Although far from a Graphics Showpeice, this game looks and feels great and boasts a great story and some excellent puzzles.
The gameplay is similar to other zelda games. The player is tasked with saving the world, and on their way to that goal will trawl through various dungeons collecting an assortment of gadgets. The only difference in this game is the addition of a helpful, however rather strange companion Midna. She gives you some additional abilities that are unseen and can be quite useful, however the times you use her are quite few and far between and after the first few encounters she feels rather more like a warp tool than an addition to the story.
None the less the story is very strong, if not quite as addictive as the legendary ocarina of time, it is a close second. I think some of the game charm from OOT and Windwaker has gone, However the game has a much darker feel so its an acceptable loss
As i said the graphics are far from showcase, Yet they run smoothly in an acceptable defination that will allow you to play for hours on end without sore eyes!! woopie. The instancing in the game can be frustrating as there are sometimes consecutive loading screens which can detract from the fun and irritate the gamer... Castle town is a nightmare for this. From castle town warp point there is a massive 4 load screens to get into some of the shops inside. zzzzzz
I belive this game is essential for any wii owner, young or old, the story is quite long and if your a completionist expect in excess of 50 hours of gameplay. Some casual gamers may find the game too long and never complete it. Though they should still enjoy what they do play!
None the less this game is definatly a 4 star game and well worth the money!