While Famitsu isn’t as tough as they used to be, it’s still a rather rare occurrence to see them hand out a perfect score. Well that’s exactly what they’ve done with the latest Zelda, Skyward Sword. This is the 16th game the magazine has awarded a perfect score and the third Zelda after Ocarina of Time and Wind Waker. On our side of the great pond Skyward Sword has already garnered critical praise from large media outlets like IGN, which also scored the game a perfect 10. Thus far the metacritic score is 94% based on 34 reviews. Our review will go up post-launch as all our Nintendo reviews do. That doesn’t mean it won’t be any less awesome. Odds are I’ll be pushing Ahmed to write the review because he’s the other local Zelda nut.
In order to be completely transparent, Skyward Sword’s metacritic rating shows a ton of perfect scores, and also shows that some major media outlets are starting to tire of the tried and true formula. Giant Bomb gave the game an 8 and Gamespot gave it a 7.5. It’ll be interesting to see whether the old formula is indeed starting to get old, or if the new improvements shines over the faults.
Question is, how many of you are going to pick the game up? Are you excited about it? Let us know, and don’t forget to pick up the Limited Edition bundle that include that ultra sexy gold controller. You know you can’t live without one of those, right ;)