Stephen Tolito writes, With their next Mario game, it once again appears that Nintendo is trying to have it both ways. I'm not complaining.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 appears to be harder than its predecessor, while offering several ways to make the game quite easy. Plus some fat has been trimmed to make room for an apparent abundance of new ideas.
This morning I played a near-final Super Mario Galaxy 2 on a Wii at Nintendo's New York City office and, no, this shouldn't surprise you: It was very fun.