It’s New to him, at least, and all the game reviews in the world can’t take that away.
Somehow people are convinced that Mario has nothing to do with new generations of new customers, and bringing smiles to brand new players. Apparently it’s all about “ME – the vocal aging gamer who’s forced to buy 100s of Mario games every year and is less likely to buy the next one with each passing day, only to be blackmailed into buying a NEW New Mario for an upcoming system launch – why do you do this to ME, Nintendo?” Oh. Why does Nintendo spend time and energy on “Nintendo Direct” instead of just inviting game journalists to more press-only events?
People say there’s too much Mario, but 2 hours and 37 comments later they ask for more Triple-A Mario. OK, fine – I’ll pretend that Nintendo “listened to its fans” by providing Super Mario’s Galaxy, Super Mario’s Galaxy II, Super Mario’s Galaxy: Brotherhood, Super Mario’s Galaxy: Revelations, and Super Mario’s Galaxy III all on the Wii. Yeah. We’d also be looking forward to AMAZING 3rd Party support on the Wii U – IN BIZARRO WORLD.