THE WIIMOTE MAY BE GOLD, BUT THE CONTROLS AREN'T GOLDEN

Swinging the Wiimote draws Link’s sword, which then follows the motions of the controller for the most part. Thrusting forward with the nunchuck raises the shield, and thrusting again activates a shield bash. Making all of this happen consistently the way you intend it to during a fight is more of a challenge than it should be, and success in combat often depends on precision.

The same holds true for throwing or rolling bombs, or swinging a bug net to capture insects used as components for item upgrades. The motion controls are almost where they need to be, but not quite. They’ll prove to be frustrating, and you may wish for the option to use a control pad more than once, but those moments won’t last. If you’re a Zelda fan, the gold Wiimote Plus offered as part of a bundle package might make up for some of your frustration.

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