We were looking forward to this game, but we have the original Wii controllers and this will only work with the Remote Plus. Unfortunately we had to send it back without ever playing since we weren't ready to buy new controllers (or the Plus addons for old controllers). I'm not going to ding this game with a bad rating because I didn't have the gear, but will research further before rent another Wii game.
I am 30 years old and have maintained that LOZ: Ocarina of time is the best Zelda since I bought it for Nintendo 64 (I preordered it then, and so I was one of the first normal customers to have it when it was released in 1998). I have played every Zelda since and even went back to check out the Zeldas of old, but nothing has been as dynamic as Ocarina. This game just topped it! I am amazed! The puzzles are challenging, but not overly challenging. It is normal game play length for what you would expect, me being nearly 50 hours into it and only being somewhere around half way. The added dynamic of the Wii Motion Plus and the real sword play is awesome and frustrating, at the same time. Awesome because it lets you act out the game, but frustrating because in the heat of battle the controller would get confused, on occasion. This would ususually result in a misattack (misinterpreted action from the remote) from Link and allow the enemy to sneak one in on him. The Wii Motion Plus technology isn't perfect yet, but it worked very well considering a new frontier for Nintendo, and only negligibly affected the game play experience in a negative way.
I had wondered why the price difference from "Twilight Princess" to this one, but after playing this I totally get it and believe it is worth it. Twilight Princess was entertaining, but this was just straight addicting.
I needed to send it back before I finished the entire adventure, but this is definitely on my Father's Day wish list. I probably haven't stated anything new, from other reviews, but I wanted to promote it anyway. Hope it helps.