The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GameCube

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  • Summary: In the next chapter in the Legend of Zelda series, Link can transform into a wolf to scour the darkened land of Hyrule. With the help of Midna, a mysterious being, you must guide Link through hordes of foul creatures and challenging bosses using new moves and a new horseback combat system.In the next chapter in the Legend of Zelda series, Link can transform into a wolf to scour the darkened land of Hyrule. With the help of Midna, a mysterious being, you must guide Link through hordes of foul creatures and challenging bosses using new moves and a new horseback combat system. Many puzzles stand between Link and the fulfillment of his quest, so you must sharpen your wits as you hunt for weapons and items. Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
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  1. 100
    It's an amazing epitaph to the GameCube's life and it's certainly the best game from Nintendo this year. If you've been on the fence in any capacity, then please rest assured that you'll not be disappointed. Nintendo's flagship game has arrived in style and you better damned well appreciate it. It's ultimately fantastic.
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is one of those few genre-defining games that while clearly dedicated to fans of the series, also serves as a wonderful adventure for those new to the series.
  3. It's still the most cinematic, engrossing Zelda we've ever played, and as such, deserves nothing but the absolute highest recommendation. Flaws are present, sure, but we'll burn our entire library of games before we say Twilight Princess is anything but incredible.
  4. The best the series has to offer up to this point.
  5. Nintendo Power
    95
    Twilight Princess was a long time in coming, but the game's depth will make it last even longer among the Zelda faithful. [Feb. 2007, p.95]
  6. 90
    But the moment the opening symphony plays until the concluding credits, all fear and doubt quickly vanishes like the cool whispering of an autumn's breeze. Though not flawless, Nintendo have once again demonstrated masterful craftsmanship, challenging design and imaginative artistry.
  7. Twilight Princess contains the same expertly designed puzzles and time-tested gameplay that you've come to expect from the series, though parts of its presentation feel stuck in the past.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 100
  2. Negative: 10 out of 100
  1. Jun 18, 2011
    10
    Best Legend of Zelda Game! Twilight Princess is not only creative but fun and addicting. The story is great and is easy to dive into whileBest Legend of Zelda Game! Twilight Princess is not only creative but fun and addicting. The story is great and is easy to dive into while the whole mechanics of the game flows perfectly! Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2016
    10
    One of my favorite games of all time, along with Super Mario 64. This is my favorite Zelda game of all time. First off, let's start off withOne of my favorite games of all time, along with Super Mario 64. This is my favorite Zelda game of all time. First off, let's start off with some of this game's problems. And trust me, there's very little wrong with this game in my opinion. Some of the bosses in this game are so unbelievably easy. However, this doesn't bug me, since unlike any other Zelda game, these battles were epic and amazing. Sure, they were easy, but I still remembered every single one of them. (Except for the first boss. I don't even remember what it's name was.) Next, the graphics. I love this game, but I enjoyed Wind Waker's graphics a lot more. Twilight Princess tries to look realistic, but some characters look like they either came from a certain anime, or they look like they came from a cartoon. Alright, now let's discuss the positives. First, the overworld. This is my favorite Hyrule field in the series. The music that plays in the background while you're in this field is amazing. Also, the dungeon design is arguably the best in the series, as some of the puzzles can really stump you. Even the first dungeon is amazing! The soundtrack can either be atmospheric or adventurous. Despite criticizing the graphics earlier, I really liked them and I think it's very good for the Gamecube. And the story, it's arguably the best story in any Zelda game I've ever played. In conclusion, This is my favorite Zelda game, and one of my favorite games of all time. Expand
  3. AdamF.
    Mar 28, 2007
    10
    Twilight Princess is nothing short of the crown jewl of the legendary Zelda series. This game has taken all the things that made other Zeldas Twilight Princess is nothing short of the crown jewl of the legendary Zelda series. This game has taken all the things that made other Zeldas so amazing and blown them up about tenfold. The already large worlds from other titles becomes absolutely enormous in Twilight. Link gets two forms instead of one, the oversaturated art style is breathtaking, the items and weapons are cooler than ever, the characters seem actually alive and finally have true personalties, the dungeons are brilliant, the boss battles are more consistently entertaining than ever, and the new twilight realm makes for a very deep, well written, even tragic storyline. ANYONE who says that Twilight is "just a shadow of Ocarina of Time" or has "dated graphics" simply cannot appreciate a masterpiece when they see one in their face. This game IS everything that makes the Zelda series so great. Expand
  4. Jan 17, 2012
    10
    I loved Twilight Princess, it had some dark themes just as Majoras Mask did which i would like to see more of. The boss fights were fantasticI loved Twilight Princess, it had some dark themes just as Majoras Mask did which i would like to see more of. The boss fights were fantastic in this one, they had a very epic feeling to them and the dungeons were modestly challenging too Expand
  5. NickC.
    Oct 19, 2008
    9
    Great graphics, great gameplay, good replay value, and just plain awesome from start to finish. If you like Zelda, you have to play this Great graphics, great gameplay, good replay value, and just plain awesome from start to finish. If you like Zelda, you have to play this game. If you DON'T like Zelda, you should still play this game. Expand
  6. ApocalypseBrown
    Mar 25, 2007
    8
    Firstly I have never been a RPG fan, so naturally I found Zelda to be far too long and repetitive! But while I was still interested in the Firstly I have never been a RPG fan, so naturally I found Zelda to be far too long and repetitive! But while I was still interested in the game I found it to be a jaw dropping, cinematic experience I will never forget. It is one of the top games I have played for years but the gameplay does get too similar, and by the fifth temple I was completely frustrated! So if long RPG's are your pleasure then this is for you, otherwise stick to an short but sweet venture. Expand
  7. BenL.
    Mar 12, 2007
    0
    I have played this game before haven't I? You wait years for them to come up with a new Zelda game and they use the same story as they I have played this game before haven't I? You wait years for them to come up with a new Zelda game and they use the same story as they have used before! Surely they can come up with some new ideas? Waste of Money. Expand

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#1 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2006
#1 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2006