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In an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma said that future Zelda games will use motion controls similar to Skyward Sword.
According to Aonuma, the idea of dropping motion controls was considered during the development of Skyward Sword, but clearly that was thrown out. Aonuma said, "I honestly think we cannot go back to button controls now, so I think that these controls will be used in future Zelda titles, too."
I loved Skyward Sword dearly, but I would have swapped motion controls for a traditional controller in a heartbeat. I don't think it would be very hard to go back to buttons at all. In fact, I could be mistaken, but I do believe there were quite a few buttons that were used in Skyward Sword. What do you think?
[via Official Nintendo Magazine]
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It would be difficult for them to allow both Wii Motion+ and conventional controls on the next game, if they plan on going with the same kind of combat that was in Skyward Sword.
They'd have to map out a button configuration for Link to slice at many different angles, which is possible I guess maybe with the Wii U's right circle pad or something, but if that's the case, I'd imagine most ppl would just go with the Motion+ anyway. I'd imagine it would feel more natural... but who knows.
Still gotta play skyward sword!
i loved the motion control i would rather have some strategy to fighting rather then mashing one button over and over again till i won i find the to be boring and a bit to easy
Why cant they do an option for both?
Just make the combat better and harder like the motion controls were in Skyward Sword. But in reality they are not needed and if the Wii U doesn't have them how would they do it anyway?
I don't think motion controls are that bad. I think they're even better than button controls. With a little tweaking for accuracy, they could be totally awesome.
Combat was so much better with motion controls. You actually had to plan your attacks instead of just mashing the "B" button. That being said, I would like to see the inevitable Wii U Zelda game use the Wii U controller in some cool way.
Does that mean the Wii U Zelda will use Wii controls?
See my user review of Skyward Sword for my opinion on this :)
I'm with Kyle on this. I prefer traditional controls to motion controls. It's one thing to offer a choice, but to force motion into Zelda is enough to make me step back from the series as a consumer. I get that many people like the motion controls, and I'm not bashing them, but I will spend my money on games that I don't have to solely use motion controls to play for hours on end.
They need to include the option to use a real controller in every game that could use one (obviously not Wii Sports or anything like that). Super Mario Bros. Wii, DKCR, and the Kirby games would have been a million times better if you could've played them the way video games should be played.