21brandonbwiiWed 5th Aug 2009 RJay wrote:Well this will be an unpopular topic....but think about it....isn't the whole star collecting thing just a way of making each stage artificially longer than it really is? I'd rather have more stages and environments to explore, rather than just 15 of the same.Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros. 3 may have been linear, but you got a lot more variety.If you bring up SMB3 and SM64 you bring the 2D vs. 3D argument and let's not go there. The Stars thing didn't feel too artificial to me as some seemed well hid while others altered the level design. Saying SM64 is overated is blasphemy I tell you, BLASPHEMY!!! Abandon hope all ye who enter here.