I've never really had much of a problem with Nintendo products before, but holy shit this game's controls are horrible. To preface, I bought Xenoblade X and Twilight Princess HD both on release day, and while I wouldn't put them on my top 10 games of all time, they certainly entertained me enough to warrant the $48 purchase (got 20% off each of them). Initially, I was a little bummed that they forced motion controls on Twilight Princess, but I quickly found the option to turn that off, and I could never be happier with a remake. I also played the absolute crap out of Star Fox (SNES) and Star Fox 64 as a youngin, putting easily more than 100hrs into each game, and I was more than excited to see my favorite on-rail shooter back. This is where the story goes downhill...
I've played through the SFZ missions about 8 times now, and I'm just as disappointed and confused with the control scheme as I was during my first playthrough. I've tried everything to make it more manageable, but nothing seems to work. I put a desk in front of my TV where I could hold the gamepad and have an easy time seeing the TV with my peripheral vision. That was a disaster. I tried making it so the motion controls only work while I'm holding ZR. That made the game even more unplayable. I've heard people say they got used to the controls, but it's just so foreign to me. All I've been left with is a bunch of "why" questions.
Why do we NEED to use the right stick for ANYTHING?
Why do we need either of the Z buttons?
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO REINVENT THE WHEEL NINTENDO?
The game itself is great. If the controls were at least somewhat similar to what we had with Star Fox 64, I would easily be playing the crap out of SFZ, just like I did with the SNES and N64 versions. At this point though, I'm really considering selling the game to Gamestop. I'll give Nintendo until the end of the month to come out with a patch or something to make the controls more manageable, but I can't see them doing that, so it's probably going to Gamestop so I can recoup at least some of my money.