First Review is in! Nintendo Land- 86%, NSMBU- 82%

#1CloudStrife630Posted 11/4/2012 7:10:39 PM
http://gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=189618

Nintendo Land

- “…Luigi’s Haunted Mansion, Animal Crossing Sweet Day and Mario Chase offer up some of the most innovative, raucous and party-fueling fun we’ve ever had with a console”
- Plaza is filled with all things Nintendo
- There’s menu music for each attraction that bleeps out in NES chimes
- Monita, the floating computer, guides you around the park’s features
- Spend winnings on pachinko-esque coin game
- Win a jukebox, day/night cycle button, and more
- Miis from your console and other consoles through the Internet
- Attraction mode: set up a Nintendo Land party; choose a time limit and player count and then head to a points-based tournament of mini-games
- Multiplayer games are fun, but GamesMaster says the single-player ones are sometimes forgettable
- A few games highlight “some seemingly inherent problems”
- Ex: Takamaru’s Ninja Challenge – “constant screen misalignment”
- GamesMaster says GamePad/TV crossover usually works best when done in tandem
- “As a discerning gamer, you may not find all that Nintendo Land has to offer to your liking, but should you fork out for a Wii U, you owe it to your family, to your friends and to everyone else you know, to bag a copy of this to go with it.”
- Graphics: 90%
- Gameplay: 86%
- Accessibility: 95%
- Lifespan: 82%
- Innovation: 92%
- Overall: 86%
- “An essential purchase for party lovers that whets the Nintendo appetite. Bring friends.”

New Super Mario Bros. U

- May look the same, but there are some “incredible tweaks”
- GamesMaster feels it’s easier than NSMB Wii
- Took under seven hours to complete
- More to the game outside of the main campaign
- Most of the innovation is saved for the final levels
- “Without wishing to spoil anything, we were surprised, excited, and twinkly-eyed during an excellent finale. It’s almost as if Nintendo suddenly realised that they were in fact working with a Wii U, with a game-changing GamePad and everything.”
- Hopes Nintendo will “build on this solid, if not mind-blowing, foundation.”
- Graphics: 82%
- Gameplay: 85%
- Accessibility: 90%
- Lifespan: 80%
- Innovation: 75%
- Overall: 82%
- “A great excuse for families to gather round the TV, and an enticing glimpse of Mario’s HD future.”


Ouch for NSMBU.
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#2KirbyIsAwesomePosted 11/4/2012 7:12:08 PM
Nice. Not the best score for Mario, but still great. Glad to see Nintendo Land with such a positive review!
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#3jaymart_2kPosted 11/4/2012 7:12:53 PM
This is the problem with todays gamers. If a gme doesn't get a 9 the game sucks. Quit playing games.
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#4jakestar0306Posted 11/4/2012 7:13:07 PM
inb4theyreallthesamegame

But yeah, I expected NSMBU to get at least a 90.
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#5Sol_ClydePosted 11/4/2012 7:13:44 PM
CloudStrife630 posted...

- GamesMaster feels it’s easier than NSMB Wii


I'm 100% sure people will whine because of this, but I actually found NSMB Wii harder than any 2d Mario but the third game.
I'm GLAD it's not as hard as the Wii one.
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#6CloudStrife630(Topic Creator)Posted 11/4/2012 7:13:51 PM
jaymart_2k posted...
This is the problem with todays gamers. If a gme doesn't get a 9 the game sucks. Quit playing games.


Don't change the subject. Nobody said anything bad about the scores not being 9's. I'm surprised that Nintendo Land is at 86% and it's higher than NSMBU.
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#7AhnoldDoodPosted 11/4/2012 7:15:39 PM
I hate when they allude to things but never specify what they are. :/
#8jaymart_2kPosted 11/4/2012 7:16:35 PM
CloudStrife630 posted...
jaymart_2k posted...
This is the problem with todays gamers. If a gme doesn't get a 9 the game sucks. Quit playing games.


Don't change the subject. Nobody said anything bad about the scores not being 9's. I'm surprised that Nintendo Land is at 86% and it's higher than NSMBU.


There will be, just wait & watch.
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#9laxnd23Posted 11/4/2012 7:22:13 PM
jaymart_2k posted...
CloudStrife630 posted...
jaymart_2k posted...
This is the problem with todays gamers. If a gme doesn't get a 9 the game sucks. Quit playing games.


Don't change the subject. Nobody said anything bad about the scores not being 9's. I'm surprised that Nintendo Land is at 86% and it's higher than NSMBU.


There will be, just wait & watch.


Unfortunately you're right. But also, I don't think anyone suspected this Mario game of being masterful. Fun? Oh you bet. But it's not like a Mario Galaxy game by any stretch of the imagination. So an 8/10 score seems fair to me. Also this should stop people complaining about NintendoLand.
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#10Parkers_PeterPosted 11/4/2012 7:23:42 PM
Inb4 excuses and denial. Even though every Mario scroller had declined in quality since the Super Nintendo.