In Bleach Wii you play the game in nunchuck style where the analog stick moves your character around and the remote mimics sword slashes. There are three basic kinds of actions you can emulate with the Wii remote a horizontal slice, a vertical chop and a thrust attack. Some of the earlier techniques are the “rapid poke” where you keep thrusting the remote or the “infinite chop” where you swing the remote up and down. Waving around the remote is the new form of button mashing in Bleach Wii, but there is a system set up to prevent you from flailing arm victories. See the green gauge below the yellow life bar? That’s the soul power gauge. Every time you make a slash the gauge loses a little energy and after about three seconds of rapid slashing it bottoms out. The sword mechanics fit Ichigo since he uses a sword and his control scheme is fairly intuitive. For instance the getsuga tensho can be done by holding “B” and doing a vertical slash, similar to how Ichigo would execute the getsuga tensho. Ichigo is natural, Orihime not so much. Since Orihime doesn’t use a sword she attacks with punches. Thrusting does jabs and swinging the remote upwards does an uppercut. Since Orihime can Santen Kesshun shield, I thought filming a match against Uryu who uses ranged attacks would be neat to watch. When Orihime uses the Santen Kesshun she can deflect Uryu’s arrows.