Excerpt: Super Mario Galaxy 2 is of course the sequel to one of the best games available on the Wii, Super Mario Galaxy. After a perceived drought of quality titles for Wii, owners of the console have been looking forward to at last having something worthwhile playing arrive to the dust-collecting...
Excerpt: Throughout Nintendo’s length gaming history the Mario franchise has been regarded as one of the company’s finest (and most profitable) creations. The release of the Wii console in 2007 only served to further this by offering a platform to a number of outstanding releases such as Super Mario Galaxy...
Excerpt: Straight off the bat and without further ado, Super Mario Galaxy 2 (SMG2) is everything you’ve heard it is and more. 5/5. Essential purchase. Redefines the 3d-platformer. A paradigm sh – no I’m not gonna go there, but it is, quite simply, brilliant.
Excerpt: Fearlessly surpassing its predecessor whilst presenting mastery of old and new Nintendo features When Nintendo’s quintessential mascot Super Mario embarked on his first galactic conquest, the gaming world’s expectations sky-rocketed.
Pros: Wonderful gameplay never grows old., Catchy Soundtrack., An array of new characters., Pretty Graphics.
Cons: Camera controls can be confusing., Music can get annoying after a while.
Conclusion: Super Mario Galaxy 2 has impressively managed to keep the Galaxy franchise fresh, despite the same concept being applied. There are enough new additions to keep those with experience happy but it has not lost any of what made it great in the first place.
Conclusion: My thoughts drift towards Buzz Aldrin. Almost first. Second to reach the moon. When Super Mario Galaxy was announced I thought to myself that it would never measure up to its predecessor, simply because it came second. A stupid thought.
Conclusion: Super Mario Galaxy 2 isn't a groundbreaker like Mario 64 or the original SMG, but it is the best 3D entry in the series yet, rolling up everything that's been good from Mario 64 onwards into one fantastic, non-stop delight of a game.
Summary: Nintendo knows how to make a good platformer, especially when it involves their prized mascot Mario. There’s no denying Super Mario Galaxy 2 is top notch, from the graphics down to the gameplay.
Pros: Fun gameplay, Beautiful, colourful graphics, Cool new power-ups