I am currently playing through this game and gotta say it is awesome. One thing that stuck with me as I was going through the Soda Jungle was just how beautiful this level was:
Why wasn't the whole game done with an artsy aesthetic like this? The gameplay in this game feels different enough from the previous ones but the levels still feel too familiar (and fuck do they need a new soundtrack!). Having them all be like this would have been a great change of pace in my opinion. Do you dudes have a favorite stage in this New Mario U? Would you have liked to see more artsy fartsy stages?