I can't really comment on the controls because I thought they felt fantastic. I don't run all the time but I definitely am holding down the run button the majority of the time. Also, as I'm sure you know, the characters control differently, some levels are better suited for Luigi, Peach, etc.
As for playing multiplayer. It's an absolute blast with 2 people, if you have a partner/spouse I highly recommend playing 2 player with them. I've played with 4 and it's fun but super chaotic. I think it'd be hard to do a serious run with 4 people, unless everyone was taking it serious and not getting distracted by everything going on.
This game never came out on 3DS... it's a WiiU port. You're thinking of Mario 3D Land I think... I never played that one personally, how was it compared to 3D World? And for that matter, while they did this Switch port of 3D World, why didn't they just include 3D Land as well? That would have justified a full price tag. The Bowser's Fury 'game' is an obvious short game that as some have said here could be a tester for a full blown game in that style.
It definitely makes a difference with certain levels, especially if there are tricky obstacles to getting to the top of the flag pole at the end. Luigi and Peach are good for that if/when you don't have any power ups.I'll try playing as other characters, I only switched to other characters when I had to so far.
I like Galaxy as well but I just had way more fun playing this game by myself and with others. So to me it is the best 3D Mario game to date. World has online co-op btw. Also unlike in Galaxy you canDude, if it really is as what you said, your next game is on me.
Do you like 2D Mario games? Because while I'm not on the "3DW isn't a 3D game" train, it certainly does take after those games. The levels are less about exploration and more about presenting the player with clever sets of obstacles.I think I've finally given up on it its not for me. I just unlocked the World 3 boss and I've put it down without doing it.
I really want to finish it but I don't find it nearly as engaging as other 3D marios for me. I find 64, Galaxy 1&2 and Odyssey a pleasure to play, just to move around, I find 3DW good to move around in at best, and at worst annoys me with the running being tied to the suit button, it doesn't give me that Mario feeling™, I don't get that "just one more level/star!" feeling from it.
I really want to play Bowser's Fury but don't see myself paying £50 just for that when I don't want to play the main game. No worries I'll just wait for a Nintendo 1st party sale
Do you like 2D Mario games? Because while I'm not on the "3DW isn't a 3D game" train, it certainly does take after those games. The levels are less about exploration and more about presenting the player with clever sets of obstacles.