I love 3-D Mario games like Odyssey and Galaxy 2. The size, scope, and crazy levels make them some of my favorite games ever. However, nothing beats 2-D Mario for sheer fun. The platforming and power-ups are unmatched. Super Mario Maker 2 is out, and I waited a long time until I played enough of the online. Here is my review of Super Mario Maker 2.
They’re great. The colors pop, the textures are clean, and the animations are fluid. The resolution is 1080p, and 720 in handheld mode. All skins look good, but NSMBU is my favorite. Mario games have always excelled when it comes to colorful graphics, and Mario Maker 2 is no different.
It is classic 2-D, Mario. The one player story mode is excellent, and the online levels are great. You will never run out of levels to play. Is it easy to make levels? Yes. Some will prefer the WII U gamepad, but I like the controller myself. It will depend on your preference. Handheld mode feels more like the WII U gamepad if that is what you prefer. Picking items and enemies can be slower, but I like having more time myself. If you like the split-second way, play portably.
This is where Mario Maker 2 shines. The amount of modes in this game makes the first MM game look bare bones. The multiplayer modes, story mode, and co-op give the game a ton of replay value.
Some may not like the controller to make levels with, but you have a portable mode which is much better for those who like the WII U way. The only complaint I have is the lag time. When you play online multiplayer, it can get soooo sllooooooow. A tortuous race feels like the Indy 500. I hope Nintendo releases a patch to fix this. That is all I can find. This is a near-perfect package.
Super Mario Maker 2 is the dream tool-kit game you’ve been waiting for. Tons of modes make level creation fun, and lots of options to create levels give you the power to make levels your way. The online needs work, but that doesn’t drag down what a gem this game is. Buy it now.
Rating: 4 Stars, a must-have. One of the best games of the year, and another reason why the Switch is the best console on the market. An early candidate for game of the year, and that is saying a lot.
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