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A Disappointing and Overrated Mario Game
on February 28, 2013
As a hardcore gamer and fan of previous Mario adventure and various other Mario games, I was very surprised with how amazingly dull this game was. I liked the originality and unique characteristics of gameplay that were put into the previous adventure Mario games. I found Super Mario Galaxy to be very unique in gameplay and also very visually appealing, but I felt it was lacking some element that the other games had that made them very fun to play.
I played this game a couple of times for about 2 hours each time attempting to get the game to redeem itself, and finally decided to return it. I really could not play it any longer, it just bored me to death. I also found it very difficult to navigate the 3D planets and there was no solid incentive that made me want to finish levels and advance so that I could be the ultimate player, contrary to the others.
The advancement of galaxies and so on was not executed properly. For me, it was SO confusing to find my place in the universe. I mean that literally. I found myself flying to a planet, to a comet, to a star, to whatever 'collected mass of various cosmic substances' that existed within the game without warning and in a hasty manner. There isn't any space to explore and look for hidden items and areas. You just end up getting shot from one heavenly body to another upon entering the level.
A few words to describe Super Mario Galaxy: all over the place, scrambled, misleading, unclear, and hard to follow, among others. I believe, relative to the aforementioned reasons above, that Super Mario Galaxy is a ridiculously overrated video game. I also believe it was a real let-down; disappointing. 1 star for the disappointment, overrating, hasty advancement, monotony, and failure of execution.