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Submitted by ktchong 2544d ago | review

Magazine gives Super Mario Galaxy... 11 out of 10

Super Mario Galaxy is getting rave reviews all around the planet. It seems Mario Galaxy is not only great or excellent but it beats perfection. Nintendo la Rivista Ufficiale, an Italian gaming magazine, has awarded an unprecedented 11 out of 10 to Super Mario Galaxy. (See the scanned magazine page below.) (Super Mario Galaxy, Wii) 10/10

Credit url: gamersquad.com
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MK_Red  +   2544d ago
Mario Galaxy is a superb game and probably one of the best of all time but this is pure dumb and childis to give 11 out of 10. I can't believe there could be reviewers dumber than GameSpot's but here they are...
BaMYouRDeaD  +   2544d ago
Well....
Maximum PC did give Half Life 2 an 11 out of 10, and that's a pretty credible site/magazine.
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Panthers  +   2544d ago
They do this because they overrate games like Halo 3 so when a better game comes along they have to give it a better rating. Well since 10/10 is the highest, they just have to do something stupid like go to 11.

What does that even mean anyways? Its better than perfection?
MK_Red  +   2544d ago
Well, Half Life 2 is one of the best games ever but even that magazine did was utterly stupid and childish. Has a movie magazine or a tech one ever done something this childish? It's like fanboy talk not official review.
Halo fan: "Halo rulez, 11/10". MGS fan" MGS rules, 11/10" Mario fan (This case) " Mario galaxy rules, 11/10". This is simply unproffesional and wrong.
unsunghero28  +   2544d ago
Actually, no
11 out of 10 frequently means a PERFECT game, whereas 10 might be just really really good.

And even the 11/10 doesn't mean perfect, I fail to see how that makes the reviewers dumb.
Seraphim  +   2544d ago
because there is NO SUCH THING as a PERFECT game it's idiotic to give a game a score greater than 10. I don't care how good the game is, rate it on the scale of 10. I mean what's next? Because games are getting to many perfect scores they'll bump up the ratings to 15? Stupid. Obviously that won't happen but still... Plain idiotic to rate a game above 10 no matter how good it is, or how much you like it...
ultraviolentz  +   2544d ago
lol, chillax guys, youll bust your nuts
gamesblow  +   2544d ago
Does it get any more absurd? I've played it, beat it and reviewed it... It's a good game, but it's not revolutionary and it's not perfection or above it. I gave it an 8 out of 10 and that was being generous. It offered up nothing knew to people who've been playing mario since he 1st stepped into 3-d space.

As I stated in my blog review... You control mario like you have for over 10 years now. With an analog stick. That's not really revolutionary to me.
ParaDise_LosT  +   2544d ago
hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahhaah
peach looks like my best friend..
thats super freaky...im gonna have to show her this...
ChickeyCantor  +   2544d ago
thats not peach...At least the one in the green isnt
chasegamez  +   2544d ago
im almost at the end of the game
the game is sweet
the game play is fun
should of got 9.5/10
its just 2 easy for me
but my kids cant get enough of it
this game just mite get
game of the year
because its for all ages
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   2544d ago
no
MS wouldn't allow a non-360 game to get GOTY. It's not going to happen.
Genki  +   2544d ago
Wow...just wow.
Asinine, thy name is "Nintendo la Rivista Ufficiale"

I've said it before and I'll continue saying it. Gaming press = Celebrity tabloids. Ridiculous.
TruthbeTold  +   2544d ago
Funniest thing is...
If you look at the grading on the side of the article, one of the categories received a 9, while the rest received 10's. Somehow overall, the game is an "11" though. :D
If it wasn't on a Nintendo fanboy site, it probably wouldn't be amusing, but that's all it is.
Rooftrellen  +   2544d ago
Actually, the overall is more than the sum of its parts in almost all cases with reviews.

a game might get catagories like 7,8,9,7,9.5, and get a total score of 9.5, because its just got what it needs to get a total of more than that.

I think that's as it should be, though how I feel about a score of over 10 on a 10 point scale is something else...
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   2544d ago
no
This is just uncalled for.

Half-life and Half-life 2 got 11 out of 10. SUPER MARIO GALAXY DOES NOT DESERVE THIS!

It's good, but I'll play it through and get bored. R&C I've played through 3 times...

EDIT: Well...in my opinion Devil May Cry 3 deserves an 11 out of 10...but that's just me. haha...i'm a total DMC fanboy.
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TruthbeTold  +   2544d ago
lol
There probably isn't a game in existence that absolutely deserves a 10. Let alone the mythical "11". :P
Silver360  +   2544d ago
The reviewer is doing a diservice to himself
by giving a game an absurd 11/10 is rendering his future game reviews irrelevant.
DrPirate  +   2544d ago
Super Mario Galaxy, 101% on gamerankings confirmed.
Myth009  +   2544d ago
Are you serious!!
Im not a fanboy or anything but!!Uncharted better get a 20 out of 10!!cause i belive and everone else belives and knows drake is a better game than mario!! im not trying to be a fanboy or anything but,foreal drake is a to me a better showcase title than mario or halo3!! thats just my take on it!! but fianlly wii gamers have a great game!! i know they been waiting!!
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   2544d ago
yeah
Uncharted actually took EFFORT to make. Another Mario? WHO CARES!!!???

Save Peach and win the game. THAT'S IT! The gameplay mechanics aren't that much different either. I've gotten more use out of my sixaxis than my wii-mote...and that's just the motion-sensing! I NEVER touch my wii. Of course, if I lost a bit of weight, that might not be a problem.

Yes, that joke could work both ways...haha.
Ri0tSquad  +   2544d ago
haha
11/10? beyond perfect? no never
vilmer  +   2544d ago
But mommy, it makes me nauseous!
Maddens Raiders  +   2544d ago
Rubbish. -
Totally absurd.
MK_Red  +   2544d ago
Seriously. Even Halo fans didn't give it 11/10 let alone sites and reviewers. The crediblity of that magazine just reached zero and but since they gave 11/10, their cred level is -1/10.
Seriously, did any Sony fan say 11/10 for Ratchet or Uncharted? Did any Halo fan say 11/10 for BioShock or Halo 3? This is stupidity at it's worst...
TruthbeTold  +   2544d ago
Come now MK_Red...
While it's true that Nintendo has it's own brand of annoying fanboy, this sort of thing in a single isolated magazine can't even touch the level of horrificly annoying Zealotry expressed by the Sony and Microsoft fanboys on a daily basis. Considering that this is one of the most hyped games in Nintendo history, and seemingly great to boot, this is no surprise at all, and definitely not on par with the B.S. that's being argued about all over this site regarding other games and systems even as I type.
MK_Red  +   2544d ago
TruthbeTold I know what are you talking about but look, did OXM and other Xbox magazines ever give 11 out of 10 to a Xbox magazine? Did OPM, PSM and others Playstation magazines ever give 11 out of 10 to a PS game?
TruthbeTold  +   2544d ago
No, they didn't.
I agree with you, it's absurd and ridiculous. I'm just pointing out that this is an isolated incident within the Nintendo Fanboy world, and while it is a huge spike it comparatively is nowhere near as severe as the usual b.s. we get here everyday that has nothing to do with Nintendo, and everything to do with the other two major console companies. That and this seems to be some corny, obscure little Italian magazine. It's not like it was Nintendo Power that did this.
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MK_Red  +   2544d ago
True.
And indeed it's not Nintendo Power (I believe they didn't give it a perfect 10. Something around 9.7/10)
lilwingman  +   2544d ago
It's things like this that are responsible for the lack of respect the gaming industry gets. Even the people within it don't take themselves seriously.
ultraviolentz  +   2544d ago
games are for fun
jackie chann  +   2544d ago
The people putting this game down need to take off their fanboy glasses
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   2544d ago
or
Maybe you need to stop living in the 90's.

There are other, better games out now.
Rooftrellen  +   2544d ago
@MySword
Please, tell me some. I'll be happy to compare them to SMG.

HS doesn't compare to SMG, by the way, even from what little I've played of Mario.

I obviously didn't get a chance to play Mario Galaxy in the 90's like you, so I'm going to have to wait a little bit longer.
highps3  +   2544d ago
Stupid Reviews
Its 1- 10 and this is NOT cute. Nor in HD so deserves no 11
Myth009  +   2544d ago
Dude fanboys
fanboyz will be fanboys!!You nintendo fanboyz are just undercover xbotz!!mario is kool,but their are better games coming out,that look to me,that they took effort in making, One being Drake!! im no fanboy ! but giving mario a 11 out 10 is a joke !!try more of a 9.5!! the game is great on wii standrads!! if it was on ps3 it would gotten a 7.5!! cause the media is bias!!
hahahabutt  +   2544d ago
FINALLY SOME GAMING NEWS
THANK GOD, if i saw another blu-ray post i was going to burst. Mario Galaxy is the $h!+!!!! Played it at Gamestop and it was awsome. Good looking for the post. If you played it for more then 10 mintues you would see why this game got a score that high
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bootsielon  +   2544d ago
I wonder how metacritic will take this
Will they add 2 stars to games that surpass 10 on average? Will they lower very other game's score? Will the mart consider these games "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA "?

This only undermines even more the state of game reviews and scores. Seriously, lately reviewers are throwing tens to every game that comes out either on 360 or Wii if they're major franchises or overhyped. 11 out of 10 simply proved it. How did game reviews go to hell anyway? It's as if they didn't matter anymore. They shouldn't have mattered in the first place anyway....
TruthbeTold  +   2544d ago
Reviews should be written without scores attached.
These scores seem mostly arbitrary anyway. If people want to read a review, they should be paying more attention to what the reviewer actually has to say about the game anyway. This 1-10 system has become nothing more than a ranking system for whatever the current games in a given time period are. Which can't help but take popularity into account rather than quality. Which leads to the flood of 10's we've gotten lately, and BS "11's" like this one. Which translates such scores into a joke. That being said, this seemingly obscure little Nintendo Magazine is just catering to it's own fans. Something like this normally would never see the light of day outside of that little world.
Prismo_Fillusion  +   2544d ago
I don't see why people have to hate on Galaxy just to feel better about the great games on their own systems. I have news for you fanboys - Mass Effect, Halo 3, Uncharted, R&C, etc. are all great games regardless of whether or not Mario Galaxy is, and regardless of how Mario Galaxy is reviewed. Surprise!

Edit: Also, this is just some Italian gaming magazine..who cares anyway?
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Mr_Kuwabara  +   2544d ago
That score just shows how immature and unprofesional that magazine is.
Chubear  +   2544d ago
Ha!
Men, editorial reviews are just meaningless. They hold as much credibility as horse dung sold as perfume. Editorial reviewers don't even give a toss any more about how blatantly daft their reviews are and they jsut don't care. They know the vast majority of the gaming community now are sheep to reviews and will just say and do what ever they want.

They have no accountability anymore and the sad thing is they just don't care about that at all. The industry is really a mess this gen, argh! This is just sad.

Sooo this is the new rating system now? Where will this go? What, we're going to have 35/10 ratings now? No no, better yet 100/10 ratings. Yeah that'll be cool and legit, not micky mousey at all. Jeez!
jackdoe  +   2544d ago
So the game is better than perfect? It is a good game, but seriously? They really need to take a look at their ratings system.
Daxx  +   2544d ago
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   2544d ago
haha
*applause*

That is the best post I've ever seen.
Darkiewonder  +   2544d ago
Good
If not a credible magazine then will it be added to metacritic or gamerankings.com? most likely not.
Gordii  +   2544d ago
Dude its mario
What the hell 11/10 excuse me why would i want to play mario in space yes mario sunshine was great but comon nintedo how many mario's do you need how many Zelda's do you need the only ones that were good were the orginal and the n64 Zelda's lets get some new IP's out there how bout super peach and her special move is lifting up her skirt and smothering the turtles? what about lugi what about the little mushroom head Super Mario 2 was good because you could pick different Charaters. I love nintendo i bought it for zelda and the sold it. So dont even call me a sony or microsoft fanboy. and if i have to see another japanese commerical with asian's comon now!!!!!!!!!!!!
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doomsonyman  +   2544d ago
i'm not buying a wii until they announce a new starfox and thats final. the wii has nothing for 09 or 08 for that matter. if i'm going to buy a wii i need some games that are going to last for at least 4 years[the wii's lifecycle] and those games are going to be starfox wii super mario galaxy and mario cart. if any of those games are missing then i'm not buying a wii
Rooftrellen  +   2544d ago
Brawl, Endless Ocean, No More Heroes, Mario Kart, Mushroom Men, Okami, Monster Lab, Animal Crossing, Disaster: Day of Crisis, Dragon Quest Swords, and FF: CC

What games are you looking forward to in 2008 that are comming to only one console (I won't say exclusive, because Okami is on my list)?
XENOCIDE  +   2544d ago
This is probably the most unprofessional thing I've seen in gaming, where professionalism is a must. For a magazine company to allow a reviewer to discredit and make a mockery of it is inconceivable, so I have to assume the magazine as a whole was all for this, which makes it all the more astounding. Platform specific or not.

There never has, and never will be a game developed which truly deserves an 11/10. And there are a very limited amount of games created which actually deserve a perfect 10/10, off the top of my head I can think of 2, both of which were last gen.
Fanboys are gay  +   2544d ago
i have mario galaxy and i have to say that i dont think it is that great, i played the game last night for an hour and to be honest i had to stop playing it cause it made me feel ill , when you are on the level where you have to jump from differant planets the camera angles made me quiezy, as good of a game as this is i think that it is being over rated, its mario 64 given a revamp for the wii.

so i await for the sad people that troll the site all day to come out with comments such as he is a xbox or sony fanboy or how can you have the game already
TruthbeTold  +   2544d ago
I think that it's amazing...
...that a space based game with strange gravity effects can give you equilibrium sickness. How much more immersive could it possibly be? That being said, people for whom it affects this way should probably play less at a time at first until they get used to it.
Genki  +   2544d ago
Truthbetold, that's nothing new.
The old Turok games on the 64 used to nauseate me all the time, as much as I loved them.
otherZinc  +   2544d ago
If this game is an 11..............
these people are putting their reputation on the line as saying its the greatest game of all time, therefore it will be the best selling game ever!

I know it wont because the game isn't good at all, I would give it a 4 out of 10.
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