as breakthrough as it was for the wii, i found the gamecube a better overall system. games were great (loved the first party games, and others like the star wars games and eternal darkness), and found since the cube was close in hardware to the xbox and ps2 that the games held up well against the other systems. the wii i found very gimmicky. sure it had some great stuff on it to which i still play to this day, but overall i find most of the games unoriginal and clones of the same concept based on the controller. that's what i felt anyways.