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07 Feb 2014 18:46

bellboy wrote:
ZSaberLink wrote:Until you mentioned Rosalina, I honestly didn't see her on the boxart at all. I personally like her over Daisy and even Peach for that matter, and that's the general feeling I've gotten from most people.

It still baffles me why though (that people prefer her over Peach). I find her dull in comparison. She doesn't really do anything. I know you can for the most part say the same thing about Peach but... even more so.

I think that part of the reason people like her is because, unlike pretty much everyone Mario character, she has a full, fleshed out backstory that explains who she is and how she came to be more-or-less God. There's a level of depth to her that you don't often see in Mario games, even though learning that information is more of an extra rather than something that Super Mario Galaxy straight-up presents to you via her actions.
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07 Feb 2014 19:03

Oh man, Nintendo has been killing it with these Wii Boxarts.
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07 Feb 2014 19:12

Finally...A BACKGROUND!
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07 Feb 2014 19:13

@Nachoz Rule I kind of want that. Nintendo's very small attention to Daisy gives me hope that they will give her (and her baby self) low speed stats so that speed stat w****s can stop playing as her like in MKWii... because I want her all to myself. :P
With all the love Nintendo's been giving Rosalina, we may even get Baby Rosalina or Kid Rosalina (from Mario Galaxy's storybook) as an unlockable character for MK8.

As for the boxart... It's WAY better than the bland Wii Wheel MKWii. America better get this, NoA...
Also, here's a slightly bigger resolution for the boxart
Looks SO good... I can't wait for this game.
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07 Feb 2014 19:22

bellboy wrote:
ZSaberLink wrote:Until you mentioned Rosalina, I honestly didn't see her on the boxart at all. I personally like her over Daisy and even Peach for that matter, and that's the general feeling I've gotten from most people.

It still baffles me why though (that people prefer her over Peach). I find her dull in comparison. She doesn't really do anything. I know you can for the most part say the same thing about Peach but... even more so.



She has the awesome Mario spin move, and besides, at least she isn't being kidnapped 98% of the time.
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07 Feb 2014 19:39

Well, Daisy was featured in one Mario game (a handheld one) before being reintroduced as a spin-off only character a decade or so later.
Rosalina on the other hand, was in Mario Galaxy, was playable in SM3DW as a throwback to the SMG spin that Mario had, and is representing the Galaxy games in SSB4.
Daisy's only important role was in a game were she was basically Peach.
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07 Feb 2014 20:51

Hmmm no Rosalina? And here I thought she was being made into the next big Mario character alongside Peach, Mario, Luigi and Bowser.

Oh well, it still looks really good.

Edit: OH CRAP! I couldn't see her and Toad in the background!!! Guess I was wrong lol! She is becoming the next big Mario character!
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07 Feb 2014 20:56

NoseOfWario wrote:Well, Daisy was featured in one Mario game (a handheld one) before being reintroduced as a spin-off only character a decade or so later.
Rosalina on the other hand, was in Mario Galaxy, was playable in SM3DW as a throwback to the SMG spin that Mario had, and is representing the Galaxy games in SSB4.
Daisy's only important role was in a game were she was basically Peach.


Pretty much this^ Anyone who still thinks Daisy is more relevant than Rosalina is kidding themself. Daisy has been made as important as Waluigi. They should give Waluigi and Daisy their own game together or something lol!
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07 Feb 2014 21:41

Amazing boxart, Definitely one of my favorite of recent years.
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07 Feb 2014 23:14

Now THAT is a nice box art.
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08 Feb 2014 04:01

Awesome box art!

I wish this was out in April alia Mario Kart Wii, though.
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08 Feb 2014 05:15

Did they confirm if this game will have item rubberbanding again?
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08 Feb 2014 06:25

thisboywillbreak wrote:Did they confirm if this game will have item rubberbanding again?


I don't think they said anything about item adjustment yet.
I'm not even sure they ever tried different systems in the MK series. Did they?
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08 Feb 2014 07:00

I didn't even realize that was Rosalina. I squinted and couldn't make it out. Thought it must have been a Mii or something. :P
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08 Feb 2014 09:16

Still no new Items, and that worries me a Little. I hope the upcoming Direct will show off some. And I want the Giant Shroom back!

Oh, and I miss Fake Item Boxes. Bring them back, only, make them nearly identical to real Boxes, but with a subtle hint. The Bright Red ones were very odd, since there was no way you'd mistake it for a real one.
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08 Feb 2014 09:32

Definitely an improvement.. The characters positions makes the track look kind of empty though.
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08 Feb 2014 12:20

MasterofMonster wrote:
shadowbuster wrote:Hope the NA box art is like this one

It will be. Only more angry and 'cool'.

Err isn't this already very much 'angry and cool'?
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08 Feb 2014 12:48

stoopeed wrote:
MasterofMonster wrote:
shadowbuster wrote:Hope the NA box art is like this one

It will be. Only more angry and 'cool'.

Err isn't this already very much 'angry and cool'?


Well, true. But it can Always be angrier! :mrgreen:
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09 Feb 2014 05:00

MasterofMonster wrote:Still no new Items, and that worries me a Little. I hope the upcoming Direct will show off some. And I want the Giant Shroom back!

Oh, and I miss Fake Item Boxes. Bring them back, only, make them nearly identical to real Boxes, but with a subtle hint. The Bright Red ones were very odd, since there was no way you'd mistake it for a real one.


They don't necessarily need more items imo, but they need to pick the right ones. Bring back MK7 blue shell and NEVER bring back Wii's hideous cloud thingy item.
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09 Feb 2014 10:16

The box art makes it look like they're driving separate directions on the same road.
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09 Feb 2014 10:45

thorn-rock wrote:
MasterofMonster wrote:Still no new Items, and that worries me a Little. I hope the upcoming Direct will show off some. And I want the Giant Shroom back!

Oh, and I miss Fake Item Boxes. Bring them back, only, make them nearly identical to real Boxes, but with a subtle hint. The Bright Red ones were very odd, since there was no way you'd mistake it for a real one.


They don't necessarily need more items imo, but they need to pick the right ones. Bring back MK7 blue shell and NEVER bring back Wii's hideous cloud thingy item.


Well, I will personally be very disappointed if there's not a single New item. :( All (I Think) Mario Karts have had them, and it wouldn't feel right without them. *sad*
I Think it's a shame they brought back the Fire Flower instead of the Tanuuki tail, though. Not a fan of the Flower. :/
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09 Feb 2014 12:44

MasterofMonster wrote:
thorn-rock wrote:
MasterofMonster wrote:Still no new Items, and that worries me a Little. I hope the upcoming Direct will show off some. And I want the Giant Shroom back!

Oh, and I miss Fake Item Boxes. Bring them back, only, make them nearly identical to real Boxes, but with a subtle hint. The Bright Red ones were very odd, since there was no way you'd mistake it for a real one.


They don't necessarily need more items imo, but they need to pick the right ones. Bring back MK7 blue shell and NEVER bring back Wii's hideous cloud thingy item.


Well, I will personally be very disappointed if there's not a single New item. :( All (I Think) Mario Karts have had them, and it wouldn't feel right without them. *sad*
I Think it's a shame they brought back the Fire Flower instead of the Tanuuki tail, though. Not a fan of the Flower. :/


I could do without both, actually. I didn't like the Tanooki Tail because it didn't work so well for defense, and you couldn't even acquire a second item while using it, IIRC.
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09 Feb 2014 12:56

The inability to get a second item was terrible. But it seems you can only have one item at a time in MK8 anyways. ^^ We'll see.
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09 Feb 2014 12:57

I agree. If I had to choose between the Tanuki tail and the Fire Flower, I'd rather go for the flower.

As for new items, I'm pretty sure there will be some novelty there. It's just that some of the newer items have felt a bit redundant lately (like the flower) or even a bit useless (like the tail) or not such good ideas in the end (like the cloud).

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