A great game that adds nothing to the original.
FierceTable wrote this review on .
The levels are beautiful and well laid out, but none of them have any areas to explore. This makes the game feel extremely linear regardless of whatever freedom you may experience from getting to choose which levels to play. If you complete the game as fully as is possible there truly is nothing left to explore. I can't figure out if that's a brilliant way to create a game or not...everything that can be experienced will be if you choose to fully complete the game. Personally this gives the game absolutely ZERO replay value in my book. The only thing it offers in terms of replay value is recording the time it takes to clear each level. I could see some people essentially doing time trials of the levels, but that's a bit of a stretch for me.
Unfortunately for the Wii, there really aren't that many great games for it. That makes this a fantastic game for the Wii, but I think it's a pretty lame sequel. My biggest problem with the game is that when you stand on the shoulders of giants (the first Mario Galaxy) you should be able to reach so much higher with a sequel. This game just happily resides right where the last one left you. It leaves me with a very disappointed feeling on the whole. If you love Pokemon Red you'll likely love Pokemon Blue, but it would be a pretty lame sequel in much the same way this game is to the original.