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New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacking a

Postby toaplan » 30 Jul 2012, 12:51

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This title has a whiff of a cash grab about it.
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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby TheLastDodo » 30 Jul 2012, 13:46

So the deal with coins is adding change just for the sake of change really?
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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby Stryker89 » 30 Jul 2012, 14:04

Still sounds like a solid platformer, and in a world crammed with FPS titles, that's nothing to shake a fist at.
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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby Barry316 » 30 Jul 2012, 14:07

TheLastDodo wrote:So the deal with coins is adding change just for the sake of change really?


Coins

Adding change

Please say that was an intentional play on words!
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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby TheLastDodo » 30 Jul 2012, 14:14

Barry316 wrote:
TheLastDodo wrote:So the deal with coins is adding change just for the sake of change really?


Coins

Adding change

Please say that was an intentional play on words!


Yes, yes it was 8).

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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby rbt2 » 30 Jul 2012, 14:18

What's the matter with you, Dodo?

You shoulda kept yer maaaaarf shut!
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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby DavyP » 30 Jul 2012, 14:56

I down-loaded this onto my Jap import 3DS and while the core of it is similar to New Super Mario Bros the coin collection and speed runs can be addictive. The 3D isn't a particular stand out feature but does give some subtle depth. I paid 4800 yen for it which isnt far off £40 when converted to GBP so a bit pricey but I did save on postage and import duty so I guess it evens out.

I'm happy with it and theres definately replay value as one of the goals is to collect 1 million coins. As an RPG fan I can live with the grinding.(I'd need to as I only have just over 21000 coins at the moment). There is an option to do the speed runs in the Golden Racoon suit so youre kind of bullet proof and rack up large amounts of coins.

Another intersting feature is even if another family member uses one of the 3 save slots all their coin collection go onto your total. So rope in some help and the magical 1 million isnt that far off.

So (as per the review) its a bit samey at the core but the new features are enough to content me and make me want to play it more.
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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby PMIKE5 » 30 Jul 2012, 15:52

Players in rural areas where 3D is classed as witchcraft

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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby stealth » 30 Jul 2012, 16:30

this review is written terribly
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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby Budly Moore » 30 Jul 2012, 23:18

stealth wrote:this review is written terribly


So was that comment, no capitalisation, no full stop.
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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby Balladeer » 31 Jul 2012, 07:54

Budly Moore wrote:
stealth wrote:this review is written terribly


So was that comment, no capitalisation, no full stop.


And so is your signature, what with its lack of html.

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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby richomack360 » 31 Jul 2012, 09:32

Balladeer wrote:The chain continues... :wink:


I believe your comment has a problem too - you cannot start a sentence with an "And"

The chain continues..
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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby WHERESMYMONKEY » 31 Jul 2012, 10:44

So its more like the japanese super mario bros 2 (the lost levels) on the NES. That's not necessarily a bad thing at all.
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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby Agent75 » 31 Jul 2012, 11:25

I mean, what can you really do with a 2D Mario game? It's the same old from Nintendo, but I'll admit that I'll be buying this at some point, but I didn't really rate New Super Mario Bros. on the DS. The one on the Wii U will be the same old, yet it'll sell millions. Nintendo knows it can release the same old and also not release many games. People bang on about how amazing Nintendo are, but what about the amazing games? I get the feeling Nintendo has bottled it.
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Re: New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacki

Postby WHERESMYMONKEY » 31 Jul 2012, 15:48

Agent75 wrote:I mean, what can you really do with a 2D Mario game? It's the same old from Nintendo, but I'll admit that I'll be buying this at some point, but I didn't really rate New Super Mario Bros. on the DS. The one on the Wii U will be the same old, yet it'll sell millions. Nintendo knows it can release the same old and also not release many games. People bang on about how amazing Nintendo are, but what about the amazing games? I get the feeling Nintendo has bottled it.


Well in the last year we've had. Mario kart 7, mario 3d land, skyward sword, the last story and xenosaga.

Point is even nintendo bottling it as you so put it. is far better than most of other devs on a good day.
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