Eurogamer’s review of Nintendogs: Dalmation and Friends:
But if, like us, you don’t have a vast amount of time on your hands to spend walking around a rather dull virtual landscape every day, and if you like a bit more from your games in terms of incentives and variation, chances are you won’t be playing Dalmatian & Friends in a few weeks’ time. It’s sad to have to say that, since we still think Nintendogs is an amazing achievement and a great game — it’s just not a great game for very long. In other words, if you’re a grown-up, if there are limits to your patience and your time, and if you want a game that’s not just for Christmas, it’s probably not a good idea to pick Nintendogs.
Meanwhile, I think I am improving in Metroid Prime: Hunters. I still get owned (horribly) on Nintendo WiFi, but I seem to do fairly well against the easiest bots on a consistent basis.