Miyamoto Interview: Skyward Sword Perfect Game for Casual Players?

Recently, a Q&A interview with Shigeru Miyamoto was posted about the Wii and 3DS. None of it was Zelda-related, but if you want to read the whole thing, be sure to check it at MercuryNews.com. However, there was one thing we thought should of been pointed out and that was Miyamoto’s response to a question about the Wii and Skyward Sword. Although The Legend of Zelda series mainly focuses on intense gamers, according to Miyamoto, Skyward Sword was mostly aimed at casual gamers.

“To appeal to both is an idealistic thing. We are always trying to achieve that goal, but the fact of the matter is the Legend of Zelda franchise is known for its rather sophisticated game controls.”

Miyamoto goes on to say that in order for casual gamers to play Skyward Sword, he would have to make the controls less sophisticated and simpler to use.


With Skyward Sword we tried to make it simpler. You can control the movement of Link much more intuitively. I don’t know if I can say this is the perfect game for casual players, but I think we have come up with something attractive enough even for those players who have never played these sophisticated action games to understand their real attraction.”

I suppose getting more people to play games like Zelda is a good thing, but Nintendo are focusing too much on casual gamers and should really focus more on intense gamers because newer installments are getting far too easy and eventually boring. Let’s just hope the Wii-U brings out less easy games and more difficult games, just like the old days.

Let us here what you have to say in the comments below. Do you think Nintendo should focus more on intense gamers or stick with attracting more casual gamers?

Source: MercuryNews.com