Latest ‘Zelda’ an enormous, engrossing adventure
With the release of Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, you simply can’t leave out Zelda in the news. Nintendo’s Wii video game of the year is less than a week away from hitting your local game-store shelves, and Marc Saltzman, writer for USA Today, gives you a quick in-depth look at The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Once again, you play as a young boy named Link, who vows to rescue his childhood companion, Zelda, who was kidnapped by an evil force. Zelda — not yet a princess in this prequel to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time— was snatched from the peaceful floating islands of Skyloft and taken to the dangerous surface world below. To aid in his quest, Link is presented with the magical Skyward Sword, which houses a spiritual aid named Fi; she resides inside the blade when Link needs some guidance. There is more to the plot — a lot more, in fact — but don’t worry about spoilers here as we want you to experience the epic tale for yourself.
Control and flight are two of the key differences betweenSkyward Sword and previous Zelda games.