Excerpt: A second 3D Mario platform game from Nintendo on the same console is unheard of, yet here we are with Super Mario Galaxy 2. The platform genre was again redefined by Mario in 2007. Super Mario Galaxy won its place in the hearts of many gamers, achieved a 9.7 out of 10 on Game Freaks 365 and sold nearly 9 million copies worldwide. Can the next installment of the critically acclaimed Mario masterpiece reach the same heights?
Conclusion: If this doesn't sound like a fun and complete game to you, you are crazy. Of course, Super Mario is not for everyone, and perhaps 3D Mario platforming versus the four-player 2D, side-scrolling Super Mario that was released back in November isn't much. I know some may prefer that, but the truth is - here lies yet another wonderful game that any true Mario fan shouldn't miss. It's been made with love, and it shows!
Conclusion: This isn’t to say Mario Galaxy 2 doesn’t hold any surprises. It’s just that they’re wearing familiar clothing. Something that doesn’t happen that often in legitimately new Mario games, which might be a letdown to some players. Like me. But probably not the majority of you.
Excerpt: Can a direct sequel to one of the best platformers of all time have the same impact as the original? Super Mario Galaxy was so different, so unique, so exquisitely made that it's without a doubt the best game on the Wii. So good, in fact, that the 9/10 I gave it back in November 2007 seems more than a little harsh. What can I say? I must have been suffering from game fatigue.
Excerpt: Super Mario Galaxy was an astounding game with a magnificent world that gave you the sense that you were exploring a vast universe filled with variety. As is always the case with a Mario game, it was impeccably designed and just simply incredible fun to play. It was magic. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is an almost unthinkable game, a direct sequel bringing back together much of the things that made its predecessor such a joy to play.