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 schedule are up to speed. Regardless of how far you've progressed in the game, please try not to discuss anything that happens after the Ancient Cistern. (That's the water temple where you get the whip.) If you haven't played that far yet and are concerned about spoilers, you should know that this discussion will be full of spoilers for the half of the game.

If you haven't joined us before, the Kotaku Game Club plays one video game each month. We meet weekly to discuss our thoughts on the game as a group. In the past I've tried to emphasize the idea that you'll get more out of Game Club by keeping pace with our discussions, but since Skyward Sword is longer than any game we've played so far, it's definitely more important that we all just play the game.

Here is this week's jump-off question: Do you think the greater world of Skyward Sword is too small?

Compared to some of this year's massive open-world games, Skyward Sword seems to have a relatively compact world, and we've already been asked to revisit a few spots. (If only for a short time on the return trip.) Do you think this trend will continue? More importantly, do you think it's a problem or is it just efficient use of the game's levels?

At next week's meeting of the Kotaku Game Club we'll discuss the third quarter of the The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. We'll be discussing everything up to the Fire Sanctuary. Make sure to meet us back here at Kotaku next Thursday, December 22nd, at 4pm Eastern.