GamePro.com writes in one paragraph, "Ultimately, Nintendo presents a creature that immediately looks and feels familiar, a comfortable and inviting videogame that is instantly recognizable. Flippant to our initial preconception, it seduces players into complacency, then quickly asserts its true identity over and over again. Galaxy 2 is a constant deluge of fresh ideas that are successful -- not because of its place in a franchise -- but because it is wholly willing to reinvent itself on the fly. Regardless of the player, and regardless of the legacy that comes with the Mario brand, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a gameplay experience that charges forward on its own rapidly changing terms. We, the lucky players, are only along for the ride."