The long running Dragon Quest series' Wii debut takes place in the land of Avalonia and is an 'on rails' shooter, that utilizes the Wii Remote as sword and shield.
The game's protagonist is a sixteen year old boy named by the player who is about to take the Walk of the Worthy an initiation rite of passage into manhood.
The player's character is son of Claymore, a hero who helped defeat a great threat to Avalonia at the cost of his right arm. Two other characters assist the player throughout the adventure, Fleurette and Alance. Incidentally all three of the NPCs are named after swords.
The player sets their level of participation, mainly though how often they cast magic. The player only uses standard physical attacks and a "Master Stroke" special attack when their power meter is full.
The game is a true Rail Shooter style, with monsters appearing in the same positions each play through.