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Mario Kart 8 Review - Darkstation

Joel writes: "The racing has been rebalanced to be less frustrating and yet wildly competitive. All I’m really left with is that Mario Kart 8 might be the single best entry into the series and is one of the best games of 2014. If you have a Wii U why wouldn’t you buy this game?"

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GamingSinceThe80s1252d ago

I played the demo at Gamestop yesterday and was blown away by just how good it look's in person.But I did get a little motion sickness.I think it was only because the small screen and having to stand only a foot or two away from it.Other than that the game was fantastic.Well worth the $60 even if it didn't come with a free game download.I kind of think the free game is just the big N's way of saying sorry to for early price drop to early adopters and the wait for MK8 They could have only given it to those who bought the MK8 system bundle.I wish MS would take this play from N's book because of Kinect/early price drop/TF bundle. But I'm not holding my breath that for sure.

bobacdigital1252d ago (Edited 1252d ago )

Im praying that the free game is to get the mk8 adoption rate really high because they plan to release DLC to extend the life of the game. ( And enhance battle mode)

SonyKong641251d ago

I am also praying (though I don't believe in any particular god) that they have huge DLC plans for enhanced battle mode.

If they would just bring back the old maps, especially block fort, I'd absolutely die a happy existence.

I remember thousands of hours as a kid, hosting Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart 64 tourneys, matches going into the thousands over a weekend hopped up on pop chips and pot. It was ecstasy, and not since challenged for fun factor or still.

How can a company neglect a dream such as block fort on a home console for now 18 years °~° It's torture.

bobacdigital1251d ago

Agreed.. battle mode retro maps would make it the definative mario kart... if it shipped with them it would have got a much higher metacritic score.

GamingSinceThe80s1251d ago

I know!The current battle mode is a joke.If they weren't going to do it right they should have skipped all together and I fan's would be more undersanding.It put's blemish on what is otherwise a perfect game.Hey maybe the free game = sorry for dropping the ball on battle mode.lol

Skate-AK1251d ago

What I expected. Can't wait to play it.

Grilla1251d ago

May 30 can't come fast enough. Already bought 3 wii motes so the whole family can play.

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