Review: Zelda – Twilight Princess (Wii, Gamecube)

I know this is a bit late as the game has been out for ages now, but I’m going to do it anyway.

In 2003, Nintendo announced that a new Zelda game (Zelda – Twilight Princess) was underway for the GameCube, developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development.

When I first got this game about a year ago (ish) I thought nothing of it, so i put the game down and left it.

BIG MISTAKE!      I started playing it again this weekend (mainly because I was bored of other games) but to my delight, when you get passed the first little bit (in the first village (ordon)) the game gets good.

A brief explanation of what’s going on: When the story begins, Link lives in Ordon Village (a small town on the outskirts of Hyrule) and works as a ranch hand. A group of monsters suddenly attacks the village, kidnapping the village children and Link’s close friend Ilia. Link pursues the attackers but unexpectedly finds the edge of the Twilight Realm. When Link approaches the Twilight, he is pulled inside, where the powers of Twilight transform him into a wolf, leaving him unconscious. A monster drags him off before he wakes up and imprisons him in Hyrule Castle. An imp-like creature named Midna appears before Link, helps Link escape his cell, and guides him to Princess Zelda, who is locked away in a tower.

I wont spoil the rest but anyway…

I got it on gamecube which apparently has a completely diffrent feel to the game than the Wii, with the Wii being more hands on and you feel more involved in the game. With this in mind you cant take credit away from the Gamecube version, it also lives up to expectations.

The graphics in this game are not too bad, and with the introduction to loads of diffrent weapons and diffrent clothing it makes the adventure alot diffrent. There is a lot more interaction between player and NPC (non playing character)

You still see the friendly faces of the “Gorons” and the swimming acrobatics of the “Zoras” who you once again have to save from a frozen lake. 😦

Obviously this game was going to struggle against its brother “Ocarina of Time”, But Ocarina of Time in my eyes is the best game ever made, although I think that Twilight Princess competes very well with the likes of Devil May Cry and games like that. Hey but that’s just one person’s opinion.

Feel free to argue this case if you like but lets face it the Zelda games are awesome.


3 Responses to “Review: Zelda – Twilight Princess (Wii, Gamecube)”

  1. January 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I was always jealous of the people who had Zelda on their NES. I had a Sega Megadrive instead and was stuck with “Shining Force”…

  2. 2 jacquelinegordon
    January 20, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Hi, who done all their reseach then. *

  3. 3 Helen
    February 5, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Hi Alex

    Great blog and video of Zelda, must confess, until reading your blog, know nothing about Zelda. Must be my age!!!

    Great work, good luck in the future.

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