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17 Last-Gen Video Games That Will Be Viewed As Classics In Years To Come

16. The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The game the Wii was made for. When Zelda finally comes out, you know it's going to deliver. Skyward Sword, the first game in the franchise to be controlled using true 1:1 motion with the Wii Motion Plus, made being Link even more awesome. For the first time you could directly control Link's sword using your own movements, with the results accurately presented on screen. Everything else is just the icing on the cake: trademark Nintendo innovations, a sprawling, multi-layered world with loads of unlockables, plenty of secrets, an eye-catching art style and plenty more are all here. The result, naturally, is an immensely enjoyable jaunt where fighting enemies isn't as simple as mashing a button, you have to think carefully about your next move and live the life of Link like never before. Unfortunately for many, the Wii bubble had burst for them long before Skyward Sword came out. That's a real shame, as this is not just one of the best games available for the platform, it's one of the best Zelda games, period. We could have done without the annoyingly frustrating companion Fi and her stating the obvious every two seconds though.
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Dan Curtis is approximately one-half videogame knowledge, and the other half inexplicable Geordie accent. He's also one quarter of the Factory Sealed Retro Gaming podcast.