This game seems odd, even from the cover it looks like a Need for Speed or Grand Theft Auto wannabe. And even though GTA and Need for Speed both sell very well, the Mario series sells better than both GTA and NFS combined.
The Gameplay section clearly shows effort, however effort does not equal a good game. There's a lot of information, but it reads like a Grand Theft Auto game with Mario characters in it. Also, even though it has been said before:
Mario is a hero.
Heroes do not go barging through traffic at high speeds getting chased by cops.
Mario does not go barging through traffic at high speeds getting chased by cops.
In this reviewer's opinion, Clover seems to be trying to make Nintendo games that will appeal to PS3 and Xbox fanboys, and as stated above: Mario sells better then the top two street racing game series combined. Just like it is. No realistic cities, no realisitic cars, no realistic destruction, just the same old "Bowser-kidnaps-Peach-who-is-saved-by-Mario-The-End" system in every game.
This game is confusing to say the least, it wants to be Mario, but it can't. It wants to be a Street Racer, but it can't. Instead it's stuck in the body of an unusual Mario-Street Racer-hybrid, and that is not a good thing in my opinion.
PEOPLE WE NEED TO STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT
DOWN WITH DARK AND GRITTY
ONE BHATMAN FOR YOU