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When an evil darkness enshrouds the land of Hyrule, a young farm boy named Link must awaken the hero – and the animal within.

  • When Link travels to the Twilight Realm, he transforms into a wolf and must scour the land with the help of a mysterious girl named Midna.
  • Players ride into battle against troops of foul creatures using an amazing horseback combat system, then take on massive bosses that must be seen to be believed.
  • Many puzzles stand between Link and the fulfillment of his quest, so players must sharpen their wits as they hunt for weapons and items.

Game storyline: Link, a young man raised as a wrangler in a small, rural village, is ordered by the mayor to attend the Hyrule Summit. He sets off, oblivious to the dark fate that has descended upon the kingdom. When he enters the Twilight Realm that has covered Hyrule, he transforms into a wolf and is captured. A mysterious figure named Midna helps him break free. With the aid of her magic, they set off to free the land from the shadows.

Characters: Link, Zelda, Midna and many other characters, both new and old. How to progress through the game: Link must explore the vast land of Hyrule and uncover the mystery behind its plunge into darkness. As he does, he’ll have to enlist the aid of friendly folk, solve puzzles and battle his way through dangerous dungeons. In the Twilight Realm, he’ll have to use his wolf abilities and Midna’s magic to bring light to the land.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features: Besides his trusty sword and shield, Link will use his bow and arrows, fight while on horseback and use a wealth of other items, both new and old.

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User Comments (23)

Zelda42

#4

Zelda42 said:

No, the best game ever made. FIVE BILLION GAZILLION TRILLION MILLION out of ten. And Game Cube is way better. I don't like Wii, because you'll get tired and turn it off because of moving around too much. Game Cube is better.

fishman100

#5

fishman100 said:

as i read on youtube: if you were to rate this game fom 1-10 (10=best) you would get Chuck Norris

triforceofcourage

#7

triforceofcourage said:

how do you move around to much playing on wii!?!?!?!?!? all you have to do is flick your wrist and point at the screen while sitting down! its like saying eating is to much work.

chickenmaddy

#9

chickenmaddy said:

This game is another successful Zelda game. I have to say, I was expecting a bit more from this game when I saw the game trailer at E3. Everybody's reaction to the TP trailer was the same; shocked, excited and just over all amazed. This game is very dark but that is the theme of the game, many people say it's too dark, but isn't that the point? The twili is supposed to make everything seem gloomy. I like this art style for this particular game, not for every single Zelda game. But this art style was perfect for TP. I like change of graphics and evolution of art style throughout the Zelda series. I loved this game to death and is defiantly one of the best games on the Wii. The story blew me away, Midna, I fell in love with when she was first introduced in the game. Some of the scenes in this game gave me chills and literally almost had me shed some tears. Really cool items, creepy bosses (A little easy), the over world was HUGE but I loved it, it made it seem like it was a living breathing world. So much detail.... and it goes a long way. Love it Love it Love it. One thing I didn't care for much about this game was the music, the music wasn't as great as some of the other Zelda games. Don't get me wrong, there are so REALLY good songs in this game, but some of them were forgettable. I also like how Nintendo attempted to explore just a bit on voice acting (Midna especially). I could go on and on about this game. So good. 10/10! Keep up the good work Nintendo!

Link-Rogers

#10

Link-Rogers said:

the most realistic graphics in a zelda game midnas voice is english and then chopped up. i heard her say 'no' and 'why' its creepy

NintendoCat14

#11

NintendoCat14 said:

The only downside to playing this on GCN is no 16:9. But in all other aspects, this version is better.

josephgee

#13

josephgee said:

this was the best one because it looked real!! not all lame and cartoony like WW or PH and ST

triforcepower73

#14

triforcepower73 said:

@josephgee TP doesn't look so great now. WW still looks awesome and its older than TP. It doesn't matter if something looks real if it doesn't look good. Not that it didn't look great for a 'realistic' game at the time but it will always be harder for a 'realistic' game to withstand the test of time than a cartoony one. And WW is easily the best looking game of, if not the generation, then of all time.

Fronzy

#16

Fronzy said:

No review? Huh, maybe people are too scared to review because if they rate it "low" fans will get mad. Great game overall. Graphics were good too but, believe it or not, I loved Wind Waker's MUCH more. This game was meant to be dark and it was achieved. But nothing is more darker and scarier then Dead Hand in Oot.

EpicGamer

#17

EpicGamer said:

I LOVED this game (well it was my first Zelda game anyway.) There was so many things I absolutely adored about this game, such as being able to turn into a wolf, wolves are one of my favorite animals (tigers being my absolute favorite) I found it really cool how Link's personality basically changes when he's a wolf. When he's a wolf, he gets more of a temper on him (aka. wanting to bite Midna, and growling at almost everything), while when he's a human he's usually calm, and doesn't get mad so easily. I also really enjoyed the boss fights, though some were a bit on the easy side, it was still great. Midna is my favorite character in this game...besides Link of course. I just love her personality, and how she's so sarcastic xD
(Warning! Spoiler alert!) When Ganondorf (at the end of the game) broke Midna's helmet, I got so mad that I wanted to punch my TV. I REALLY wanted to strangle him! }:^I
This game is just my favorite Zelda of all time! I did play Ocarina of time 3D and a little bit of skyward sword (terrible Zelda game, imo.) I kept hearing on how Ocarina of time is just the best Zelda game ever hands down, no questions aked. Buuut i'm afraid OOT isn't my favorite, it's fun, yeah, but no as good as Twilight princess :)
And Zelda in this game doesn't shove you off a fricken' cliff! -.-

CrimsonMoonMist

#20

CrimsonMoonMist said:

The only real problems I have with the game are the rather drab color-palette (which is understandable considering the fanbase backlash Wind Waker got) that I think really undersells how good the game actually looks and that it can sometimes feel a bit empty.
Aside from that, the game has top-notch dungeon designs,
the best combat in the entire series,
an above average storyline with plenty of intrigue
and an awesome musical score.

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