Theresa has been playing Pikmin 3 a bunch. She made it pretty far in the game in a couple days and I goofed and deleted it off the Wii U. She did not mind that much and started over. A week ago they released some more missions. $2 worth of new stuff has kept her busy for a while.
Theresa picked up Legend of Zelda Wind Waker and we have been playing it together. Zelda games are just such an adventure. That one should keep us busy
Rented this Sunday when it was released. It is a pretty game that is fun to play. We were playing 2 player and it was nice that both of us were equal and helping each other out. Much better than being a helper like in the Galaxy games. There is one really strange thing about the game though, you can never die. There is no health or extra guys. If you fall into lava you rise out of it like a ghost and keep playing. You collect jewels and those can be lost like Sonic and his rings. That makes for some pretty easy game play. Kirby can change into some strange forms. When he bacame a tank I controlled one arm while Theresa was shooting missiles and driving the tank. A couple times we really had no clue what we were controlling and still made it through the level. It is not very challenging, but a lot of fun to play.
So 3 + weeks and Theresa and I finally have 141 of the 142 stars on Super Mario Galaxy 2. It has been so much fun. After 110 stars it got really hard and I ended up getting the last 10 to 120 where the green stars come available. The green stars are absolutely amazing and such a nice change. Even some of the hardest levels had the easiest green stars. But, a few were absolutely insane. Instead of being harder, they are just fun.
Anyways, this vid shows the hardest star in the whole game. This guy does it in record speed. You only get one life and there are no save flags. It is pretty much impossible. The trickiest parts of SMG is all of the controls. This guy is a master. I will have help, unlike him, but it is going to take so many lives. I did not even try tonight. I will go through the first level a bunch to learn it with 3 lives and save flags before I even attempt.
I will complete this game even if it takes me weeks.
The first one is simply an amazing game. Theresa and I take turns playing levels and we had been playing for the last month nightly to get ready for the new one to come out.
SMG2 is pretty much an extention of the first, but with lots of little tweaks. Besides the new suits and levels, the gameplay is a bit more fun. Your home is now a Mario head spaceship made to look like a planet. That is how you travel to new worlds. It is really easy to get to any level and you do not have to do all of the running around like you did on the observatory on the first SMG. Yoshi is a fun new twist. His tongue and movements add even more complexity to getting around.
We spent so many hours on the first game and it is a great way for Theresa and I to hang out together. SMG2 seems a bit like an expansion pack, but it still has 241 levels like the first and is a new adventure. Grab it if you liked the first.
The cloud suit looks awesome. The orig one is such an amazing game. I was 2 stars away from completing it. This one looks even harder.