61AdamThu 16th Jul 2009 I don't think Click Clack ever said non-Nintendo games are more "adult."I also don't get where exploration comes into play with Galaxy. It's pretty linear, and there weren't a lot of secrets. I've never heard anyone talk about Mario as an intellectual experience, nor seen any evidence with the many people I've played Mario with over the years. Everyone just wants to see if she can get to the flag pole or star, which is a lot of fun.Don't get me wrong, it's an all right game, but calling it some sort of intellectual experience is a huge stretch. I can enjoy imaginative children's stories more than most people my age, so I understand the possibility there, but I don't think Galaxy achieves it in any way. Mario 64 felt more imaginative to me. Galaxy had such a dark and drab mood.I think most of the stories in RPGs are atrocious, but it's still a story-based game, and you enjoy that in a way that you do not enjoy a Mario game (which, in the few cases where there were stories, were even worse than the worst RPG). I'd never say Disgaea 3 is a better game than almost any Mario game, but the story and strategy aspects engage the mind in a decidedly different way. Edited on Thu 16th July, 2009 @ 17:06 by Adam Come on, friends, To the bear arcades again.