The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is unique among the other entries in the series due to a variety of reasons, including the ability to fly in the sky to explore the vast world the game is set in. In the original release, flying came with the added complication of motion controls, but the remastered HD version makes flying somewhat easier with the ability to use traditional controls.
So, how exactly do you fly properly in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD? Let us find out.
How to Fly in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
Flying in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is a little more complicated than simply holding a button down to gain speed and push directional buttons to change altitude. The Loftwing has to climb and descend to maintain speed, and climbing by just flapping is more efficient than ascending. By repeating the climbing and descending motion you will be able to keep a steady speed, and thus travel more quickly. You can also take advantage of the Rocks scattered all over the skies to accelerate rapidly and maintain the maximum possible speed.
No matter how far you are traveling, you will encounter enemies that will try to get in your way. You can dispose of them quickly by pressing the X button to perform a Spiral Charge. If you end up hitting an enemy without using the Spiral Charge, Link will be damaged to make sure you do perform the attack at all times.
Can You Fly at Night in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD?
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD features the day and night cycle found in many other action-adventure games, allowing players to access different content depending on the time of day. Sadly, it is not possible to fly at night, so to explore any particular island at night, you will have to travel to it during the day, find a bed, and then choose Sleep until night.