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To me it doesn't deserve it. The game recycled to much from the first game.

From the mobs, to the sounds, to the bosses, and even animations. It really feels like SMG1.5 with updated graphics and new levels. Best way to describe it is a expansion pack.

THIS IS NOT A TROLL. That is just how I feel. It doesn't make the game bad. But it doesn't deserve a 10. A 9/10 is more like it.



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It's not a question of what a game does differently necessarily. If it's infinitely fun to play, then it should be rated as such. If you find a place that makes the best pizza you've ever had, do you get upset when you go there again and they haven't changed the pizza? Should Modern Warfare 3 come out as a platformer next time? I don't understand why anyone even cares about scores. It's supposed to just be an objective opinion that helps interested consumers gauge their interest. It's not fact. I could understand if 99% of reviews said a game was terrible and one site said it was a "perfect 10!", but in this scenario, it's pretty universal that SMG2 is phenomenal on pretty much every level. But for all those that are complaining, did you complain when GTA4 got 10s all over the place? It was a "rehash" just as much as SMG2. And what game actually DESERVES a 10 that has gotten one? By these standards, pretty much no game should ever be rated a 10.



binary solo said:
Oooooh, how about this one?

Because now a Wii game has a legitimate shot at being 2010 overall GOTY, and that's just not acceptable.

But Twilight Princess won several GotY awards in 2006, and Galaxy won most of them in 2007.



Rpruett said:
Just a thought....because it's more of the same? Mario 64 / Mario Galaxy / Mario Galaxy 2 re-skinned versions of the same fundamental principle. And (personal opinion) are heavily overrated and the last true great (10/10 deserving Mario) was Mario 64.

The same people jumping in front of moving cars to defend the 10/10 scores are the same people who bash God of War 3 or games of that caliber for doing more of the same, or being stale. Well Pot meet Kettle.


In my personal opinion the game is above average and certainly not 'perfect'. While it's well made, it seems like it's predictable Nintendo hype. Just like Super Smash Brothers was.

People want full sequels to these great games not these re-skinned, practical clone efforts that Nintendo has been notorious for.

I agree. Also, I played the first one and I didn't like it, but I though it was a great game, just not for me. I guess I only like Mario in 2D. I personally think that no game should get a 10/10, because there is no game can be perfect. A 9.5 seems more reasonable to me.



noname2200 said:
binary solo said:
Oooooh, how about this one?

Because now a Wii game has a legitimate shot at being 2010 overall GOTY, and that's just not acceptable.

But Twilight Princess won several GotY awards in 2006, and Galaxy won most of them in 2007.

Yeah, but that was back when PS3 had no games



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I could care less about Mario or really Nintendo in general. With that said I have no problem with it getting a 10. If its truly one of the best Mario games ever made, considering how highly regarded Mario is, then it deserves it.

Enjoy your sweet game, who cares about a fucking number or peoples reaction to it.



gamings_best said:
Rpruett said:
Just a thought....because it's more of the same? Mario 64 / Mario Galaxy / Mario Galaxy 2 re-skinned versions of the same fundamental principle. And (personal opinion) are heavily overrated and the last true great (10/10 deserving Mario) was Mario 64.

The same people jumping in front of moving cars to defend the 10/10 scores are the same people who bash God of War 3 or games of that caliber for doing more of the same, or being stale. Well Pot meet Kettle.


In my personal opinion the game is above average and certainly not 'perfect'. While it's well made, it seems like it's predictable Nintendo hype. Just like Super Smash Brothers was.

People want full sequels to these great games not these re-skinned, practical clone efforts that Nintendo has been notorious for.

what he said....... seriously couldn't have said it better myself

I'm sure you can name a bunch of games that are just like Galaxy 2. 

 

It's just "more the same".  Even though there is really only ONE other game like it.



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Wagram said:
To me it doesn't deserve it. The game recycled to much from the first game.

From the mobs, to the sounds, to the bosses, and even animations. It really feels like SMG1.5 with updated graphics and new levels. Best way to describe it is a expansion pack.

THIS IS NOT A TROLL. That is just how I feel. It doesn't make the game bad. But it doesn't deserve a 10. A 9/10 is more like it.

With this kind of attitude you sholdn't play sequels at all, especially Final Fantasy.



gamings_best said:
curl-6 said:


Galaxy 2's improvements and additions have a deeper impact on the core gameplay mechanics than GoW3's, which were largely presentational.

gameplay changes to GOW3 were as deep as SMG2

God of War 3 had s ignificant changes, particularly in innovations in magic and item management, but they did not change the gameplay as deeply as the changes in Super Mario Galaxy 2 have and I don't understand how you can argue otherwise.



Wagram said:
To me it doesn't deserve it. The game recycled to much from the first game.

From the mobs, to the sounds, to the bosses, and even animations. It really feels like SMG1.5 with updated graphics and new levels. Best way to describe it is a expansion pack.

THIS IS NOT A TROLL. That is just how I feel. It doesn't make the game bad. But it doesn't deserve a 10. A 9/10 is more like it.

Fair enough, but then shouldn't most every FPS release nowadays also be critiqued on the basis that they are just recycling old gameplay with updated graphics? For instance, MW2 recieved great reviews (and is a great game don't get me wrong), yet what did it really do different than MW1, or most other recent FPS for that matter? And I bet you anything that Black Ops, which will be similar as well, will ALSO recieve great scores. What did Gears 2 do really different from Gears 1? What about GTA4 from GTA3? Or GoW3 from GoW2? Or Halo ODST from Halo 3 from Halo 2? See the double standard?

Galaxy 2 should be judged by its own merits, not whether or not it's similar to Galaxy 1, which it looks to be a pretty significant improvement from anyway.

I think it's about time the Wii got a 10 rated game. If games like GTA4 and MGS4 can get them, why not Galaxy 2? I personally think NSMB Wii should have been the game to recieve the 10s, but Galalxy 2 certainly seems to be the next on the list of the most worthy.