I've got to say that this one of the most lucid analogies I have seen for a long time.now just hear me out here.. you from the UK? right, Marks & Spencers adverts - they advertise their most highest quality gormet food, do they sell less quality food? yep. is it as nice? pretty much yeah. they advertise the nicest stuff as it gives the audience an impression of the full extent of what they are capable of. convert this into gaming terms - doesn't it make sense for nintendo to also give some coverage to the nicer looking games as well as wii sports?
Getting back to the original point about Reggie critising the reviewers (see also this thread: http://www.wiichat.com/nintendo-wii-...too-harsh.html)
Of course Nintendo are going to be on the offensive regarding any critical comments of their new system - hell wouldn't we all! I feel that reviewers are underestimating the power of experience over looks and sounds and this is where the problem will lie, for a little while at least. Reviewers; on the whole; are still expecting 3rd gen performance to be about power (looks/sounds) and tie in nicely the experience of mashing buttons to achieve the experience - NOT SO with the Wii....they are looking in Wiisports for something deeper BUT the something deeper isn't on screen or in your ears, it's in the smile you get from actually swinging you arm to get a strike or punching your mate in the kisser or or or etc.... this concept isn't native to traditional gamers, hell it isn't native to anyone stood in front of a tv!!!
As soon as reviewers and naysayers alike commit to the "experience" instead of looking for something on-screen to excite then there will be negativity for sure.
I think we can all agree that whatever the graphics if the game's pants then the games pant's.