Like most people, I bought a Wii U for the Super Smash Bros, LOZ, Animal Crossing and so on. And I've been anxiously awaiting this games arrival for a long time, as I pre-ordered it the second it was available on amazon. The last game I can say I truly enjoyed on the Wii U, was Super Mario 3D World, and boy am I glad the wait for a new great game is over.
game is AMAZING! I've played every entry since SMK and have loved each
one since, as they all brought new ideas to the table. Mario Kart 8
takes the reigns as my favorite title in the series though, no question!
This has got to be THE best racing game Nintendo has ever created. It's
so much more tasty and rich than the ones before it.
off, the gamepad controls for this game feel very nice. Being used to
the wii remote, I was surprised at how natural the conversion to the
gamepad felt. I prefer using the analog sticks opposed to the gamepad's
gyroscope though. The gamepad is just a little too big to be leaning
back and forth!:/ I also like how they incorporated the gamepads screen
into the game. If you're playing on the T.V. you can easily switch to
gamepad-only mode with the touch of a button, there's also another
little button you can press to see where everyone is on the track! Very
convenient! Some people may complain that the gamepad screen isn't being
used enough, but come on, lets be honest... There's not much you can do
with the gamepad in this game. You're racing! You want to keep your
eye's on ONE screen!
Next, the graphics. Sweet baby Jesus this
game is beautiful. I can't describe the feeling of seeing an HD Mario
Kart game, it's completely different from seeing the videos of it in
reviews on YouTube. Once you own this game and you play it on your TV...
Then and only then you can truly see how nice this game looks. My
favorite track has got to be Twisted mansion (i'm a sucker for anything
spooky!). Nintendo, like always, does a great job in course variety and
it's no different in this game either as each one is COMPLETELY
different from the one before it. They stuck to the traditional 16
re-made old tracks, and 16 brand spankin new ones. I love this tradition
as it eases us into new territory in the series. There's tons of
throwbacks in here though!
Also, I don't know if anyone else
likes to do this too, but to really appreciate the game more.. i go on
time trials and just explore the tracks to their entirety. I know I'm
gonna have fun doing that on this game considering all the detail they
put into it, and how nice it looks!!
Next, the ANTI-GRAVITY! Wow,
You ever play a mario kart game and just be like "man, I wish I could
just drive on the walls.. And then onto the ceiling! Well, now you can.
The first course showcases this and man it feeds some sort of hunger I
had. I love this feature along with the gliding they incorporated (which
was first used in Mario Kart 7) So happy these have been added to the
main series. Oh, and you can drive UNDERWATER NOW TOO. Fun little things
like this make a game all the more enjoyable!
And finally, the
MUSIC! The music Is amazing. If there's one company you can count on for
making great music along with their games, it's nintendo, I mean come
on. Pokemon, LOZ, Smash Bros, Super Mario. Big band music with sweet
guitar solos and jazzy songs? Yes please! Loving the music so far, 10/10
Last, THE BAD. Honestly, it's pretty tough to find anything
bad about this game.. I haven't had any real issues with it. I wish next
time instead of 32 tracks, they would add some more more cause I
managed to race and beat every single one in about 2-3 hours. Then
again, I'm not sure if I really do want more tracks. Maybe 32 is
perfect! Nintendo knows balance. Another thing.. WHERE IS THE TRACK
CREATOR? I would absolutely love to make my own track. Nintendo
understood that people like to be creative in games back in 2008 with
smash bros brawl with the stage creator.. We haven't changed, nintendo!
We like to make our own stuff! Hopefully the next entry will allow this.
No biggie though. I'm really happy with this game!!
If you own a Wii U, you have to get this game. It's a no-brainer!:)