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  • Summary: A dark force, shrouded in twilight, has invaded the vast land of Hyrule. To restore light to the world, team up with the mysterious creature Midna and embrace the darkness to transform into a divine wolf. Fight through labyrinthine dungeons, survive puzzling traps in this legendary ZeldaA dark force, shrouded in twilight, has invaded the vast land of Hyrule. To restore light to the world, team up with the mysterious creature Midna and embrace the darkness to transform into a divine wolf. Fight through labyrinthine dungeons, survive puzzling traps in this legendary Zelda adventure. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is set in a world bursting with life—but also shadow. A dark figure from the Twilight Realm has invaded the world of light. As Link, a farmhand turned cursed beast, join forces with the impish Midna and trusted (albeit unusual) allies to survive a quest that'll take you to the farthest corners of Hyrule and beyond… to the Twilight Realm. This emotional adventure is now on the Wii U console with improved visuals and controls—and new challenges. Choose Hero Mode to take 2x normal damage, or tap the Wolf Link amiibo figure to unlock the tough Cave of Shadows. [Nintendo.com] Expand
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  1. Positive: 70 out of 74
  2. Negative: 0 out of 74
  1. Mar 8, 2016
    100
    It had been almost 10 years since I’d last played it, but I’d never really stopped thinking about it. It reappeared like a familiar face, creased with age but also timeless, its beauty easier to see without the facade of hype and novelty.
  2. Mar 1, 2016
    91
    A very good remaster of a great game. If you didn't play it in the past, you definitely should now, and if you already did there are good reasons to play it again on Wii U.
  3. 90
    It was a great game back when it was new. It’s a great game still. Strong narratives don’t age, and this one has a strong story to tell. Throw in quality port work that gives the art direction the detail and clarity that it really deserves, and Twilight Princess is a classic that has scrubbed up well enough to be a worthy Wii U title in its own right.
  4. Mar 1, 2016
    86
    Twilight Princess HD is a solid and convincing remake of a great Zelda game, but we are not totally convinced that is was really necessary.
  5. Apr 9, 2016
    82
    One of the best Zelda games, even if it hasn’t aged amazingly. Returning players and those new to Twilight Princess are sure to adore this, though the HD remaster doesn’t hide its age.
  6. Mar 4, 2016
    80
    Unlike The Wind Waker, Zelda: Twilight Princess suffers from the damages of time. This HD version makes its empty, edgy places, its out-of-age animations and its character design even worse. The game's still captivating though.
  7. Mar 2, 2016
    60
    After almost ten years Twilight Princess still is a pretty decent adventure, though not close to being the best in the franchise. The world isn’t that interesting, and the dark story feels a bit outdated compared to more modern titles like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. And sadly the HD edition leaves us a bit unsatisfied, mostly because the lack of content and the fact that the visuals should be better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 97
  2. Negative: 3 out of 97
  1. Mar 4, 2016
    10
    This is not a hd remake we wanted in the vein of Wind Waker, but it's still an amazing game overall. The textures are cleaned up but theThis is not a hd remake we wanted in the vein of Wind Waker, but it's still an amazing game overall. The textures are cleaned up but the characters models remain unchanged and you can tell its not a current gen game. Alas, if you've never played it before this is the definitive version of the game, but if you have you won't get much new out of this if you still have your wii or gamecube copy Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2017
    10
    The best version of the second best Zelda game of all time (OoT 3D still holds that spot) this is the game where they have perfected the ZeldaThe best version of the second best Zelda game of all time (OoT 3D still holds that spot) this is the game where they have perfected the Zelda formula and have given us the best looking Zelda game of all time (style > substance) the gameplay is perfect since you don't have to use stupid motion controls Expand
  3. Jun 17, 2019
    10
    This is in my opinion the best Zelda game that was ever made. People compare it to Ocarina of Time but Ocarina of Time by the end of the dayThis is in my opinion the best Zelda game that was ever made. People compare it to Ocarina of Time but Ocarina of Time by the end of the day is also just inspired by A Link to the Past. Also I have no problem with taking concepts that work and re-use them. For me Twilight Princess is pretty much better than Ocarina of Time everywhere, except for some interpretations of themes and the inclusion of characters maybe. Nevertheless, I like the artstyle way more, Midna is one fantastic character that helps the story of the game, especially as Twilight Princess is one of the more story-focused Zelda games and that is very important for me and the dungeons feel way more organic. I really like the idea of Link becoming a Wolf and the atmosphere that the game has. The final battle is excellent, especially the very last phase and for the Wii U version in particular I like the controls with the pad a lot. Also the HD graphics of course - the game looks great on Game Cube already but it is amazing what this 11 years old game looks like in the Wii U.

    I don't even want to talk too much about it anymore. It is just one of my most favourite games of all time and you should get it. Does it have its lengths? Sure. But those lengths never actually are a problem as much as it can be in other games, especially as you should not really be able to get lost and normally you are busy enough with a task that is still not long enough to really feel bored, even if it might be a bit repetitive. The only really sad aspect for me would be that a certain character is not included as much as I would like him to be.
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  4. Apr 14, 2016
    9
    Excelente port de un juego que salio hace 10 años, si eres fan de TLOZ y nunca jugaste Twinlight princess no debes dejar pasarlo, muyExcelente port de un juego que salio hace 10 años, si eres fan de TLOZ y nunca jugaste Twinlight princess no debes dejar pasarlo, muy recomendado. :) Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2021
    9
    This is not a hd remake we wanted in the vein of Wind Waker, but it's still an amazing game overall. The textures are cleaned up but theThis is not a hd remake we wanted in the vein of Wind Waker, but it's still an amazing game overall. The textures are cleaned up but the characters models remain unchanged and you can tell its not a current gen game. Alas, if you've never played it before this is the definitive version of the game, but if you have you won't get much new out of this if you still have your wii or gamecube copy Expand
  6. Apr 13, 2018
    8
    I am pretty shocked with the low quality of this zelda game, the controls, the camera, the animations, i don't know if the people in charge ofI am pretty shocked with the low quality of this zelda game, the controls, the camera, the animations, i don't know if the people in charge of the remaster are the responsible or the original developers, but this feels so out of the line, every zelda game has great controls and camera, but whatever they did on this one, well, i hope someone was fired to be honest. Expand
  7. Apr 2, 2017
    0
    I thought the original versions sucked, but man this one sucks even more. I was hoping Nintendo had fixed at least some of the infinite flawsI thought the original versions sucked, but man this one sucks even more. I was hoping Nintendo had fixed at least some of the infinite flaws this game has, but they haven't! Hyrule field and the overworld is still empty, the boss battles are still too easy, the soundtrack still sucks, the AI is still stupid, and the wolf link sections are still unbearable. Zelda fans, do yourself a favour and skip this game. Expand

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