I know I’m about a year behind everyone else, but I’m having great fun right now playing Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Wii with my boys. We probably haven’t got too far but it’s been good fun so far. I like the twilight worlds and being a dog (although it can get a tiny bit samey) and the light world is nicely done (although a bit low on polygons, but I guess that’s a Wii hardware issue). The use of Wii controls is interesting and fun (however, I got stuck for ages on the fishing quest, grr). There does seem to be a bit too much backtracking and reuse of existing locations through, and the game is somewhat linear (but maybe I like that).
Anyway, today I had a brilliant time on the horse. A giant goblin on a massive boar kidnapped a kid and I had to chase it down on my horse and hack away at it whilst being chased by other baddies who were shooting me with arrows. This was really cool and exhilarating, I could really feel the tension! Then to cap it off I had a game of “chicken” with the goblin on a massive bridge over a chasm – it was like jousting. This was a really great bit of gaming that I won’t forget in a long time.
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