The point of view also changes constantly. Since I'm not a regular viewer of the TV show (really, I'm not), I found this irritating in the extreme. After watching a few shows, however, I realized this effect mimics the changing points of view on the set in an attempt - I'm guessing - to elevate the level of excitement (sort of like that weird hopping camera on NYPD Blue makes it seem more "real"). Another problem was that the mouse pointer used to select letters was slow, clunky, and often jumped around the screen in an alarming manner. I made many incorrect guesses and was chastised by Vanna for wasting time because I couldn't get my mouse pointer to simmer down and behave.
The first few games, I played against two computer opponents. Right from the start, I got the general impression that the computer-generated players were having a lot more fun than I was. ("Come on, baby! Big money! Big money!") The game isn't even smart enough to give these poor hapless ghosts in my machine names. But when Computer Player 1 won the fantasy prize - an African ballooning safari - I had no doubt that she was soaring the skies of the Serengeti somewhere between my hard drive and my motherboard. I, on the other hand, could only imagine going on the luxury cruise I won and paddling my antique wood canoe in a pond that looked like it belonged in one of those bottled water ads.
The big problem I had with my exuberant opponents was that, unless I was in control of the wheel, I spent a lot of time watching my AI counterparts playing, guessing, spinning, and winning. Then, I wised up and played against myself (under assumed names, of course). But I have to say, the game soon palled. The mystery phrases were so simple, even I could guess them with only a few letters showing. I totally realize that the object of the game isn't really to guess some difficult phrase or use my brain in any way. The mystery phrase is just a vehicle of suspense for the greedy players.
But the worst part of Wheel of Fortune was the lack of reward. This is a game where the only reward is winning money and prizes. Imagining money and prizes is just not the same. Even watching other real live people win money and prizes on TV was better than imagining how I would spend my imaginary $50,000 while driving my imaginary Land Rover. Another couple of games, and I'm cracking my computer case to join Computer Player 1 on her African ballooning safari.