Playing Super Mario 3D Land with an incompatible brain

Super Mario 3D land has been heralded as the first great 3DS games. But if you take away that third dimension, does it still stand on its own?

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blumatt2378d ago (Edited 2378d ago )

Mario is still a good game, don't get me wrong, but man have they milked the holy hell out of this franchise. I mean, damn, how many Mario games have there been?

I'm sure this is a solid game, but again, why does Nintendo feel the need to make like 10+ Mario games per console?

I mean, I like God of War, but if they made 5 or so in one generation, I'd be pissed.

Instigator2378d ago

The Mario name may have been milked, but his platforming outings haven't. They usually get 1-2 titles per console and are always pure quality, which can't really be called milking going by the industry standard.

All the sports games and party games of his is another matter, though. Those really should have been made into original IPs instead of getting by on the Mario name and characters.

Pikajew2378d ago (Edited 2378d ago )

Mario Kart and Mario Land are two different series. Its not like all the Mario games are the same genre, they are all different. That doesn't qualify as milking, if they are milking it they will all have to be the same genre.

Baka-akaB2378d ago (Edited 2378d ago )

the argument is kinda fallacious . You have plenty games with Mario attached on its name , but often most are dissimilar from each others .

Some even gets rather inventive but gets dismissed and ignored around here , because it's the *****Th mario game .

Take Super princess peach on DS , those that "dared" playing it , knows how refreshingly unique the game truly was ... all the while it's detractor are clunging like flies to the same boring fps that dont even bother reinventing even their design (you'll easily recognize wich)

klecser2378d ago (Edited 2378d ago )

I'm not sure that I buy this "my brain is incompatible" argument. I think its unconscious scapegoating an "out" that some people might be using to take the easy way out of admitting that they simply don't like something. Instead they manufacture reasons as to why it is a defect in the product itself. Now, I could care less if people do or do not like 3D Land or the 3DS, but as a scientist I really doubt that the explanation is as "simple" as "my brain isn't compatible". What's the alternative? Not sure, but I think that unconscious pre-dispositions to certain products, trends, media, or desires may convince some people that they "can't see" 3D when in reality they actually can. Something goes hay-wire in the visual cortex or frontal lobe that provides some sort of psychological block. Maybe not. Its fun to think about alternatives is all I'm saying. The author likely can't see 3D, but for different reasons than are offered.

hkgamer2378d ago

its a nice article that informs people who can't see 3d or may get headaches from 3d... maybe all reviewers should state how 3d effects the gameplay and if the game can be played in 2d...
I suffer from minor colour blind and some games that needs colour in some parts of a game annoys the hell out of me