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Next-Gen discusses Mario Galaxy and Japanese gaming

Every once in a blue moon or similar cosmic event, Nintendo releases a new canonical Super Mario game, and when that game is released, grown men the world over weep for several semi-conscious hours on end. Nintendo released Super Mario Galaxy Thursday for the Nintendo Wii, a console which has, for the last eleven months, succeeded at only two things in its homeland of Japan: selling, and selling the hell out.

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Capt CHAOS3368d ago (Edited 3368d ago )

The only way Wii comes nextgen is with the clever way in which the controller is used. For MarioG, the special abilities of the controller just aren't needed, the game (my opinion) would probably play just the same on a 360 or a PS3..

Edit: I get one agree, no disagreements, replies? Shows how excited everyone is about this new post eh?

ItsDubC3368d ago

The game looks to make heavy use of the Wii remote's pointer capabilities actually, particularly in 2 player mode.

Vizion263368d ago (Edited 3368d ago )

If "next gen" means a powerful hardware than the previous then the Wii is next gen because it is more than 2x more powerful than the Gamecube.

But who really cares if it is "next gen" or not. What is considered next gen is hard to define and skewed by a person's bias. I am sure there are some who would say the DS is not next gen.

As for playing Mario Galaxy with the Wii Remote, I think it is great. Is it really needed? I really don't know. I haven't played through the whole game and I doubt you have either. What I do know is that playing with the Wii Remote certainly makes playing the game more fun.