The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was released in 2011 and quickly gained a reputation for boredom with its players with some annoying features. Including endless educational messages that keep popping up after a few hours with the title.
In a new Skyward Sowrd HD trailer, Nintendo has now shown that it has improved many of these annoying features of the original game in the HD version.
For example, if you find a new item in the Skyward Sword, the game will explain what it was and what to do with it. This is of course very useful, but only once. However, the Skyward Sword has shown these tutorial messages every time you start the game, even if you’ve already picked up the said item hundreds of times. This frustrating feature is now being reworked with an HD version of the title. Once you find an item, the game will never tell you exactly what it is again.
This is just one of the improvements Nintendo made with the Skyward Sword HD. Moreover, players will now have the option to skip scenes, play the dialogues faster, and “Phai” will no longer appear next to you to “help you”.
Many players will be especially happy about the latter, as Phai has now been compared to the very talkative Navi from Ocarina of Time. As everyone knows, if you compare to GPS, it probably means that people don’t like you very much. With Skyward Sword HD, Phai will no longer automatically scream and will glow blue instead, so you can decide for yourself if you want to ask for her help.
No improvement in the frustrating mechanics, but a welcome change: Nintendo has also increased the frame rate, which will make the game smoother. In addition to the movement controls, the regular buttons can now also be used in Skyward Sword HD. Not only does this help players who don’t feel like moving their Joy-Cons back and forth, but it also makes the game easier for those who are physically unable to do so.
legend of zelda sword skyward (Buy now €59.99 ) HD is coming to the Nintendo Switch on July 16th. The title will also support new amiibo characters, including the new Zelda amiibo, which unlocks the game’s fast travel system. Pairing this improvement in the gaming experience with the somewhat pricey Amiibo works like a pretty annoying mechanic, but overall Skyward Sword should be a lot more fun to play.
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