Super Louis 64 has built a controller based on a life-size Buster Sword. This special controller can turn actual sword strikes into abilities in Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Final Fantasy 14, and even Elden Ring.
Super Louis 64 is an intrepid programmer, gamer, and master at creating crazy and innovative controllers. This streamer is known as Controller Bender and has impressed viewers by playing Elden Ring with bananas, Dark Souls 3 with the Guitar Hero controller, or just working out and successfully defeating the boss in Elden Ring. Super Louis 64 recently completed his biggest project: a controller that simulates the Buster Sword. While the controller is basically “a bad Wiimote”, the project is truly impressive in size and scale. Buster Sword’s life-size simulation driver is built with a custom 3D-printed stem, sanded and wood-filled. At over 5 feet (1.5 m) long and weighing almost 8 pounds (3.6 kg), wielding this sword is a tough exercise for the Super Louis 64.
The sword uses motion sensing hardware to detect movement and convert it into specific data to use different attacks and abilities. When playing Final Fantasy 7 Remake, swinging the sword will trigger normal attacks, while stronger swings will trigger multiple attacks. By thrusting the sword forward, Cloud will use Focused Thrust, and when holding the sword in Guard stance, the character will parry.