Skyward Sword of the Gunstringer: The State of Motion Games – The Cursed Checkpoint #105

Motion games played their best hand yet in 2011 with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and The Gunstringer. Justin and Aaron relive the best and the worst of both games in order to determine where the genre goes from here.

The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre, news headline, or industry story. It features a rotating cast of up to 3 members of the Horrible Night writing staff and/or video game industry professionals.

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Episode Background

Justin and Aaron both recently played through two of the more prominent motion game releases of 2011 in Skyward Sword and The Gunstringer. These two games are arguably the best implementation of motion gaming that have tried to appeal to both serious gamers and casual gamers alike. For all of their advances, both games left Justin and Aaron with more than a few questions about the future of motion games.

This episode is recommended for anyone with an interest in the evolution of motion games and ideas about where the games may be headed. The discussion of both games is spoiler free, and while it may help if you have played one or both of the games, it certainly isn’t required to be able to follow along with the conversation.

Show Notes

Cast: Justin, Aaron
Runtime: 30:59
Games: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The Gunstringer, Steel Battalion:  Heavy Armor, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
References: Skyward Sword Review, The Gunstringer Review

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