Wii game to use the Wii Zapper. Was it a good game to showcase this "technology"? Yes, though it is a little too short as far as a game goes.
This, of course, isn't your traditional Zelda game, as it is first person shooter with you as Link armed with a ... wait for it ... crossbow. The bolts can be fired in a rapid motion and you can even set some to explode, so realism is kind of tossed to the wind. Of course, how real can a game be that features the undead shambling around? Exactly.
When this first came out, the Zapper was a foreign object. It looked kind of like a gun and handled like one, but it was really nothing more than a device for keeping the Wii Remote held steady while you shot death across the screen. Other companies have, of course, copied this, but the original device still holds up quite well when compared to the newer models.
I will admit that I was never a big fan of Link and crew. This game, however, has kind of made me interested in going back and giving the games (all 800 of them) another chance. I understand this game is nothing like the others, but I think I have a newfound respect for the characters. I'm sure the storylines will be dismal, but I am also willing to bet I may get some newfound enjoyment out of them now that I've spent some time taking down hordes of evil and blowing up things.
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