A game system is nothing without its titles.
Nintendo learned this lesson a long time ago, and as such, the company has a proud tradition of rolling out its two flagship franchises alongside every new system.
While the red-overalled plumber will be making a bit of a belated entrance this time out ("Super Mario Galaxy" is set for release some time within the first six months of the Wii's debut, according to creator Shigeru Miyamoto), Link arrives right on cue, trusty steed, Epona, in tow.
Where early reviews of the Wii have made much of the system's expected lack of appeal for older audiences, "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" is a game as intense and complex as even the most demanding players should expect from their role-playing games.
The graphics, for all of the system's perceived limitations, are stunning, and the innovative gameplay is surprisingly intuitive.
Twenty years into the series, Zelda still makes for compelling gameplay, as well as a convincing reason to pick up a Wii.
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