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Mario Kart 8 - Review thread

JordanKZ

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You always expect to see great reviews for Mario Kart games... But it seems Nintendo have outdone themselves this time. So hyped!
 
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No in-race voice chat killed this for me, but it looks awesome regardless. I hope it does well and that everyone else enjoys it.
 

Nothing1016

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But it's in some exquisite details, too: the way that Toadette's pigtails (each one a string of pink mushrooms) flap in the furious breeze; the upturned ice-cream cones used as road markers in Sweet Sweet Canyon; the stitching on the karts' kites; their finely painted, Mario-themed racing liveries; the birds that scatter off the Moo Moo Meadows' mud track. It's in the way that your racer will turn their head to glance at a rival as they streak past and it's in the look of dismay that crinkles across their face when struck by an incoming shell. All of this weight and attention, all delivered in an unflinching 60 frames per second. Video games have been this detailed before, but never with such imagination, grace and humour.
From the Eurogamer review. I don't know how Nintendo does it.
 

Capella

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Dammit, that's it, I'm getting a Wii U before I get anything else. Mario Kart is one of my favorite series of games and this one looks too good to pass up. I really hope I can get the bundle before the free game promotion runs out.
 

EatChildren

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Lets not take sly digs at reviews that don't happen to follow a strict and early consensus.