Seems like I'm posting a few Digital Foundry videos this morning. With that, has anyone picked up and played Skyward Sword on Switch yet? I've heard the controls are a mixed bag but overall the game is quite good. I didn't get this game on the Wii but am curious if it's worth coming back to on Switch?

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/27/2021 at 08:24pm

So, I haven't watched the video, but I thought I'd add my two cents in, since you kind of asked for it. I had the game for the Wii and really enjoyed it. I remember the last time I played it, though it was probably 5 or more years ago and was the second time I played it.

My only concern is that I have no idea how you're supposed to play it without the Wii controller, because it relied on that heavily and IMO it worked out well. Clearly they must have found some way around this, though. This may have been pointed out in the video.

I'm surprised that of all people you, Jon, haven't played this. Well, you said you didn't get it on the Wii, but you didn't say you didn't get it on the Wii U, so I could be wrong that you "haven't played this." I don't think I got it for the Wii U, but I could again be wrong, but I definitely had it for the Wii.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/04/2021 at 03:12am

> I'm surprised that of all people you, Jon, haven't played this.

It came out at the end of the Wii cycle and I was very focused on the PlayStation 3. Kind of like now. I was pretty focused on the Switch and now I’m mostly playing my Series X.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 10/04/2021 at 07:55am

Ah, I understand, I've gone through similar phases. I'm currently strictly focused on the PC and have been for a while. I'm interested in the Switch, but don't have one at the moment. I'm only slightly interested in the new console generation, but not very. When it comes to them, I'm more interested in when their exclusives will come to PC, if at all.

Anyway, This is a good game and I'm sure they did a good job adapting the controls.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/09/2021 at 04:39am

> Anyway, This is a good game and I'm sure they did a good job adapting the controls.

I've heard mixed things about it. Apparently it's possible to control the game with a normal controller but very difficult. You have to still be precise with the sword swinging which isn't the easiest on a thumbstick.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 10/09/2021 at 08:06am

Ah yeah, the motion controls were a big part of it, that's why I was concerned. It was really fun on the Wii.

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