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Eurogamer Super Mario Galaxy Review - 10/10

Super Mario Galaxy is an embarrassment. It's an embarrassment for platform games. It's an embarrassment for adventure games. It's an embarrassment for Nintendo and an embarrassment for the Wii. What have we all been playing at in the ten years since Super Mario 64 came out? This is what gaming ought to be like. (Super Mario Galaxy, Wii) 10/10

remix  +   3018d ago
forum_crawler  +   3017d ago
What does that have to do with them reviewing SMG?
solar  +   3018d ago
im getting a Wii bit impatient waiting for this game....
Marceles  +   3018d ago more LONG week :(
the worst  +   3018d ago
im playing it now
thanks 2 my wiikey
super mario galaxy is great
im at the galaxy
where you need 18 star 2 open
(reply) no the us version i have
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solar  +   3018d ago
@ 2.2
i take it your playing the import? i envy you...
ActionBastard  +   3018d ago
There have been more 10/10 this gen of gaming, than in the history of gaming. This is ridiculous. While I don't dispute Mario Galaxy will be a great game, 10/10 is crazy. As was it with Bioshock.

EDIT: Prove it. I can show you this gen. Show me the reviews to back your claims. OR just stfu.
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TheSadTruth  +   3018d ago
uh.. no..did you just decided to make that statistic up? Back in the day the internet generally wasn't used for game reviews, or at all for that matter and everyone relied on magazines.. and I'm sure SNES and n64 and PSX had much more "perfect" games than any gen following, games are held to higher standards now
Biphter  +   3018d ago
Back before the internet, eighties/early 90's, no game ever got a straight 10 (Or 100% as most mags rated in percentage back then). The first game I remember getting a 10 was FFVII on PS1 and that was after the internet had been "invented". Back in the day if a game got above 95% it was regarded "Perfect".
PS3 Limps on and on  +   3018d ago
blow it out your ass
... I don't know why I said that.
cooke15  +   3018d ago
Holy crap. Eurogamer has never given a 10/10 if i recall correctly
Peekay  +   3018d ago
what are you serious?
Halo 3, Bioshock, PGR4 - just lately. If i got 5 cents for every 10/10 they throw at a 360 game, i'd be a rich man. Do you mean for the Wii?
MK_Red  +   3017d ago
Good one Peekay. They've been giving too many 10/10s lately. The stupid thing is that they gave Gears 8/10!

BTW, is that Sub-Zero in your avatar? It's uber awesome :)
PS3 Limps on and on  +   3018d ago
Wii has games? I didn't know that
I don't think any gamer knows that or cares. Gamers don't give a crap about Wii. That's for little girls and their grandmothers.

Call me when there's gaming news, please.
cooke15  +   3018d ago
wow, that was a stupid comment. enjoy playing um.. what are you playing on ps3?

I just picked up Battalion Wars, Guitar Hero, and Zack and Wiki. and to add to that here come SMG, Fire Emblem, Nights, MOH:H2, Geometry Wars Galaxies, Mercury Revolution, Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles, Trauma Center: New Blood..

yeah no games on wii.. hell of a lot more to choose from this christmas than on PS3
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PS3 Limps on and on  +   3018d ago
whatever I want
Rathcet& Clank
Call of Duty 4
Guitar Hero III
Rock band
Assassins Creed.

Good luck with Battaltion Wars and Zack and Wiki. Geometry Wars Galaxies, Mercury Revolution, Fire Emblem and so on.

Good luck with Umbrella Chronicles, and all your other last gen games. I'll wait for the real Resident Evil.
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cooke15  +   3018d ago
multiplats on a more expensive system. What a great value. Cod4 on my PC thanks. Rock band? lol the most expensive game in history?
PS3 Limps on and on  +   3018d ago
Good luck with your badass
PC and your 40 inch High Defintion Monitor.
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cooke15  +   3018d ago
Good luck with your port of a PC game. Oh yeah its 10 bucks cheaper on PC for the superior version. Fumblestick ftl
TruthbeTold  +   3018d ago
What do you think of Battalion Wars II so far?
cooke15  +   3018d ago
It improves on every aspect of the original, significant jump in graphics, the music is great. The voice acting is still irritating at times though. Its great fun, and no lag online.
TruthbeTold  +   3018d ago
I agree.
The single player mode almost seems as if it's mostly just a tutorial for the online play, which in my opinion is fantastic. My only real beef with the game is that they didn't just go ahead and make the Wii-mote into more of a mouse. Allowing us to point at a spot on the map to send units wherever you want, and being able to momentarily step out of third person in order to set up the battlefield are pretty much the only things I'd recommend should they make a third installment. By the way, more bubbles for you. You should have a larger voice here on N4G.
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PS3 Limps on and on  +   3018d ago
Wii sucks ass, no real gamer wants last gen technology. THE END
TruthbeTold  +   3018d ago
Thank you oh great one...
For your shallow comments that have shown me the way to true gamer-hood. I didn't know that only the choices of the biased hardcore were valid. I crap on my old views and bask in your glory. :P
DeckUKold  +   3018d ago
Rooftrellen  +   3018d ago
"no real gamer wants last gen technology"

No, "real" gamers want to play with technology that was introduced by NIntendo in 2000...the modern analog stick.

If you don't mind, I'll play with THIS gen technology, and you can play with technology from 2 gens ago.

Actually, I take that back, because, Lightning, optical media is old, as well, and so are hard drives. What next gen console are you playing on that uses no technology from older gens?
forum_crawler  +   3017d ago
Ha ha good comment...
I just don't understand the need to come over here and hate on the Wii. SMG was always meant for greatness, and I don't see why the need to hate it, and to make silly comments.

If you don't like the game or console, don't buy it. Simple as that...
DeckUKold  +   3018d ago
preordered it already
so nov 12 here i come
Prismo_Fillusion  +   3018d ago
I'm sticking to my guns.

"Professional" reviews don't matter. We all know this will be a great game regardless of what good or bad reviews it musters up.
OOG FunK  +   3018d ago
WOOOO its Mario dont matter how old I get he is the man
solar  +   3018d ago
high five!!
Tyrael  +   3018d ago
Looks like a solid game, a little too abstract for my taste though. I really enjoy the themed levels of Super Mario 64, but who am I to judge a game I haven't played yet...hope its fun when I play it on my little bro's Wii
Rooftrellen  +   3018d ago
Why does it make people feel better to say that they're playing Wii games on someone else's Wii?

Really, even if it is true, you'd be better off not saying it, because it makes it seem like you're a hopeless fanboy that refuses to buy one console, or maybe you got one console, but because it's so expensive you have to use someone else's Wii.

I can't think of a single reason you'd say it, even if it was the total truth.
Mr_Kuwabara  +   3018d ago
*Wonders what Nintendo would be now if Miyamoto wasn't still making games*
Chug  +   3018d ago
They'd be making toaster ovens! Lol j/k. I'll be picking this game up.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   3018d ago
haha's good.

But...what's better?

Give an 8 year-old THIS and Ratchet and Clank. See which one they think is more fun. My money's on Ratchet and Clank.
TheSadTruth  +   3018d ago
Super Mario Galaxy is better, period.

It's much more polished, and it has gotten much better reviews. Kids will like Mario better because it's on a more kid-focused console...
IQUITN4G  +   3017d ago
That doesn't make it a better game now though does it Leon? and it's not like they would know what the better game actually was.
My friends son would rather play Charlie Chocalate factory over Mario64 and so it's not really saying much.

Here's hoping Galaxy is the sequel we're all wishing it to be.
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BrotherNick  +   3017d ago
Someone should really do this, show the kid both games, see what they like. Anyone who is bashing the Mario Galaxy, you really have to try it to realize how fun it is. Ratchet and Clank will be my first ps3 game when I buy it next year. :)
forum_crawler  +   3017d ago
When the PS3
Hits the $300 mark, that's when I'll get one, and I will use it to play GT5 (rally rules baby!!!) and to play blu-ray movies.


I am so getting this game, I can hardly wait...
JosefTor  +   3018d ago
I really hope this game is all that. I still play Mario 64 all the time. At first I worried that the levels seemed way too small and the videos seemed boring but... everyone is saying this game is great so... it must be. I can't wait.
Whoooop  +   3018d ago
Mario is like herpes.... It won't go away.
vilmer  +   3018d ago
I used to love Mario like 20 years ago, now I'll pass. Should be good for the kiddies though.
Maestro  +   3018d ago
Super Mario Galaxy = Game of the year
Yes, that's exactly what everybody expects from the Game of the Year, Super Mario Galaxy.

It's hilarious that PStards are never going to have something of this quality in their crappy console. But wait! you PStards can play Ratchet & Clank, Lair, Folklore, Heavenly Sword and the rest of those mediocre first party bunch of crap. LMFAO
vilmer  +   3018d ago
Wait.. dude. WTF are you talking about "pstards", are you really that attached to a "brand" to make such an asinine comment? Wow, some of you kids really need to get out more.
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Whoooop  +   3018d ago
Frustrated Wii owner right here!!! :)
Biphter  +   3018d ago
I agree
With Game of the year, but the rest of your post just reeked fanboy. I own a PS3 and have recently enjoyed playing Heavenly Sword, have just picked up Warhawk with the Bluetooth headset (Getting completely pwned online, but its incredibly addictive!) and look forward to R&C:FToD being released in Europe this week. Thats Right, Im happy with my PS3.

But guess what? I'm buying a Wii just for Mario Galaxy because I think its going to be a cracking game, and I'll admit, BETTER than anything out there on PS3 and Xbox 360, period.
BrotherNick  +   3017d ago
lol, I don't the Playstation is crappy at all, I like hi-def graphics also, but Mario is still something I want to play.
vilmer  +   3018d ago
I have an old gamecube if that's what you mean. It's basically the same thing.
ItsDubC  +   3017d ago
Let me know when you get Super Mario Galaxy running on your GameCube then.
forum_crawler  +   3017d ago
Well I must say that I agree...
There is nothing like browsing the net on my game cube... oh wait...
There is nothing like having games that support real-time weather in my game cube... oh wait...

Actually now that I think of it, I don't know if the PS3 or 360 have any games that support real-time weather. Do they? I know the Wii will have one pretty soon...

On other news...
Why is it that people always try to use the always revealing, and eye opening remark of "it just a game cube (with waggle controls)," when attempting to knock the Wii? I just don't get it...
Kastor_Troii  +   3018d ago
Sux to Be a Fakestation3 or a Sh1tbox360...LOL
Owner and Make comments like some of the ones in here.I own a ps3 and Wii,which do you think i play more??? Yeah not the ps3...Im also 27 and reading some of this crap is just funny as hell,when a full grown adult insults a Console just because he/she owns the opposite one.If you dont like the Wii you shouldn't have bought it!!! If you dont play your Wii,get rid of it!!! and you dont like what your reading 'disagree'.Bottom line Mario Galaxy "WILL" be game of the year,Nintendo Wii will be the hottest gaming console this holiday season.Everything this story touches on is exactly whats wrong with the Industry...Current Gen games are worth crap.Ratchet and Clank....Please dont insult Nintendo by comparing that thing to Mario Galaxy,when all is said and done and the dust settles,well see whos the top dog,(clue;not microsoft not sony) When all is said and done ill be swinging my Wii-mote playing real innovation and my ps3 will be waiting for me to pop in another blu-ray dvd and Microsoft....well they can make more 'halos'...and keep extending everyones warranties by 3 years....Long Live Nintendo!!
Biphter  +   3018d ago
on that note
When are you selling your PS3? ...Hypocrite. You are what one would commonly find on the Joystiq boards. A one sided Nintendo freak who thinks he's a hardcore gamer but constantly refuses to accept anyone but Nintendo can make a hardcore game. or in simple terms; Wiitard.

Super Mario Galaxy is going to be the best, no doubt, but don't rule out the other players. Why don't you try dusting down that PS3 and buy yourself a copy of R&C.... just so you can back up your claim... go on I dare you ;)

Otherwise take your own advice.
BrotherNick  +   3017d ago
460 dollars to play r&c or 300 to play mario, hard choices. Without tax of course.
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ReBurn  +   3018d ago
I played it at Gamestop the other day. It's a fun game. Easy to control with the thumbstick of the nunchuck.
BrotherNick  +   3017d ago
My cousin was getting motion sickness :P I wonder how it'll sell in Japan, cause they get worried about that stuff..
JosefTor  +   3018d ago
I feel that some people bought the Wii on the hype and they felt ripped off because they lost interest in it quickly. Now they want to let the world know not to believe the hype. I kind of wish that I hadn't believed it. Granted... once Super Mario Galaxy, SSB, and Mario Kart come out all will be forgiven. I can't say I like where a lot of those series that I love are going but... we'll see when the goods actually come.
Kastor_Troii  +   3018d ago
I totally agree
with there JosefTor,i cant say that all's been sunny on the Wii camp neither,but i can bet that all of the best is yet to come.The big guns are gonna be drawn soon,and then we Wii owners are gonna be happy as hell,i for one am currently enjoying Batallion Wars 2,that game is addictive!!! But worry not,games such as Brawl,Galaxy,Mario Kart and Resident Evil look to breath some fresh air into the Wii.So keep them Wii-motes recharged dude,cuz some pretty heavy hitters are about to drop on us :)
Kastor_Troii  +   3018d ago
I totally agree
with there JosefTor,i cant say that all's been sunny on the Wii camp neither,but i can bet that all of the best is yet to come.The big guns are gonna be drawn soon,and then we Wii owners are gonna be happy as hell,i for one am currently enjoying Batallion Wars 2,that game is addictive!!! But worry not,games such as Brawl,Galaxy,Mario Kart and Resident Evil look to breath some fresh air into the Wii.So keep them Wii-motes recharged dude,cuz some pretty heavy hitters are about to drop on us :)
x440Magnumx  +   3018d ago
Dunno, I'm not sold...

There's too much casual gaming on the Wii right now, and platformers just lack a lot of feel.

Looking back, I got my N64 after Goldeneye came out, and I got Mario 64 at the same time....back then, Goldeneye was so much more satisfying a game than Mario 64...

As far as GOTY (Cross-Genre/Cross-Platform) goes it'll take a lot of convincing that a completely reworked Mario 64 can beat out an even more completely worked Knights of the Old Republic (Mass Effect.)

The strong suit for the Wii so far seems to be eliminating all hopes of advanced graphics for cartoon games with good gameplay, so I'm curious to see how long that can hold itself out. Relying completely on the casual gaming crowd to keep the thing going isn't good for a system if you want cutting edge games.

My friend has a Wii, so I'll be giving it some seat time, though, who isn't up for a little Mario. But I'm sure at the end of the day I'll be glad to get back to more realistically designed games on the 360. The ones that make your jaw drop because something very possible happened, but you would never expect it because your standards were so low before. I've seen it quite a few times in Halo 3, and I expect to see it even more in Mass Effect.
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forum_crawler  +   3017d ago
First off...
SMG is NOT a reworked M64...

Since you like "more realistically designed games" why would you play them in a console that doesn't support DX10, or has to dumb down the graphics because of bandwidth limitations? Yes, believe it or not, games do have to be dumbed down (graphically) so that they can give you decent frame rates on consoles.

If you want the full experience, graphics-wise, play on a PC.
Brainiac 8  +   3017d ago
I have been a gamer since probably way before you were do not attempt to tell me what a "real" gamer likes and doesn't like. I own a Wii and a PS3, and as of right now, the Wii has gotten much more play time from me.

If there were no Nintendo, then "real" gamers would not exist. They saved the industry in the 80's.

If you don't like it...fine, but don't think you know what the majority of "real" gamers like to play.

Now as far as this article goes, I'm trying to hurry and finish R&C: TOD right now, so I don't have anything getting in the way of this masterpiece.
SomeAnalyst  +   3017d ago
So much Wii hate.
Nintendo did what it has always done. It launched a sub-$250 console. And let's not forget that before adding a pointer and accelerometers, Nintendo also introduced the directional pad, analog stick, shoulder buttons and rumble to console gamepads. People shouldn't be shocked that Nintendo stuck to its pattern.
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JJB-360  +   3017d ago
Fanboys on any format...
Make me ashamed to say I play that console. Does ranting about your or other games really make your experience any funner?

Anyway, more to the point- how come Galaxy recieved a perfect score if, as they said, it's not perfect? They said some areas and modes felt "tacked on", or dangerously close to it. Personally I only use reviews to see if it would be a disaster to get the game, or if a game I wasn't anticipating really is worth getting.

I have a Wii and a 360, both of which I enjoy playing. I don't have a PS3, but that's only because I won't spend that much money when most of the great games arn't PS3 exclusive. I may consider buying one for Metal Gear Solid.
retro  +   3017d ago
Eurogamer review scores
Is there a source for the Eurogamer review scores? In the last year or so they gave better scores for games IHMO?
STFU  +   3017d ago
could be goty.
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