Just downloaded New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe and...Honestly, I have no idea why people dislike this game so much. It's as close to Super Mario World as Nintendo has ever gotten EVER, and while the levels aren't AS memorable as they are in Mario World, the level designs are all pretty damn good.
Easily my favourite 2D Mario game since Yoshi's Island. One of my all-time favourite Mario Games period, and while I do agree that full price for the game - even with the Luigi expansion - is too much, I have to say I love it. Plus, now that I don't have to play it with a sideways Wiimote, I like it even more!
Agreed. I enjoyed the game a lot on the Wii U and I still enjoy it on the Switch. I can definitely understand the artistic direction criticism, as I was feeling a bit of the NSMB style fatigue myself. Even taken on its own I find the style to be a bit sterilized and plain (though better than previous NSMB games). However, I enjoyed the rest of the game too much to let that bring down my opinion of it.