This six year old game isn't bound to spark much of a conversation amongst you guys n' gals, but since I've missed out on any discussion about the game I'm hoping those of you who have played it will chime in. I'll try to keep this short:
I first bought Skyward Sword in 2013 and got about 20 hours into it. I got a bit lost in a dungeon and then bought my Wii U, which made me lose interest altogether in Skyward.
Since many of you are enjoying BotW and I don't yet have a Switch, I thought it was stupid to think I'm missing out on a new Zelda game when I still never finished the last one. So I started a new file, got about 10 hours into it, and eventually decided to give up. It just felt like a chore trying to trudge through some parts if it, especially since I played all those parts 3.5 years ago. I just had no motivation.
Having given up I decided to watch some summary/spoiler videos to see what I was missing out on. Something about watching those videos gave me the drive to suddenly pick it back up and finish it. Just force myself to do it.
I'm so glad that I did. After about 45 hours of gameplay, I beat it and now deem it as one of my favorite Zelda games. I have no qualms with the motion controls; in fact the motion controls work really well and swordplay is a blast.
Also, everything I heard about its repetitiveness wasn't really true. Sure, you keep going back to the three surface areas again and again, but only once did you actually got back to the same dungeon (SkyView Temple). It was more like a Metroid game having new abilities that allowed me to access new parts of old areas. Really not much backtracking.
Best of all, the story was super awesome. Giving a whole back story to all the Zelda games made me appreciate the other games even more. Knowing how the Master Sword came to be, knowing who Zelda really is (the goddess Hylia reincarnated as a mortal), etc. adds so much to the franchise in my opinion.
It's in my top 3 Zelda's now.