Mario Kart 8 Reviews Incoming!

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#1 Edited by wiifan001 (18458 posts) -

At the time of this edit, the Metaritic score is 88 with 44 reviews submitted

For Gametrailer's video review click here: The Gametrailers Video Review

Let's start with Gamespot's!

#2 Edited by ANIMEguy10034 (4869 posts) -

Oh boy! I'm pretty excited to watch these.

EDIT: These reviews were solid. I have been expecting scores to range from 7 - 9 out of 10 and the complaints mentioned are completely understandable considering what's offered in the game.

Can't wait to finally get my hands on a Wii U and this game.

#3 Posted by yokofox33 (30192 posts) -

Sucks all these reviews are coming out, but we still gotta wait 2 weeks for its release. Killing me.

#4 Posted by fishpockets (122 posts) -

9's... 9's everywhere.

#5 Posted by Jaysonguy (37891 posts) -

Was not expecting scores this low

Nintendo has to be hoping that it's got some 9's left in the board because it's not even in the 90 percentile. I expected about 94-96 for this title.

Big trouble for Nintendo

#6 Edited by fishpockets (122 posts) -
@Jaysonguy said:

Was not expecting scores this low

Nintendo has to be hoping that it's got some 9's left in the board because it's not even in the 90 percentile. I expected about 94-96 for this title.

Big trouble for Nintendo

What does that have to do with anything?

#7 Edited by Jaysonguy (37891 posts) -

@fishpockets said:
@Jaysonguy said:

Was not expecting scores this low

Nintendo has to be hoping that it's got some 9's left in the board because it's not even in the 90 percentile. I expected about 94-96 for this title.

Big trouble for Nintendo

What does that have to do with anything?

This and Smash are the only two games this year for the Wii U

These needed to be blockbuster games that were Mario Galaxyesque

I'm afraid it may fall into the mid 80's once all the reviews are in

#8 Edited by JordanElek (18020 posts) -

@Jaysonguy said:

This and Smash are the only two games this year for the Wii U

These needed to be blockbuster games that were Mario Galaxyesque

I'm afraid it may fall into the mid 80's once all the reviews are in

That's where Mario Kart Wii ended up (82) and it still sold 30 million copies. That's a blockbuster. Mario Galaxy didn't even sell 10 million. Still a blockbuster, but... yeah. Not sure there's any correlation there.

People love Mario Kart and it'll push some people over the edge to get a WiiU. That, plus the bundle and free game deal, will definitely push hardware sales. It'll never be enough, though. If they ONLY sell 15 million WiiUs because of Mario Kart, they're just never coming back, right?

#9 Posted by fishpockets (122 posts) -
@Jaysonguy said:

This and Smash are the only two games this year for the Wii U

These needed to be blockbuster games that were Mario Galaxyesque

I'm afraid it may fall into the mid 80's once all the reviews are in

The Galaxy games never sold as much as Mario Kart Wii did.

Mario Kart is a system seller with long legs and it has better reviews right now than MKWii did.

#10 Posted by wiifan001 (18458 posts) -

Score on MC is now 88 (44), down from 89 (33) last night

#11 Posted by KBFloYd (14522 posts) -

i dont think review scores have any correlation to sales...

gamespot gave it an 8 but the video review is nothing but gushing praise for the game. we'll see.

#12 Posted by Master_Of_Fools (1406 posts) -

I expect Gamespot to give it a 7/10.

#13 Edited by FFCYAN (4954 posts) -

@wiifan001 said:

Score on MC is now 88 (44), down from 89 (33) last night

How disgusting, those scores. Jaysonguy is right, Nintendo is in big trouble.

But seriously, if the scores were higher, it wouldn't stop his silly anti-Nintendo rhetoric.

#14 Posted by BattleSpectre (6706 posts) -

8/10 on Gamespot. Seems fair.