Martial arts is one of the most under-represented feature in games. Well, not talking about the street-fighter type games, because they are 2D fighting without any roleplay elements. Martial arts based RPG is big in China but they suck at making them.

I think the biggest challenge is how to map the controls. Martial arts involves precise movement of both arms and legs, and no amount of buttons can be used to achieve that. The best that can be done is mapping a specific "move" on each key, and player can fire that move by pressing the key, somewhat like Path of Exile.

How do you guys think?