721FluttershyGuySat 19th Nov 2011 Henmii wrote:I bought it yesterday and so far I like it (though if it can stand side to side with the best Zelda titles has yet to be seen)! The game starts with a nice story setting up the game. Strangely, after playing the game for the first time it seems the story (or legend, if you will) seems to be gone! Anyway, the cursor on the file-select menu was very slow and it actually made me fear of the controls of the game. Link starts out in a room and there he also moves very slow. Luckily, as soon as you go outside Link becomes much quicker! Link can also run this time, wich is great fun! There are fruits scattered around that replenish your stamina so you can basically run around forever (or so it seems). By the way, you can still roll if you want to. And at a certain point you can turn most of the interface of, wich I did since that way you see more of the game! The graphics look much better then on a computer, though sometimes it looks dull (like in the first little grotto). The music is also nice! The cutscenes are nice! The game has a nice atmosphere. I especially got a taste of this at night in Skyloft where you have to follow a certain character. Awesome atmosphere there! The sword-controls are also fun and work good on unarmed enemies. However, I had big trouble with the first armed enemies. For some reason I couldn't hit them at all, the proper way. So I just hit them with some spin-attacks! I am very early into the woods now. Let's see how this game unrolls!Oh, I have a few complaints about the whole package. I was a bit dissapointed that for Europe the music CD just comes in a CD envelope (though a nice looking one at that, I have to admit), while in America it comes in the actual game-box! Another complaint is that while the manual is very big, it contains almost nothing! It's big because of all the languages, but it has almost no content. No story, no characters, no items, no artwork! The back of the game-box is also very bare-bones. It hasn't even a little bit of text of what for game it actually is. It feels as if the whole package wasn't meant for sale! The good points are though that the CD contains far more stuff then the Mario anniversary CD (45 minutes of content). There is a little voucher regarding the CD that contains a nice piece of artwork. And the front of the game-box and the actual disc look also nice! The disc doesn't seem to be double-layered, so that should be a big relief for people who have trouble with those! And the controller looks also nice!I really would love to hear about the standalone package (without the controller). Are the manuals from those also bare-bones? Does it have a little text on the back that tells what kind of game it actually is? I would love to know! That my package was so bare-bones was especially dissapointing since it's such a big game. It should have been handled better!I don't know yet about the Skyward Sword instructions here in North America. However, after the minuscule instruction, um, fold-out that came with Super Mario 3D Land, I'm not expecting much. It was BARELY instructive, and it sure wasn't a booklet. I've seen bigger, more elaborate, and interesting fold-out advertisements come with past games. Apparently Nintendo has a non-existent instruction booklet budget. I found it disgraceful, considering how beautiful and amazing instruction booklets once were. Maybe they'll eventually cease them altogether in favor of 30 minute-long in-game tutorials. I know I'm buying a game, and not an instruction booklet. However, I consider the instruction part of the experience. Those who remember, imagine the original NES Zelda without its iconic gold instruction booklet with the captivating story and images, plus the sealed map! Edited on Sat 19th November, 2011 @ 09:07 by FluttershyGuy Brony since 7/28/11 Fluttershy is best pony!!! "Once Upon a Time" fan, and Evil Regal. Lana Parrilla is sexiest woman alive! FluttershyGuy on Nintendo Network. 3DS Friend Code 5241-1915-3356.