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BenKenobi88 said:
fkusumot, go troll somewhere else. A couple friends and I, one of whom hates motion controls, loved this game. There's only one move that requires motion controls, it's just a quick waggle to spin attack...and the pointer is not a chore at all. The pointer eliminates the chore of running to go get star pieces. It feels great...in fact I love every time those star pieces appear...it's a great piece of a positive reinforcement...like delicious candy. You obviously don't know what you're talking about.

Err... you did realize he was just quoting that crappy variety review?

 



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Super Mario Galaxy is obviously selling well in Austin, Texas... I was at Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Toys R Us yesterday and all three were sold out. I understand Toys R Us because of the $25 gift card... Walmart had 5 or 6 rows of empty slots that were labeled Super Mario Galaxy and they were all gone... Same at Best Buy...



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super mario galaxy is pretty sweet. while it doesn't have that amazing new feel that sm64 had cuz it was the first 3D one, it does a lot of things better than either of the previous 3D marios. the graphics are amazing, the water effects are out of this world. wii maybe can't hold a candle to 360 and ps3 in terms of realistic graphics but when its cartoony like this its absolutely breathtaking. i love the variety of the levels too, feels like smb3 and i can't wait to get more power ups (when i see that first fire flower i might just cry). the sound and music is absolutely the best of probably any nintendo game ever, certainly any mario. at first i thought the game was decent but its quickly growing on me, i'm maybe like 10 stars in. the sweets level was awesome, specially since it had old school music. and one of the other levels had classic mario music that i love. defintely pretty easy but there have been a couple levels so far where i've died a few times. but yeah tons of extra lives to get.

the control is a little off, especially that turn-around jump. control doens't feel as good as mario 64 just to move mario around. i like the motion control levels, adds nice variety. and using the pointer to pick up star bits is actually really nice and useful so you don't have to run after them, i thought it would be retarded but its a good addition. my only gripe besides the controls are i wish the levels had more enemies in them. that would raise the difficulty and just create a lot more action. i feel like in all the 3D mario and zelda games there aren't nearly enough enemies and usually they are way too easy, nintendo has yet to rectify this. i'm guessing i will continue to like this game more and more as i play through it, so far its good but i'm definitely missing the difficulty and sheer number of baddies and other things to avoid/kill like in the old 2D games. a few hours in i'd give it an 8.0 right now, although its getting more and more fun as i go.



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That egg plant music sounded like it would fit nicely in one of those non coartoon disney movies...like the goonies or something.

Or E.T would have fit (not disney though)



The Sweet Sweet Galxy star was pretty challenging and it's one of the first stars. The only reason it's impossible for this to surpass SM64 is simple. That one set the rules, this is building on it. Mario 64 changed gaming forever, arguably the first real 3D worlds in a game.



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This game is way better then mario 64...

I have about 15 stars and I am really enjoying myself. You never feel like you are doing the same thing twice. There is a lot of variety in this game. The worlds are so far very different and the boss battles are great.

The first time I ever played mario 64 was about 7 months ago... maybe that has something to do with it?



BenKenobi88 said:
fkusumot, go troll somewhere else. A couple friends and I, one of whom hates motion controls, loved this game. There's only one move that requires motion controls, it's just a quick waggle to spin attack...and the pointer is not a chore at all. The pointer eliminates the chore of running to go get star pieces. It feels great...in fact I love every time those star pieces appear...it's a great piece of a positive reinforcement...like delicious candy. You obviously don't know what you're talking about.

 look closer at his post



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I got some playtime with the game yesterday.  It's awesome.  The graphics are very clean and extremely pleasing to play with.  Few games have this quality of art direction, consistency, and pure hard work put into them and I can't believe how good it looks.  It /does/ look better than a lot of next gen games on my 50" 1080p set, despite running a lower resolution.  Looking good, in this case, seems to have little to do with technical details beyond the vibrant colors and solid 60-per-second framerate.

The sound is amazing.  It seems like the directional surround sound is more accurate than in some other games, although Metroid Prime had very accurate directional sound it wasn't used as much in the environments (just during fights).  The environments in SMG have waterfalls, cannons shooting at you, and all kinds of other things that make use of the directional sound.  The music, however, is completely amazing.

If the music continues throughout the game like it sounds in the first half, it may perhaps be the best soundtrack in any game.

The two-player coop is nice.  It allows a couple people to play together, and that's how I like to play games like this, and both can contribute and have fun.  You trade the main sticks every other star, as always, but when you're using the secondary ones you can stop enemies, shoot them, gather star pieces just by pointing at them, shake grass and flowers to gather more star pieces, and help mario jump and perform spin attacks.  Of course, if you're not careful, you can mess up what the first player is trying to do. But it's pretty easy to be careful, and a lot more fun than it sounds like it should be.



shrimpy_boy11 said:
*~Onna76~* said:
Well... just listen to this. I've uploaded for now 2 themes from Mario Galaxy, which I've recored myself from the game. Mario had to stand with his head between his legs all the time so to shut up during the entire recording... poor little fella *lol*. I hope the official soundtrack will be released very soon.

Put your headphones up and enjoy ;) Unless you don't want to be spoiled about the sound... DON'T LISTEN!!

http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/10/24/1537465/BattleRockGalaxy%28320Kbps%29.mp3

http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/10/24/1537465/SMG_StarDustGalaxy_1.mp3

I have no words for this game. At times its simple, but the beauty, atmosphere and the best sound ever in Mario history makes me really wanna burst in tears. And Bowser... I've even replayed the battle with him, because he's so outstanding beautiful!

OMG can u please give me the Egg Galaxy music (i think its called egg galaxy), i love humming that tune and i dont even have the game yet (have to wait till 29th) but you would really make my day and make it easier for me to wait for the game. please please please

 

Sure... just PM your mail address to me and will send it to you ;)

By the way, there are challanges in the game which make it quite difficult. I have 2 or 3 challanges which are giving me a real, real, real hard time to get the stars I want *grrr*.

 

@Origin, lol yes I had to find spots so not go get any inside game effects, like running around enemies or a sleeping Mario for waiting too long. That's why he was standing with his head between his legs *lol*



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