Parent reviews for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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Common Sense says

age 10+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 45 reviews

age 9+

Yyyyyyy

Great yall

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 16+

Excited to get Legend of Zelda Swords

I am a big fan of this game. i love the story behind this game . Link is a hero because he is a role model and he trying to save his friend. This is very impressive in this game. There are six different swords in this game which use. I like all this swords even I bought these swords form https://swordskingdom.com
age 10+

Full Game Review!

Now, Zelda, all in all, is a pretty good franchise, but has some things in this game that I'll be going over. Violence: Sword being wacked at enemies...I don't think is too bad, but it does serve at least a rating of violence 1/5. There is no blood, and bombs are mainly for puzzles. Game Theory did a video on the Hookshot which explains how in reality it would rip Link's arm out of it's socket, which when ya think about it is violent as heck, but this is never shown. I'd say 1/5 Violence. Sexually Explicit stuff: Just...Ghirahim...he looks a bit undressed. Like put some freakin' clothes on, dude! He's DISTURBING! He licks his lips at Link and EW personal BOUNDARIES MATE! just, it's something you have to get over with... Disturbing Imagery/sexual imagery: 0/5. Except for Ghirahim. No sexual/pornographic imagery I know of, and I've played this game twice. Once 100% and the other a playthrough blinded. Controls: 5/5 Difficulty! The Wii remote is just WACKY with this game! It's not for the faint of heart, to say the least. Drinking/drug/smoking: 0/5. I found nothing... Safety & Privacy: Gah, that freaking hand-out-of-the-toilet! GO AWAY! Swearing: 0/5 NO SWEARING! Don't go saying: It's a ZELDA game! It MUST swear! Because it DOES NOT!
age 10+

Great Game

I loved this one. Things parents should know: This game is a little violent at times, but not excessivly. Sex is not really an issue in this game as far as I could see. One of the more flamboyant characters brags about his beautiful skin (its made of steel). There are some darker themes in the game.

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Too much violence
age 5+
My child finished this at aged 6 with little help. The only reason i put a rating on it at all is for the reading required. Excellent game, possibly the best of the franchise imo

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 10+

Engaging, beautiful, and somewhat difficult

THEMES + Zelda is a positive female role model who stands up for herself and speaks her mind. She is not a helpless damsel in distress because she is an active player in the story. - I was surprised by the subtle anti-spouse/anti-women themes that hid under the surface, like with the man who comes to the bar every night because the woman there is better to listen to than his wife, or the downtrodden husband who stays up with the crying baby every night as his wife snores. - "Ghirahim", the boss that you fight repeatedly through the game, has some strange lines and behaviors (like a very creepy licking of his lips once). DIFFICULT + Wii controls are simple and intuitive. + I was impressed with how fun it was to swing the remote as my sword. + Some battles and puzzles are quite difficult, making the game challenging but not impossible. - Controls can be frustrating if you don't move the controller just right, especially with the giant spiders. Take frequent breaks if you have carpal tunnel. VIOLENCE / SCARINESS - Cartoon violence may be scary for some young kids under age 10. - The shadow realm challenges were very stressful and a bit scary for me as an adult. SEX + None. + All characters are modestly dressed from what I remember. LANGUAGE + None

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Great role models
age 9+

Skyward Sword Is Terrific for Kids Who Like Puzzles

Some of the puzzles are pretty hard, but this game is a great one to play with kids. You can help them, and they can help you. I'm not bothered by the combat at all (it's very cartoony), but flying the bird around is difficult and there are some pretty hard puzzles, so I probably wouldn't give it to a little kid to play alone.

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age 8+

Skyward Sword soars over expectations and redefines motion control

The Legend of Zelda series is one of the most beloved franchises in video game history and each entry has consistently been revered for its brilliance in design, music, graphics and story, and Skyward Sword is no exception. Without question, Skyward Sword is the best Zelda title since Ocarina of Time, and has once again created a new standard in controls much like how its predecessor did with the lock-on feature. Swinging your sword with Wii Motion Plus feels more like an extension of yourself than being a gimmick, and you feel more involved in the battles while doing so, creating an even more immersive experience that cannot be found on any other console or game to date. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword earns my highest recommendation.

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 10+

Better than Ever!

Not even finished it yet, and I still think it's one of the best Zelda's out there. Not only are the game controls fluid and interesting, but the graphics are gorgeous, and the storyline is fantastic. Some of the monsters might be a little freaky for younger kids, such as skeleton creatures and zombie-like villains, but it's not graphic or overly bloody (maybe a speck here or there when Link fights a villain). It's excellent, and I already want to get to playing again. :D

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 2+

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the only video game that my friends don't think is cool, but I do, and it is one million times better than every other game i've ever seen.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models