know many different villages and foes. Thankfully, Link will be able to move over long stretches of land faster thanks to "Epona," your faithful horse. Epona also helps Link become a more effective fighter, as a number of powerful and impressive sword strikes can be launched while galloping through fields of enemies.
"...will leave the masses breathless... Conor Smyth, N-Europe
"...captures the heart and soul of what a Zelda adventure is known for... Vaughn Smith, Cheat Code Central
The game play is a little less fluid than other Wii games, mostly due to the RPG nature (same issue plagues Wii football games.) Using the Wii is less natural than a "normal" controller. That minor bit aside, this game has the feel of every Zelda game made, and is a terrific adventure game. The graphics are great and the story fun.
Another solid Zelda title!9/17/2011
Twilight Princess is another unique Zelda title that has you transforming between Link and a wolf. The land of Hyrule is overtaken by a darkness and that's what makes link initially become a wolf. As you progress you get the ability to transform whenever you'd like. The game is pretty long at over 50 hours of gameplay! The world is also really huge, the biggest of any Zelda game with a lot of variety in the different locations. This definitely has a much darker feel than typical Zelda games but it's something I prefer.
A new favorite5/26/2011
Although I prefered this game on the Gamecube, it was still plenty good for the Wii. It has a great story, great boss battles, epic soundtrack, and epic everything else. The reason I like it on the Gamecube more was the controls. I thought the Gamecube controls were more fluid and natrual to the process of the game itself.