The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess featured a new storyline, new gameplay, new control features on the Wii, and so on. The Wii version of the game consists of using the Wii Nunchuck, for a hack-and-slash gameplay. In this game, Link must prevent Hyrule from being covered in a dark dimension, and he can turn from man to wolf. The game takes place many generations after the events in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and Ocarina of Time.
Plot. Set to be taken place hundreds of years after the events in Ocarina of Time. In the village of Ordon, a young man named Link lives a simple life, working as ranch hand. One day, he is asked by Rusl to deliver the Ordon Sword and Shield as gifts for the Royal Family of Hyrule in the Hyrule Festival, but then, something happens beyond his control. Enemies appear in the spring of Ordon, capturing the children of the village, and knocking him out. When Link goes to rescue them, he sees Hyrule covered in absolute darkness, and turning him into a wolf. He is also captured, but escapes with the help of a mysterious being, named Midna. After he meets Zelda, his destiny is settled. He must save Hyrule from the darkness that comes from the Realm of Twilight.
Concept. The purpose of the game is to guide Link throughout both the Light and Twilight Realm. Link must travel through both worlds in order to save it. At first, Link must recover the three Fused Shadows, and then after getting the Master Sword, Link must recover the three shattered pieces of the Mirror of Twilight. After completing these tasks, they will face against Zant and finally against the memorable antagonist of the series, Ganondorf.
Design. The game has enhanced it's graphics, giving the game a more realistic look on the characters, landscapes, villages, and castles as well. The 3D graphics of the game look far more improved, and really interesting. In fact, this game has one of the best graphics since Ocarina of Time.
Development. Twilight Princess was announced in 2003 for the Gamecube, developed by the same team that brought The Wind Waker. Eiji Aonuma wanted to create The Wind Waker 2, but because of the sluggish cartoon look, it was scrapped. Then they proposed to make a game with more realistic looks, and I think it was the right thing because, I do not like the cartoonish looks of The Wind Waker. The creators of the game used the same concept of past Zelda games like A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Oracle of Ages. It was suggested that Link would turn into a wolf in the Twilight Realm, rather than a rabbit, which was another right choice.
Music. The score of Twilight Princess was composed by Toru Minegishi, Asuka Ohta, and Kōji Kondō. Minegishi headed music composition and sound design in Twilight Princess, providing all field and dungeon music under the supervision of Kondo. The official soundtrack, published by Nintendo Power in 2006, contains seven tracks.
Rantings. Ok, even the best made games have a flaw. Of course, nothing is perfect. Now what I do not like about this game, is the battle against King Bulbin in the Bridge of Eldin. Because that part had my gaming skills put to the test. Also, the Dark Beast Ganon fight was like one of the most excruciating fights in the game. Because Dark Beast Ganon would take so long in reappearing after he disappeared into the portals. Talk about a long, boring, tedious fight. The Horseback Battle against Ganondorf was another annoyance too, because King Bulbin's cronies would appear to stall you.
Good Aspects. My favorite boss battles are against: Stallord, Armogohma, and especially against Argorok. Argorok was the most epic boss battle of the series. Puppet Zelda reminded me of the fight against Phantom Ganon in Ocarina of Time, which I found it to be exciting. The references to OoT made the game very unique in it's good aspects. The Stallord theme was a great remix of the Volvagia theme from OoT. The game has high replay value, and Zelda fans, old and new love this game as do I.
Overall. Twilight Princess is the best Zelda game since OoT, and A Link to the Past. For those who have not played the game, I highly recommend it for you. This game gets a 10 out of 10