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It’s Time for 3D Mario to Return to a Proper Hub World on Wii U

GenGAME writes: "One of the most common fan requests for the next 3D Mario title is a true blue full-blown hub world, after the legendary pattern of Peach’s Castle from Super Mario 64 or the Delfino Plaza in Super Mario Sunshine. The more “level-select” oriented direction seen in the hubs of the Galaxy games or the “World Map” in Super Mario 3D Land just don’t cut it.

"It’s not so much that the lack of impressive hub worlds keeps those latter titles from being great games. It’s just that having better hubs would make them feel more like the great games that they are."

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Snookies121186d ago

I agree, I'd love for them to go back to a hub world similar to Sunshine or 64.

nerdkiller1186d ago

no way u earned all those bubbles, you cheater

Snookies121186d ago

Lol, I was surprised at how many I was getting as well. :]

Erimgard1186d ago

This is exactly what I want for an overworld experience in the next 3D Mario.

Kevlar0091186d ago

YES. I missed finding secret areas in the Hub world, one of my favorite aspects of games like Sonic Adventure or Mario Sunshine.

It's lazy to put out a Mario 3 kind of layout for a full 3D game

ChickeyCantor1186d ago

I wouldn't call it lazy. I personally preferred the Galaxy 2 map over the first one. As It makes the level selection faster and more accessible.

Sure there are no secrets, but personally never cared for it much.

legendoflex1186d ago

Ideally, I like the idea of having both. Within a "world," you can access any level from a fast-travel style "map" select screen, or explore at your leisure.

2EHO1186d ago

I kinda want to see something new from Ninty. Love mario and I'm sure his 3d adventure on Wii U will be a good one. Can I get a Project Hammer with open world goodness?

gamer421186d ago

Did you even read the article?

kirbyu1186d ago

I just prefer the levels being set out on a map like in Super Mario World, not a place you can walk around like in Super Mario 64.

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