UK Charts: Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Soars Straight To Number One

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Nintendo Life 19 July, 2021 - 07:30am 28 views

Where is the Earth Temple in Skyward Sword?

Entrance to the Temple The Earth Temple is a fire-based dungeon located up Eldin Volcano. Link visits the temple to locate the Earth Spring where Zelda is said to be cleansing herself. fandom.comEarth Temple - Zelda Wiki

SSHD: Button Controls Are Better | Screen Rant

Screen Rant 19 July, 2021 - 09:10am

Today, games like Splatoon and Breath of the Wild offer gyro controls to help players gain better accuracy while aiming ranged weapons, allowing them to make broad movements with the stick and precise adjustments with gyro aiming. It's a clever implementation of the technology that avoids alienating those who prefer a traditional control scheme. In the original Skyward Sword, players control Link's sword with the Wii Remote and are able to make him strike wherever they want by swinging in the same direction. It's an immersive experience that is unique and memorable when it functions properly, but it also proved to be a controversial gimmick at the time.

Skyward Sword HD has released on the Nintendo Switch ten years after the original version hit store shelves and it brought some great changes. The game runs at 60FPS and players now have access to full camera controls that were absent from the original Wii version. One of the more interesting changes is the option to turn off motion controls entirely and play using only button controls. Considering that Skyward Sword's motion controls were so closely tied to the original experience, these new button controls are a surprisingly good choice for players to use.

The biggest selling point of the motion controls is the feeling of immersion players experience when Link swings his blade just like they did with the Wii Remote, but the Joy-Cons for Skyward Sword HD need to be recalibrated very frequently. Typically, sword movements are registered just fine, but when entering a first-person POV to dowse, aim a projectile, or simply look around, the cursor is almost always off-center by a large margin. It's simple to fix it by pressing Y, but this wasn't nearly as big an issue in the original.

To top it off, button controls allow players to use gyro aiming combined with the right stick and it works just as smooth as it did in Breath of the Wild. The Motion controls are fun to use, but the button controls are simply more accurate which makes them the slightly superior choice for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD: How To Complete The Item Check Crush Side Quest

GameRant 19 July, 2021 - 09:10am

Like most of the other side quests in the game, completing the quest will reward players with five Gratitude Crystals, which can be used to get wallet upgrades and other special items from Skyloft's resident monster, Batreaux. Where it differs from some of the other quests in Skyward Sword HD, however, is that players actually get to choose how they complete the quest, although, for the most part, at least, the end result remains largely the same.

Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Debuts At No. 1 In The Boxed Chart

TheGamer 19 July, 2021 - 07:22am

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart returned to the top of the UK boxed chart last week following a surge in PS5 sales. However, its repeated returns to the number one spot might well be in the past for good from here on in. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD took the top spot this past weekend, knocking Rift Apart all the way down to number ten.

Despite celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Skyward Sword's remaster is only the fourth Zelda game to top the UK's physical chart. Ocarina of Time was the first to do so in 1998, Wind Waker made it two five years later, and Link's Awakening debuted at number one in 2019. That's right, even Breath of the Wild didn't debut at number one.

Despite the Switch's ongoing success, the Wii had a much bigger install base at the time of the original Skyward Sword's release. The launch of the Wii U was only a year away and sales of the Wii were dwindling fast, even though it remains the best-selling home console in Nintendo's history. The Switch will likely snatch that record away from the Wii within the next two years.

The only other new entry to crack the UK's top ten this week was F1 2021. The latest offering from Codemasters probably couldn't have hoped for better than second place, but its poor sales compared to F1 2020's launch weekend will be a little concerning. Elsewhere the top ten makes for familiar reading with GTA 5 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe still among the top spots.

Josh has been gaming for as long as he can remember. That love began with a mild childhood addiction to the Sega Genesis, or Mega Drive since he lives in the UK. Back then, Sonic 2 quickly became his favorite game and as you might have guessed from his picture, the franchise has remained close to his heart ever since. Nowadays, he splits his time between his PS4 and his Switch and spends far too much time playing Fortnite. If you're a fan of gaming, wrestling, and soccer, give him a follow on Twitter @BristolBeadz.

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