Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (for Wii)

I prefer to finish a game before I review it. That hasn't been possible with Twilight Princess, because it's really, really long. That's a good thing: Zelda games are like novels, you want to get lost in them. The plot finds our young friend Link doing farm-type things in his peaceful little hometown. Strange creatures, fantastical journey, imperiled princess, you get the basic idea. This is basically a GameCube title redeveloped for the Wii, and a lot of the game's freshness comes from the clever new uses Nintendo found for the Wii-mote — aiming a bow-and-arrow, landing a fish, and so on. A ringing endorsement of the Wii platform, and a worthy addition to a hall-of-fame series.