is a control scheme or game mechanic that is Cool, but Inefficient
at best and a Scrappy Mechanic
, unwanted upgrade, or Interface Screw
at worst. It is thrown into a game to capitalize on a video game console's latest features — specifically, the interface and control schematics — but it worsens the gaming experience because it violates the game's mood, basic ergonomics, or playability.
Whether or not something is waggle
is a source of debate among gaming fans, of course, like everything else. The color of the sky, for example.
The term originated from derisive reviews of early Nintendo Wii
May cause Fake Difficulty
and Gameplay Roulette
No examples, please. This only defines the term.