Mario has slighted me
Yesterday i buy Mario Galaxy, out of the sheer desire to put my Wii to use. It’s the first Wii game i’ve bought since June.
I’m perusing the starter menus, picking my Mii face and checking out the interface. It’s a little too indistinct for me, too much like a stylized Wii channel menu. (Someone’s trying to hammer that look into your heads…) I start the game up.
“It was a peaceful night during the Star Festival”
You…you serious? I can’t believe this. Like really, we can’t even copy a Mario & Luigi game’s story? Is it that hard to write something half as interesting as Thousand Year Door? “Every hundred years, a comet flies overhead” Ughhh. Why the hell did i bother with this. I shoulda known Nintendo’s primary concern is planting the seeds of nostalgia in future generations by leaving well enough alone in their franchises (and making every thing about Wii “cute”).
I had to shut the “console” off soon after you get the spin move because i couldn’t take the non-progress. Little star-like things wanna help their mother, some “new” blonde lady who’s probably Peach pretends not to be Peach to accompany you along the way until you find the real Peach, who turns out to be her. Very imaginative. What the fuck do they pay Shiggs for these days, sweeping the offices? This guy’s supposed to be the brains of the operation. How’s about he does some operatin’ on that plotline.
And i know this is a side issue, but the graphics really are not as good as i was made to believe on the internet beforehand. Those were some selective screens Nintendo’s been showing off. All i could think of during the opening Bowser cinematic was how much greater and grander the game would look with a PS3 behind it.
Anyway, that was my first almost-an-hour with the game, and i have little desire to play it again. Maybe Corruption would’ve served me better? I just hope that you guys’ high recommendations of Galaxy’s gameplay further into the game will prove true. By the way, this month has been dismal for Intendo, i’ve been occupied. I’ll be back soon though, so don’t abandon me forever yet. The new look is temporary, unless you like it.