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Mario Kart 8


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766 ratings

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GF Rating

Very Good

Very good but not great

posted by Jrob93 (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Jun 13, 2014

Member since Jun 2014

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Now let me start off by saying I am somewhat of an old school mario player (Double Dash is my favorite and most experienced mario kart), I was a kid around the time the n64 version came out and for me that one was too outdated, that being said I do not know if it is age or just being used to a different style of mario kart gameplay but this mario kart feels like they tried to put to much into the game and it took away from what makes mario kart what it is.
In this mario kart the visuals are stunning they get the style down great, But the gameplay and choices you have in choosing a cart, motrorcycle, and then choosing the wheels and parachute as well just seemed like a lot of overkill, what happened to the days where we were actually driving just karts in mario kart? Very fun game nonetheless and definitely worth a rent to try it out first. If you enjoy lots of choices/change and are not too loyal to earlier versions of mario kart I am sure you will love this game. I enjoyed it very much myself I am just an avid mario kart player and these were my opinions of the game.

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GF Rating

Above Average

Classic Mario kart and not...

posted by R3C0NXD45 (CASTLE ROCK, CO) Jun 2, 2014

Member since Oct 2012

2 out of 6 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

I like Mario kart but this is just more of the same. Nothing too new, nothing too different, more polish and fan service which is nice. Problem is some of the tracks are so all over the place with the anti gravity I get motion sickness. If that's groundbreaking to you then I'm jealous, for me it'd new and not really for the better.

All said, it's great but it's not ground breaking or revolutionary. It's a really good wii u title but that's not saying a ton.

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mario kart 8

posted by mreagle (EAGLE POINT, OR) Oct 31, 2014

Member since Oct 2014

1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

This game was fun for about 15 minutes.
It looks great and levels where somewhat fun.
The controls killed it for me. I couldnt turn around corners as my character. I keep running into walls. I keep moving my controler around but I dont think its motion sensitive cause nothing happens.
Also the ai does seem unfair to play against. Like I was 1 vs 12 even in last place. First game played on Wii U. Hope this aint a continual experience.

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