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GameTrailers: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Review

GameTrailers writes: "Mario saddles up for another legendary trip to the stars, but is the galaxy big enough for a second adventure?"

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Gabe EatsWell2682d ago

Excellent score. First a 10 from IGN then a 9.7 from GT.

Haters - go hate somewhere else please.

N4GAddict2681d ago

I don't see anyone hating the game. SMG2 is universally loved.

-Alpha2681d ago (Edited 2681d ago )

People will start hating once the idea that it will win GOTY starts popping up.

Really, if it got 10/10 from IGN and if other sites like Gamespot follow where it's generally hard to get 10/10 then I can easily see this as GOTY.

I'm truly shocked and happy.

I want to see LBP2 take GOTY 2010 personally, but I think these two games will be the biggest games for the 2010 crown.

All this hype on games like RDR, Killzone, Halo, etc. but really, those games have been done many times. I like that SMG2 got 10/10 and is getting major love. Games like this and LBP2 are what I'm rooting for. Not that RDR or Halo will suck, but when I think of LBP and SMG I think originality, creativity, fun-- all without the blood, shooting, death, and gore from all these other titles. It's refreshing to see titles like this.

Horny2681d ago

alpha male I do agree with you except for when you said all those games have been done many times. Mario (3d)has been done over and over again with little change since mario 64, this game was at first an expansion.
Just wanted to point that out. Regardless Im still getting this.

Hisiru2681d ago

I disagree with you. Super Mario Galaxy 2 has a lot of new features and elements, you can clearly see innovation and creativity in this game. Being a 3D Mario game won't make it similar to Mario 64.

fedex6822681d ago (Edited 2681d ago )

Its the best music ever in video games!

UltraNova2681d ago

Game of the year it is not I'm afraid.. But the most fun game of the year probably, but lets wait for LBP2 and then reach our verdict..

ModNation Racers is a hell of a fun game as well. I play the demo all the time and I must say rarely does a demo make me want the full version so bad!

Chubear2681d ago (Edited 2681d ago )

".. the story is blan and non-engaging BUT this is the ONE rare time where LESS IS MORE" ...?!?! lol but some reviews with aruge ".. too much variety 7/10"

Notice how everything positive said about this game (and more) could be said about MoD Nation Racers too but this game 9.7, MNR 7.9

lol, less is more, shallow is deep, small is big, "..has flaws but doesn't take away from it's flawlessness" - nostalgia ftmfw!

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Army_of_Darkness2681d ago (Edited 2681d ago )

It appears that mario is the only game that is allowed to get away for not having much of a script/ or storyline.
seems kinda unfair to the other games out there IMO...

on a brighter note, at least these smg2 reviews are fading out all those annoying RDR comparisons.

Cheeseknight282681d ago

Ever heard of 3D Dot Game Heroes? Last I checked, it didn't get bashed for it's storyline.

dizzleK2681d ago

^no, but if it were named New Legend of Zelda it would have lit the world on fire.

snaredrums2681d ago

I don't mean to sound Cliché, but if I wanted a good story, I'd read a book... And since I'm an avid reader, I don't need an epic story from a game I don't want one from.

Mario with a tacked on story... Ugh...

RedDevils2681d ago

there too many game getting a 10s this year, and there some more to come in the coming month, like "Man Furismo Jive" :P I'm not sure which one will get the goty, there just too many lol

N4GAddict2681d ago

Game of the Year will be a tough choice. Already so many incredible games have come out this year.

colonel1792681d ago

and i will love SMG 2, but refering to Gametrailers's standards ONLY, they said when reviewing Uncharted 2 that no game that does not innovate, will not get more than 9.3 in their reviews.

As much as I think Mario deserves that score, by gametrailers's standards, SMG 2 is just the same SMG 1, improved with added bells and whistles, and to think about it, Mario games have been the "same" for 25 years.

My point is not to bash SMG 2 in anyway since the game is truly a masterpiece, but is to bash those idiots at gametrailers that don't know how to come up with stupid excuses while downgrading PS3 exclusives and/or games that are not Modern Warfare

colonel1792681d ago

Oh, and I almost forgot, have this review at hand, because I can assure you that when LBP launches, they will find any excuse o downplay it, even if the excuse is something that was praised in SMG 2

tavo11172681d ago

I totally agree with you. Gametrailers has no credibility in my opinion. Since they scored Gears of War 2 better than Uncharted 2 making anything buy sense. That excuse of the origality is't used for all the games reviewed. They even compared this aspect to the Mario Galaxy arguing that it had been a huge revolution in the platform genre. However, i'd like to hear how revolutionary SMG2 is.

tavo11172681d ago

I totally agree with you. Gametrailers has no credibility in my opinion. Since they scored Gears of War 2 better than Uncharted 2 making anything buy sense. That excuse of the origality is't used for all the games reviewed. They even compared this aspect to the Mario Galaxy arguing that it had been a huge revolution in the platform genre. However, i'd like to hear how revolutionary SMG2 is.
PD: I have nothing against Mario.

Colonel-Killzone2681d ago

I understand where you are coming from because it seems to me originality in some games takes away a lot from the overall score. But when it comes to Mario its ok. Like I said very good franchise but it is and always have been the same Formula. Peach gets kidnap by bowser Mario goes and save her vice versa with Luigi.

mad-dog2681d ago

the only platformer that counts. far above anything else in platformer world

Colonel-Killzone2681d ago

Well Mario is a great franchise. But I do believe it is not innovating at all honestly Its the same. I think Little Big Planet will be huge competition for everyone. Not saying that Mario won't have a chance to win GOTY cause it does. But I think Little Big Planet might beat it simply because it will be a more innovating title then Mario. Honestly though Mario has not change much in the years I have been playing it. Always been fun But the formula never changes but still nice review well deserving.

eagle212681d ago

Mario = King Of Core Platforming. :0

LBP needs better controls. I love the "look" of LBP but it's missing something that I need. It's really casual to me. :)

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