Hey there. In response to your recent post about how Nintendo doesn’t care, I thought I’d give last impressions of NSMB 2 to show just how phoned in it is and how Nintendo reached a new low with the amount of effort they put into 2D Mario.
Here are some of the bad points I found of NSMB 2 that make it not worth its 40 dollar price, much less the 220 dollar price:
1. The Save System
Like with the original NSMB, you can’t save the game unless you remove a sign (that requires those stupid big coins), or beat a mid-world or end-world level.
This is the easiest thing to fix and they didn’t do it. Just save my game after every level. Nintendo doesn’t care.
In itself, this is not a big deal, but it becomes one with the 2nd point:
2. The Multiplayer
We already know about the Battle Mode missing, but did you know that Nintendo screwed up the NORMAL co-op mode?
I mean that mode that they already did right in NSMB Wii.
In NSMB 2, if you play with 2 players, the screen follows Mario on BOTH 3DS systems. This is ridiculous and completely unacceptable because unlike with NSMB Wii, the game doesn’t zoom out to accommodate 2 players. Again, Nintendo just doesn’t care. This mode is not fun at all because of this.
And when you look at 1, you can see what I’m about to say: if anything happens to either of the systems (it’s enough to just close the lid), they disconnect, and all progress is lost. Everything, unless you just beat a fortress or removed a sign.
Let’s say you play 2 or 3 levels with a buddy, and something happens in real life and one of you closes the lid by mistake. Everything gone.
3. The Content
Watching that video will be enough to prove this point without any text. I became extremely sad watching this.
This game is not worth paying for hardware. It’s not even worth paying for it by itself.I don’t think Nintendo realizes the reputation of the company is dependent on 2d Mario. If the company is called the ‘House of Mario’, what happens when Mario turns to garbage? If Mario built up the company, Mario can tear down the company.