Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review

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jinq-sea 2nd May 2017, 11:43 Quote
Worth procuring a Switch, just for MK8?
Maki role 2nd May 2017, 12:29 Quote
I've always enjoyed the Mario Kart games but find they lack longevity, reckon 8 is different in this regard?

Often the thing that ends up killing the game for me is the power up balancing. I know it's great for a laugh with friends who maybe aren't so great at the game, but inevitably you end up getting better the more you play. With Mariokart Wii, my friends and I ended up all being pretty evenly decent, which made the game hard to play in the end.

I'm a huge fan of games like Rocket League now that have a ludicrously high skill ceiling, but also beautifully simple mechanics, such that new players can still play with more experienced ones (although maybe not as easily as in MK).

My ideal MK would be one where you have maybe two item sets, one for casual friends play with all the imba stuff like the blue shells, bullet bills, chain chomps etc. then one for competitive play for those who all know the ropes. To me there's just something really cool about having a chance to show off with more basic abilities, both offensive and defensive. Know if this is in the game? I know that Super Smash has options like that and it almost always makes the game way more fun.
lacuna 2nd May 2017, 13:20 Quote
'If you've got a Switch'

as if anyone bought one of those
Wakka 2nd May 2017, 13:28 Quote
Originally Posted by jinq-sea
Worth procuring a Switch, just for MK8?

I wouldn't buy any console for a single game, let alone a re-release. And a console that is fairly notorious for multiple hardware and software shortcomings? Madness.
Anfield 2nd May 2017, 13:31 Quote
Originally Posted by lacuna
'If you've got a Switch'

as if anyone bought one of those
In one month, the Nintendo Switch sold almost as much hardware as the Wii U did in its first year
The Nintendo Switch console has sold 2.74 million hardware units worldwide since its launch.
Those sales figures are 20 percent of what the last console — the Wii U — has sold in 4½ years.
Nintendo's latest release is taking such a lead that it should be wary of blue shells, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is now the fastest-selling game in the racing series' history.

With over 459,000 units sold at launch this past Friday, April 28, the re-release of 2014's Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Switch console has broken the first-day sales record set by previous franchise leader, 2008's Mario Kart Wii.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn't just a big seller from its lineage's perspective, but also the Nintendo Switch's as well. According to Nintendo, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe had an attach rate of 45% in the US — meaning roughly half of all Switch owners in the country purchased the latest Mario Kart on day one.

So yes, for now at least people are buying the Switch (and MK8), of course if it will last or not is another topic.
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