9.5/10 for Super Mario Galaxy from 1UP

1UP writes:
"In short, Galaxy is one of the most impressive, engrossing games in recent memory -- and quite the contrast to the rest of this year's triple-A gaming crop, which tends toward the dark, the M-rated, and the first-person perspective. Gaming may be growing up (per se), but gamers will always appreciate beautifully polished gameplay and inventive design...even if it's sugarcoated with squeaky baby stars and a goofy cartoon of a hero. Galaxy proves that Mario matters just as much today as he did 25 years ago, and that makes him one of a kind in this medium. But don't play Galaxy simply because Mario is the timeless godfather of gaming. No, play Galaxy because it's fantastic."

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MK_Red4868d ago

Wow, I was expecting a 10/10 from 1UP. BioShock FTW (They gave it 10/10).

Bigmac5734868d ago (Edited 4868d ago )

So basically Virtua Fighter 5 > Super Mario Galaxy?

Puh-lease =)

MK_Red4868d ago (Edited 4868d ago )

Well, even the Wii loving GamePro gave all aspects of the game 4.75. The overall was 5/5 but they gave 4.75 to graphics and control.

As for Virtua Fighter 5, everyone said that it's the best fighting engine ever and with full online, why should it get any lower than 10?

IdontTakeSides4868d ago (Edited 4868d ago )

WELL this is some of the best graphics we've seen on the Wii...idk bout the control..part...but to knock the game on graphics is crappy..knowing that the system isn't pushing specs this gen..!!

EDIT : @ MK_Red

I agree but hence I said "some of the best graphics we've seen on the Wii'.

MK_Red4868d ago (Edited 4868d ago )

While I do love Mario Galaxy's graphics, I've got to disagree with you here.

I personally believe Zack & Wiki has better graphics because not only that game looks stunning, that has superb lighting, great frame-rate and almost no loading and better animation IMO.

I also think it's varied locations have more visual variety and it's art direction is perfect and new. Mario Galaxy looks like a cross between Psychonauts, Ratchet & Clank and Mario 64.

EDIT : @ IdontTakeSides

Oh, I see. In that case I totally agree. Mario Galaxy has some of the best graphics on Wii.

IdontTakeSides4868d ago (Edited 4868d ago )

lol...well they're probably gonna say it has no online...??..what did you expect it's not on the it's no 10/10...

MK_Red4868d ago

True but still not one expects from biggest game from Nintendo that many consider sequel to the uber great Mario 64.

Personally I think Super Mario Galaxy is a superb game but not as great or classic as Mario 64. Mario Galaxy along with Metroid Prime 3, Zack & Wiki are the best games on Wii and 3 of the best games of 2007.

okcomputer4868d ago

A great game is a great game. I'll gladly take mario galaxy over some of the bloated "next gen" busts like liar and two worlds.

RudeSole Devil4868d ago

Bad graphics and same dumb game. Sorry Nintendo but you suck, best thing about the Wii is the Virtual Console.

cooke154868d ago

its a shame you feel a generation is about graphical upgrades.

john_doe4865d ago

@Lightning....yeah.. last gen like when you where born

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jackdoe4868d ago

Didn't 1up make a whole article about what makes SMG a perfect game? What gives?

MK_Red4868d ago

Good call. They prepared everyone for a perfect 10/10.

But with this 9.5 as well as Famitsu's 38/40, it's almost proven that this Mario is not as classic as Mario 64 and by no means a 10/10 game.

cooke154868d ago

Lol you do realize that 1up only scores in .5 increments. so this could very well been a 9.74 that they rounded down :P and Mario 64 was the first good 3d platformer, thats why it scored so high. SMG has a lot to live up to. 9.5 is an amazing score. and so far has 96% at Gamerankings.