What has happened to Mario?

#1 Posted by TheWesman (378 posts) -

This game was great.  Why no direct sequels?  Why did they have to add water guns and .....well....Space? 

I suppose Mario 128 was cancelled too?

#2 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1910 posts) -

Super Mario Galaxy was a great game too.  Super Mario Sunshine could have been better if they had more worlds instead of blue coin fetching.  I think Mario has stayed true to his fun roots.

#3 Posted by HazBazz (1901 posts) -

Super Mario Galaxy was an amazing game, and a worthy sequel to 64. I just wish it wasn't so damn linear

#4 Posted by turambar35 (154 posts) -
Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"Super Mario Galaxy was a great game too.  Super Mario Sunshine could have been better if they had more worlds instead of blue coin fetching.  I think Mario has stayed true to his fun roots.
"
I agree
#5 Posted by Mario_Galaxy_Fan (116 posts) -

Super Mario Galaxy was better than Super Mario 64 in my opinion I was letdown a bit by Marioi Sunshine but it was an alright game.

#6 Posted by Alex_V (614 posts) -

I think the two games mentioned were direct sequels. If what you're saying is that Nintendo could have just put together an 'expansion pack' for the game on the N64 then I agree they could, but I respect them as well for not doing that.

#7 Posted by Hyper_Hedgehog (86 posts) -

Galaxy, if I'm being honest, is far better than SM64. I think they should make a direct sequel to that. (And, from what I hear, they are. Or at least planning to.)

#8 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

Galaxy 2 is coming out soon.

#9 Posted by Alex_V (614 posts) -
DarkLegend said:
"Galaxy 2 is coming out soon."
I thought according to everyone Nintendo doesn't make that sort of game anymore? ;)
#10 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

hey like changing every thing up, I ACTUALLY LIKED SUNSHINE BETTER THAN both of those games
(sorry for the caps)

#11 Posted by murse2008 (238 posts) -

From the Nintendo press conference you'd think that the next Mario game will have him in a cage so that casual gamers can poke him with their Wii-motes. Just that - poking. No dynamic, no challenge, no levels, just poking.

#12 Posted by Gary_Jinfield (84 posts) -
Alex_V said:
"DarkLegend said:
"Galaxy 2 is coming out soon."
I thought according to everyone Nintendo doesn't make that sort of game anymore? ;)
"
There were a few statements awhile back in which Miyamoto expressed interest in expanding upon the concepts present in Galaxy, but whether such interest leads to some form of creation remains to be seen.
#13 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

As much as I enjoyed Super Mario Galaxy, it just didn't have the same feel as Super Mario 64. I hope that's not nostalgia goggles talking because I can still play Mario 64 to this day and still enjoy it as much as I ever did when a lot of games from that area totally fail, but Galaxy just wasn't as good.

#14 Posted by Bigbombomb (677 posts) -

I thought Sunshine and Galaxy were direct sequels, you now as part of the series. 

#15 Posted by clarke0 (1077 posts) -

Sunshine wasn't as good as SM64 but it still was a great game. I think Super Mario Galaxy is even better than Super Mario 64, even if it is more linear.

#16 Posted by neoepoch (1290 posts) -

I think everyone here is missing the point. Super Mario World is the definitive and greatest Mario game, and all the others have been sequels/follow-ups. :p

#17 Posted by TheWesman (378 posts) -

I have owned and beat all of the Mario games.  I like them all.  I guess this one just revolutionized the series, that's why it stands out to me.  Sunshine expanded it, but had to give mario some kind of gimmick to keep it interesting, and it wasn't in the mushroom kingdom either, if you want to get totally old school.  Galaxy took it way out there with all kinds of new ways to play and it is great as well.  I just got tired of them waaay faster than I did 64.  Just me, I guess.  Didn't mean to offend you Mario fans, here's hoping the next one is even better than Galaxy!

#18 Posted by insouciant (710 posts) -
@TheWesman said:
"

This game was great.  Why no direct sequels?  Why did they have to add water guns and .....well....Space? 

I suppose Mario 128 was cancelled too?

"

I agree.  I don't like outer space as the main setting for a Mario game.  Also, trying to get all the Blue Coins in Sunshine drove me crazy.  I still don't have them all.  Some of them are invisible and only apper if you stand or jump in a certain spot.
#19 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11040 posts) -
@insouciant:
#20 Posted by AndrewB (7198 posts) -

Wasn't Mario 128 a tech demo for the Gamecube at some E3? It was just a platform with, like, 100 Marios jumping around on each other.

#21 Posted by Willy105 (4687 posts) -
@AndrewB said:
" Wasn't Mario 128 a tech demo for the Gamecube at some E3? It was just a platform with, like, 100 Marios jumping around on each other. "
Mario 128 is like a birthing ground for Nintendo games during the Gamecube era. Pikmin, Odama, and Super Mario Galaxy spawned from that 'game'.
#22 Posted by insouciant (710 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater:
Oh, sorry for bringing this topic back up.  I should've contributed to the "Cool Kids Turn Their Avatars Upside-Down" thread instead.
#23 Posted by NTM (7037 posts) -

Eh, Galaxy. That's all.
#24 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -

i liked galaxy. expcept for that fucking camera

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