Not quite halfway in and Zelda: Skyward Sword is already trending as one of my favorite Zeldas ever. Depending on how it pans out â€” and I’m definitelly in it to win it â€” I’d rank it on par with A Link to the Past, Ocarina, Wind Waker, and Minish Capâ€”my current favs. It’s certainly more inventive and better than Twilight Princess, which I lost interest in after 18-20 hours.
A big reason for that is the dungeons of Skyward Sword. Not only are they more closely integrated with overworlds, they’re massive caverns filled with delightful puzzles. And unlike other Zeldas, there’s little to no backtracking because the dungeons aren’t overly “mazey” or complex in their layouts. Just wide open spaces with clever obstructions you need solve before proceeding to the next area.
Great game for those looking to get lost in one.