The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD review round-up: What are the critics saying?


By Ray Ampoloquio July 17, 2021

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD was released on July 16.

Critics have had the chance to review Skyward Sword HD to tell audiences what it's like and if it's worth buying.

If you're curious to see what the critics are saying, be sure to check out our Skyward Sword HD review round-up.

"Skyward Sword HD is the definitive version of the game, with many of the annoyances from the original Skyward Sword scrubbed from the experience." - Screen Rant's Scott Baird

"The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD introduces a raft of technical improvements and quality of life updates that reinvigorate and revitalise this ten-year-old game." - Nintendo Life's PJ O'Reilly

"Despite all the ways Nintendo updated this package, Skyward Sword remains far from my favorite entry in the series, but this is clearly the best way to play this blemished gem." - Game Informer's Ben Reeves

"Skyward Sword HD is a superb remaster of the decade-old Wii game that not only gives it a much-needed visual upgrade but also throws in so many quality of life improvements that it immediately makes the original version obsolete." - VGC's Chris Scullion

"with so much to do and a lot to love, Skyward Sword’s journey down memory lane has kept me smiling so far." IGN's Travis Northup

Is Skyward Sword HD perfect? No. It's still very much the same flawed game that was released for the Nintendo Wii in 2011.

The only difference is that it's not held back by the fact that it was designed for a console with awkward controls.

This means that we can now truly appreciate the game for what it is and it's an absolute gem of a game.

Perhaps the most disappointing part here is that this is Nintendo's way of celebrating Zelda's 35th anniversary.

You would think that Nintendo would have something more substantial planned, like Breath of the Wild 2, now that the series has just turned 35.

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