As a new owner of a Nintendo Wii (Thanks Mom & Dad! Heart!,) I’m just now discovering the joys of that wonderful controller which is a set of maracas one minute and a presentation pointer the next. I’ll write more in depth about these first giddy days of Wiidom soon but I just had to share with you this troubling line of thought I stumbled across on Game Informer in a Preview of The Force Unleashed.
As you may expect, the game uses the Wii remote to control the movements of the lightsaber but not in a one-to-one manner. If it did, the player would need to be a professional fencer to use it. Instead, it detects direction of swing and translates.
What a fun bunch of obfuscation. Who is buying that the reason the lightsaber isn’t controlled in a “one-to-one manner” is because they were concerned that you would have to be a skilled fencer to pull off battles? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Fuck you, Bueller.
Sit your ass down.