Your mileage may vary on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, depending on how much you value Battle Mode

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is somewhat of a weird precedent for Nintendo.

The Wii U failed, for all intents and purposes, so they're taking Mario Kart 8, a game that's not even three years old and selling it again on the Switch as a faux "Game of the Year Edition." It's an "enhanced" version of the original with a Double Item Box (and a two-item carry system as well as the re-introduction of the Feather and Boo), an easy steering mode for newcomers, three returning characters, two new characters, and Battle Mode. Does that sound enhanced enough to spend $60 on again? That's for you to decide.

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Neonridr1758d ago

don't forget the increase in resolution as well. I don't get it. Take The Last of Us, which was remastered what.. a year after the PS3 release? And that was met with critical acclaim and success. But heaven forbid Nintendo should take arguably one of their best Wii U games and give it a wider berth on Switch.

captainexplosion1757d ago

There's an enormous difference between remastering a year old game that is widely considered one of the best games ever made, to remastering a three year old racing game. A game that half the tracks were already ported over from old games. And with much less graphical upgrades than TLoU. Plus, Sony got a lot of crap for charging $50 for TLoU remastered. Nintendo is charging $60 for this.

Nodoze1757d ago

It is yet another example that they are becoming LAZY. Their primary + really ONLY launch title is a WiiU game!? Months until a real release specific to the console comes along. The rest are upscaled ports? Sorry but this new CEO SUCKS!

deathtok1757d ago

Dude your shift key is busted.

Neonridr1757d ago

meh.. Twilight Princess was the same thing launching on Wii and Gamecube. Game was still awesome. I am not worried.

Last Guardian was technically a PS3 game too for a real long time. But that didn't stop people from enjoying it.

WickedLester1757d ago

What the author doesn't understand is in the grand scheme of things, very few people bought and played MK8. I am totally in favor of this release because A.) It's a great game that more people should play and B.) There's no telling when we'll see MK9 so this is a great "hold over" until then.

Neonridr1757d ago

well.. I wouldn't say very few people. I mean over 7 million copies have been sold of the game which is more than most first party titles from the other studios. Not bad considering there's only what.. 13-14 million Wii U owners?

WickedLester1756d ago

I agree that is an excellent attachment rate and 7 mill is certainly nothing to sneeze at. But by comparison, Mk on Wii sold 37 million copies. So relatively speaking, very few people have played MK8.