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Old 06-24-21, 08:07 PM
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch; 7/16/21)






Only a month away from the HD version of Skyward Sword along with a Zelda and Loftwing amiibo and special edition joy-cons. Preorder bonuses are a poster at Gamestop and tech decals at Best Buy. I've never played this game so I'm really looking forward to it even though most people don't care for it. My Zelda tastes don't seem to match up with most considering I loved Twilight Princess and thought Breath of the Wild was just an ok Zelda game.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch; 7/16/21)

I'll be getting this one for sure. I'm curious to see how well the button controls that he shows work out. I'm not really interested in the motion controls.
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New quality of life update trailer. Looks like they are fixing the majority of issues people had with the original game:


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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch; 7/16/21)

I had $70 in rz certificates from replacing our washer and dryer, so I went ahead and preordered this. As I mentioned in another thread, this was the most forgettable zelda for me, so Iím helping for a better second take. Also, please Nintendo, release Twilight Princess on the Switch.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch; 7/16/21)

Physical copy is $49.99 at Gamestop to pre-order. Price shows in cart.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch; 7/16/21)

Iím just waiting for preorders of the joycons to reopen. 😢
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I'm waiting to find the amiibo, which of course Nintendo tied a huge upgrade in-game to.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch; 7/16/21)

Can't you just buy an NFC tag and program every Amiibo that you want? That is if you don't actually care about having the figure itself.
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I know that's a thing some people do but I never cared about amiibos (or what they provide in-game) enough to ever look into it. Any suggestions on a reader/writer that would do the job?
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I have never done it myself, but looks like this site can walk you through it. I have heard it's very easy. There's even an app for iPhone if that's what you have, but they also detail Android steps.

https://www.rfidfuture.com/create-yo...iibo-card.html

From quick Googling, doing it on a PC is actually the more difficult option.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch; 7/16/21)

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Iím just waiting for preorders of the joycons to reopen. 😢
Best Buy finally restocked the joycons and I preordered a set. Iíve gotta drive about 25 miles to get to a store that had it, but thatís okay.

No dice on the amiibo though.
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Best Buy finally restocked the joycons and I preordered a set. Iíve gotta drive about 25 miles to get to a store that had it, but thatís okay.

No dice on the amiibo though.
They ran into shipping issues with the amiibo. Most people who got preorders won't receive theirs until August. Probably be a while before stock is available anywhere to buy.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch; 7/16/21)

Surprisingly, Best Buy did fulfill my preorder. (Although I won't be using it for a while; not buying any new games until I get through my backlog, so Skyward Sword will be a ways off.)
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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch; 7/16/21)

I picked up a set of Joy Cons at Target this morning but they didn't get any Amibos. Hope these ones don't drift or break.
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Treasure Truck (location specific) has the JoyCons today:
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Treasure Truck (location specific) has the JoyCons today: https://www.amazon.com/tt/webview
The Treasure Truck is still a thing? Cool.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch; 7/16/21)

Picked up my joycons this morning and just now sat down and popped them onto the Switch (in handheld mode) to play some ACNHÖ and the shield (left) joycon has some drift.

Calibration says itís in the middle, but my guy is slowly walking to the bottom left when I release the stick.

This is annoying.

Edit to add: I disconnected and reconnected the joycon a few times and it corrected itself.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch; 7/16/21)

I’ve never played this one. Any good?
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I’ve never played this one. Any good?
Very good if you can handle the combat controls. It was made for motion where strikes need to come from the right direction (Left to right, right to left....etc). The analog stick option on Switch helps but it can still get very frustrating when you can only hit a boss a certain way and have trouble pulling it off. A lot of the time, I'll end up doing a couple spin strikes and eat up all my stamina when I'm trying to pull off a certain direction strike.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch; 7/16/21)

You still have wonky controls if you use a Pro controller?
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Skyward Sword was designed with you moving the sword up, down, left, and right for combat. Instead of motion controls if you're using a pro controller you move the right stick up, down, left, and right to attack. It works but it's just not at intuitive as classic Zelda just pressing the button to swing your sword.
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You still have wonky controls if you use a Pro controller?
As wonky for sure. If an enemy is blocking to their right, leaving their left side open (your right side when looking at them) you have to move the analog right to left to make that swing. But don't do right, left, right by mistake because that's the full circle sword swing which eats up your stamina. And don't do it too slowly or quickly because that'll make Link just stand there and not do anything.

The concept is good but neither the old motion controls or the analog option on Switch is precise enough to make it a good choice. You will pretty often be frustrated by missed swings.
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As wonky for sure. If an enemy is blocking to their right, leaving their left side open (your right side when looking at them) you have to move the analog right to left to make that swing. But don't do right, left, right by mistake because that's the full circle sword swing which eats up your stamina. And don't do it too slowly or quickly because that'll make Link just stand there and not do anything.

The concept is good but neither the old motion controls or the analog option on Switch is precise enough to make it a good choice. You will pretty often be frustrated by missed swings.
Sounds pretty true to life to the original release. It's what originally kept me from finishing this.
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Sounds pretty true to life to the original release. It's what originally kept me from finishing this.
Same here but I'm giving it another go. IIRC I gave up the 2nd time you have to fight "tongue guy". Haven't gotten back to whenever that happens yet.
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I donít think Iíve ever seen discounts on a first party Nintendo game less than two weeks after launch, but Best Buy currently has this for $8 off and GameStop has it for $10 off. Iím guessing initial sales mustíve been disappointing? I havenít even opened my copy yet, but am planning for it to be the next game I play through with my boys once I finish working through Captain Toad with them.

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