Have you ever played StarCraft on the N64? Of course you haven't what a silly question. I have, and it is awful. That being said, the idea of playing a local multiplayer version of an amazing real-time strategy (RTS) game was too good of an idea to pass up. The biggest issue was trying to play such a demanding game on the controller. The fidelity simply wasn't there.
Tooth and Tail takes this issue head on with outstanding success. It redesigns the traditional RTS format and ends up with a strategy game that feels right at home using a controller.