What are your thoughts comparing the two Galaxy games? New Nintendo’s final thoughts are such:
There are portions of the sequel that I did have to simply shake my head at. Chiefly how much it had taken from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. That was a fun game, but to me it wasn’t great. It was tedious at times. Thus, while I was playing Galaxy 2, being reminded of New Super Mario Bros. instead of the original at times was disconcerting – from the linear map to the credits. And while it can be seen as a point of nitpicking, I find it hard to take a game seriously when you can control characters during the credits. Call me old-fashioned, but it just seems disrespectful to the names on the screen. Sorry, Galaxy 2, but that was quite a disappointment to me.
In the end I’m not going to deny that both games are fantastic. Overall, they’re pretty much equal at near perfect scores if I was to rate them that way. They offer hours, days, even weeks of entertainment and replay value. What I’d love is Galaxy One’s map and story, with all of the power ups, levels and Yoshis of the sequel – that would be the perfect game. Either way it’s a matter of personal opinion, just like with Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. Most say the original is better because it set the foundation, others say Majora’s Mask is better because it improved the foundation and changed the landscape. It goes both ways for the Galaxy games. They were great and will remain that way – what I wait to see is where Nintendo can take the 3D Mario franchise from here. If it takes just a fraction of what it learned from the Galaxies, we’d better be ready for some more superb installments.
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