Top Ten Reasons Why Mario is Becoming OverratedSwellow The game series has lost it's spark after 33 years of being in the making, and now, it's starting to feel like an eternity waiting for it to move on. With this, people can become bothered by the never-changing formula, and this can lose some fans.
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Not that this is a bad reason; People have the right to say what reminds them of nostalgia, but people who go overboard with it can just be annoying. We all grow up and move on, people who care too much about nostalgia should too. - Swellow
This doesn't happen to everyone, and this is not a series to grow out of. I've been playing Mario games since I was a kid and still appreciate them to this day. If it weren't for Mario, then there would be no Sonic and other great platformers that came after it.
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This is one of the reasons why the series is so popular, since people, especially nostalgists, don't like change that much and this is also what makes Mario to be Mario in the first place. (Points out the whiny Sonic fans who complain about the new Sonic games because they're different from the classics) If you don't like the new games, then don't play them and stick to the old ones you like. Simple as that.
The last time we had a decent Mario game that changed things around was Sunshine or The Thousand Year Door, but even there, it's becoming victim to Nintendo; The games don't seem to grow out of it's past target audience, and don't seem to be coming up with more creative plotlines. - Swellow
At least this generation brought us Super Mario Maker which was pretty good.
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Then again, Peach doesn't get kidnapped in Super Mario 3D World and it doesn't stop the Mario series from trying something new once in a while.V2 Comments
To be honest, I'd like to see a grittier and darker Mario game that changes things around. - Swellow
Yes. I would love to see a Mario FPS be made. Games in the FPS genre are pretty popular these days and we already had several RPG spinoffs of the Mario series, so the idea of a FPS wouldn't be too outlandish, to be perfectly honest.
I would love this,luigi's mansion was a fail in trying to make things dark,maybe we should call it,Mario:The Bloody Moon - NateawesomenessV1 Comment
Maybe but it doesn't stop other games from being nostalgic and top-selling as well. (Pac-Man came before Mario, whereas Wii Sports sold more copies than even the original SMB game)
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It is because Mario is one of the greatest and most iconic video game series, of course it is going to have a large fanbase. The Mario franchise has been around since Donkey Kong in 1981. However, even if the fanbase isn't perfect, there are great video games with even worse fanbases out there. *cough*Sonic*cough*
Probably because Mario is hours of enjoyment - NateawesomenessV1 Comment
It would also be great if you would make a "Sonic is becoming overrated" list as well, since several Sega games are ignored in favor of Sonic, which is depressing that there is a lot more to Sega than just Sonic.
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True, I would love Star Fox to become a major IP for Nintendo, but that won't stop people from liking Mario or whatever else better.
But it doesn't stop the series from trying out with something new once in a while. For instance, not all Mario games feature Peach getting kidnapped by Bowser. (Super Mario Bros 2. and Super Mario 3D World are rare exceptions, plus the game Super Princess Peach you have Peach rescuing Mario and Luigi from Bowser instead. Correct me if I'm wrong), and not all the games feature the same items (Again, Super Mario Bros. 2). Although I would like to see the Yoshi powers from Super Mario World return.V2 Comments
Not really. As long as they're lovable, and not controversial, then I'm fine with them.
I liked Yoshi since Super Mario World came out and I still do, today.
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It seems that Paper Mario: Color Splash is taking after Sticker Star due to the lack of partners and whatnot that the previous PM games had that made the series lovable in the first place. Mario isn't an overrated series, but as with several other iconic gaming series, it still has flaws that need to be fixed.
Some people complain that Mario games are too hard for them when the fact is that Mario games can be as simple as any other platformer.
I was surprised to see the following Paper Mario (N64 original) characters reappear in the following main-series Mario games: The Star Spirits in Mario Party 5, Goomba King/Goomboss in Super Mario 64 DS and the Koopatrol in Mario Pinball Land. Knowing the direction the series is going, we may never see a comeback from any of these characters ever again. :(
I know the reason why new or original characters aren't allowed in Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Paper Mario: Color Splash; It is all because one of the creators said "No" and just stuck to using the main series Mario cast, such as having the enemy Koopa Troopas no longer wear sunglasses like they did in the previous PM games and just look the same as they did in the main series games. I really hate executive meddling, it takes away creative freedom and such for the sake of money/profit, and I feel very sorry for artists and creators who had to experience it.
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2. The series has not changed it's style or appeal, which has resulted in it remaining usually the same
3. The plotline is starting to become the same thing after each game post-Sunshine