The Week in Games: Galaxy Quest

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Mario returns to the heavens in Super Mario Galaxy 2, out today. Tuesday sees three big releases, two in motorsports (Blur and ModNation Racers) and one in bloodsport (UFC Undisputed 2010.)

Sunday, May 23

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - Mario and friends return in the long-awaited sequel to one of the Wii's most acclaimed titles ever.
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Monday, May 24

  • Art Style: light trax (WiiWare)
  • Manic Monkey Mayhem (WiiWare)
  • Metal Torrent (DSiWare)

Tuesday, May 25

  • Blur (PC, PS3, 360) - Activision's multiplayer racer powers up at last.
  • ModNation Racers (PS3, PSP) - The Sony exclusive racer merges go kart action with content creation.
  • UFC Undisputed 2010 (PS3, 360) - Sports gaming's breakout hit of 2009 steps back into the octagon.

Also:Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert's Revenge (DS); Dawn of Heroes (DS); Hexyz Force (PSP); Let's Paint (Wii); SBK X: Superbike World Championship (360); Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype (PS3); Tetris Party Deluxe (DS, Wii).

Wednesday, May 26

  • EVE Online: Tyrannis (PC)

Looking Ahead

June 1: Backbreaker, Alpha Protocol; June 8: Green Day Rock Band, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Mega Man Zero Collection, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11; June 15: (E3, no major releases). June 22: Transformers: War for Cybertron, Naughty Bear.

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DISCUSSION

vincentgrey-old
VincentGrey

There's something weird going on. I'm LOVING Super Mario Galaxy 2, BUT I really disliked the original Super Mario Galaxy.

I played it for about two hours and couldn't get into it. It was just..repetitive.

SMG2 on the other hand, is fantastically exciting. You get Yoshi within the first half hour of the game, and in the two or three hours I've played of SMG2 I've already played with the cloud suit, the fire flower, the invincibility, and the spinning top used to dig, all awesome powers. Theyre all fun to use too, unlike the boring bee suit. The bosses are also really clever this time around.

Other than that, theyre kind of the same game.

Also I think playing as Mario without Yoshi or any super powers is boring as hell in these games, so I'm glad they brought out the big guns fast, I think that's why I didn't make it through SMG1.

In conclusion, I know people always come into topics and start a sentence with, "am I the only one....?" knowing full well they are not,

but I have to say, I truly feel like I am and will be the only one to love SMG2, yet hate SMG1.