The-Legend-of-Zelda-Twilight-PrincessThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is an action-adventure game developed for the Wii  and was released alongside the console in 2006. The game features nine dungeons – large, contained areas where Link battles enemies, collects items, and solves puzzles. Link navigates these dungeons and fights a boss at the end in order to obtain an item or otherwise advance the plot. The dungeons are connected by a large overworld, across which Link can travel on foot; on his horse, Epona; or by teleporting with Midna’s assistance.

The learner is able to interact with the environment in a stimulating tactile way since they have to move their hands in order to fight, solve puzzles, and talk with other characters. The plot is intriguing and involves many ups and downs, lots of side-ways and it is accompanied by on-the-screen subtitles so that the player/learner can read and listen at the same time while interracting.

It is suitable for solo playing and not so much for in-class activities since the storyline is linear and character based. There is no option for double player, scorring system (like arcade mode games – Wario Ware et. al.) And the level of Language is above B1. The nature of the game and its appropriacy of context (no adult or disturbing situations) allow this game to be an ideal choice for younger learners as well as grown ups. Definitely a great choice for language interraction, tactile interraction and a rich semiotic environment in a faraway magical land.

A must try !


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