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Old 11-18-07, 06:07 PM   #25
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I understand the game is good fun but I totally question why they use Mario/cartoon stuff all the time? It's great to appeal to the younger audience but they aren't earning my money in the least.

Glad the rest of you are enjoying it though.
All I have to say is thank God Nintendo doesn't cater towards people like you.
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Old 11-18-07, 06:09 PM   #26
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All I have to say is thank God Nintendo doesn't cater towards people like you.
lol - for once I agree
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Old 11-18-07, 06:11 PM   #27
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lol - for once I agree
If I had a dime for every time someone said that I'd be a rich man. Kind of ironic considering the statement.
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Old 11-19-07, 11:54 AM   #28
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I understand the game is good fun but I totally question why they use Mario/cartoon stuff all the time? It's great to appeal to the younger audience but they aren't earning my money in the least.

Glad the rest of you are enjoying it though.
When will this cliche die? Man it's getting old.

Oh yeah Super Mario Galaxy officially supplanted Zelda: Ocarina of Time as the best reviewed game ever on Gamerankings.com - http://www.gamerankings.com/itemrank...asp?rankings=y

and a 98 rating on Metacritic -
http://www.metacritic.com/games/plat...permariogalaxy

(also notice that 6 of the top 10 games ever are on Nintendo platforms. LULZ)

Oh and my feedback is that I love this game. I am enjoying it as much as I enjoyed Super Mario 64 which I didn't think was possible.
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Old 11-19-07, 12:13 PM   #29
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All I have to say is thank God Nintendo doesn't cater towards people like you.
Would it really be so bad to put a more realistic/adult visual theme to it?

Nintendo is smart. They're most likely earning more money by appealing to the younger and larger crowd so I don't blame them.
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Would it really be so bad to put a more realistic/adult visual theme to it?
How exactly would this make the game better? The visual style is a characteristic of the Mario series. How in the world would an adult theme suit the Mario franchise? What you are suggesting makes no sense. Nintendo has developed franchises with more realistic artistic design like Metroid - Mario is fine the way it is.

Just out of curiosity, how old are you? I don't want to attack you or put you down. Consider it a demographics study.
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Old 11-19-07, 12:21 PM   #31
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No, get rid of Mario theme altogether. Make it a...I dunno...space stud like Halo or Buck Rodgers or something.
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Old 11-19-07, 12:25 PM   #32
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Would it really be so bad to put a more realistic/adult visual theme to it?

Nintendo is smart. They're most likely earning more money by appealing to the younger and larger crowd so I don't blame them.
I hate when people say games need to be made more "adult." Mario's visual style is appropriate for all ages, but it's not "kiddie." It has a charm to it, and it is part of what makes Mario so much fun.

Why is it so hard for people like you to enjoy a game for what it is? Do you think your friends would make fun of you or something if they new you played "a kiddy Nintendo game?" It's a GAME for crying out loud - the very word connotates childlike behavior.
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Old 11-19-07, 12:27 PM   #33
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I'm 23. I go to work every day, and I pay all my bills. I love "kiddy games" like Mario more than the uninspired "let's be violent" crap, and I'm sure I'll still be playing it when I'm in my 60s.
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Old 11-19-07, 12:35 PM   #34
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I hate when people say games need to be made more "adult." Mario's visual style is appropriate for all ages, but it's not "kiddie." It has a charm to it, and it is part of what makes Mario so much fun.

Why is it so hard for people like you to enjoy a game for what it is? Do you think your friends would make fun of you or something if they new you played "a kiddy Nintendo game?" It's a GAME for crying out loud - the very word connotates childlike behavior.

Simply a matter of taste and immersiveness.

Say for example when the movie Rambo came out and it turned out to be a cartoon movie. Would the movie still have the same appeal, I would think not.

Same applies here only in reverse.

Edit: I'm not dis'ing the game, more so dis'ing Nintendo for their uninterest to appeal more towards adult titles.
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I'm 23. I go to work every day, and I pay all my bills. I love "kiddy games" like Mario more than the uninspired "let's be violent" crap, and I'm sure I'll still be playing it when I'm in my 60s.
Preach on! I agree. There is literally no inherent appeal to a game that is more "adult" in nature. In fact I usually find that games which go out of their way to promote a "mature" theme are usually anything but mature (and they usually suck too). Example of mature themes done right - Bioshock. Example of mature themes done wrong - Manhunt. Mature != better.

Mario is just fine the way it is. If you don't want to play it, hey it's your loss, but don't criticize the art style, which frankly is fantastic. In fact I often prefer more "cartoony" art styles because they can convey a greater sense of distinction and personality than standard "realistic" design. Look at Psychonauts, Grim Fandago, Team Fortress 2, etc. Those are games whose artistic style really stands out to me, yet could be considered "childish" by some.
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I'm not dis'ing the game, more so dis'ing Nintendo for their uninterest to appeal more towards adult titles.
My guess is the mountains of money the Mario franchise produces may be a motivating factor for sticking to their guns.
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I hate when people say games need to be made more "adult." Mario's visual style is appropriate for all ages, but it's not "kiddie." It has a charm to it, and it is part of what makes Mario so much fun.

Why is it so hard for people like you to enjoy a game for what it is? Do you think your friends would make fun of you or something if they new you played "a kiddy Nintendo game?" It's a GAME for crying out loud - the very word connotates childlike behavior.

i completely agree. my younger brother loves his 360 and i asked him if he had tried the wii. he said it seems to kiddie to him.

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