Mario Kart 8

Tarvis

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We don't have a thread for this already?! For shame.

I haven't really been hyped for a Mario Kart game since the Wii version which was a let down for me in some ways, but still not too bad. Mario Kart 8 is starting to tap my interest though since they seem to be going back on some of their changes (power sliding is returning! yay).

 

Tarvis

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Thank GOD something to finally counteract the blue shell. I heard you could dodge it in earlier Mario Kart games, but I've never been able to do it.
 

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I have a $170 credit at Futureshop here, so I think I'll finally get a Wii U once that bundle comes out. But what should I get as my second game? WW HD seems like the obvious choice, but I've already played WW a ton on the GCN. The wife wants to play NSMBU so I might get that.
 

Tarvis

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I think NSMBU is the best by far in the NSMBU series. That said, it's not a whole lot different than the other NSMBU games. Wind Waker like you said, you've played a lot. But they have made some changes. You can watch our playlist of gameplay videos to see if you are somewhat interested:


Pikmin 3 I also really liked and I've never played Pikmin before - however the game is kinda short. I dunno, if you can't find NSMBU for way cheaper than Wind Waker, then yeah probably best to pick it up over WW.
 

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Pikmin 3 is probably my favorite Wii U game, but yeah, its short.

WWHD is great, but it didnt feel THAT fresh to me. SM3DW was a bit underwhelming.
 

Logan

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Here's a question I want to pose. I'm a gigantic Nintendo fan, but I'm also one of the first ones to call them out on their stubbornness. No matter what they say, I definitely feel like Miyamoto has his hands in EVERYTHING first party. Miyamoto was the driving force behind the score for Mario Galaxy 2 and he's deemed that the "Mario sound" it feels.

Listen to that trailer Travis posted and then to the original song they showed a year ago here.


Doesn't the more "video gamey" one feel a lot more appropriate for Mario Kart or is it just me?
 

Tarvis

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Downloaded over night, and I played one race this morning before getting ready for work. I played Mario Kart Stadium which is the first track in the Mushroom Cup and holy hell is this game gorgeous. I only played on the Gamepad because I was too lazy to turn on TV, but even then everything looked amazing. Played as Toad and he didn't say "I'M THE BEST" when I won which was a major disappointment. Maybe he'll say it eventually.

Game also seemed to load fast as shit compared to most Wii U games? Taking half day vacay today so I can play this UP.
 

Logan

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me and lauren played some coop grand prix last night. it was jsut 50 cc so I didnt really get a feel for it.

it was the usual mario kart on easiest difficulty. get a huge lead, eat 50 blue shells, win anyways.

game is super pretty though, the highlight reel is really cool too.
 

Tarvis

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Let's discuss absolutely worst tracks.

My vote goes towards either Bone Dry Dunes or Piranha Plant Slide.
 
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