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Skyward Strike by ex-m Skyward Strike by ex-m
So yes, I beat Skyward Sword. If you were wondering where I disappeared to over the Thanksgiving period, I was spending my time on the game. :P

Though I have to chew on it a little more (and replay it in Hero Mode) to really cement where it sits compared to the other Zeldas, it's undoubtedly a fantastic game! There were so many amazing moments that would put a grin on your face or make you go "a-ha!"...

How glorious was it when you realized you could do this? xD
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Feanor144 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
The first time I beat the game I didn't know I could do this, it never occurred to me. Then when I finally figured this out I was like, "Oh my flipping good heck!!!!" La la la la 

This is a great piece, good work
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Oh my gosh, glorious like you don't even know.  I am so serious. :XD:

Thank you for this.  This totally takes me back.  What a game.  :clap:
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Linoru-chan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, I really like this one! :D
Well played madame, well played.
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nasanerd09 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Start playing the Zelda Main Theme, it's asskicking time!!!!! What an epic picture, dark and rainy, like the fate of the world hinges on this one moment, lit up by the beacon of the Master Sword. Powered by lightning. This is the definition of epic!

I can't say, I never got to fight the final battle. I had to give the game back to my boyfriend before I could, and then we broke up so I have even less of a chance now T.T So I allowed myself to watch the final battle on YouTube so I'd know how it ended. I did think that the lightning charge was really awesome though!
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful
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LittlewriterLink Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When I did that in the final battle, Demise always struck me.

Brilliant colours and shading, my friend.
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Fwo0sh Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I HAVE THE POWER!!
Wrong thing?

JK, got Zelda on N64 :)
Like this, great lighting and colors!
*Applause*
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KamenRiderPantsu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
BY THE POWER OF GREY-SKULL!!
I....HAVE.....THE POWER!!!
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CoZmiiC-eLeMenT Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
SWEET! Skyward Sword was Boss! i love the Legend of Zelda!!!
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StellaTheCat12 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
This is epic!
I love it!
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dragonsong17 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this is really nice! i really like the lighting!
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IloveLordGhiraham Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
EPIC!!! LOVE IT!!!!!
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chickdrummer86 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
I literally beat the game a few hours ago. I HAVE NEVER FELT SO EPIC BEATING A GAME IN MY LIFE. I don't care HOW dorky the Skyward Strike made you look! <3
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah, that's Skyward Sword in a nutshell for me! Whatever I looked like playing the game, I had a blast doing it.
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Emi-chan101 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
ah This part was sooo much fun


I'm in hero mode right now and lemme tell you...ITS HARD AS F**K!
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, looking forward to playing Hero Mode then.
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Emi-chan101 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
This must be an old post lol because I've beaten Hero Mode!
Its hard at first but when you play it non-stop for hours you get better (I'm like friggin awesome now!)
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Wolfie-Okami Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The first time I did this is squeeled.
You did a great job on this.
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Such an awesome moment when you discover it's possible to do this...
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KimBergmann Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
hot hot hot hot
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks! :D
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HylianWolfLink Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple yet alluring. I love the sketchy approach to this :heart:
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! =]
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HylianWolfLink Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :love:
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Avalerin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh yeah....I just beat Skyward Sword.

In the final battle when i realised you could use the lightning, I felt BAAAADAAASSSSS
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right? Using the Master Sword as a lightning-rod... boss.
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Avalerin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Not "Like a boss", just boss.
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Zerumi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
So, so amazing!
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Ilionej Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing! :wow:
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. =]
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Ilionej Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm still stunned. And now that I finished the game, it's even more epic.
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Rayjora Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
I LOVE IT!
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! (gotta dig getting an enthusiastic comment from Majora, haha)
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Rayjora Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh You, <3
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FreakWerewolf Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
X3 I didn't realize what happen at first, I thought I hit Demise with a normal skyward strike until I realized he was down long enough to hit. I saw the lightening hit the sword the second time I did it, I was like..... COOL
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest, I spent most of the fight just shield bashing and getting slashes in here and there... didn't realize that you could do this till near the end of the fight. But yeah, I had a similar reaction when I got it! xD Such an awesome moment.
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Annie13 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO fantastic. That was an awesome fight to be sure!
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! The setting and fight were so good. Thanks for another comment. :D
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Saimiri Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
This is wonderful! Love the light and shadow and the roughness of the lines and color. And most of all the atmosphere. <3
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The atmosphere in the game was just so incredible, just trying to capture some of it here.
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michafute Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Your LoZ artwork has always been the best and my favourite. I actually need to get Skyward Sword myself, but I have a Skyrim addiction XD
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, thanks Darkeh. <3 And I'm afraid of ever buying a Bethesda game because I fear they will eat my life. ^^;
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michafute Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
You're welcome ^^

Hahaha after I got my platinum trophy Skyrim went back in the cabinet and I got back to my social life XD
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OEmilyThePenguinO Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
uterly completely glorious~ but I looked like a derp trying to get it straight up XD
oh, and incredible pic you got here!
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ex-m Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah! I had my fair share of derpy looking moments in the game, but it's so satisfying when you get a maneuver or sequence correct. Thanks!
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