Summary: This doesn't necessarily trump Galaxy 1 but in some ways, it does. I like the music much more than on galaxy 1 and I think the levels themselves have improved too. I think, though that galaxy 1 has better cutscenes, bowser battles, and I prefer Rosalina's "Dome Observatory" over my "Faceship". That's also true with the world map vs. my preference, the map from galaxy 1.
Summary: Personally, I don't know a whole lot about video games, but my son wanted this game for Christmas last year 2010 (he was 9 years old at the time), he just loved it. He and his friends played it for hours on end. I guess if you're into video games and the whole Mario series, this game is great!
Summary: Ok, actually I have never been fan of Mario Galaxy. For me, the gameplay is very bad and its not a big deal. However, this 2ND game looks cooler because of Yoshi and new power ups, or whatever. However, on the first one, a player two could join, the trouble was that while P1 controlled Mario, the P2 only could point to the screen and grab items, etc...
Summary: This is a fun game, and I really liked playing it, but there are things that hold it back. For one thing, after you're done beating this game in its entirety, there's absolutely no reason in the world you would ever go back and play a level again. I mean, maybe, but there's not much of a reason to. By the time you're done with this game you'll almost be sick with how many times you have to play the same level. I loved playing the levels over again in Super Mario 64.
Summary: It's definitely a game worth playing if you're a fan of the genre or series. For hardcore players, it's a little too easy.
Pros: If you like Mario, you will like this game. If you liked Mario Galaxy 1, you'll love 2. It's basically the same game except it's much better. The controls are smoother, the game is more polished, but it's still designed as a kiddy game. Some of it is pretty tough, but so far I haven't gotten to a level that was so frustrating I had to just walk away. Each level expects a few things from you: control, patience, and/or alert. The puzzles aren't by any means difficult, b...
Cons: Childish, sometimes slow, a little too easy although I'm only about halfway through the game so far.
Summary: I have held off on writing this review until I knew that any review I wrote would be fair. After beating all 6 worlds, collecting 92 stars and over 40 comet coins, I'd say I have a pretty firm grip on the game. First of all, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is very, very fun to play. FUN takes precedent over any other comments, compliments or complaints I have in this review. Second, Super Mario Galaxy 2, contrary to popular opinion, is not harder than the first Super Mario Galaxy.