It can be tempting to buy a sword-fighting game for the Wii. Maybe you saw Star Wars: The Clone Wars-Lightsaber Duels for sale and thought to yourself, "Oh, delight and rapture! Finally, the power of the Jedi's blade is to be commanded by my able, motion-detected hand! How long I have waited for this day!" I hope you rented it instead.
Lightsaber Duels puts you through the paces of Jedi battle training, a process wherein you will discover that not only is the Force not with you, but it seems to have a bit of a vendetta against you as well. Indeed, while the tutorial offers you promises of powerful combos and counters to be earned if you carefully execute a proper combination of the disappointingly simplistic commands, the game's ability to recognize your movements falls short of being reliable. All too many battles will be reduced to swinging frantically at the screen, shouting obscenities at Count Dooku and wondering how you always end up with the characters who appear to be allergic to the Force..