Variety: Mario Galaxy shows Wii’s Weaknesses
“Super Mario Galaxy” is proof positive that Nintendo still has some of the best videogame development talent in the industry, but they no longer have the best platform on which to work. The latest platforming adventure starring the portly plumber features the most astoundingly original levels of the year, enhanced by gravity tricks never before seen in videogames. But “Galaxy” makes poor use of the Wii’s motion-sensing controls and the graphics simply aren’t up to par with what players can now find on the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360. While brisk sales are certain given the Wii’s popularity, the “Mario” franchise may now be vulnerable to a challenger on another console better suited to 3-D running and jumping.
This really angers me! This is the first Wii game where it just graphically blows me away. Look at the detail of the Hair on the Queen Bee, The Shiny detailed planet surfaces, the water! All of these to me are up to par with the 360 and PS3. The only deference is that it’s not in HD. Trust me if Galaxy was in HD, it would be mind bottling. I guess I will not get to upset about this, it was taken from Variety.
Writers Note: I would just like to add before any 360 or PS3 fan person says that I don’t know what I am talking about because I only play Wii. I own a 360 and have played through some graphically impressive games, Bioshock, Gears of Way, Call of Duty 4. So I do have an idea what good graphics look like.