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GamesBeat: New Super Mario Bros. U is far from new (review)

Judged in a universe where no other Mario games exist, New Super Mario Bros. U would easily be a triumph. As-is, it feels like a smaller effort, a checklist completed with recycled items. Nintendo fans will enjoy Mario U immensely, and they should. This game carries the standard proudly, offering all the smart level design, split-second escapes, and tight gameplay that creates (and deserves) such devotion. But it’s not a system seller, and it lacks inspiration.

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JeffGrubb1323d ago

I really want to play this in HD. Damn you, Nintendo.

dedicatedtogamers1323d ago

It looks like a good Mario, but not a great Mario. NSMBWii was a fresh experience because they introduced 4-player play, but the stuff they're adding to NSMBU is lame. I wish they would just make a massive, challenging, secret-filled Mario game instead of focusing on gimmicks.

ninjabake1323d ago

Why can't CoD get this same treatment?

Blastoise1323d ago

Because CoD has been big for about 5 years. Where as Mario has had 2D platformers since 1985...

SybaRat1323d ago

And CoD at least creates new characters, has a different (if generic) plot, and different environments/guns/etc. Though it is still pretty samey.

WiiUalpha1323d ago

From 2006 to 2012
COD MW
CODWAW
COD MW2
COD BO
COD BO 2
COD MW3

vs
From 1981 to 2012
SMB
SMB2
SMB3
Mario World
N64 Mario
GC Mario
SMG
SMG2
NSMBWii
NSMBWii U

IN a 3rd of the time they have released almost half as many COD as Nintendo has Mario platformers...

Sybabat, It's hard to take you seriously as a Mario player when you claim they havent added any new environments yet they clearly have in every Mario game so far.

SybaRat1323d ago

Still sounds good...just not gonna be Galaxy.

metroidfusion21323d ago TrollingShowReplies(1)