The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Review

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is a 2006 action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo, released for the Wii, Wii U (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD), and GameCube.  Serving as the thirteenth installment in The Legend of Zelda series and the story focuses on Link, who tries to prevent Hyrule from being engulfed by a corrupted parallel dimension known as the Twilight Realm assisted by a mysterious creature named Midna.


Positives:

  • Great graphics
  • Great characters
  • Great soundtrack
  • Vast open world
  • Fun, challenging gameplay

Negatives:

  • Lack of voice performances

Campaign:  The game does feature an awesome extensive campaign with a very emotionally driven story as well as great characters and highly memorable moments. Challenging especially when it comes to the puzzles that need to be solved as well as the combat with the bosses.  Now let’s just be honest, The Legend of Zelda video game have interesting stories where Good vs Evil, and at the end Good always triumphs over Evil but this does not make for a compelling story. However what we see in Twilight Princess definitely does bring about emotion, complexity, and depth. (4 out of 5)

Gameplay:  Definitely brings a very fun and free flowing gaming experience. The combat can be a bit fast paced especially when it comes to fighting multiple enemies but it does flow smoothly. Enemies can be challenging but extensive gaming and will definitely even the odds for the players.  Players have the ability to shift between Link’s Hylian form and his wolf form which also changes up not only the combat but the gaming dynamic. The horseback combat is definitely satisfying. (4 out of 5)

Graphics:  Visually this is the best looking The Legend of Zelda game to date. Not only is there detail when it comes to the characters but the environment looks just fantastic. A lot of the creature designs look really cool. All in all it’s just a great looking game in the land of Hyrule has never looked better.  Vast with the various regions make exploration just a wonder. (5 out of 5)

Score: Like all Zelda games Twilight Princess has a very beautifully crafted soundtrack that definitely gives a great feeling of wonder and adventure that the game has. The sound of things when it comes to the weapons, the creature effects, and the environment; all of which help to give the world depth. Unfortunately despite a wonderful soundtrack Twilight Princess definitely have the same weakness as its predecessors. There definitely should have been voice performances incorporated into the game especially considering how new the game is and what type of systems that it’s running. (4 out of 5)

Replay Value:  Twilight Princess does have good replay value to it although it does have its limitations. The land is vast so there’s plenty of room for exploration especially when it comes to finding  hidden content. There are side quests both challenging and fun that does make replaying the game even better. Certain enemy controlled territories remain active so for those who enjoy combat there’s definitely room for.  Honestly, this could’ve been a bit of being spoiled but the game should’ve allowed players to replay the various temples as well as boss battles (courtesy of Majora’s Mask).  Also, Link’s ability to change between his Hylian form and wolf form can change the gameplay. (4 out of 5)


The Verdict:  In the end, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is definitely a great game is definitely a game for the fans. Despite the small nitpicks here and there especially when it comes to the lack of voice performances; the game has an extensive campaign, an engaging story, great characters, a beautifully crafted soundtrack, a fun gameplay experience, and a vast open world. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess definitely deserve a 4 out of 5.

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