Average User Score: 9.0Feb 14, 2014Just one thing I can say, no Mario game will be more amazing in terms of level and gameplay than Mario Galaxy 1 or 2, that's a fact. But SuperJust one thing I can say, no Mario game will be more amazing in terms of level and gameplay than Mario Galaxy 1 or 2, that's a fact. But Super Mario 3D World is the funnest,extremely challenging and most beautiful Mario game to date. When Mario Galaxy 2 came out a lot of people were scared that nintendo wouldn't be able to come up with a Mario game that comes close to Galaxy's level and thank god we were all wrong.
Levels: Just like every Mario game the levels are jaw dropping and intelligently designed. No level is repetitive or dull. Every level has color and a smart design to it, whether you're avoiding spotlights that send Bullet Bills at you, or you have to run away from a horde of Fuzzies, every level will challenger your video game skills and will give you a satisfying feeling when you reach that end flag.
Multiplayer: Single player is fun by itself, but multiplayer is insane. When 4 people are on the screen it's an absolute blast and hilarious throughout the entire time you play with friends, you will be bouncing off each other's heads or using each other's skills to grab the stars in the level, and compete for that first place crown. The only negative about multiplayer is the camera, when 4 people are too spread out the camera focuses on one character and will normally drag the others behind and cause them to die or bubble to you. This isn't much of a hassle in most level since the platforms are small, but on large open levels it becomes a hassle.
Graphics: you will stand still and just state at the beauty that Nintendo has created, every object has shine and reflection, the characters and enemies animation are smooth and react naturally. Every step and jump releases a spark or some effect that adds color to the level. Even bouncing on enemies or throwing a fireball is beautiful. The music in this game is amazing as well, giving your ears a sense of euphoria. We just wish every level had a dedicated orchestrated soundtrack to go along with it.
Verdict: Buy Super Mario 3D World RIGHT NOW, this game proves that nintendo still has what it takes and if you have a wii u and don't get this game then idk what you're doing with your life.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jan 12, 2014This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The Wonderful 101 is one of the greatest games you will find on the Wii U and among the new generation of consoles. The game contains a combination of fresh combat, characters, story and gameplay all wrapped up in a beautiful looking game.
You control an army of 100 soldiers against an alien invasion, although you control 100 soldiers, there's really only about 7 members that add brand new moves to the set and interact with the rest of the members, each member offers humor and color to the palette, none seem a copy of another and never have a dull script. Where the wonderful 101 excels among other beat em up's is the combat system, you draw on the game pad a certain figure "like a circle or triangle" and command the soldiers to create a weapon corresponding to the figure, the larger you draw on the game pad the larger the weapon becomes.
The game pad responds accurately about 99% of the time, some reviewers may note that most figures are unresponsive but that's not true, as long as you know how to draw simple shapes the game pad will register it, the 1% it becomes unresponsive is when there's too many debris blocking the shapes from forming smoothly or your on a small stage, but this is hardly the case and even then it's not a hassle
The story of the Wonderful 101 won't blow you away in terms of freshness, aliens invade earth and you must protect it's shield generator to prevent the entire alien army from invading the entire earth. It's nothing we haven't seen before but it's the story among the members of the Wonderful 100 and third party characters that keep the missions and story going and fresh, some members have sad pasts that motivate them to fight, some have scores to settle. With each story you want to hear more and see it through the end, there's a moment in the game where I had tears forming during one narrative, there's lessons to be learned from the Wonderful 100.
Now the boss fights, O....M...G, the boss fights are ridiculous. Every boss fights require a large level of strategy to it, if you jump in sword slashing and guns blazing, your gonna die. Each boss is unique and truly memorable, I honestly couldn't get enough of the bosses and had the most satisfying feelin when the killing blow would blow them up to pieces or slash giant 200 foot monsters in half.
What I'm trying to say, buy the wonderful 101, one of the best games you'll play this generation, on the wii u and probably the best, most fresh game you've played in a long time, support the developers since this is an extremely underrated game… Expand