The Nintendo Wii is less then three weeks away, and some lucky industry punters have already started to get their hands on a real Wii and the final build of the most anticipated title for the system (for established gamers, that is), The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Despite an apparent embargo on game info, Japanese publications Game Watch and Famitsu have posted their first impressions of the titles on their websites. And it seems they like what they have played.
We've used a web translator to check what the sites have said, and have paraphrased a few highlights in (slightly) less broken English:
- "You really feel like you are in Link's Body"
- "when shooting [an arrow], you hold the B button and a pointer appears on the screen. You can also lock on, so that you can move link around with the nun-chuck and move while shooting. It seems complicated in writing, but is very intuitive when you actually play it."
- "The Graphics and sound are fantastic, and very atmospheric. There is a feeling of maturity, but it still feels like part of the Zelda series"
- "The new controller really makes you feel like you are part of the game"
(exact quote: "Because of that, the former controller compared to one bodily sensation of the character raises markedly!")
- "The running is fast! When playing as Link for the first time, you realize he can move a lot faster then is past Zelda games. This is good, because the game world is so large!"
- "The fishing works well, and you really get the feeling of actually fishing"
- "Sword attacks are not button operated, but you use motions of the Wii remote. Some may be concerned that you will get tired, but it's not a problem, because while you can 'go big [exact quote: "big operation"] small motions work fine. Moving just the tip of the wrist is properly recognized by the controller."