For all its novelty and innovation, the Wii has been unable to scratch one nagging itch: the shooter. Yes, the exceptions spring to mind (the Metroid series, for example), but these great games are still very rarely seen on the console. The Wii-motes’s radical new gameplay style makes shooters risky territory for the console to step foot on. People want to be able to hit their targets, but they don’t want to feel as though some invisible force is guiding them in the process. What’s more, the console has an unshakable “youthful” image that sits awkwardly among shooters. Parents don’t buy a Wii for their children with the thought of putting firearms into their hands.