It's an awesome game with annoying controls. I died several times because I couldn't figure out which way I'm supposed to be slashing, and it's nearly impossible to take a potion in the heat of a battle.
But the characters, oh god the characters.
They have so much personality it's amazing. I was blown away by the detail in the Lord Grithathemewhatever, from his weird hairdo all the way to the awkward intimacy he inflicts on Link. Beetle from Windwaker is back, and he's as interesting as ever. All the shopkeepers from the bazaar have their own distinct personalities, and respond to your purchase declination in their own way. From the potion lady's scowl at windo shoppers, her husbands disappointment, and the shopkeeper losing his composure for just a moment.