I'm the opposite to you apparently - Oslo is laid back and decadently expensive, although I am bohemianly poor and hopefully I'll be out here 12 months+ working...thanks for asking!
I think I touched a nerve there LOL - are you getting paid by the word!!
I hear what you're saying about the casual / non / hardcore gamers and to a large percentage overall I totally agree with you. I, like all here, would dearly love to see the Wii go from strength to strength and innovate and sell like hot snot ( ) and no doubt it will - but the biggest issue I have with...
I also have Redsteel, COD3, Rayman, Kororinpa, NfS Carbon and Zelda and no body I have shown / converted to Wii has been really arsed for any of them and sports get shot back on and the fun resumes. Now I do think that all of the above (apart from NfS) is a worthy launch window title - and I'm really only a casual gamer on the whole myself.but any issues of responsiveness tend to be something of an accepted thing with both casuals and non gamers simply through to the fact Wii's continuing to sell out
I agree with you re. responsiveness not really impacting on the non/casual gamer market but word of mouth from reviewers can impact on titles selling - I thought Redsteel & COD3 are cracking games but you would expect any issues to be ironed out in subsequent similar games like MOH Vanguard or Godfather - I have noticed on Gamespot that the Godfather review mentions fairly prominently, that the controls were not as responsive as maybe they could / should be [of course I know that this is a convenient example - I'm just trying to highlight my point] - if these games are to be entry level games for casual gamers getting back into full on gaming then would it not possibly have some bearing on purchases?
I think all said and done - Wii will shine as bright as any technological innovation this century at least ( ) and I hope that Nintendo progress along with the 3rd parties to keep a Wiisports type fun factor running along as far as possible..
I will raise my £7 bier and toast...maybe not I may spill 2.50's worth...