Shigeru MiyamotoIn a recent interview with Pocket Lint, Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto talks about the motion control industry and Nintendo’s philosophy moving forward. Many critics of Nintendo and journalist alike have labeled the Playstation Move or the Xbox Kinect as the next step forward in motion control. As if to say that gamers got introduced with the Nintendo Wii, but are now graduating to the more high-tech HD experiences on the other consoles. Here is a tidbit from what Miyamoto had to say.

“Of course, I am happy that motion is fashionable now. But when we make games, we are not trying to produce trendy products. It needs to be an experience that’s meaningful, and the motion control needs to add something. So our new Zelda game takes motion control and adds something to the game to make you feel like you’re part of the adventure.

“I think our rivals need to find what it is they have to offer that’s new”.

Be sure to check out the full article over at Pocket Lint. So what do you guys think about motion controls. How does the recently launched Playstation Move and Xbox Kinect relate to the Nintendo Wii Motion Plus? Personally, I’m finding it very hard to believe that any significant game can be accomplished using the Xbox Kinect. I just cannot imagine a Zelda or Mario game being played on Xbox Kinect. The Playstation Move on the other hand has plenty of potential. It really is a hybrid between a classic Playstation 3 Controller and a Wiimote. What they really did was just slash the classic PS3 controller it into two pieces and added motion controls. Meaning, all those PS3 titles before are still very much playable in their full format. Playing Heavy Rain on the PS3 was fun using the regular PS3 controller, but using the Playstation Move makes the experience just as fun, even a second time around.

The Motion Control industry seems to still need to take one step forward. I think the market has been a bit saturated now with casual sports related games, as each of the three consoles now has one of its own. The Playstation Move is expanding its use with already established games, while the Xbox Kinect seems to have more advantages from a non-gaming aspect. Perhaps I just haven’t played enough games, but I’m thinking we still haven’t truly experienced a full blown core video game utilizing motion controls. Sure there were some games like Red Steel 2 and Wii Sports Resort, but nothing that has blown me away with motion controls. I truly feel that Skyward Sword will in fact be this game and it will set off a ripple effect for years to come as to how motion control games play out. Only time will tell.

Skyward Sword is set to release in 2011 and here at Zelda Dungeon we will be providing a full blown Skyward Sword Walkthrough near release. Be sure to check back on all the latest Skyward Sword news and content.

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