New Super Mario Bros. Wii has won the Best Wii Game Award at VGAs, topping MadWorld, Punch-Out!! and Wii Sports Resort.
Agreed...although the VGA's were pretty messed up on the Wii front. Madworld? Fun game yes, game of the year or best Nintendo game? Not by a long shot. Where was Muramasa: The Demon Blade? That at least should have been there.
Wii had another slow year, I think the games over rated but still probably deserved to win. Dead Space and Umbrella Chronicles were decent as well.
lol @ Madworld. That game set a new standard for repetition. @[email protected]
like it had many good games to compete with. Also its a side scroller.
that console is full of crappy kids game!!!!!!!!! for every one good game on the wii, there 25 below average crappy games. i work at gamestop, mostly crap on that console!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I caaaan't express the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! enough !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wtf !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...
Well deserved but this is a nobrainer.
Well deserved im at world 5 right now harder playing on a pc:D
no muramasa? that should have been nominated for GOTY!
Yeah that game was b!tchin....... <.< >.> (In a good way)
well at least a Wii game won something at the VGAs
ya a wii game won BEST WII GAME I don't think you get the idea
Does that mean there was more than 1 good wii game in the past 12 months?
New Mario Bros sucks. When people talk about how amazing it is, i really do wonder if they are blinded by the mario name.. or just playing a different game to the one i played. Awful graphics- check Same old gameplay mechanics from the 80s- check Terrible music- check The feeling that it was made by a third party team who were in a rush- check The feeling that minimal effort was put in to turn around maximum profit- check This doesn't bode well for Mario Galaxy 2 in my opinion, two 'major' 3d mario games in one generation proves that nintendo will sacrifice quality in order to make a quick buck. I don't have high hopes for that game. The prospect of playing as Yoshi fills me with terror- especially as the sections he was playable in Mario Sunshine made me lose the will to live. My prediction is that it will be an average game that all the gaming press (and fans alike) will hail as a gaming masterpiece.
It didnt suck but was not the game it should have been! If the devs had used the level of imagination used for Super Mario World it could have been awesome! And im sure the good to bad ratio is higher than 25 to 1! COD:MWR was an amazing achievement! Dead Space was a graphics imposibility! that game had no right to look and play so good on the Wii! Even Wii Sports Resort in my opinion was better (But where the hell was the online multiplayer?) I know im missing a few really good games but the point of all this is just to state that NMBWii is no way the best Wii game released this year!
" by the mario name.. or just playing a different game to the one i played. " Its you. "proves that nintendo will sacrifice quality in order to make a quick buck" I love how people just cry about quality when they didn't like a game. Seriously you are just bitter, the game is freaking good and people actually have trouble with the last few worlds. You and your feelings, silly boy.
"Awful graphics- check" Amazing art style - check. Graphics? Ever played bit trip beat? Dwarf Fortress? Some games don't need em. "Same old gameplay mechanics from the 80s- check" You obviously haven't played the game. The level design is subtle and allows for speed runs much more like sonic but also plays like Mario. Also, multiplayer gameplay is totally different. I beat the game with 2-4 people at all times. It's completely different to jump on platforms when 3 people take up over half of it and you bounce on their heads while you try and fall in the unoccupied spot. "Terrible music- check" Not really, actually it's pretty catchy. Like Mario 3 and SMW remastered. "The feeling that it was made by a third party team who were in a rush- check" Then someone is too n00b to notice the extremely subtle level design (or didn't watch the super skills videos). "The feeling that minimal effort was put in to turn around maximum profit- check" Ha, again missed the level design and the fact the game is challenging single or multiplayer. But with different elements of challenge for each. Somehow these are tired gameplay mechanics but an FPS isn't? COD runs on the quake 3 engine - a 10 year old game. Which was an update on quake, which was an update of doom...
''Seriously you are just bitter, the game is freaking good and people actually have trouble with the last few worlds.'' Um.. No. It's not good at all. I'm not bitter either, i have had practically every major mario game out there, and this one is an impostor. Nintendo might fool a lot of people by putting the 'new' tag before the title, but they don't fool me- its old, and not in a good way. ''You and your feelings, silly boy'' Name calling, how mature. I now really doubt your opinion of 'new' mario bros has any weight after that childish insult. ''Amazing art style - check.'' Really, if you think that is amazing art style, you have no taste. Mario World had amazing art style. Yoshi's story had amazing art style, heck, even super paper mario had better art direction than 'new' super mario. The games art style is drab. Functional at best. ''You obviously haven't played the game'' I bought it on release day actually and i was very excited about it. But those feelings of excitement quickly disappeared once i started playing it. There is only one neat thing i noticed about the game, and that is that the characters and parts of the scenery move/dance to the (awful) music. I thought that was clever. Everything else sucks. ''Somehow these are tired gameplay mechanics but an FPS isn't? COD runs on the quake 3 engine - a 10 year old game. Which was an update on quake, which was an update of doom...'' I haven't bought any FPS games in years for that reason- same old but in a shiny new coat of armor. I did however buy the Metroid Prime Corruption, now that is innovation.
"Name calling, how mature." Thats name calling? ...ok... " and this one is an impostor. Nintendo might fool a lot of people by putting the 'new' tag before the title, but they don't fool me- its old, and not in a good way. " Yup bitter.
Go play MW2 haters. UC2 is GOTY and Mario rocks.
I can't believe I didn't buy this game yet. I want to, but I just have so many PS3 preorders to fulfill :S
This 2D thing seems well recieved for the old plumber. Maybe I should give it a shot myself.
We didnt see this one coming
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