Super Mario 64 Jul 16, 2019 8:54:21 GMT -5
Post by Ex on Jul 16, 2019 8:54:21 GMT -5
I beat the entirety of Sunshine myself a good many years ago, but I remember a fair bit about it. I personally was not a fan of the F.L.U.D.D.-based stages. Running around virtually cleaning up muck is something Chibi-Robo should be doing, not Mario. I also did not at all care for the Yoshi-based stages. (The ones where you ride Yoshi.) That said there were some positives for me. I liked the tropical island setting, and the water effects were top notch. I super enjoyed the stages where you just play as Mario with no other gimmicks. Those Mario-only stages became quite challenging, and really tested one's 3D platforming mettle. But overall Sunshine's a 7/10 for me at best. It's got a lot of misguided design, which was unfortunately common for Nintendo during their GameCube years.
I'm wayyy overdue for a replay of SM64. I have only played through its entirety a single time back in '97. I was excited when the DS version came out, but that excitement quickly diminished when I experienced how bad the DS version's controls are. I suppose my best bet personally nowadays is via the Wii's Virtual Console version, since I've already got the game in that capacity.