posted by Mooglewing (BLOOMINGTON, IL) May 17, 2007
Member since Mar 2007
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Let me start off by saying this if a fun game, when it is a game. The main problem is it gets wordy in its story telling, and there really isn't much of a story. The dialog goes on and on and the only thing that really kept me going all the way to the end was some really classic levels and fan service funny dialog in a couple levels. I think I might have set through more dialog than actual game play.
The game itself is overly simplified and I really wished it was either a rpg or a platformer not both since it never really felt like it got either one of them right. The rpg side is really easy to get past with enough items and the platforming gives you a taste of past nes glory but never really gives it a chance to get going. If you really look at the levels they are really short, but this is deceptive since the game will take you around 18-20 hours to play. They just fill the entire game with fetch quests to expand the simple game mechanics and small levels. While I will admit there is some really great moments in the game (the ending by the way really isn't one of them) I can't help wondering if I kept playing only because it was Mario and one of the few 10 hour plus type games outside of Zelda on the Wii right now. It is worth a weekend rental or so, but buyers beware the replay value isn't there and there will be much better mario games on the Wii in the futer and this one will be only and memory of a foot note in the Wii history.
If you own a Wii you must own this game. It plays like a classic Mario side scrolling game but with a twist, you can switch into 3d. This feature adds a lot more depth into the game and makes it much more interesting. It's a very well made game, the graphics look nice and the controls are simple and very responsive. Since Super Mario Galaxy isn't going to be out for a while this will defiantly hold you off until then.