I'm surprised anyone who really 'hate' Mario Galaxy 2 as it's probably the most perfect release for the system -- you got to hate mario to hate that one as it fixes the little beefs with the original. I'm glad you think SMBWii(6) is better but it bored the shit out of me, it felt like they just used a level editor and left the fun at the door so around Christmas I quit 1/2 into world4 and have yet to fire it up again - probably should.
I got to agree with you, it is 'Nintroid Gaiden' more than anything right down to the sly cutscenes and drama. The game is hard, probably one of the nastiest on the Wii, but it's not just so much by good design, but bad design. The camera you'll find in some kinds of areas will slosh a bit and get your ass slapped around some or having you blind fire off screen. Some creatures seem almost luck based on getting hits once you get into the icy domain. Also it can be a little sketchy transitioning from gun to missile, really needed another button for that to be used (perhaps b as a toggle.) Personally I'm kind of liking the story which is odd since Fusion sucked balls big time with way too much rambling and the3 hits and your dead bullshit unbalancing of the damages. It really unlike fusion is a part of the old line, it's like Super Metroid 4 as it really does pick up where 3 stop literally in the opener and sets up the back story to why she's usually so damn quite, reserved, brutal on aliens and herself. it works, and I do prefer the team up authorization to get your gear, far less lame than some big hit and then being gimped to nothing like previous adventures(all of em.)
Billy Connolly - Statement of the Century
"If women are so bloody perfect at multitasking, how come they can't have a headache and sex at the same time ?"