Super Mario Galaxy 2 makes me happy...

Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -

...and it's made me a happy gamer again. For awhile there gaming wasn't any fun. No game stuck with me like the new Mario is doing right now. The game has really been an enjoyment to play and if you feel the same, let's all comment here. Nintendo needs to hear about it.

#1 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -

...and it's made me a happy gamer again. For awhile there gaming wasn't any fun. No game stuck with me like the new Mario is doing right now. The game has really been an enjoyment to play and if you feel the same, let's all comment here. Nintendo needs to hear about it.

#2 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -

It is continually flipping back and forth between the highest rated game this generation and the highest rated game of all time.
 
I think Nintendo knows.

#3 Posted by LiquidPrince (16027 posts) -
@Willy105:  Not really. It only has 37 reviews up on Metacritic, and 23 of those are perfect scores, but Uncharted 2 has far more overall reviews and it has around 39 perfect scores. I believe the game with the most perfect scores ever has been Uncharted.
#4 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19372 posts) -

It looks refreshing and simply fun.  It's one of the only games that has made me regret selling my Wii for a 360.

#5 Edited by Icemael (6343 posts) -
@LiquidPrince said:

" @Willy105:  Not really. It only has 37 reviews up on Metacritic, and 23 of those are perfect scores, but Uncharted 2 has far more overall reviews and it has around 39 perfect scores. I believe the game with the most perfect scores ever has been Uncharted. "

Galaxy 2's Metacritic average is 98. Uncharted 2's Metacritic average is 95. Galaxy 2's Gamerankings average is 97.37%. Uncharted 2's Gamerankings average is 96.08%. Uncharted 2's "perfect" scores number around 39 out of over a hundred, while Mario Galaxy 2's number 23 out of 37 (that is to say, right now, Mario Galaxy has a much higher percentage of "perfect" scores than Uncharted 2; if that trend follows, it'll soon surpass 39).
 
Right now, Mario Galaxy 2 is the highest rated game this generation (tied with Grand Theft Auto IV on Metacritic, and tied with nothing on Gamerankings). Maybe its average will rise or fall in the future, but as of this moment, that's the situation. 
 
EDIT: Dude, why are we even discussing this here? This is a thread about how happy the game makes the dude feel, not about how many or how high review scores it's gotten.
#6 Posted by JJOR64 (19024 posts) -

The game is a ton of fun.  There are a lot of cool levels and a fairly lengthy game if you try to 100& it.

#7 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

The game is fun and pretty. About 15 stars in I found I'm burnt out on Mario. Oh well, gave it a go. 

#8 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" The game is a ton of fun.  There are a lot of cool levels and a fairly lengthy game if you try to 100& it. "
Fairly is an understatement, trying to get all the stars is one heck of an undertaking but oh so worth it. It is amazing how every level is unique and feels fresh even the ones that you will end up doing after "beating" the game.
#9 Posted by FreakAche (2954 posts) -

Nintendo is still a threat.

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#10 Posted by hinderk (690 posts) -

SMG2 looks awesome, but I've decided not buy it until I complete some of the games I already own.
 
Quick question to anyone who has the game. Does SMG2 contain the purple coin comets from the first game? I'm currently trying to 100% the first one, and these purple coin comets are making me want too quit.

#11 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@hinderk said:
" SMG2 looks awesome, but I've decided not buy it until I complete some of the games I already own.  Quick question to anyone who has the game. Does SMG2 contain the purple coin comets from the first game? I'm currently trying to 100% the first one, and these purple coin comets are making me want too quit. "
I don't have SMG2, but those purple coin comets made me quit the first game. I hated those damn things, god, what a grind.
#12 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -
@FreakAche said:
" Nintendo is still a threat. "

To the hardcore way of life, yes.
 
Thankfully. We all know the game industry deserves more.
 
@hinderk said:
" SMG2 looks awesome, but I've decided not buy it until I complete some of the games I already own.  Quick question to anyone who has the game. Does SMG2 contain the purple coin comets from the first game? I'm currently trying to 100% the first one, and these purple coin comets are making me want too quit. "
I haven't gotten to them yet, but people say they are back, and that they make the ones from the original seem like tutorials.
#13 Posted by hinderk (690 posts) -
@Willy105: That sucks.Hopefully they made them a little less tedious.
#14 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -
@hinderk said:
" @Willy105: That sucks.Hopefully they made them a little less tedious. "
Tedious? What? Evil, unfair, stressful and unforgiving, yes. Tedious, no.
 
Never a dull moment with those stars, at least in the original.
#15 Posted by FreakAche (2954 posts) -
@Willy105 said:
" @hinderk said:
" @Willy105: That sucks.Hopefully they made them a little less tedious. "
Tedious? What? Evil, unfair, stressful and unforgiving, yes. Tedious, no.  Never a dull moment with those stars, at least in the original. "
Yeah, I'm really not sure why people complained so much about the purple coins in the first Galaxy. I mean, that Luigi's purple coins mission was ridiculously hard, but I still had a lot of fun with it. I haven't seen a whole lot of purple coin missions in Galaxy 2 yet, but none of the ones I've done would I describe as "tedious".
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#16 Posted by ToadRunner (277 posts) -

tbh- game reviews arent what they used to be.
 
look at the number of 10s the big sites give out now compared to the ones they gave out years ago.
 
smg2 is not a ten, the game is not perfect by any means.
 (it is damn good though, its just not perfect)

#17 Posted by hinderk (690 posts) -
@Willy105: I think you talking about the timed levels, which I actually like.I was talking about the untimed levels.The untimed purple coin levels are boring(IMO) and some take a while to complete.I hoping most of the purple comets in SMG2 are the timed variety.
#18 Posted by FreakAche (2954 posts) -

@hinderk
Out of the three purple coin levels I've come across in Galaxy 2, two of them are timed and the third one is a slide where you have to get 100 out of the 140 available coins.

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#19 Posted by hinderk (690 posts) -
@FreakAche: That's good to hear. As long as they are the timed levels I'm ok with them.
#20 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@FreakAche said:
" @hinderk Out of the three purple coin levels I've come across in Galaxy 2, two of them are timed and the third one is a slide where you have to get 100 out of the 140 available coins. "
How far in are the purple coin levels? I'm at World 5 with about 43 stars right now. I have completed some of the comet stages and they're a lot of fun. I never played SMG 1  so this whole purple business is new to me. 
#21 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@ToadRunner said:
" tbh- game reviews arent what they used to be.  look at the number of 10s the big sites give out now compared to the ones they gave out years ago.  smg2 is not a ten, the game is not perfect by any means.  (it is damn good though, its just not perfect) "
Is there a review scale for 'fun' that is set up for each gamer out there? Perfection is tossed around in games by their scores, but it's entirely based on the good time factor. What was the experience? I mean each part of the game gets broken down which is fair, but the overall fun score should be noted somewhere. I don't mind having imperfection because I'm not somebody else who is playing. If the game's perfect to me because it makes me happy playing, that's all I can really care about anyways.
#22 Posted by SiriusB (17 posts) -

Super Mario Galaxy 2 makes everyone happy !

It's a game filled with glee !

#23 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@Cube said:
" The game is fun and pretty. About 15 stars in I found I'm burnt out on Mario. Oh well, gave it a go.  "
Since Mario isn't your thing at the moment, what's been keeping you busy instead? Because if it can take the place of SMG2 right now, it must be ridonkulous.
#24 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -
@HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @FreakAche said:
" @hinderk Out of the three purple coin levels I've come across in Galaxy 2, two of them are timed and the third one is a slide where you have to get 100 out of the 140 available coins. "
How far in are the purple coin levels? I'm at World 5 with about 43 stars right now. I have completed some of the comet stages and they're a lot of fun. I never played SMG 1  so this whole purple business is new to me.  "
You will encounter then mostly in comet star levels so you should stumble into one soon enough.
#25 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -
@HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @Cube said:
" The game is fun and pretty. About 15 stars in I found I'm burnt out on Mario. Oh well, gave it a go.  "
Since Mario isn't your thing at the moment, what's been keeping you busy instead? Because if it can take the place of SMG2 right now, it must be ridonkulous. "
Red Dead Redemption
#26 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@Cube said:
" @HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @Cube said:
" The game is fun and pretty. About 15 stars in I found I'm burnt out on Mario. Oh well, gave it a go.  "
Since Mario isn't your thing at the moment, what's been keeping you busy instead? Because if it can take the place of SMG2 right now, it must be ridonkulous. "
Red Dead Redemption "
Yeah, totally with you on that. I think it's going to be a lot of fun for me too, as I love Westerns and the Old West is just an unbelievable place.
#27 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -
@Cube said:
" @HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @Cube said:
" The game is fun and pretty. About 15 stars in I found I'm burnt out on Mario. Oh well, gave it a go.  "
Since Mario isn't your thing at the moment, what's been keeping you busy instead? Because if it can take the place of SMG2 right now, it must be ridonkulous. "
Red Dead Redemption "
RDR is a fine game, but SMG2 replaced it for me. Maybe I should go back to it....
#28 Posted by Dalai (7047 posts) -
@HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @FreakAche said:
" @hinderk Out of the three purple coin levels I've come across in Galaxy 2, two of them are timed and the third one is a slide where you have to get 100 out of the 140 available coins. "
How far in are the purple coin levels? I'm at World 5 with about 43 stars right now. I have completed some of the comet stages and they're a lot of fun. I never played SMG 1  so this whole purple business is new to me.  "
I didn't get to them until about 50-60 Stars in and I ended up doing two in a row. The first one I did was pretty simple, but the Flip-Swap Galaxy Purple Coins were a bitch to get... not quite at the level of Luigi's Purple Coins in the first game, but pretty difficult nevertheless.
#29 Posted by FreakAche (2954 posts) -
@Dalai said:
" @HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @FreakAche said:
" @hinderk Out of the three purple coin levels I've come across in Galaxy 2, two of them are timed and the third one is a slide where you have to get 100 out of the 140 available coins. "
How far in are the purple coin levels? I'm at World 5 with about 43 stars right now. I have completed some of the comet stages and they're a lot of fun. I never played SMG 1  so this whole purple business is new to me.  "
I didn't get to them until about 50-60 Stars in and I ended up doing two in a row. The first one I did was pretty simple, but the Flip-Swap Galaxy Purple Coins were a bitch to get... not quite at the level of Luigi's Purple Coins in the first game, but pretty difficult nevertheless. "
I have an update on the purple coin situation. It seems that many of the prankster comets for the galaxies in the Secret World are purple coin missions. One of which is very similar to Luigi's Purple Coins from the first galaxy.
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#30 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@Dalai said:
" @HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @FreakAche said:
" @hinderk Out of the three purple coin levels I've come across in Galaxy 2, two of them are timed and the third one is a slide where you have to get 100 out of the 140 available coins. "
How far in are the purple coin levels? I'm at World 5 with about 43 stars right now. I have completed some of the comet stages and they're a lot of fun. I never played SMG 1  so this whole purple business is new to me.  "
I didn't get to them until about 50-60 Stars in and I ended up doing two in a row. The first one I did was pretty simple, but the Flip-Swap Galaxy Purple Coins were a bitch to get... not quite at the level of Luigi's Purple Coins in the first game, but pretty difficult nevertheless. "
I am there now in my first purple coins, the Flip-Swap Galaxy. My ability to jump correctly has gone down as I've gotten older. It appears the difficulty will scale higher. I don't have anything to compare it too as it's my first purple coins stage, but man quite a challenge.
#31 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@FreakAche said:
" @Dalai said:
" @HypotheticalSolution76 said:
" @FreakAche said:
" @hinderk Out of the three purple coin levels I've come across in Galaxy 2, two of them are timed and the third one is a slide where you have to get 100 out of the 140 available coins. "
How far in are the purple coin levels? I'm at World 5 with about 43 stars right now. I have completed some of the comet stages and they're a lot of fun. I never played SMG 1  so this whole purple business is new to me.  "
I didn't get to them until about 50-60 Stars in and I ended up doing two in a row. The first one I did was pretty simple, but the Flip-Swap Galaxy Purple Coins were a bitch to get... not quite at the level of Luigi's Purple Coins in the first game, but pretty difficult nevertheless. "
I have an update on the purple coin situation. It seems that many of the prankster comets for the galaxies in the Secret World are purple coin missions. One of which is very similar to Luigi's Purple Coins from the first galaxy. "
Ok, that's good to know. A lot of the special Comet missions I haven't played yet, as I wanted to try each Galaxy for 1 star and then move on, hoping I'd have enough stars for the castle. As I have to go back and grab ones I missed, I hit up some of the Comet missions. Out of all the Comet ones I've seen (maybe 5?) only 1 has been the purple coins. I hope some of the others ones are just as interesting as the Flip-Swap galaxy comet.
#32 Posted by NickM (1084 posts) -

Being a poor student, I had to get down and dirty and fix my Wii myself (it was out of warranty) in order to play this game. All in all, Mario and Co. made all the blood, sweat and tears along with countless hours of work worth it. Easily.

#33 Posted by thejamster (263 posts) -

i completely agree, i don't even own this game but the first one made me so happy to just play and re play the first levels

#34 Posted by HypotheticalSolution76 (139 posts) -
@thejamster said:
" i completely agree, i don't even own this game but the first one made me so happy to just play and re play the first levels "
See I missed out on the first one, so this 2nd one just brought all kinds of happiness. Glad to see I am not alone!

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