Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Skyward Sword gets 2nd Quest and Boss Rush Mode

This seems to be a new staple for the series and I can only appreciate it. All Zelda games released this year will have these features. Ocarina of Time 3D came bundled with Master Quest and got the new Boss Challenge and Gauntlet modes. Four Swords originally got two additional difficulty levels and you will also fight all bosses in the final final level (though not in a row). And Spirit Tracks at least got the Boss Rush Mode, though sadly not a 2nd Quest.

I can only hope that this will be the new standard for upcoming Zelda games. I'm not really interested in a boss rush, but I know many Zelda fans who are. And a 2nd Quest always really adds to the replay value of a game, it made the first game so much more interesting. But The Legend of Zelda and Ocarina of Time were the only games to get a real 2nd Quest, the Oracles and The Wind Waker got some kind of 2nd Quest with new features bot no increase in difficulty, Four Swords got its three difficulty levels, and that's it. So, it would be nice to see some fully developed 2nd Quest again. Well, I can't wait to see how the 2nd Quest in Skyward Sword will look like. Probably double damage and I bet it's mirrored. :D

According to Miyamoto the game will take between 50 and 100 hours to beat. But they said basically the same about Twilight Princess, so don't expect the longest Zelda game just yet. But it's definitely looking good, especially since it will get a 2nd Quest.

Source: Nintendo Everything


Anonymous said...

skyward sword couldnt have been mirrored, because then you would have had to play the game left-handed

TourianTourist said...

Yeah, that was a joke, mostly. :D