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Super Mario 3D World Review Thread! 94 Meta, 14 Perfect scores

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What will 3D World's metascore be?

98-100 40 12.27%
 
95-97 92 28.22%
 
92-94 153 46.93%
 
89-91 27 8.28%
 
<88 12 3.68%
 
Total:324

I will try to post every review i can find

IGN - 9.6/10 

It was taken down but thanks to _Crazy_manwe have a link for the video(reupload) 

Here: 

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjM0OTY5MjEy.html

PROS:

Unbashedly creative

Great Co-op Multiplayer

Skillful Platforming

Great Art Direction

CONS:

Four-Player Camera

ONM - 93% 

(Snippet will be posted later) 

Famitsu 38/40 = 95% 

Escapist 4/5 = 80% 

Bottom Line: Super Mario 3D World is a very good Mario game that suffers only in that the unrealized potential for it to have been a great game, period, keeps peeking in between the cracks. Fun to play for veterans and newcomers alike either as a single-player challenge or frenetic multiplayer party-brawl; and a definite must for current and prospective WiiU owners.

Recommendation: Buy it if you love that little plumber, and enjoy the new toys, but don't expect your mind to be blown.

Gamespot - 9 

Sure, co-op play is hardly a game changer, but when so much of 3D World is so successfully built upon a bevy of brilliant ideas, this can be forgiven. Everything that you can see and do within its enchanting levels is so bright, colourful, and full of wonder that it's impossible not to be taken in by its charms. Mario has always had that uncanny ability to cross the boundaries of age and gender, to bring a smile to the face of every player who crosses his path. Super Mario 3D World is no different. This is a dazzlingly inventive game that brings the fun in spades, and will leave you grinning like a loon from start to finish.

Destructoid - 10

One of the best Mario games of all time

There was a moment where I was taking in the beautiful soundtrack, hovering over a tricky jump as cat Peach, and watching the glistening water below where the game really came together. It was then that I realized that Super Mario 3D World had achieved a level of platforming design that's close to perfection, and there was almost never a moment where I didn't have a smile on my face. This is the unequivocally the best Mario game since Galaxy 2, and it shows up anything the "New" series has ever done, and then some.

Joystiq 5/5 (100%)

Super Mario 3D World is excellent. If you have access to a Wii U, you absolutely have to play it. If you don't have access to a Wii U, you should consider either picking one up or making some new friends. The game is utterly delightful from top to bottom.

Put simply, Super Mario 3D World is stunning. Its world is beautiful, its design is impeccable, and its fun is infectious. I'm running out of superlatives here, so let me finish where I started: Go play it.

GameXplain 4.5/5 (90%)

Super Mario 3D World is one of the best Mario games in the recent years. Although it is superficially similar to Super Mario 3D Land in many ways, it betters it in almost every way, offering a new found sense of freedom and creativity

Never quite delivers the incredible peaks that both of the super mario galaxy games have it offers a consitently entertaining and imaginative experience

Eurogamer 10/10

Compact by the standards of the Galaxy adventures but still loaded with bountiful secrets, beneath the warm familiarity of 3D World lies one of the strangest Mario games in years - or at least one of the most random in its influences and its moment-to-moment indulgences. And that's a very, very good thing. The Wii U sees Nintendo's mascot racing into venerable middle age by going wonderfully loopy - by dialling up the energy, even if the end result is often absolutely insane. After all these years, who could blame him?

Cheat Code Central 10/10

Nintendo could have gotten away with releasing Super Mario 3D World with a massive array of levels, but decided to go a step further by introducing new power-ups that make people completely rethink the way the game is played. The heralded cat power-up is the perfect example. Its ability to climb grants access to unexpected areas, and I felt encouraged to revisit suspicious locations in the spiffy new fur suit, perhaps with a character whose abilities were more suited to the area, in the hopes of discovering something new.

GameTrailers 9.5

There’s so much to say about this game, but to sing all its individual praises outside a message board or playground would be ruining the fun. Once again, these talented plumbers cross generations to bring the fun to everyone. Even questionable control choices do little to mar the magic that is simply Mario in each and every way.

Games TM 9/10

Super Mario 3D World might not be a “game changer” like Super Mario 64, but it’ll always be remembered as the one that let the cats out

Polygon 9/10

It gets the balance right between nostalgic touches and clever new twists, and never once let me down with a boring boss or too-familiar retread. In all my years of playing with the Mario gang, I've never been quite so happy to hurl myself into the unknown, and 3D World delivers challenge, surprise and joy in almost every moment.

Digital Spy 10/10

It's platforming perfection, brimming with clever ideas and flawless execution.

DarkStation 10/10

Super Mario 3D World is both gorgeous and about as enjoyable as a video game can be. There is an immense amount of depth that kept me coming back for more, time and time again. This is the rare type of game that I believe ten years down the road we will be coming back and playing again and again. It’s that good.

NintendoLife 10/10

Super Mario 3D World can be easily summarised — it’s a terrifically enjoyable, tight and impeccably structured experience. It recalls the mascot’s 3D heritage while providing the perfect starting point for those that prefer 2D platforming, catering to an audience of beginners and skilled veterans alike. Nintendo’s also mastered Mario multiplayer for, arguably, the first time; it’s still manic and can be either co-operative or competitive, but there’s also a sense of space that allows determined groups to progress coherently.

NintendoWorldReport 10/10

Thankfully 3D World isn’t just a refinement of the Mario formula, it’s a powerful re-imagining. It’s an explosive cavalcade of color and excitement as well as a well thought out evolution of Mario.

Gaming Trend 9.5/10

Super Mario 3D World is a masterclass of game design, and the result of decades of iteration and improvement — which makes its overall brevity that much more painful.

Meristation 9.5/10

Super Mario 3D World is a masterclass of game design, and the result of decades of iteration and improvement — which makes its overall brevity that much more painful.

Gaming Nexus 9.5/10

Super Mario 3D World takes the excellent gameplay from its 3DS predecessor and expands upon it with 4-player co-op, new gameplay and even more creative levels. Mario's first 3D, HD adventure is bar none the best game on Wii U right now and the console's undisputed killer app. Whether played solo or with friends, it is a master class of platformer design and more importantly, one hell of a good time.

EGM 9.5/10

For any Mario fans worried their favorite paesano plumber wasn’t about innovation anymore, Super Mario 3D World shows the franchise that created the platforming standard continues to set the bar. The new Super Bell and Double Cherry power-ups augment the Mario experience in a brilliant, meaningful way, and the Wii U’s HD capabilities deliver the prettiest-looking game in series history.

Gameinformer 9.3/10

Any Mario game runs the risk of the final encounter being too traditional or featuring a frustrating gimmick, but this one brought a smile to everyone’s faces on my co-op team from beginning to end. While it’s not the most difficult challenge, it is suitably epic and entertaining – an exceptional finisher to an excellent entry in the series.

Digital Chumps 9.2/10

Under a thick layer of polish and charm, you’ll find yet another top-notch platforming adventure, chocked full of secrets and clever twists and about as challenging as anything Mario has thrown our way thus far. It isn’t groundbreaking or approaching the level of perfection that the Galaxy games did, but if nothing else, it’s a must-have title for Wii U owners.

3DJuegos 9/10

Probably the best option to enjoy Wii U nowadays. It lacks difficulty, online options are conservative and it hasn't any competitive modes, but it's pure Mario fun, with multiplayer and cats. Definitely, the Mario game this console needs.

GamesRadar 9/10 

 3D World sees the plumber at the top of his game, and it’s finally as fun to play with friends as it is solo. It doesn’t redefine the franchise like previous entries have, but when the total package is as fun as 3D World, that’s hardly a complaint.

Shacknews 9/10

Super Mario 3D World is a tightly-designed platformer, raucously fun in multiplayer, and a master's class in level design. Don't pass it off as just another Mario game. This one is not to be missed.

USGamer 9/10

The fact that 3D World remains lively and interesting despite calling back to so many well-loved classics serves as a succinct reminder as to why Mario remains successful after so many years and so many games: At its heart, the series is ultimately just about having simple, unpretentious fun.

Metro Game central 9/10

Easily the best game on the Wii U and one that can proudly stand alongside Nintendo’s greatest, even if it doesn’t quite top the Super Mario Galaxy games.

Edge Magazine 9/10

This is Mario like you’ve never seen him before, and unlike so many of his next-gen rivals, he nips along at an effortless 60fps. If the true measure of new hardware’s worth is how stark the difference is between it and what came before, then this is the most next-gen game that 2013 has yet produced.

Video Gamer 9/10

With a secret world so good it'll make long-term fans (and me) squeal with glee, and how easily it oozes personality and skill, Super Mario 3D World is the best entry the series has offered up in years. It may not hit the highest of highs that the plumber has done in the past, but it's awfully close.

Euro Gamer Italy 9/10

Super Mario 3D World is simply awesome. With this game Miyamoto has changed many elements of both the historical gameplay and level design of Super Mario, crafting a brand new but still nostalgic experience. Rayman Legends is still the best platformer available on Nintendo Wii U, but 3D World is a gorgeous runner up.

Gameblog.fr 8/10

Super Mario 3D World combines the best of both worlds, offering a solid solo mode, deep in its gameplay mechanics as its content, and an exciting multiplayer, friendly fun, packed with inspired 3D levels.

 

 



bet with ash3336 he wins if Super Mario 3D World sells less than Mario Sunshine during the first three years, I win if 3D World outsells Sunshine's first 3 years. Loser get sig controlled for 3 months (punishment might change)

Do you doubt the WiiU? Do you believe that it won't match the GC?

Then come and accept this bet

Nintendo eShop USA sales ranking 2/12/2013 : http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=173615

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I can imagine the larger stages and co-op really make it an overall much better title than 3D Land.



I think the review embargo lifts tomorrow.



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_crazy_man_ said:
I think the review embargo lifts tomorrow.


It does

I just did this so that Tbone won't beat me to it



bet with ash3336 he wins if Super Mario 3D World sells less than Mario Sunshine during the first three years, I win if 3D World outsells Sunshine's first 3 years. Loser get sig controlled for 3 months (punishment might change)

Do you doubt the WiiU? Do you believe that it won't match the GC?

Then come and accept this bet

Nintendo eShop USA sales ranking 2/12/2013 : http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=173615

Is the ONM score a leak, or did they get some kind of special permission to show the review before other sites?

And yeah, the embargo lifts on the 19th.

 

Edit: Forgetit :D I saw that other thread with the ONM scores.



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Mario 3D World is looking great so far xD  Im debating if I want to pick it up at launch xD  Wish it had online multiplayer though.  Other than that looks superb which surprised me after the first trailer.



This is a much calmer thread. I expect a lot of great scores, topping off my prediction of a 92 Metacritic. Day one buy for sure and looking to be a a blast to play over the Christmas break!



 

IGN was an accidental youtube link 

ONM is a print review which usually has an earlier embargo



IsawYoshi said:
Is the ONM score a leak, or did they get some kind of special permission to show the review before other sites?

And yeah, the embargo lifts on the 19th.


Nah they released it along many other scores today

I made a thread here

I made the thread today to beat Tbone, him living in America and me in the Middle east grants him an advantage



bet with ash3336 he wins if Super Mario 3D World sells less than Mario Sunshine during the first three years, I win if 3D World outsells Sunshine's first 3 years. Loser get sig controlled for 3 months (punishment might change)

Do you doubt the WiiU? Do you believe that it won't match the GC?

Then come and accept this bet

Nintendo eShop USA sales ranking 2/12/2013 : http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=173615

Magazines can't be applied to embargo, because, you know, they hit the streets monthly/weekly. Famitsu give 38/40 by the way(10/9/10/9).



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