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However, I'm disappointed in responsiveness. The interface reminds me of playing an online game on a shitty internet connection when your roommate is loading a new YouTube video ever few minutes - without warning, for no apparent reason, and rarely in doing the same action twice, a click / tap will take up to 2 or 3 seconds to register. It's accurate, sure, but that's meaningless when I can't tell whether the thing is froze up or it just didn't detect my click, and don't dare click again for fear of accidentally clicking whatever happens to be in that same spot on the next page if the first click did register.
OTOH, with games like First Person Shooters or Platformers with difficult 'jumping / timing puzzles' or enemies that have to be attacked in a special way to be defeated, a sudden dip in frame rate will make the game noticeably more difficult.
*This is another important thing that others have alluded to - suddenly dropping from 60 to 30 fps in the middle of a game is BAD, especially since it's likely that the reason the frame rate dipped is because the game just got a lot more difficult / complicated. However, running consistently at 30 fps on the exact same game might be playable (if still somewhat annoying). Noticeably bad fps is not nearly as frustrating as generally good fps with a few points of noticeably bad fps mixed in.
What then happened was a major overload of games, most of which were not worth buying, and consumers got feed up and simply stopped buying.
I got a Wii about two years ago, and haven't bothered to even browse the Wii section of games in stores in probably 1.5 years. It's basically just a convenient emulator as far as I'm concerned - it's simply not worth the bother of browsing through the gobs and gobs of utterly horrible movie-tie-in and mini-game shovelware to find the bare handful of games that are Wii exclusives and worth playing. I can understand trying to hit a broader / more casual market, but I don't think anybody can deny that the vast majority of Wii games are simply shit without crossing their fingers behind their back.
* Can I play, Daddy?
* Don't hurt me
* Bring 'em on
* I am Death Incarnate!
I'll keep my castle secure by way of dragons.