Mario Kart 8 review

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  • BlueBoboDoo100 - January 29, 2014 9:56 p.m.

    The reason Mario Kart Wii sold a crap-ton of copies is because everyone already owned a Wii, and every Wii owner got the game. It's a totally different scenario with Wii U, so they need to approach this thing differently. They better advertise the heck out of it everywhere and really show that it's a major update and even more fun than Mario Kart Wii to get all those casual crowds to buy a whole new system for it. And I'm just not sure that complicating the formula with gimmicky gravity controls is the way to do that. Families play it because it's simple, straight-up fun, like a board game.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - January 30, 2014 7:48 a.m.

    How the fuck is gravity complicating the formula? Its still the same fucking game.
  • dangomushi - January 29, 2014 9:48 p.m.

    Yippee! Mario Kart is the number one prevention of me ever becoming a proper adult.
  • J-Fid - January 29, 2014 6:44 p.m.

    A May release is great, but will it come out before or after my finals? (Actually, what do I care, I'll just wait a week like I did for MK7.) Also, all I need is the Smash release date and I will finally be able to breathe easy.
  • Moondoggie1157 - January 29, 2014 5:55 p.m.

    Damn straight, Nintendo, bring the pain! Not enough to get me to buy a WiiU, but still can't wait to play it! Announce Pokemon Snap 2 or a decent Pokemon RPG and that WiiU will have a pedestal in my living room, i tell ya what.
  • shawksta - January 29, 2014 6:30 p.m.

    Pokemon Snap U isnt far off, they announced in the meeting that they are gonna put heavy work on games to utilize the Gamepad. Also DS Virtual Console for Wii U and their IP's to be more flexible, they are planning to work with external developers to push out different games more and something about a unified account to combine the Nintendo ID's to a point where the 3DS and Wii U user bases wont be 2 seperate things.
  • Moondoggie1157 - January 29, 2014 6:35 p.m.

    The tech. Behind the gamepad is just too perfectly in tune with the action of photography, it would be a huge waste to overlook it. Can you imagine augmented reality pokemon snap, fatal frame, or any photography based game? It makes me male-wet, whatever the male equivalent to female wetness is... Not quite a boner, but close.
  • Vonter - January 29, 2014 7:23 p.m.

    Quality of execution is key; Virtual Console has developed at a snail pace and that's not counting the lack of GBA and N64 games. Being flexible with third parties is nice but Nintendo is hoping developers come instead of them looking for the talent. (A Bungie made Metroid, Platinum's Star Fox or Ubisoft's F-Zero will not happen and/or not be ok if Nintendo doesn't look for the talent). I'm really hoping unified accounts happen soon, they kind of teased they'll be making plans to add more relation between Wii U and 3DS.
  • shawksta - January 29, 2014 9:53 p.m.

    Yeah, they have to move it themselves and frankly i dont think they'll expect others to come to them when they said they are negotiating. So hopefully its the form of THEM looking. Its already good enough that Platinum otherwise wants to be Second Party to them. Ubisoft for F-Zero? I dont know, maybe Sega should come back since they made GX
  • GR_JustinTowell - December 19, 2013 1:58 a.m.

    Mario Kart 8 still not dated? Looks pretty dated to me! Fnar fnar fnar (JOKE! You know I gave Mario Kart 7 a perfect score. I just couldn't resist. Sorry!)
  • GR HollanderCooper - December 19, 2013 9:38 a.m.

    omg stop please
  • Vonter - December 19, 2013 6:18 p.m.

    Dated modes I agree. Hope there more new things than only bringing the 7's mechanics.
  • Swedish_Chef - December 19, 2013 12:35 a.m.

    God I hope they put Waluigi Pinball in this game, I need a HD version of that stage in my life.
  • brickman409 - January 29, 2014 6:02 p.m.

    I agree
  • dangomushi - December 18, 2013 11:25 p.m.

    Confirmed: Kirby is a doofus
  • Jackonomics2.0 - December 19, 2013 4:14 p.m.

    Who got anal blasted for disturbing Rainbow Road
  • Shayz - December 18, 2013 8:37 p.m.

    MK Wii was the only MK game I never bought simply because of the stupid flips and bikes and weird controls. MK7 showed that nintendo still knows how to make a proper MK game, and 8 will hopefully be the best so far as long as I can use the pro controller.
  • J-Fid - December 18, 2013 7:30 p.m.

    This and SSB4 will turn my Wii U from a paperweight into a heavyweight! Can't wait!
  • shawksta - December 18, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    Dat trailer showed Gusty Garden Galaxy as a racetrack Nice to see Nintendo acknowledge that Gusty Garden Galaxy is one of the best places in Galaxy and music wise.
  • Talvari - December 18, 2013 5:02 p.m.

    I really want this game now ;_; While watching the direct i was kinda underwhelmed for some reason, but i watched it again and instantly regained interest. Weird ._. Either way this game looks gorgeous and hella fun so far. Plz no delays!
  • talleyXIV - December 18, 2013 4:58 p.m.

    Hope it doesn't get the ol' delay because it looks great, can't wait!

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Release date: May 30 2014 - Wii U (US)
Available Platforms: Wii U
Genre: Racing
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Comic Mischief