Game Spy on Twilight Princess — perfection

Another review to pile onto Matt’s 1UP post on Twilight Princess: Game Spy gives TP 5 out of 5.

If you’re worried about spoilers like I am, don’t worry with this one: “There will be no spoilers written here, but if you truly only need to know whether the game rocks hard, just take a look at the score and be safe in the knowledge that it does.”

And, more on the ever-important control scheme: “I’m happy to report that the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk do an incredibly admirable job of making the game a lot of fun to play. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that this is a preferable method of controlling the game than a regular joypad. Movement, exploration and combat are highly accurate and if you fail or die, it’s not the system’s fault, but rather your own. I know this has been the biggest concern for many Zelda lovers and gamers in general, but I can’t overstate this enough — the Wii makes for a superb Zelda gaming experience.”

Also, it appears as though those who are on the fence about upgrading the connection cables, probably should: “I ended up playing through about 75% of the game using the standard composite cables that ship with the Wii, until I managed to snag some component cables towards the end. The difference in quality, clarity and imagery between the quite frankly subpar composite signal and the sexy 480p component signal was night and day. A sharper, more vibrant image enhanced the game experience significantly, so if you have the means, I highly recommend using component input.”