Excerpt: I doubt that the developers at Nintendo have been brainstorming ways to tie Zelda and Mario together (outside of Super Smash Brothers Brawl , anyway), but at a recent demo of Super Mario Galaxy 2 at Nintendo's office, I couldn't stop drawing parallels between the mustachioed plumber's new adventure...
Conclusion: One thing that looks particularly interesting about this sequel is that players will be able to ride Yoshi in it. Footage of the game thus far shows a number of times where Mario is riding on his back, zipping around.
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
Summary: Miyamoto's plumber prodigy returns to the stars in Super Mario Galaxy 2, reinventing various series staples in the process and offering up a challenging, ever-evolving experience worthy of the Mario legacy.
Pros: An exhilarating reinvention of platformers that constantly challenges its own identity with success
Cons: The increased difficulty and high proficiency requirement may turn new fans off
Conclusion: Super Mario Galaxy 2 is still a good game. It’s full of the themes and elements that make a Mario game great – bright, inviting areas, satisfying challenges and an energetic soundtrack. It works well with the Nintendo Wii – it’s a sharp game to play and has the perfect balance of classic vs.
Conclusion: If it feels like I've been incredibly critical of this game, you're right. The first game was just brilliant, and likewise so is SMG2. It just seems that instead of toughening things up and broadening the SMG universe, we have been presented with a slightly more linear version of something we...