Author Topic: Mario Kart 8 Discussion [WiiU]  (Read 695 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Betrayer46

  • Game Director

    StatusOfflineOffline

  • Posts: 3992
  • VR46 the G.O.A.T
  • PSN: Betrayer46
  • F1 Team: Ferrari
  • Main League: Formula 4
  • My Favourite Game: Gran Turismo
  • Likes Given: 735
  • Likes Received: 1124
  • PSGL Achievements
  • Gamerscore: 5528
  • Level: 34
  • Trophies: 28
  • F1 2015 - F4 Constructors Champion - Season 3 GT5 Pro League - Drivers Champion - Season 1 GT5 PSGL Cup - Drivers Champion - Season 6 GT5 PSGL Cup - Drivers Champion - Season 5 GT5 PSGL Cup Champion - Season 1
    • View Profile
    • Email
Mario Kart 8 Discussion [WiiU]
« on: May 31, 2014, 09:01:13 pm »
And so it starts again. My life is now over for the next few months. Alll im gonna get is " Dad, will you play MK8 with me."
Here's a little preview of our first online race. Hard to believe i not only beat my son but also everyone else, get it!!


Quick review:

Its Mario Kart, nuff said for most people who've play any of its fore fathers. Frustratingly brilliant, again rewarding those who are lucky rather than technically gifted.
Blue shells can now be "blocked" by a type of horn that, when activated at the right moment, can blow the shells away. But it doesnt stop the most annoying thing of all, the feeling of being "cheated" nearly every race. Leading by a big margin over 2 and a half laps only to get repeatedly hammered just before the finishing line to leave you at best 6th or 7th, grrrrrrrr.
The new added feature of anti gravity is good, as are the MK7 features of flying or more precisely gliding. Different routes make for quicker laps but you have to nail each corner, powersliding your way round the whole course to conquer.
Looks are really good, the Wii in HD with the usual brilliant colours and typical course design.
This is one of the reasons why, if you havent, you should buy a wii u.

I'll still be crap in 2 months time but no doubt i;ll have had some great laughs with my boys, maybe even winning the odd online race too.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2014, 10:50:25 pm by humanfish »

humanfish

  • Founder

    StatusOfflineOffline

  • Posts: 13250
  • Member
  • PSN: humanfish
  • Main League: The Golf Club
  • Likes Given: 980
  • Likes Received: 2050
  • PSGL Achievements
  • Gamerscore: 479
  • Level: 4
  • Trophies: 16
  • Thanks For Taking Part Or Donating!! The PSGL Cup - Team EU - Runner Up - Season 2 7 Year's Membership of PSGL Thanks For Taking Part Or Donating!! 5 Year's Membership of PSGL
    • View Profile
Re: Mario Kart 8
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2014, 10:49:59 pm »
Not bad going, 1st and 2nd in your first race  <ns>
I've never played MK to be honest, or i may have done once or twice. I've never actually owned a Nintendo either. Why i was young i would always go around to my friend who had one. And now, there is not alot that grabs me. If i had kids, i'd definately buy a WiiU so that they could experience Mario etc. But i think Tendo have the problem at the moment that people like myself, 25-35 yrs old with no kids, have almost no reason to get a WiiU.

It looks great though, really nice to see such an iconic franchise finally enter the age of HD. Five years later than everyone else, but its here.

JK-Saturnine

  • PSGL Member

    StatusOfflineOffline

  • Posts: 996
  • Bump and Grind
  • PSN: JK-Saturnine
  • FIFA Club Position: Any
  • Likes Given: 36
  • Likes Received: 120
  • PSGL Achievements
  • Gamerscore: 42
  • Level: 0
  • Trophies: 3
  • Thanks For Taking Part Or Donating!! FIFA 12 5v5 League Winner - Season 3 PS3GL Premium Member
    • View Profile
Re: Mario Kart 8 Discussion [WiiU]
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 09:42:23 am »
I've always been a Nintendo fan. They made the best games in my youth. I've owned every Nintendo console except the N64 (when i went off gaming) and the WiiU. And the only reason I don't own a WiiU is because the games I would get aren't out yet.

But next year they're releasing Star Fox and Zelda. I will have to get one as I absolutely love Zelda. The new gameplay looks stunning.

I'll pick up Mario Kart and Smash Bros along the way. Hoping for new Metroid, F Zero games too but not optimistic. 

Betrayer46

  • Game Director

    StatusOfflineOffline

  • Posts: 3992
  • VR46 the G.O.A.T
  • PSN: Betrayer46
  • F1 Team: Ferrari
  • Main League: Formula 4
  • My Favourite Game: Gran Turismo
  • Likes Given: 735
  • Likes Received: 1124
  • PSGL Achievements
  • Gamerscore: 5528
  • Level: 34
  • Trophies: 28
  • F1 2015 - F4 Constructors Champion - Season 3 GT5 Pro League - Drivers Champion - Season 1 GT5 PSGL Cup - Drivers Champion - Season 6 GT5 PSGL Cup - Drivers Champion - Season 5 GT5 PSGL Cup Champion - Season 1
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Mario Kart 8 Discussion [WiiU]
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 07:09:45 pm »
I was always a Sega fan in my youth, well in my 20's. But my kids love nintendo. I did up until very recently spend most of my time playing nintendo games thanks to my kids. Now i just get my arse kicked at FIFA by the little one.