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is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 02:52 PM Reply

Is it me or have the last few games in the plumbers franchise been too unoriginal and easy? Mario u was OK, but Mario 2 is pretty bad and the whole new super Mario games are just a failed attempt at reviving the series. Apart from Mario galaxy and 3d land all the others have felt so plain, so what do you think is he dying, or just going through a phase like Sonic did?


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 02:58 PM Reply

Probably. I've not really liked Mario for a while. It is the old ones that I really enjoy experiencing.

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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 03:18 PM Reply

At 12/15/12 02:58 PM, Sectus wrote: Probably. I've not really liked Mario for a while. It is the old ones that I really enjoy experiencing.

I'd have to agree that the older games were much better. However, I don't know if I'd say that Mario is dying off, simply because of how big of a deal Mario is to Nintendo. Truth be told, unless something unexpected happens, I would think that the day Mario would truly die off would be the day that Nintendo goes under.

With all of the titles in the series, and spin offs such as sports games, games like mario party, and so on, it would just genuinely surprise me to see Mario completely fade out of the picture, with Nintendo still standing strong.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 03:41 PM Reply

Mario's doing fine. Even if it is dying, I guarantee that the upcoming 3D game on the Wii U will revitalize the series.

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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 03:48 PM Reply

The problem is Nintendo is trying to make it just like Mario 3 again. They recycle enemies and themes in 'faithful throwbacks' but I see it as 'Hey look remember these? Mario 3 had these! Remember? REMEMBER?'

They dont spend enough time trying to be new or original. One thing that it outright needs is a different story or plot.
Kidnapping peach has become so redundant even fans are starting to hate it.

Remember the music of the older games? Remember the visual appeal? They set the fucking standards back then. Now a' days you cant get a Mario song stuck in your head. Theres nothing distinct or interesting about it.
Take notes from athletic theme Nintendo.

And by that I dont mean fucking copy/paste it with a modern orchestra, I mean make something that outshines even THIS.

The Mario wii and U games only exist because Nintendo wants to play it safe. Playing it safe doesn't get you anywhere. Either make bold innovation, or stop shitting down our throats.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 04:43 PM Reply

At 12/15/12 02:58 PM, Sectus wrote: Probably. I've not really liked Mario for a while. It is the old ones that I really enjoy experiencing.

Yeah, up to Paper Mario from the N64. Every other Mario past that game seems so blah to me. That's just my opinion though.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 05:01 PM Reply

At 12/15/12 03:48 PM, sweet21 wrote: The problem is Nintendo is trying to make it just like Mario 3 again. They recycle enemies and themes in 'faithful throwbacks' but I see it as 'Hey look remember these? Mario 3 had these! Remember? REMEMBER?'

Exactly! They need to stop doing this and just make him original or it's a lost cause.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 05:23 PM Reply

I wouldn't say Mario is dying, all his recent games have been fun. The 3D Mario games sort of took precedence over the 2D games since Mario 64 came out.

I have enjoyed every single New Super Mario game, but Nintendo doesn't realize we want something New (and not just in the title).

The challenge mode in Mario U is genius. Do it again, but more, three times as much!

Give us new music, new powerups that have more than one use, like the racoon suit had flight and tail swiping! That penguin suit was genius! It had sliding, ice powers, and it made waters levels easier to control! Do more of that!

Give us new villains like the RPG's get! Fawful and Smithy are worshiped by fans, do not relegate them to RPGs! My request is to bring Wart from Mario 2 into the real world (not Mario's dream) and make Wart battle Bowser for power, and have Mario side with Bowser's minions!

The 3D Mario games have been more creative, Galaxy 1 and 2 hold 10 times as much creativity as 4 New Super Mario games. Give each level something different, like a ball rolling level, a vine level, a barrel level, an occasional remake level from old games, just don't play on what made past games great!

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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 06:19 PM Reply

4 was pretty good and 5 and 6 were okay, but 7 sucked big dinosaur balls!
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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 06:23 PM Reply

"Mario" and "dying" should never be in the same sentence. But seriously c'mon it's friggin Mario! The only way he's going to die is if we stop reproducing.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 07:33 PM Reply

It'll never die off, Mario is one of the most popular gaming characters in the world.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 07:57 PM Reply

Mario will not die as long as Nintendo exist. Fanboys of Nintendo suck at the tit of Mario and take each and every game that comes regardless of how completely identical it is to the previous or whatever flaws are present. They are in the position where they have such a gleeful supply of followers where they could release any shit with the name Mario on it and parents would buy every last copy.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 08:35 PM Reply

At 12/15/12 02:52 PM, darkjam wrote: Is it me or have the last few games in the plumbers franchise been too unoriginal and easy? Mario u was OK, but Mario 2 is pretty bad and the whole new super Mario games are just a failed attempt at reviving the series. Apart from Mario galaxy and 3d land all the others have felt so plain, so what do you think is he dying, or just going through a phase like Sonic did?

I thought Super Mario 3D Land was horrible, same with the Galaxy games. The only Mario sub-series that I still truly enjoy is the Paper Mario series and I'm psyched for Sticker Star.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 15th, 2012 @ 10:54 PM Reply

Franchises don't die as long as people enjoy the good installments.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 12:40 AM Reply

At 12/15/12 04:43 PM, Seamonky wrote:
At 12/15/12 02:58 PM, Sectus wrote: Probably. I've not really liked Mario for a while. It is the old ones that I really enjoy experiencing.
Yeah, up to Paper Mario from the N64. Every other Mario past that game seems so blah to me. That's just my opinion though.

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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 05:53 PM Reply

At 12/15/12 08:35 PM, ZombieKangaroo wrote:
I thought Super Mario 3D Land was horrible, same with the Galaxy games. The only Mario sub-series that I still truly enjoy is the Paper Mario series and I'm psyched for Sticker Star.

Those are some of the best games of this generation, so if you don'tnfind yourself liking those games, you're going to have troube liking any Mario games.

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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 16th, 2012 @ 07:08 PM Reply

At 12/15/12 08:35 PM, ZombieKangaroo wrote:
I thought Super Mario 3D Land was horrible, same with the Galaxy games. The only Mario sub-series that I still truly enjoy is the Paper Mario series and I'm psyched for Sticker Star.

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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 17th, 2012 @ 09:52 AM Reply

They've kind put them self in corner when it comes to Mario games. Because when you start naming your games as such things like "Galaxy" there isn't very much more to expanded upon.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 17th, 2012 @ 11:14 AM Reply

They games all seem to be fine, but the fact that Nintendo is releasing new ones as often as they are is just causing a bit of Mario overload. Mario will probably never die, he is one of the most beloved characters in all of gaming.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 17th, 2012 @ 01:06 PM Reply

For the gameplay no,the story yes it is soo repetetive KIDNAP AND SAVE LOOP.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 17th, 2012 @ 01:29 PM Reply

He's been on life support for quite a while now, herp.

But the 3D title on the Wii U will get him back in line, hopefully. Galaxy 1 and 2 are amazing.

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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 17th, 2012 @ 05:19 PM Reply

At 12/15/12 07:57 PM, Ragnarokia wrote: Fanboys of Nintendo suck at the tit of Mario

It's not even that, the fact that the children of today are so easily entertained and games no longer have a challenge then they just suck it up, meanwhile the hardcore fans or Mario who have been around since Mario 1 are just pissed out how they just focus on making the game for children and don't make it challenging whatsoever. Look at Mario 2 on the 3ds that was so easy i borrowed my cousins yesterday and completed in 3 hours, no challenge!


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 17th, 2012 @ 05:58 PM Reply

Mario is dying. Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 were right steps. What I believe we need is a co-op game where you can play as both Mario and Luigi. However Mario can use his F.L.U.D.D. and Luigi can use his Poltergust 3000.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 17th, 2012 @ 11:49 PM Reply

They should give a new spin to Mario. To be honest, we are following the same formula for years, and there's just only minor changes. Why not we make Mario even more badass and cooler. Gun Mushrooms anyone? Mario eats it and becomes a Bullet Bill. And Bowser becomes more evil.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 18th, 2012 @ 09:57 AM Reply

Yeah, pretty much. I mean, from what I've seen, Mario Galaxy was pretty good, but everything since then, and everything for the hand helds has been just rehashing the popular ones from way back. I mean, I'm not exactly sure I could make a better Mario game myself, but it just doesn't even seem like they're trying to do anything interesting.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 18th, 2012 @ 10:16 AM Reply

He's a doctor, I'm sure if he ever has a heart attack or a stroke he'll be okay.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 18th, 2012 @ 10:58 AM Reply

Mario has already established himself as the proverbial mascot of Nintendo. Rumors about his death are grossly over-exaggerated, so don't expect everyone's favorite Italian plumber to fade out of the limelight just yet.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 18th, 2012 @ 12:21 PM Reply

Mario is not going to go anywhere, as long as Nintendo is still willing to milk the franchise. The problem is that they're trying to make the next SMB 3, and really, the closest they have come to that game is Super Mario 64, and everything else is up and down. Mario is probably the most well known character in not just video games, but pop culture as a whole, so naturally he's going to be in a lot of Nintendo games and usually take the spotlight in those games.

There really isn't much we can do for them to change the franchise, because it's not dying, it's simply getting stale, one thing they could implement in the future is to bring back the racoon suit as the main powerup for flight.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 18th, 2012 @ 03:21 PM Reply

Not really, it's hard to keep originality after already releasing 25,000 Mario games aha. I think the new ones are really fun to play though.


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Response to is Mario dying? Dec. 18th, 2012 @ 03:40 PM Reply

At 12/18/12 10:58 AM, MoonClock wrote: Mario has already established himself as the proverbial mascot of Nintendo.

The problem is that his games are mainly side-scrollers, which get tedious and boring to play. just jumping and shooting every now and then or flying. They should be like Sonic and go to 3-D games mainly but still make side-scrollers. Also Nearly every other mascot for Nintendo are different in each game they make like Legend of Zelda and Pokemon. They introduce, new enemies, a new place to explore, and the best thing Zelda and Link are always different so you can never predict what they are like.


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