I'm feeling quite skeptical about this game, like the DS version, it doesn't seem to distinguish itself in any way.
With the 3D, there are some real opportunities for some clever level design, but instead they've gone for a coin collecting element which I don't find that appealing. If they don't use the 3D significantly in the level design, it will be huge missed opportunity. If this is as safe as it sounds, I'm not sure I'll be getting it. The Wii U game looks far more fun at this point.
StreetPass features for this is kind of lame. It's the type that makes you want to compete with people so why not just include online features instead? I'd more than likely never use StreetPass for this and surely Nintendo realizes other people are in the same boat.
@Guillaume That's fine. I suspected as much. I'm trying to be more excited about the 3DS version but it seems like it may not be at the level of the Wii U version in which case... why exactly do I need it? I loved the Wii game but the DS game isn't really one of my favorites. I'm kind of thinking the same thing might happen with these two.
Of course, I'll buy it anyway. I mean, in the end, it's probably at least going to be good to great.
I like the DS version all right, mostly because it worked for me on the go. One question: Are we going to have to play this thing on the 3DS's crappy, squeaky D-pad? Or is there a possible way the Circle Pad doesn't feel awful in 2D Mario?
Yeah, I don't like the vibe I'm getting from this one. I don't know if the coin gimmick will be pointless extra-life fuel or tied to something worthwhile. I'm not even sure which I would prefer: if it's pointless, then it's just a marketing gimmick that won't affect the game. If it's tied to something, then I'm going to be scrounging the level for coins, and that collectathon focus is what nearly killed Rayman Origins for me.
I might have to wait on this one. At least the Wii U game looks gorgeous and interesting. I hope it has online play, though it's unlikely when the 3DS game doesn't...
The Wii U game has interesting power-ups that change the way Mario moves. The flying squirrel suit changes the way Mario controls more than you think. The Wii U game also has new enemies. The NSMB2 demo has neither of those things.