Two hours of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD gameplay

Two hours of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD gameplay

Written by Eric Hauter on 7/25/2021 for SWI  
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD released on July 16, 2021 for Nintendo Switch to near-universal critical acclaim. Skyward Sword HD, a remake of the Wii-era Zelda entry, has a bunch of new quality of life improvements over the original, including HD graphics, the ability to play the entire game with a Pro Controller (foregoing the motion controls), and the ability to skip cutscenes. These improvements make the game much more accessible to a modern audience, including a new generation of fans that might not have an old Wii laying around. Though Skyward Sword is sometimes maligned, due to its original motion controls, the entire gaming community seems to be waking up from a long slumber, blinking in the sunlight and saying things like "Oh yeah...this game was really great after all."

As Gaming Nexus was somewhat late to the review party, we decided to assign the game to Games N Moorer's Joseph Moorer - possibly the biggest Zelda fan on our staff. What you see in this video is not a review; rather, it is two hours of gameplay from a Zelda super fan who knows his stuff. Joseph is a great guide to the world of Skyward Sword, having played the original on Wii. He demonstrates the motion controls and gives a quick overview of the game's tutorial section (which he played prior to the stream) before jumping right into the action.

Joseph eventually makes his way through the first temple, before calling it quits after two hours. Games N Moorer has vowed to play Skyward Sword in its entirety in the near future. We'll be posting recordings of those streams on the site as usual, or follow us on Twitter for announcements about when Games N Moorer is going live at @GamingNexus and @GamesNMoorer. Joseph streams on Facebook at and on Twitch at .

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is now available at retailers everywhere, or you can buy the game digitally from the Nintendo eShop here.

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Two hours of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD gameplay

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Howdy.  My name is Eric Hauter, and I am a dad with a ton of kids.  During my non-existent spare time, I like to play a wide variety of games, including JRPGs, strategy and action games (with the occasional trip into the black hole of MMOs). I am intrigued by the prospect of cloud gaming, and am often found poking around the cloud various platforms looking for fun and interesting stories.  I was an early adopter of PSVR (I had one delivered on release day), and I’ve enjoyed trying out the variety of games that have released since day one. I've since added an Oculus Quest 2 to my headset collection.  I’m intrigued by the possibilities presented by VR multi-player, and I try almost every multi-player game that gets released.

My first system was a Commodore 64, and I’ve owned countless systems since then.  I was a manager at a toy store for the release of PS1, PS2, N64 and Dreamcast, so my nostalgia that era of gaming runs pretty deep.  Currently, I play on Stadia, PS5, PS4, PSVR, Quest 2, Switch, Luna, GeForce Now, and a janky PC.  While I lean towards Sony products, I don’t have any brand loyalty, and am perfectly willing to play game on other systems.

When I’m not playing games or wrangling my gaggle of children, I enjoy watching horror movies and doing all the other geeky activities one might expect.

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