Zelda Games Are Taking Longer and Longer to Get to the Point

I found Tevis Thomson's lengthy critique chronicling the decline and fall of the Legend of Zelda franchise to be very convincing. That doesn't quite diminish my enjoyment of more recent Zelda games, but then, I'm no Zelda super-fan. But it was hard to argue with his points about how the series has changed and in his… » 3/26/12 7:00pm 3/26/12 7:00pm

How Can Anyone Be Disappointed By Both Skyrim and Skyward Sword?

Some folks loved the latest Legend of Zelda game but weren't fond of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Others turned up their noses at Skyward Sword but embraced Bethesda's latest wholeheartedly. Somehow commenter Sloopydrew found himself disappointed with both games. In today's Speak Up on Kotaku we try to determine what… » 1/10/12 11:00am 1/10/12 11:00am

Finish the Year Strong Talking About the Skyward Sword Finale with the …

Welcome back to the Kotaku Game Club. Today we're wrapping up our discussion series on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and 2011. Since we've all (hopefully) completed the game, let's talk about the game's final dungeons and the ending.

Since we'll be discussing the entire game today, including the ending. Players… » 12/29/11 4:00pm 12/29/11 4:00pm

The Best Game Music of 2011: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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… » 12/23/11 2:00pm 12/23/11 2:00pm

Have You Been Playing Your Skyward Sword This Week? Kotaku Game Club

Welcome to the second week of the Kotaku Game Club's series on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. This week, we're talking about the events from where we left off last week, the end of the Earth Shrine up through the Ancient Cistern dungeon.

Hopefully the people who've been trying catch up because of our tight… » 12/15/11 4:00pm 12/15/11 4:00pm

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Pierces Game Critics' Hearts

Has Nintendo finally release a console installment of The Legend of Zelda series that critics don't immediately fall in love with? Look at that chart. Does that look like hate to you? No sir and / or ma'am, that's love right there. » 11/11/11 1:00pm 11/11/11 1:00pm

is Nintendo's closing argument on motion controls with Wii, especially as it…

Skydiving and Swordplay Abound in Skyward Sword's Dramatic New Trailer

The newest trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword teases many of the events and characters seen in the first few hours of the game — the village of Skyloft, the Wing Ceremony, Zelda and Link, and the general dream-like beauty of the game. It also shows a few things that I wasn't able to see in my upcoming… » 9/29/11 8:00am 9/29/11 8:00am