Skyward Sword Blog, Day 2
Not much happened on day 2, actually. After getting some new clothes to accompany me on my journey(just think, every Link ever has worn green because Skyloft knights prefer green in the summer), I left Skyloft via my bird and traveled down to the surface below. After running down a gigantic spiral, I activated some geyers, and then ran all the way back, after being informed of dowsing, which is the ability to use my sword to detect the direction of things. Dowsing was the term used for people who believed that there were magical sticks that could detect water...so it's an interesting choice of name, but whatever.
I entered some temple, and met some weird old sage, who then pointed me in the direction of the Faron Words, which look a lot happier than they did in Twilight Princess(then again, so does everything). Ran around for a little bit before I met this odd penguin type creature with a flower on its back called a Kiwkii, or something like that. It told me to find a big fat Kiwkii. Found him, and then he told me to find 3 more Kiwkiis. Found them(this took a lot longer than it seems, mind you) and then went back to the big fat elder Kiwkii. Turns out by finding the location of his people, he gets the power to remember the location of Zelda. Lovely. Anyways, went the direction that he pointed in, and saved.
Thoughts: Game's picking up slowly, but surely. Slowly getting used to the sword controls. One thing I'm absolutely beginning to despise is the nunchuk's constant habit of getting reset, that is to say, it somehow has the position that it believes is neutral reset to either the left or right, which means when the joystick is not being touched, Link will run left or right, and when the joystick is moved, Link won't run normally. It's easily fixed, but the number of times it has happened is starting to annoy me. I don't think it's my nunchuk, it's never done this with this frequency in any other game...but maybe it's my equipment and not the game. I won't hold it against the game in my review.
Second thing is...I'm kinda unimpressed with the graphics. Maybe it's just I never had an appreciation for impressionistic art, but I've been reading tons of reviews claiming this as the best graphics on the Wii. Really? These graphics are better than Metroid Prime 3? Don't think I can agree with that.
I really do enjoy flying, though. I still wish you could fly via the nunchuk(although, given the amount of times it's messed up, maybe that's not the best), but the Wii remote is use-able. I also like how the surface areas in the game are more closed in: One thing I disliked in Twilight Princess was that there were all these wide open areas and then nothing in them. It seems in this game, Nintendo has only made their areas as big as they need to be.