The GamePad is used for more than just activating new powers. The Wonderful 101 also takes advantage of both screens to great effect, with some puzzles requiring paying attention to both what's on the TV and what's on the GamePad. These sequences are clever, although their reliance on the GamePad's gyroscopes for camera control can be a bit cumbersome.
And while the super team's weapons are all varied and easy to use, they're not necessarily easy to make. If you take your eyes off the screen to start drawing weapons, you're likely to get hit by an incoming attack, especially on higher difficulties. Fortunately, the right analog stick works just as well and, wound up become my preferred input method--especially for the game's many tricky QTE sequences.
The story doesn't take itself too seriously, with moments like this