This game is full of intense boss fights, replay value, and a combat system that demands your full attention. If you believe controls are at fault...then you probably aren't very good at games, or at least not very good at action games. Several times I wanted to blame the game, but realized it was just me sucking at learning the mechanics. Once you do figure out the game's tricks, it becomes one of the more satisfying experiences available today. Try renting this, however, after the price cut I believe you get well worth the price of purchase.
While I was trying to play this game I must've found an entire walls worth of complaints I had for it. From the controls being unreliable to glitches like when you try to draw a straight line to summon the sword and instead of doing just that, the game cancels it and you end up getting walloped in the face.
It's exactly how it sounds though, the controls are extremely unreliable, there are random glitches that will screw you over through the entirety of the game, the camera is terrible in that you can't see what's going on most of the time while you're actually doing stuff and you can't find which way to go when you're just wandering around. The AI for some of the enemies is just too strong in the beginning of the game when you don't have any means of fighting them, I.E. trying to fight shielded turrets without dodging, blocking, or the whip. And you don't collect nearly enough money to buy any of the higher level upgrades for which you either have to spam a few levels, wait till they're not much use anymore at the very end of the game, or rely on space veggies and the card. Not to mention the terribly done scoring system, in which extra challenge levels you will find and more than likely need more than one attempt to complete count toward your overall level score for some reason.
I have more but I don't think they're needed. Overall I think this is a fun game and it's ridiculousness was entertaining. I enjoyed it a lot actually.... But only after doing one thing.... Which I recommend to anybody else who wants to play it:
Don't take this game seriously please, you'll frustrate the p00p out of yourself. Just put it on easy or even very easy and enjoy it. I played through 3/4 of the game on Normal and I hated the heck out of it. It's not worth the frustration.
Game would not work in my system. Game would update then shut my Wii U down and I had to unplug to do a hard reset. Will rent again at a later date to see if I have different results. Would actually like to play this game. I'm also curious if others have had the same issue.