So now that we've had about a week to play and digest the Masterpiece that is "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess", what are your thoughts on it? How many hours have you logged so far?
I guess I'll start:
I have to admit, that I was a bit wary of using the Wii-mote instead of a regular controller. But after playing around a bit and basically reteaching myself the basics (Z-targeting, straffing, etc) I have to say that it became second nature pretty quick. Sword fighting is just so much fun with the Wii-mote. Even if Link's motions dont match your own, the experience is still pretty satisfying.
Enough about control, how about the game itself? In a word: WOW!!
Twilight Princess is just a massive, immersive game. I got hooked after playing for about 10 mins. I've logged 17 hours so far and I think I'm just barely scratching the surface.
The puzzles in the dungeons so far have been pretty clever. I've raked my brain a couple of times to figure something out, but nothing has been overly impossible. I've always tried to play Zelda games all the way through with no help and then afterwards read the guide and pick up things I may have missed. I have to admit that one puzzle in the Forrest Temple almost had me ready to quit and go for help online. The boss fights so far have been pretty intense but fun.
This game also featured my favorite moment so far in a Zelda game: Sword fighting on horseback! It was a blast!! Just the image of Link rearing back on his horse, sword flailing in the air...I loved it!
I stopped playing last night after basically going non-stop all 4 days this weekend. I'm about to go after the final piece of the "Fused Shadow" and I cant wait to see what happens once I've completed that task.
I guess in conclussion: Best.Zelda game. EVER!!