I had a great time with Skyward Sword.
I was all doing the sword fighting until I found that I could just bash enemies with my shield but then my shield caught fire and I had no shield, so I bought a metal shield but the later enemies all had electric swords so I learned to depend on my fencing prowess. Cutting dudes has never felt so satisfying.
That aside, did Egoraptor actually steal money from the bloke with the parrot? I'm sure that the guy who used that horrible epithet about Egoraptor's wife wouldn't throw about such a charge willy-nilly.