881grumblebuzzzSun 19th Aug 2012 Almost finished with the first world now, FINALLY after waiting almost 2(!) hours for the game to download (my internet connection must really suck, huh? ) My first impressions: Yeah, it's the same 'ol Mario in a lot of ways, but collecting coins is fun. Even though I know the reward for collecting a million is sort of lackluster, I still wanna get it. Some sort of little mechanism in my brain is stimulated by this, even though it probably shouldn't be (shrug). Also, a lot of reviewers have complained about the 3D, but I've enjoyed it. It adds a graphical sharpness to the game and a little bit of depth. I never really expected a 2D Mario game to make massive use of 3D anyway, you know? I definitely have been one to complain about this game from the trailers and videos and such that I've seen, but actually playing it is a lot of fun; I should never have doubted that fact. The only complaint I have so far is that the audio (at least in the downloadable version) is SO quiet. I'm gonna have to get a set of volume-adjustable headphones, I think (even though, yeah, it's the same soundtrack from NSMBW, only with a few extra "bah"'s here and there). Edited on Sun 19th August, 2012 @ 08:23 by grumblebuzzz When I close my eyes, I see pixilated blood.