I can't believe all the Skyward Sword hate. For me it's my new favorite Zelda game and my 3rd favorite game of this generation just behind mario galaxy and TWEWY. It does have flaws, but it does so many things right that i look past them. I for one hope they keep the changes they did to the formula in Zelda+the amazing controls and expand on them with a bigger world (maybe made by monalith) and...well that's it. Make it "prettier" on the Wii U and boom, another amazing game
Its not even hate for me, I've finished every zelda game and I have an obligation to judge a new entry by all the other games or else whats the point of trying to rehash a game if you aren't going to improve it, be it by making tweaks like control perks or changing up the formula. But no one wants something that strays so far from the delicate freedom/follow the story structure that zelda games have nor do they want controls that are blatantly thrown in your face to take or leave it.
Look at the DS games, there was NO EXCUSE, NONE! NONE!!! To avoid using the buttons/dpad in addition to the touchscreen controls. It was disgusting to see on Phantom hourglass, and then what did they do for Spirit tracks? THEY DID IT AGAIN! It was insanely bad decisions like that, and the idea of wasting your time riding a train or boat through nearly empty areas sprinkled with annoying obstacles to purposely kill you if your not watching the game, in a, get this, portable game. Isn't the biggest feature of portable games to be pick up and put away for the next chance? Look at how Link's Awakening or the Oracle games played and saved and you'd at least get the idea that there wasn't a time sink in traveling the world. Let alone in Spirit tracks you were confined to a single route.
As for Skyward Sword I have to say that making your 'explorable' areas into pre-dungeon puzzles, as one in the same, that can only be done one way, is such a telling point of game padding and just plain weak content. It really amazes me that Skyward Sword made me appreciate Twilight Princess oh so much more.
Take what you can as the government self-destructs under the pressure of growing debt, avoid and refuse higher taxes. The end is nigh.