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I was hearing a lot of bad things of the new Zelda game, SkywardSword, and decided to block all of that, play the game myself and make my own opinon.

So I borrowed a friend's Wii to play it....

All I got to say is that it holds one of the bottom places in my list of fav Zelda games...

Did Ocarina set the bar too high? or is people expecting too much?

Nevertheless, I liked it enough to make a Zelda themed fanart. :D

Hope it looks ok at least, my monitor contrast is all messed up...
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dabomb29 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
DanielSasso Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is a weird image of Link, and I like it. Who are those two characters in the trees? I think one is a deku sprout from wind waker, but what about the other one?
PRprince Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
OoT was the best but was an exact clone of the Snes linkToThePast so its more accurate to say that LTP was the best

You go on and get yor sword link, by the looks of it, you deserve it ^_^

ps. link i know you dont like girls, can I have zelda? ^_^
jelloegg Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Personally, I only like Skyward Sword because Ghirahim is in it.  I haven't actually played it.
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   Artist
wow :wow: amazing
sesshowmall Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Artist
The broken sword gave a special touch to the picture.
TronmanZ Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I personally liked Skyward Sword much better than Twilight Princess, which I thought was mediocre and overrated by Zelda standards.
lonewolf82084 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Writer
Which game exactly?
Nocturnal-Link Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"All I got to say is that it holds one of the bottom places in my list of fav Zelda games..."

Agreed. BTW, awesome fan art! Reminds me of the first time I found the Master Sword in ALTTP around age 9. Epic!
doryphish333 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
did you like Twilight Princess though? <---- big zelda fan who also disliked Skyward Sword
ttree Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Why didn't you like Skyward Sword?
I thought it's top 6 material for sure! Lack of explorable overworld is too bad but the gameplay is one of the best so far.
Malu-CLBS Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it was both. OoT set the bar so high that everybody is expecting too much from the next Zelda game.

Anyway... your drawing combines the old games with recent elements (the fairy looking all Navi-like and the modern design of the Master Sword) beautifully. Faved! :D
Championx91 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
GhastlyFarms Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of A Link to the Past. The master sword.

This is really awesome btw.
dystar Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't believe they've had a "miss" yet. Personally, my favorite is the second one, Adventure of Link. However, I haven't hated playing a Zelda title yet. I think it's a mixture of people's tastes, the tendency to be contrary, and the romanticized memory of a good game. Happens with movie sequels, too.
TheMetroid Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Ocarina is a 3d clone of ALTTP. Never the less, the fact that this scene sort of looks like the master sword scene from ALTTP more than makes up for it :) I love the lighting and chosen detail
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional
Ooooooooh! Adorable!!!!!!
JustinRampage Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent job! [link]
Wings-of-Art Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Time for a new sword :D
Jujulica Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, if Nintendo made a new game looking like what you've done here, it would be so positively amazing.
Holy cow.

Chubby stocky Link is so adorable! Just wanna pinch those cheeks.
SailorZelda Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply beautiful. :)

This definitely represents the atmospheric epicness I want to feel when playing a Zelda game!
ChaosAurion Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
OOT was the BEST. the only thing that could beat it would be a re-graphic'd LTTP, or a new non-cel-shaded story that doesnt look like ass.
antijowy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student General Artist
so...You are basically waiting for Wii-U?
ChaosAurion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
probably notevenalittlebitatall.
NobodyForever Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so wonderful ♥.♥
Mudora Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I can definitely relate to you as far as favorite Zelda games go. For some reason SS did not give me the feeling I usually get when I play a Zelda game. Not like MM or OOT, or ALTTP and WW... the art style was just fine (I really liked it, actually), the game play kept me entertained... but for an origin story, I was expecting more. It's still a great game in its own right, but I feel it didn't shine as much compared to the games before it.

Great art by the way. A wonderful homage to the old school Link here. Did a fantastic job with the foliage.

I hope the Zelda for the WiiU brings back that feeling I didn't get with SS.
pocket-arsenal Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The series is just bogged down a little too much by the story and new unwanted gimmicks, and terrible travel methods.

This picture here represents what I wish Zelda was more like... except maybe with a bit more color and a less scary looking Link.
Sprits Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Don't know what it is with you guys but I absolutely loved Skyward Sword. I never really thought OoT was all that great, MM is my all time favourite for its mature, dark feel, but Skyward Sword is definitely in my top 5!
Mizutori Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pity you didn't think that highly of SS, it's definitely one of my favs (MM and tWW being my other absolutes)! But to each their own personal favorites~

Anyway, this piece is awesome :D It certainly has the magical Zelda feel to it. Loving the details in the forest!
VitoAvaritia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional
Love the way you drew Link here in particular, reminds me of the style of the sprites, just brought to life. The atmosphere here is great. Particularly the colors and how close together you walled the trees, makes the Master Sword seem more important and enshrined. Great work! Keep it up
R-SRaven Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Yeah, I remember when playing the GB games, I had a hard time trying to recognize which pixels were Link's face and which were his body xD
VitoAvaritia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional
Haha, I always liked the stockier link design. truthfully I like all of 'em but the originals are the the ones that got me hooked on the series. Though I swear, don't think I beat the original Zelda until the mid-late 90s. XD That thing was hard as a lil kid.
M3rcaptan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
XxSkittlesCatxX Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have heared allot of good things about SS. I don't know it really didn't seem appealing to me. I didn't mind Twighlight princess (Minus Minda she urks me. No clue why....) I quite enjoied. Though I think My Favorite of the Zelda games have to be Majora's Mask. Oot was a amazing nonetheless. Anyway Amazing Picture love the look a Links face.
Juunibi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
SS was not as good as they said it would be. But I was not surprised. They promised far too much and they did the same with Twilight Princess. Ocarina of Time definetly said the bar too high. People tend to forget the old Zelda games far too easily.
Shane-Sky-Walker Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I think it looks awesome! I love the color tone and everything looks well balanced.
R-SRaven Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I have to say everything about this is really nice, aside from the fact that link looks like a Cabbage Patch Kid : /
R-SRaven Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
hahaha :D when I was making it I had the exactly same thougt... but I wanted to try a different style with this one.
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
It's a successful piece : )
Eaglelives Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I don't know where you heard bad things and I disagree entirely, Skyward Sword is an utterly magnificent piece of game design. The only reason OoT remains higher in my eyes is simply for it's soundtrack.
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree that SS is one of the worst Zeldas so far. A good game but not a good Zelda.

And bravo on the art, it's amazing how detailed you drew the forest! :3
Aoi-no-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Link:"That new sword sure comes in handy... after all, mine appears to be broke." XD

I love it. Great job!
R-SRaven Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Hahaha yeah something like that.

xXRocmAXx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice Work :)
The Legend of Zelda FTW!
shadowdude7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I really love the game, but I know it has its flaws. It's kinda like how ODST if my favorite Halo, even though it's not really Halo. Oh, but Skyward isn't my favorite. That spot is reserved for Majora's Mask.
ontels Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I have to say link looks really weird o.0

But the background is stunning!
PirateCommando Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I havent heard anything bad about it.
All ive heard about are its perfect scores!
Got OoT 3D, I have SS
I havent played either.
Teengamer08 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Bottom? DISAGREE. Skyward Sword improved in new ways Zelda fans have never seen before. Honestly, the only people who dislike SS are the ones that let Nostalgia rule their thinking (hence thinking OoT is the best).

Nevertheless, this is pretty fan art.
R-SRaven Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Honestly, the only people who say it's perfect are biased hardcore nintendo fans who haven't played any other games of the genre to make an objective opinion.

You think is all about nostalgia? yeah, it could be a part of it, but it's not all.

OoT was a revolutionary game for it's time, no matter if you looked at other games, or even other consoles, it was a perfect execution of all the things a videogame have to had to make it an instant classic. And it's an accepted fact of the industry of videogames. Not just the opinion of nostalgic fans.

Skyward at the other side, it's an ok-fun game, but does not reach that level of a classic for these times that are running. It's what people fail to understand when they try to compare 2 games with an age difference of more than 10 years, you have to take everything to count, the context, the time, the way the games were played.

Not just,"oh OoT is old and Skyward is new, so now Skywartd is better."
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