Motion controls aren't dead yet, folks! As shown during at E3 2017 (opens in new tab), Skyrim (opens in new tab) for Switch supports the use of the system's left and right Joy-Cons as substitutes for sword and shield...
Now for something completely different in #SkyrimSwitch: use the Joy-Cons to wield a sword & shield… #BE3 pic.twitter.com/iZ4lDXgQqnJune 12, 2017
Or a bow and arrow.
… or use a Bow & Arrow #BE3 #SkyrimSwitch pic.twitter.com/der4rkz7o8June 12, 2017
It's a neat idea for sure, but I can't help but have flashbacks to a certain game called Red Steel. Remember, the Wii game that was supposed to make you feel like a cool samurai mercenary assassin but really just made you frustrated as you wiggled your arm at the TV, trying to get the game to recognize your movements. It seems I'm not alone, as a fair number of reactions to these gifs has been... well, it ain't positive.
oh no. bad bad idea.June 12, 2017
How is this new? We did this in skyward sword and it was horrible #motioncontrolssuckJune 12, 2017
Eww.June 12, 2017
not the best idea to showcase the motion controls over regular controls tbhmight make ppl think that motion is the only optionJune 12, 2017
But maybe people like us are jaded. What do you think? Are you going to use motion controls when you play Skyrim on Switch?