A Wii bit of an update (atrocious pun absolutely intended). While I am enjoying some aspects of the game, getting used to this new control system is annoying me, especially when it comes to piloting the Loftwing or using a rope bridge (and yes, I kill any enemies on the other side before I try to cross). The controls are easily the worst thing about the game, though I have to be impressed at the level at which they were integrated into the gameplay.
However, I have just finished the Skyview Temple. Ghirahim was tricky (though I found more trouble, at first, with the Staldra and the first Skulltullas), but I managed to avoid his sword-grab technique the first couple of attacks, although he managed to catch (if not get) the sword more often after that. Most of the trouble in that battle came when he got his own sword. But it was a fun, if tricky, battle.
I've also started the Gratitude Crystal quest. I know Batreaux is meant to be benign, but for some reason, I'm getting a creepy vibe off him, especially with his friendship with the girl, Kukiel.
In any case, I'm going to stop playing Skyward Sword
for a while, as I need to prepare for an interview in the new year, and a revision of genetics is needed.