I refuse to even acknowledge that game exists. I hate them for ruining the series like they have.Time for my Tri Force heroes post.
I particularly agree with these two points. Skyrim was the low point of the series in general, and after a while, I couldn't keep playing Fable. It just got tedious.Skyrim's story and factions being undercooked, Fable transitioning from action-RPG to straight up action-adventure game
FINALLY! SOMEONE AGREES!I'm going to make multiple posts here as there are a few games I need to talk about, but as this is a Zelda forum I will start with...dun dun duuuuuuh!
After the fantastic Twilight Princess which became my favourite game of all time, I was obviously excited for a new 3D Zelda.
I would search for all official information regarding the game and seek out any rumours. One of the things promised by Nintendo was that the art style used would be the one from Twilight Princess. I was happy with that, I liked that art direction. It was the natural style to use following Majoras Mask.
Then there was a big rumor. The Valley of the flood' was to be the title of the new Zelda. That sounded great to me. It would have been refreshing to have a game where link does not succeed for once. However this rumour turned out to be false which was a shame but I hope was restored when the true nature of the game was to be revealed.
The game was to be called Skyward Sword, which was and remains to this day, a stupid name. The trailer for it was crap to put it kindly, it looked nothing like Twilight Princess, Link himself looked horrible. There was not a single epic trailer released for the game like TP, WW and OOT before it, all had received riders of doom trailers however SS was not worthy of this honour.
It was revealed SS was to be a prequel to OOT, a game considered to be the greatest of all time which left the player with so many questions that needed answering. Who were the sheikah, where did bongo bongo come from? What was the hero of the Gorons like who slayed Volvagia?How was the master sword actually created? What were Ganondorfs origins?
SS was surely going to be the game to answer these questions. Aounuma said if you play OOT first then SS will explain some things. So naturally we expected a revelation, what had they really intended to have happened before OOT?
It was after completion I realised we had been done over as fans. We who cared about the story and lore of Zelda. Aounuma didn't have a ****ing clue what was supposed to come before OOT, he was making it all up as he went along, disregarding what had been said in games coming before. The master sword was not made by sages as had previously been explained. link just held a pre existing sword in a few fires and then pointed it at the sky. Ganondorf was a reincarnation of a Demon King who had but a few minutes of screen time. Explanations about the sheikah, Bongo Bongo, Volvagia...not even touched on! The story was overly simplistic adding almost nothing to the lore, a total downgrade from Twilight princess which added to the lore with the Twilight realm and dark interlopers.
The promised changes to the formula. Well that barely happened at all. The overworld was just segmented even more than usual and puzzles were scattered everywhere taking away any joy of exploration. Good parts from previous entries such as hidden skills and the parry attack were removed, problems such as when picking up an insect or rupee resulting in a game stopping message after resuming from a previous save were still present.
For a new game which took 5 years for us to get, it added practically nothing beneficial to the series other than being a new entry and giving me a good idea of what I dont want in the next Zelda. An utter disappointment in almost every way, Skyward Sword was the first mediocre 3D game in Zelda and I am really hoping not to have to endure another.
The AC series is a joke, man. Unless they pull something amazing, it'll always be a letdown. I wish Ubisoft would git gud.The Assassin's Creed 2 DLC. I love the game, but I didn't realize until looking it up that I'd played through the DLC missions. They just sliced content from the base game and even though I bought the full editions I still felt cheated.