The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is perhaps the most compelling argument yet for "Video Game as Concert Piece." As a game, it is a smartly designed interlocking series of puzzles, an ever-more-complex world filled with hidden secrets and challenging combat that unfolds with a uniquely Zelda-y sense of joyous excavation. But as a concert piece... oh, boy.
I am, as I have admitted before, not a "Zelda guy." I could never have written a review as far-reaching, comprehensive and lucid as Stephen Totilo's splendid Kotaku review. I also couldn't have put together a piece that points out the game's maddening flaws as humorously (and, I must admit, accurately) as Tim Rogers did.