THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SKYWARD SWORD (M)
Wii, $99.95 ★★★★ Skyward Sword is nothing if not an archetypal Zelda game. As always, it centres on an elfish boy who has a great destiny thrust upon him. He must leave his home to explore a mysterious, dangerous land. Perhaps the biggest changes from Zelda past are the impressionist-inspired visuals and the excellent use of motion controls. The challenge is perfectly pitched, evolving cleverly as skills are learnt and tools acquired, but its ambition feels a little tempered by tradition. Out now.