Mario Kart Wii

waggy

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been playing Mario Kart for the wii. its pretty fun. BUT disappointed that most of the tracks are the same as in old games (well have the 8 cups open).

hope that there are hidden cups or something. only having like 5 new tracks suck. But on line racing is great!
 

CasioTech

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meh, they slowed it down for the noobs. Same with SSBB. I can walk faster than they race. seriously.

Some of the tracks are really trippy. Online play is more frustrating than anything else. You come in first, you come in last, not much skill involved, mostly luck.
 

R Nilla

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My only major complaint is that Grand Prix is limited to one player. Didn't all of the previous games allow for two players in Grand Prix? I know MK:DD did.

It sucks having to do VS. over and over again if I want to race with the woman, because I'm not really completing anything.
 

mxyzptlk

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I love the game and can't get enough of it. I must have some kind of battered wife syndrome because the game can be downright harsh sometimes, yet I keep coming back. More often that I'd care to count, I've been sent from 1st place to 12th by a series of unfortunate events?

Originally posted by: R Nilla
My only major complaint is that Grand Prix is limited to one player. Didn't all of the previous games allow for two players in Grand Prix? I know MK:DD did.

It sucks having to do VS. over and over again if I want to race with the woman, because I'm not really completing anything.

huh? theres up to 4 way multiplayer available for the Grand Prix. Or are you just complaining that it takes longer to unlock things? If so, my and my GF just took turns on the single player.. It's really not that bad..


edit for past tense.. we've unlocked everything already :p

 

bearxor

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The Mario Kart franchise is getting kind of old and tired. It was neat up until the Gamecube version but it's basically the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over and over. They should just make a Mario Kart game every time they release a nintendo console and bundle it with it. Save everybody the time and money.
 

R Nilla

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Originally posted by: mxyzptlk
I love the game and can't get enough of it. I must have some kind of battered wife syndrome because the game can be downright harsh sometimes, yet I keep coming back. More often that I'd care to count, I've been sent from 1st place to 12th by a series of unfortunate events?

Originally posted by: R Nilla
My only major complaint is that Grand Prix is limited to one player. Didn't all of the previous games allow for two players in Grand Prix? I know MK:DD did.

It sucks having to do VS. over and over again if I want to race with the woman, because I'm not really completing anything.

huh? theres up to 4 way multiplayer available for the Grand Prix. Or are you just complaining that it takes longer to unlock things? If so, my and my GF just took turns on the single player.. It's really not that bad..


edit for past tense.. we've unlocked everything already :p

Not really. When it doesn't count towards unlocking anything, or show up on your card, it isn't really multiplayer Grand Prix. It's just a bunch of VS. races chained together.
 

mxyzptlk

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Originally posted by: R Nilla
Not really. When it doesn't count towards unlocking anything, or show up on your card, it isn't really multiplayer Grand Prix. It's just a bunch of VS. races chained together.

I see... :roll:

in that case, just take turns.. its really not so bad. The only other mario kart I've played was the SNES version and as far as I know, to unlock the later cups you had to win on your own in single player.. Gamers today are spoiled, want everything easy and upfront..
 

R Nilla

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Originally posted by: mxyzptlk
Originally posted by: R Nilla
Not really. When it doesn't count towards unlocking anything, or show up on your card, it isn't really multiplayer Grand Prix. It's just a bunch of VS. races chained together.

I see... :roll:

in that case, just take turns.. its really not so bad. The only other mario kart I've played was the SNES version and as far as I know, to unlock the later cups you had to win on your own in single player.. Gamers today are spoiled, want everything easy and upfront..

So now I'm spoiled because I want a feature that has been a part of every previous iteration of the series to be left in the game? :roll:

I own the game, I love it. I just wish we could play Grand Prix together, at the same time. Please don't tell me how I should or should not play games. Taking turns is lame, and doesn't accomplish what I'm looking for.
 

mxyzptlk

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Originally posted by: R Nilla
Taking turns is lame, and doesn't accomplish what I'm looking for.

Neither does whining about it online :laugh:

Unlock everything at once and be done with it, then play multiplayer to your hearts content...


Or.. post about it online?
 

R Nilla

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Originally posted by: mxyzptlk
Originally posted by: R Nilla
Taking turns is lame, and doesn't accomplish what I'm looking for.

Neither does whining about it online :laugh:

Unlock everything at once and be done with it, then play multiplayer to your hearts content...


Or.. post about it online?

Sorry for sharing my thoughts about Mario Kart Wii in a Mario Kart Wii thread in a gaming forum.

We play multiplayer all the time, I was just lamenting on the fact that if I want to unlock things I can only do it by myself. Which I have been doing.
 

mxyzptlk

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Originally posted by: R Nilla

......if I want to unlock things I can only do it by myself. Which I have been doing.

And I was just offering a way to include your friend. But hey.. keep doing it alone. It's really none of my damn business. v:)v
 

bearxor

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Originally posted by: CasioTech
they should bundle a mario, zelda, metroid and smash bros game with it as well.

Disagree on the Mario and Zelda, agree on the SSB. Mario and Zelda usually don't turn out to be so similar to their predecessors that it seems pointless to make a new entry in the series.
 

waggy

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Originally posted by: R Nilla
Originally posted by: mxyzptlk
Originally posted by: R Nilla
Taking turns is lame, and doesn't accomplish what I'm looking for.

Neither does whining about it online :laugh:

Unlock everything at once and be done with it, then play multiplayer to your hearts content...


Or.. post about it online?

Sorry for sharing my thoughts about Mario Kart Wii in a Mario Kart Wii thread in a gaming forum.

We play multiplayer all the time, I was just lamenting on the fact that if I want to unlock things I can only do it by myself. Which I have been doing.

how dare you! i don't want thoughts on it! oh..wait...


Originally posted by: mugs
Wikipedia says 16 new and 16 remade tracks.

seems less new tracks then tha.t really should have more then 32 tracks anyway.
 

Imaginer

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Two things... no wait three things that have irked me somewhat about the game and the fact that it was excluded / changed is like what many said....

Item frequency balance. Combine that to way too short of number of laps (especially compared to the SNES version) and how the hell is one supposed to be any good or recover in time. Racing in iterations beyond the SNES feels way too short in comparison.

Battle mode. Balloons basically mean JACK SQUAT? The DS at least made multiple balloons a bit engrossing by having to recover by blowing extras in time. At least possibly some control mechanism be made to "pump" the balloons could add something maybe...

and the Grand Prix by yourself?

Mario Kart Wii 2 better be in the works and better correct those three fundamentals stat!
 

randomlinh

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eh, I enjoyed it. Not it's best iteration... I stand by the original, but it's fun. I don't mind unlocking things on my own... what sucks is when I want to play with those unlocks, I can only do so on my system. I can't go over to a friend's house and play them. Ditto w/ SSBB... so damn annoying.
 

AstroManLuca

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I agree that Nintendo's multiplayer-centric games really need an arcade/everything unlocked mode. Just make it so that, when you're playing with more than one controller physically hooked up, you can select anyone.

Call Of Duty 4 on the Xbox 360 has an excellent method for this. When you're playing split-screen multiplayer (which is local only, no split screen online), you can choose one of a ton of different classes, all of which are very well balanced. Instead of forcing you to get to level 55 to unlock every bloody weapon and perk, they just give you a bunch of intelligently made presets (all of which are way better than the 5 themed classes you're given when you first start playing online multiplayer) that anyone can select. If you play online, you have to earn those perks, but there's no requirement that you unlock stuff if you want to just buy the game and bring it to a party.
 

VIAN

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This game isn't as fun as Mario Kart 64 or the DS version. I was also disappointed especially with 2 player racing. I haven't tried online racing.
 

purbeast0

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Originally posted by: mxyzptlk
Originally posted by: R Nilla
Not really. When it doesn't count towards unlocking anything, or show up on your card, it isn't really multiplayer Grand Prix. It's just a bunch of VS. races chained together.

I see... :roll:

in that case, just take turns.. its really not so bad. The only other mario kart I've played was the SNES version and as far as I know, to unlock the later cups you had to win on your own in single player.. Gamers today are spoiled, want everything easy and upfront..

you are wrong, you could unlock stuff in 2 player GP mode on SNES.

as I've said before ... SNES is the ONLY good mario kart.
 

Ness

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I would like the game more if they completely abandoned the squid and the "hot potato" lightening bolt items. I also think that the limited number of tracks is kind of a bummer, too. The tracks from the SNES version are kinda dumb as they just aren't the same when they are in true 3D. Don't get me wrong, the game was great, but it just feels like it's 2/3 the game it should be.


Finally, the first Mario Kart was absolutely ridiculous with the AI Sympathy... 5 iterations later and it's just as bad as it was to start with. There's nothing like having a near perfect race only to have 2 or 3 AI losers zoom by you towards the end of the final lap after getting bombarded with 3 straight items.