"No, nobody broke embargo. Someone just published their magazine earlier than expected."
UGH! I can't wait! That's a really good score. Other journalist have been hyping Mario Kart 8 on Mii Verse. I can't wait to get my hand's on this game. I'm going to throw a Mario Kart Party and have a bunch of friends over with a ton of food. Going to be a BLAST!!!
I as well am throwing an MK8 party. May also include Beerio Kart.
90 isn't special when review sites sites just use the 65-100 portion of the 0-100 scale. This MK8 and WiiU fan fare on N4G isn't warranted.
Next Gen. for this console Holiday season confirmed. 4 owners,.. such as )my(Our-self's. Nintend Cand, what X -Don't. (fun original games,. in full 1080p.)
WiiU finally gets a game! I guess its not that useless after all...not!
Quality over quantity.
Wii U has a ton of great games. Let me guess your still playing last gen systems. Here is the link to the review guys. http://www.gamepur.com/news... 60 FPS is confirmed. Most last gen games do not do that.
I have over 20 games on Wii U. What're you playing on PS4/Xbox One...?
@ Rumb13stiltzkin Yeah, compare a system that has been out for more than a year to systems that haven't even completed half a year. Also, how many Non-Nintendo games do you own for your Wii U? Anyway, I haven't been interested in Nintendo franchises since the Gamecube, except maybe Metroid & Mario Kart. I think I'll buy the MK bundle in a couple of months.
@Sugreev2001 It's the same as when people say the PS4 and Xbox One are "better" than Wii U - they haven't even completed half a year, right? But I don't see people poking holes when it's put into THAT context... The only Nintendo games I own on Wii U are: - New Super Mario Bros. - Nintendo Land - Super Mario 3D World - Pikmin 3 The rest are third-party titles. Why do people act like there are nothing but Nintendo games on Wii U? How many titles do you think they've released in ~1.5 years?
@Rumb13stilzkin: I own 24 games for my Wii U and that's NOT even including what I own from the Eshop. Not even CLOSE! I still need a few more. I need to pick up still. Deus Ex Need For Speed Most Wanted U Re pick up New Super Mario Bros U (Son ruined my original copy) Pac Man World Soon to be Mario Kart 8 Virtual Console: I just need GBA F-Zero and GBA Yoshi's Island.
@Sugreev2001 LMAO that excuse. I guess it was okay to compare PS1 vs N64 PS2 vs GC and Xbox X360 vs PS3 and Wii because year head start.
Don't be bitter.
Obvious trolling, but you really sound ridiculous. Wii U, like the Wii, has awesome games that ignorant gamers like yourself conveniently overlook. Name for me, literally, ONE console exclusive on PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360 that sold as much as Brawl (which wasn't even bundled with the console). Maybe you can name one, I didn't even check. I just know Brawl did amazing numbers. I'm predominantly a PlayStation gamer as well, but Nintendo has some damn fine games on Wii U.
That joke was funny when the Wii U first came out but now u just making urself look like a fool
Haha going hard!
Got a Mario Kart party in the works, too! Even people who hardly touch games are psyched about Mario Kart!
They need to make a mario kart with photorealistic backgrounds
90% is pretty good, I was expecting better but it's probably just the reviewer's opinion. Looking forward to seeing more reviews, and getting my hands on this game in 24 days. :O
When the hell did 9/10 become 'pretty good'?
Having seen all the footage 90% feels like its going to be 1 of the lower scores. Fully expecting 94/95 metacritic score for this.
The day fanboys highjacked review scores... I get that games get screwed over by the Polygon's and Edge's of the world. Some games that are clearly of a higher quality than the average game receive score far lower than average. A game that's getting all 9's and 10's receives a 4 from Quarter to Three from that troll Tom Chick. In those cases, it's understandable that there's a reaction. But a game getting a 9 and people complaining about it is outrageous. It really is a shame some can't be happy with 9's. 1-4 is a bad game 5-6 is a mediocre game that has a few issues that cant be overlooked 7-8 is a "pretty good" game 9 is outstanding 10 should be reserved for the best of the best. A once in a generation quality game.
People expect too much from nintendo. Thats a near perfect score. Im sure ill give it a 10/10. But to each his own. Nintendo has been recieving excellent reviews lately.
I think R00 was expecting like a 9.5 because this game looks amazing! I thought the same thing.
Like the others said, I expect this will be one of the lower reviews. I'm expecting most reviews will be 9.5+.
Mario Kart 8 is going to be good !
so hyped for this and I get pikmin 3 or mario u free same day omg and watch dogs 3 days before
Don't worry Mario Kart 9 will support voice chat
So will mk8...
Your troll was bad, and you should feel bad.
MK8 supports voice chat and so do a bunch of other Wii U games. Go play your last gen system!
I disagreed because you imply that last gen systems are bad. I love my Wii U, but I still get a ton of use out of my PS3. :)
@deafdani Same here! PS3 ain't out of the woodwork yet. Last gen consoles still have their uses and amazing libraries.
Horrible troll, since that rumor was pretty weak to begin with. What happened was a site simply didn't see voice chat listed on the site or something trivial like that and reported that it might not support voice chat on those grounds. Nintendo eventually revealed that they were wrong and it does have voice chat.
Looks like we have another Nintendo masterpiece on our hands.
Nothing new here
"Battle Mode has no arenas. Instead, everyone plays on modified regular tracks." I'm sorry. What?
Yeah, might feel a bit weird after all this time. Still, it's the races that will attract the most attention, so no great loss. Also, Yoshi Valley seems like it'll be the best of the battle mode tracks, since its varied paths lend itself quite well to the feel of a traditional arena.
No. GREAT loss for me. I couldn't care less about racing in Mario Kart. I didn't buy Mod Nation Racers because there was no battle mode. I bought LBP Karting for battle mode. I want freaking battle mode. It's the only reason I play cart racers. What the heck?!?
I was a bit mad at first but then figured you will adapt like you have to every other Mario Kart game where battle mode was nerf'd... It wont be as epic as block fort but it will still be epic. Also they could add DLC for retro arenas? I am hoping they make an announcement at E3 that they will add DLC .. seems like the right place to do it rather than in a Mario Kart 8 direct where it would get eaten up by the rest of the reveal.. Drum up some buzz at E3!
no arena's = FAIL. Mario kart has always had arena's. bizarre how they would throw away 20 years of tradition. if it aint broke- dont fix it! i see people are justifying the change. typical. the battle area's were an amazing part of the multi-player mario kart experience. to edit it out is outrageous. i welcome new modified tracks, but why not just offer battle areas too? bizarre move
OMG, Don't buy it then. By the way I noticed you do not capitalize I. Did you know that that means you have low self esteem? Its not me saying that it is, Psychologist.
Are you sure the people "justifying" aren't just keeping an open mind about it instead of condemning the lack of them as a "FAIL" without having played the new battle mode?
Wasn't it you suggesting they, "push the boat out a bit.."
WARNING: May 30th the day Battle Mode becomes Call of Duty.
Relax, it has a battle mode. The arenas are modified version of regular tracks which you can drive both ways on. Previews for it have been positive. Why don't you wait to try it out before passing judgement? Who knows, maybe you'll love it and I'll hate it.
"The game has 30 characters" There must be unlockable ones though....right? They wouldn't just announce everything and leave nothing to unlock. "Battle Mode has no arenas. Instead, everyone plays on modified regular tracks" WHAAAAAAAA.....no way. Why would they take a step back.
I dont really care about the characters since theyre basically cosmetic representations of "light, med, and large" weight classes. I always felt kind of sad in mk7 when i unlocked a character instead of a part because only the parts mattered in terms of gameplay, Will miss arenas though. If i had to guess why, it was to get this game out faster. They needed it out. But the rest of the game is SO full of effort and polish that im still not sure that's the case.
Sadly, yes about the characters. Even in the press points previews can cover, they said they can talk about ALL of the characters (GameXplain), and well....I just hope there will be DLC. my mains, Dry Bones and Diddy are nowhere to be seen ;_;
I just can't wait for this game. Sony Drones are Jealous XD
Why only Sony drones? Anyone who's a fan of Kart racers and doesn't have a Wii U would be jealous. :|
They are jealous because they play resolution. With Mario Kart 8 running either 720p or 1080p 60FPS in 2 players. 30FPS in 3-4 players. And the fact that Mario Kart has been selling good and getting good review scores
Playstation fan here, why would i be jealous again? nothing to be jealous about my friend, enjoy your 2 days positive WiiU news, anyways im dying to know more about ZeldaU so i can finally decide if i will make the investment or not.
Why so salty? I figured this article was going to turn into this.
No other game on PC, PS4, or Wii U has me as hyped as Mario Kart. We might look back on the Wii U and see 20-30 million units sold while PS4 crushes XBox One by tens of millions. But we will also look back and see that Nintendo is the single greatest game developer and we got 10-15 absolute CLASSICS for the Wii U. Mario Kart, Mario 3D, Pikmin, Zelda Wind Waker, new Zelda, Smash Bros, Bayonetta, X, Yoshi Epic Yarn, unnamed Kirby, Metroid, Shin Megami x Fire Emblem, Mario U, and probably one more 3D Mario (maybe Galaxy 3). I am and would be a totally satisfied Nintendo customer and will buy their next system, along with the PS5 of course. Mario Kart will be the game of year.
By Cristmas this year when Smash, MK8, Xenoblade 2, Shin Megami, Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors are out - Wii U will have more GOTY games than years it's been on the market. How any gamer could resist buying a Wii U now I don't know... they would have to be under heavy sedation!
In this day and age the media wouldn't dare choose a Nintendo game as GoTY. It could be nominated, but they would sooner pick Minecraft over the WiiU games coming this year! Just how it is...
Why is it that everyone seem to forget that Miyamoto himself has had a secret project, a new IP in development for years now? I bet it will be at E3 this year. So yeah all of what you said, but I am more interested in what I do NOT know about from Miyamoto.
For me, the greatest game of Wii U is The Wonderful 101, which has become my favorite game of all time. How dare you leave that one out! D:<
Its Mario Kart lol we know fully what to expect, not like its a black project jet or anything..
Yes we do. Review scores will be high, and tons of fun will be had. Nothing else to report here.
I just hope that they are saving DLC for E3 to announce. Because it would be a huge oversite to not include the ability to add more levels and characters. If DLC is in this game it will be the most definitive and complete Mario Kart game. The ability to add more cups and possibly retro battle arenas would be AMAZING. My only fear is that Nintendo is going to follow suit with its previous comments on DLC .. where they believe that shipping a complete game loaded with features is why you are paying 60 bux.. They wont string you along on DLC because they ship complete games. A positive note recently is that Bravely Default, Fire emblem, Pikmin 3 , Mario Golf, and Super Mario U all had DLC in different forms that Nintendo previously would have never done.. such as extra maps, more characters / costumes, and whole level redesigns at different price points. It is interesting that each type of DLC is offered in a different way at a different price point .. It is almost like they are testing how they want to deliver DLC.. Not sure if it is coincidence this all happened before Mario Kart .. Mabye they were accessing how they wanted to deliver it in MK8? We only hope that is what they were doing! If they had added a feature like a Mario Kart 8 Proshop or something in the game and announced that all DLC would be accessed there I am sure all review scores would be much much higher because content could be added over time. But I believe this game is a 9 to 10 on any review site easily without DLC.
You forgot to mention that Mario Golf World Tour has Nintendo's first Season Pass. $15 for four new characters and over 100 holes to play on. Smash Bros. might also get DLC after it comes out, based on comments Sakurai has made. It's definitely on their cards and I don't think Nintendo wants to announce DLC before launching the game so as to avoid upsetting consumers.
I thought for smash bros. the opposite comments were made. Sakurai has pretty much confirmed that there won't be dlc for it, numerous times, or that they have "no plans" and want to focus on the game first. They'd have to be balancing things each time they added dlc and the current development team seems like a temporary one. I don't know it could happen, I just wouldn't get your hopes up.
@bass4g I thought he said "no plans" but "not impossible." Guess I could have misinterpreted what he said. :[ Hope it does happen though.
This game should give the WiiU a nice boost sales wise ;)
Have a bubble Troop:)
LOL @ the disagrees Anyways hopefully you game dude so we can do some rounds when it comes out.
Wii u is getting a real nice amount of high quality exclusives, just hope we have some more great announcements at e3.