How long is Skyward Sword?
Players rushing through just the main story could very well be done with the game in just 30 hours, and those aiming for a 100% completion of Skyward Sword should expect to spend around 60 hours or more depending on how familiar they are with the game already. Game RantThe Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - How Long to Beat | Game Rant
16 July, 2021 - 09:00am
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I'm definitely not picking up Skyward Sword at full price. It's not even close to my favorite 3D Zelda to begin with
Not buying SS HD at full price as not enough here for me to justify.
That said, if this is your first Zelda game, or the first Zelda game you are playing after having Breath of the wild as your first, or if you are just now playing after playing the other Zelda games. please enjoy. I quite liked it despite people's misgivings with it.
60EUR for a decade old game. Not to mention you need to buy an Amiibo figure separately to unlock a feature that's considered basic in many other games. The Nintendo Way!
Wasn't suposed that the try to shoot'em up girls was a free game?
If Nintendo spent half as much time developing new games as they did marketing ten year old ones, Id be happy.
No new games for me this week but The House in Fata Morgana is on sale so time to add to the VN pile.
Isnt DLC for SoR4 due to be released today?
Got a copy of Skyward Sword coming, and I just picked up the DanMachi shooter which I'd forgotten all about until just now - wasn't that supposed to be released a year ago or so? - because 99p is a more than OK price, haha.
I just watched the trailer for Within the Blade. It looks pretty cool.
Gonna buy it for 45 as it's the only Zelda i don't have.
@TheFrenchiestFry you’ll never be playing it then lol
I'm considering spending a coupon (so, €50) on Skyward Sword since it's my favourite pre-BotW Zelda, but I do agree that it's overpriced.
@Nightwalker the game worked perfectly before without the fast travel …. The game works perfectly today without the fast travel
What’s happened to the Streets Of Rage 4 DLC?
Skyward Sword for me. Can't wait to replay this beauty <3 Don't get all the hate it gets to be honest but that's none of my business.
Of course, 60 euro's/pounds is still far too much even if it did get a few upgrades.
Already got Zelda SS on pre-order from base.com for £42 and arriving tomorrow. Looking forward to playing it and imo worth every penny, but not at e-shop prices!!
Just ASMR Journey - Jigsaw Puzzle for me as there's nothing particular iconic in this week's releases.
I heard some bad things about SS when it was first released on Wii and Nintendo charging €60 again somehow doesn't sway me this time either.
There is also a new Wii U game out today, Super Food Frenzy or sth, not a major release, just saying...
Not paying $60 for an old game. Never have, never will.
Got SS preordered for £38 including the steelbook. Never got past the opening area when I had it on the Wii so looking forward to diving properly into it. Also have the lovely Zelda Joy cons on the way!
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