Friday, May 18, 2012
Kid "Hammerclaw" Icarus
I'm finally catching up with the latest Kid Icarus and I'm really having a hard time figuring out what some members of the enthusiast press have been saying about the controls for this game.
From the way some described them, the controls are enough to turn a person's hands into a bundle of arthritic, claw-like sticks. I'm a couple hours into the game and -- playing without the included stand -- I'm not experiencing any problems so far. And since the game hasn't deviated from the flying/ground/flying combat mix, I'm not anticipating any.
Of course, I'm not walking around playing the game. I've been sitting on the bus/Skytrain. It has presented no problems.
My only complaint related to the controls is that sometimes it doesn't feel like I'm dashing the direction I think I should be.
So far, it has been a fun experience! And I would agree with some commentators that this might have started its development life as a Wii game. The controls would translate favourably to the Wii Remote and nunchuck.