Skyward Sword HD Review: Better than Bad, It's Good

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 26 ก.ค. 2021
  • A comparison of how the new Skyward Sword stacks up to the original with emulation options considered. Video not viewable without purchase of a plastic figurine
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    The opening theme is from Police Squad, performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

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  • Andrew Stockdale
    Andrew Stockdale ปีที่แล้ว +1

    "Using our frame-time analysis machine, we determined that the game IS running"

  • Mauy
    Mauy ปีที่แล้ว +376

    Skyward Sword's quality aside, I'd feel remiss not to point out that Nintendo, once again, takes a step forward and several giant leaps backward. As usual.

  • DorcasMutton
    DorcasMutton ปีที่แล้ว +373

    "Using our frame-time analysis machine, we determined the game is running" I AM FUCKING DYING

  • The Follower

    This guy's humour is out of this world, that ending had me laughing out loud and I still laugh thinking about it.

  • Joe Shmo
    Joe Shmo ปีที่แล้ว +471

    "It's become unclear why Nintendo added haptic feedback when so few games bother to use it."

  • Itzchitt Productions
    Itzchitt Productions ปีที่แล้ว +212

    Words can't explain how perfect the ending was. I legit thought it was real for a second. Awesome video man

  • Count Of Monte Cristo
    Count Of Monte Cristo ปีที่แล้ว +1

    “Gives the trees an almost tree like appearance.” Never change Nerrel, never change...

  • Dr.Wily
    Dr.Wily ปีที่แล้ว +814

    that ending! fucking christ I love it hahahahha

  • Farlan H.B
    Farlan H.B ปีที่แล้ว +88

    Man that ending had me crying for real, didn't expect to laugh this hard today. Thanks my man

  • Jami91
    Jami91 ปีที่แล้ว +46

    I didn't play Skyward Sword when it first came out, so this was a great way for me to experience it for the first time. In retrospect, I wouldn't have paid $60 for it, but I also ordered Mario Golf: Super Rush and brought it back after my second day of owning it, trading it in for a preorder on this instead. Easily the better choice.

  • Jaikthesnake
    Jaikthesnake ปีที่แล้ว +195

    Glad I'm not the only one who uses that bug catching technique

  • Alexander Burkhart
    Alexander Burkhart ปีที่แล้ว +18

    The ancient cistern is one of my favorite dungeons in the series, and I could really never explain why. After watching this I completely agree why, it’s similar in design to Majoras mask (my favorite game ever).

  • ChippyGaming
    ChippyGaming ปีที่แล้ว +2

    That ending 😂

  • 5h0ckblock
    5h0ckblock ปีที่แล้ว +81

    Man I can't tell you how disappointed I was with TP HD. For years I had wished they'd bring the game back but with the visuals of the amazing wii U tech demo. But they couldn't even be bothered to smooth out the dated models. The higher resolution makes the blockyness more apparent. So while the textures are thankfully much clearer only the big important characters look any good, everyone else be damned.

  • Xynix
    Xynix ปีที่แล้ว +48

    The Bokoblin Base was actually my favorite part of the game.

  • Logan
    Logan ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Nerrel’s humor is simply unmatched. All the edits are great and his deliveries are always perfect.

  • H B
    H B ปีที่แล้ว +4

    I actually really emjoyed the parts where you go back to the same areas but with different mechanics. The silent realms were really fun, and the stealth / swimming segments were awesome is how they shook things up. The camera controls were definitely wonky. All in all I got 40 hours of play time in the game, which is on par with other switch games so I think it was a fair price

  • Pixel
    Pixel ปีที่แล้ว +2

    The song of the hero quest can actually be done in any order. But only one quest can be active at a time. So if you want, you can prolong the 3rd imprisoned fight. But if you head back into faron woods after talking to levias your stuck doing tadtones and imprisoned first. So be careful! I prefer to do the sand place first so I can get the hylian shield earlier

  • Josh
    Josh ปีที่แล้ว +1

    That Digital Foundry segment is greatly appreciated. Profoundly insightful

  • Dax Schaffer
    Dax Schaffer ปีที่แล้ว +6

    I find your calming, caustic (yet hopeful) voice to be an excellent sleep aid.