GameTrailers writes: "Mario saddles up for another legendary trip to the stars, but is the galaxy big enough for a second adventure?"
Excellent score. First a 10 from IGN then a 9.7 from GT. Haters - go hate somewhere else please.
I don't see anyone hating the game. SMG2 is universally loved.
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.
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.
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.
Its the best music ever in video games!
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!
".. 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!
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.
Ever heard of 3D Dot Game Heroes? Last I checked, it didn't get bashed for it's storyline.
^no, but if it were named New Legend of Zelda it would have lit the world on fire.
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...
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
Game of the Year will be a tough choice. Already so many incredible games have come out this year.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
the only platformer that counts. far above anything else in platformer world
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.
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. :)
Damn, the Galaxy saga of Mario makes me want to buy a Wii buy I don't know if it's reason enough to spend in a console. I mean, even the Wii owners complain about the lack of good games.
Last time I played it was when SMG 1 launched. Before that, I hadn't touched my wii since launch when I played Zelda. After that I sold it, and I just bought a black wii just for this game, and if you ask me, is totally worth it! to put it this way, I bought it to play SMG 2, Metroid Other M and New Zelda Wii, and believe me, I could assure you it will be a great decisions, just for the fact that those games are guaranteed to be AWESOME... To make a long story short (too late i think), buy a Wii for this game, it's totally worth it. (and Metroid, and obviously Zelda) you won't regret it one bit P.S. After that, just sell it, because you won't have anything else to play
My cuz brought it, and he haven't used it since, although I borrow his wii and buy a good game when it come out, but after that I put it back into the box like its brand new :)
When Mario gets these high scores, I never hear anybody say "oh ma gawd, da kritiks hav bin brybed!" GTA IV got a 10 from IGN, but can we truly say it was deserving of it? And dare I say MGS4 (9+ game IMO, not 10)? It all boils down to nostalgic value. Play a few great games in the past, and the critics can't give the next game in the franchise a sub-par score. What the hell is up with this trend?
personally i think that unless a sequel goes above and beyond it's predecessor or truly brings something new to the series, it shouldn't score better than the original. i don't particularly care how good this is, i just don't see any change from the original. uncharted 2 went above and beyond, mass effect 2 went above and beyond. this and gta4 don't.
the older the franchise the more passes it gets.....U2 and ME2 are too new to get passes and arent worth the highest scores no matter how much it improved on the originals, or at least thats what teh media thinks. RDR, ME2, GOW3, SMG2.....is this year best...iss it me or does Mario seem a lil bit outta his league?? Well guess the new Rock, Cloud, and bumblebee mario makes it that much better. BTW Nostalgia factor shouldn't be a category for rating a game, but looking at the media it must be.
is anyone surprised by this??? Its Mario! King of games!!!!!
I don't care about a mario game, the game haven't change/evolve much at all, it still fun but lack of innovation, Nintendo need to create something new other than mario for a change
Mario the series that critics causes critics to look away from the flaws.
I love my PS3. But I've got the feeling that this is the HIGHEST contender for the award. Unless....... The new Zelda OUTDOES itself. ****faints................. -End statement
Can't wait to play it. I just wish they would improve the game engine a bit and get some AA in there. Jaggies...ew... What happened to the rumored two player missions?
FFS, Mario hasn't changed in 25 years? WTF is this BS that you eople are saying? If by that standard Mario hasn't changed in 25 years then pretty much no franchises have.
Just ignore the fanboy haters. They havent played either one and never will. Ignorant statements like it hasnt changed at all are the ones to ignore.It's such a pathetic and weak argument only an idiot would try it... I love how those haters can spot flaws in games they never played but don't seem to find a single flaw in games if they are on the right console.. With Sony fans and their games its graphics and metacritc that matter. Nothing else. Yet let it be another company game and they start caring about things they don't mention for their own games. Nobody talks about how great the story is in LBp, Resistance, resistance 2, Killzone2, GT, Motorstorm, Heaven sword, too many games to name them all, but let one Mario game go by without an AAA story and they cry their poor little fanboy hearts out.
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