In a recent interview with IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto talked more about the use of motion controls in the next Zelda title, as well as some other tidbits concerning Ocarina of Time 3DS, and other upcoming Nintendo projects.
IGN AU: The new Zelda combines sophisticated motion control with a very striking look. How did these two elements come about?
Shigeru Miyamoto: One thing that the game itself really represents is that up until now people have had this kind of impression that games that use motion control are casual games, and games that use button controls are more core games, and I feel like with this particular game we’ve really managed to prove that you can create a very core experience using motion controls.
Personally I just think it’s a graphics style that we’ve finally found that’s particularly well-suited to this series. The other thing that’s really important to me is that the graphics style always be unique, and one that stays with you, and that you remember long after you play the game. And what I’m particularly excited about is that with the implementation of motion control and how connected that feels to the gameplay, and coupled with the visual look of the game, I’m hoping that it will be an experience that people will remember for a very long time.
I personally think that there have been so many clumsy motion controlled games thus far on the Nintendo Wii and only a select few have done it right. Most notably are the casual games that Miyamoto is speaking of as that is what comes to peoples minds when they first think of Motion Controls. However, I think a more recent trend with Wii Motion Plus is that we are starting to get new games that are fully functional with motion controls and it just seems to be working better. Wii Sports Resort showed this, the new Red Steel was a significant upgrade over its predecessor, and Skyward Sword is shaping up to be another great title utilizing Wii Motion Plus. You can check out the full article over at IGN to see what else Miyamoto had to say.
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