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Posted by Video_Game_King

How much "U" does this game have?

Posted by zombie2011

Just played the 3DS one, so i have no need for another one so soon.

Posted by JoeyRavn

This game is sooo wah wah.

Posted by JamesKond

Shouldn't it say WII-U release?

Posted by Milkman

Wah Wah...

Edited by Enigma777
@Video_Game_King: 13 grams, but I know a guy that knows a guy that can get you a whole kilo if you've got the money.
Posted by Demonsoul

3 stars = 60 out of 100 
 
This game sucks.
Posted by Cyrisaurus

Damn

Posted by csl316

Aww, I thought the Van Gogh thing would be the first new background of many.  I know it's somewhat superficial, but jesus christ please change the art/music next time.  At least they're on the right track going back to some of the World concepts.
 
With so many awesome 2D games out there these days, I'll pass for now.  Though once I'm actually inspired to buy a Wii U I'm sure I'll pick it up (part of the problem, here).

Posted by Little_Socrates

So unfortunate they decided to release NSMB2 so soon before this. Considering that game was even more par for the course than this one, I wish it hadn't come out at all.

Honestly, I think time will be generous to NSMBU. Yes, there are four of these, and they definitely have problems and are frustrating in succession. But I haven't really played NSMB since the DS iteration, as I mostly decided to skip NSMB Wii after about an hour. And, ten years from now, when all these NSMB games just exist, it'll burn less that there haven't been new releases in other major franchises while we wait.

Posted by Ravelle

@Demonsoul said:

3 stars = 60 out of 100 This game sucks.

60 is decent and good enough when playing with a bunch of friends on parties, like Brad said in small portions from time to time.

Posted by xMEGADETHxSLY

Wii U 2

Posted by Atwa

Expected a higher score from the quick look, but very fair score. I am a bit tired of these New Super Mario games as well. 

Posted by liako21

i still think its pretty damn cool how u can play the game entirely on the tablet.

Posted by Zekhariah

On the off chance that Brad reads this:

How did you feel about the controls in the portable and Wii versions of the game?

My experience had been such that this release ends up being the first "new" one that I've played. But I was curious how someone who plays all of them feels about moving between input methods on these.

Posted by big_jon

Glad Brad told it like it is, Nintendo is screwing the pooch here.

Posted by FreakAche

How are the online "Miiverse" features?

Posted by Hef

@Demonsoul: No that's an average score. A shitty/pretty broken game would be 2 or lower. People need to stop doing that. It's like when people gave patrick shit for giving skyward sword a "bad" 4/5 stars. People are crazy.

Posted by Jechtshot78

This launch has been such a disaster.

Posted by armodillo17

I'm curious as to what makes you believe Brad is telling it like it is. People often applaud a reviewer for "telling it like it is" when they have a negative view of something, whether or not it is justified. But maybe you've played the game too and agree with his assessment--I have no idea. Care to elaborate?

Posted by TripMasterMunky

Whenever I see screenshots, gameplay, or boxart from these NSMB games, they look so fun and like a must-own. But then I remember when I bought the 3DS one and how boring it was.

I'll just play Super Mario World I guess.

Posted by MattyD

Well if Iwata keeps his word and they only release one of these games per system, we shouldn't be seeing another one of these for at least 3/4 years.

Posted by McGhee

could have sworn this thing said 4 stars when it first went up . . .

Posted by shades846

people complain on here but the sale figures for the 2D mario games are sadly much bigger than the 3D ones like gallaxy and 3D land. This may change soon but still you can see why they keep putting these out.

Posted by trolipo

hardcore gamers like brad give games like these bad stars just bzucuz their mad that Wii 1 didnt give them core games they like TRUTH

Posted by upwarDBound

It really looks like they mailed this one in.

Edited by TheKing

Giantbomb review scale according to some the comments.

5- Great

4- Good

3 or below- Terrible

Posted by MoonwalkSA

@Demonsoul said:

3 stars = 60 out of 100 This game sucks.

3 stars = 3 stars.

Metacritic might be terrible about converting everything to a 100 scale but that shouldn't really reflect on Giantbomb's completely different scoring system.

Posted by ripelivejam

still looks like fun, damn...

Posted by iAmJohn

Man that Starry Night level looks fucking awesome.

@ripelivejam said:

still looks like fun, damn...

Three stars is a good score and it really upsets me that I have to explain this.

Edited by VindictivePotato

Based off the gameplay I watched earlier on one of the videos, it just looked like another Mario game in a long line of Mario games. I guess its a good thing for the Mario fanbase.

One thing that irked me though was how hectic the game looked with 3+ players.

Posted by Peanut

I agree that they've buried this branding, mostly because the core elements of these games have changed so little since they brought it back, but the first NSMB game came out in 2006. That's not exactly "a few years ago"

Posted by mrcraggle

The thing about the original NSMB was that it was taking design concepts from years past, adding some new content and an updated look and it was awesome but by the end of the game I felt I got all I needed to out of the game yet it made so much money, Nintendo have now spun that out into what is now 4 "new" SMB games with this and the last one (3DS) only seperated by 3 months at the most.

Posted by Shaanyboi

@Demonsoul said:

3 stars = 60 out of 100 This game sucks.

/doesn't understand how giantbomb review scores work....

Posted by big_jon

@armodillo17 said:

I'm curious as to what makes you believe Brad is telling it like it is. People often applaud a reviewer for "telling it like it is" when they have a negative view of something, whether or not it is justified. But maybe you've played the game too and agree with his assessment--I have no idea. Care to elaborate?

Game looks like another dull rehash for the most part, I like aspects of its looks, and I would also like to play it, but it is too much more of the same, and too soon.

Posted by CrossTheAtlantic

I just wish they could use a more distinctive art style.

Edited by Wampa1

@VindictivePotato: CO-OP platformers tend to be that way, the Wii one had it and Ratchet and Clank suffered from it to. I think with all the power ups, and the need for good timing things just get too hectic too fast for platformers to work in Co-op. At least with more than 2 players. That being said, it being totally hectic can be great fun at parties.

Posted by ITSSEXYTIME

I think an important question is this: If in 5 years someone sat down to play this game, would they care that it's similar to NSMB? I'm torn whether the game should be reviewed on its own merits or if it's okay to take in other factors. (market saturation, very similar to recent games)

That said, it's not that review score matters all that much. It's just one of those things to think about I guess.

Posted by SpunkyHePanda

I'll take any excuse for more four-player Mario dumbness.

Posted by TheHBK

@Shaanyboi said:

@Demonsoul said:

3 stars = 60 out of 100 This game sucks.

/doesn't understand how giantbomb review scores work....

I dont look at scores. Just look at Brad's face. He thinks this game sucks.

Posted by Shaanyboi

@TheHBK said:

@Shaanyboi said:

@Demonsoul said:

3 stars = 60 out of 100 This game sucks.

/doesn't understand how giantbomb review scores work....

I dont look at scores. Just look at Brad's face. He thinks this game sucks.

which means you don't really know what's going on at Giantbomb since they have openly said that with the site redesign, they're getting rid of those portraits because it too often leads to misconceptions of how they're feeling about the game.

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

Thanks resident Wii U correspondent Brad Shoemaker

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Man it would be the best thing ever if Nintendo comes out with a New Super Mario World for the Wii U in a couple years and the graphics are all super fancy, 1080p, 60fps pixel art mixed with hand drawn art, none of the generic stuff like NSMB, and also bring back all of the Super Mario World mechanics, even throw in a lot of the stuff Mario has had added since as far as mechanics/suits. Maybe even bring back some SMB3 stuff. Also make the 4 player stuff have Mario/Luigi/Wario/Toad, and during 1 player let you switch between them, SMB2 US style. 

Posted by prestonhedges

@Shaanyboi said:

@TheHBK said:

@Shaanyboi said:

@Demonsoul said:

3 stars = 60 out of 100 This game sucks.

/doesn't understand how giantbomb review scores work....

I dont look at scores. Just look at Brad's face. He thinks this game sucks.

which means you don't really know what's going on at Giantbomb since they have openly said that with the site redesign, they're getting rid of those portraits because it too often leads to misconceptions of how they're feeling about the game.

Unlike the star ratings, which do no such thing...

Posted by Scotto

This score seems right on, from what I've seen of the game. The game's presentation is completely stale, and hasn't changed much since the first NSMB game six years ago. Throwing in a new suit doesn't make it fresh again.

And I'm with Jeff - enough with the fucking wah-wahing in the music, for the love of god.

Posted by Giefcookie

@ITSSEXYTIME: You absolutely can't review stuff in a vacuum like that. As long as the review is clear about why it feels like more of the same its completely fine to list that as a negative. Someone who hasn't played the newer 2D Mario can just look past that and figure out if this is worth getting.

Then again, I've already played the best 2D Mario game ever made so, fk this game.

Posted by dropabombonit

WAH! WAH!

Posted by AndrewB

The overworld map looks so much like World's, but then when you think about it, it's the first time the layout of the Mushroom Kingdom has been somewhat consistent.

It's not art design direction that gets me, it's exactly what Brad points out: too much of a formula. Why not, for example, have a "space world" that borrows mechanics from Galaxy? At least you're creating something different by applying that to a 2D Mario game.

Then again, I guess they tried something different with New Super Mario Bros 2. My problem is that I really didn't like the "get all the coins" thing with all of the suits focused on creating coins and making the enemies/platforming elements seem secondary. They could have actually given you some incentive to reach their crazy goal, too. A new title screen is a slap to the face. On top of that, the goal may have been altered, but the levels and art seemed very same-ish, at least from the footage I've seen.

Posted by hollitz

How many Yoshis had to die so that you could bring us this review? Boycott this man's blood words! You disgust me, Shoemaker.

Posted by Evan_Buchholz

So.... more like... More of the Same Mario Bros.?

Aehahah ok bye.

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