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Platinum Carpet V.I.P- Board Master
| "Re(2):Super Mario Galaxy" , posted Mon 19 Nov 09:27|
I don't even like Mario, and for me, this is undeniably the best game of the year.
Like you said, there's a good blend of new and old, partially because the game is so focused. A lot of times when you have big 3D environments in games, there's a lot of wasted space, but here, everything is necessary and where it needs to be. Also, the use of many small planets gives you more focus in level design...it's immersing, but concise, too.
As for the challenge, I think the "minigame-type" planets offer a bit more challenge than the "main game", but overall what's important is that the game is engaging. Even if it isn't difficult, it gives you a lot to do and a lot to pay attention to. The experience itself is so gratifying that challenge isn't as relevant.
That doesn't sound like me...praising Mario and belittling challenge, but I'm absolutely sold on the atmosphere and focus in level design (which I think is one of the big things games these days are lacking).
Yeah, and the soundtrack is, indeed excellent. I don't know if I'd want to listen to it outside of the game, though.
This really...completely took the sting out of the delay for Smash Bros.