Super Mario Galaxy vs Super Mario 3D World? (graphics)

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Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (8420 posts) 3 years, 11 months ago

Poll: Super Mario Galaxy vs Super Mario 3D World? (graphics) (61 votes)

Super Mario Galaxy 15%
Super Mario 3D World 85%

I think SMG looks better.

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#1 Edited by madsnakehhh (16230 posts) -

Lol, you honestly think SMG looks better graphics wise?

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#2 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (8420 posts) -

@madsnakehhh said:

Lol, you honestly think SMG looks better graphics wise?

Am I blind? :(

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#3 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

SMG 1 and 2, from what I've played, vs what I've seen from SM3DW, looks more colorful and creative

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#4 Posted by Samus3D (1953 posts) -

3D World looks much more vibrant and detailed.

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#5 Posted by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -

I'm… not really seeing much difference. Maybe it's the really small windows? I dunno.

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#6 Edited by dino7c (484 posts) -

3D world looks better...the galaxy art style is great but its not HD and it makes all the difference

Now if they were to make an HD version of galaxy that would look amazing (cough dolphin cough) Its tougher to tell from an online video but if you are looking at it on a TV in front of you 3D world looks a million times better. Trust me I have them both

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#7 Edited by Shottayouth13- (7013 posts) -

SM3DW by miles. It looks better than any PS4/X1 game too.

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#8 Posted by Vaasman (12861 posts) -

In action, 3d world is much better in pure technical graphics. This video does a poor job showing it, but there is more clarity and detail in 3d world, and it's running at 720p compared to Galaxy running at 480p.

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#9 Edited by dino7c (484 posts) -

@Shottayouth13- said:

SM3DW by miles. It looks better than any PS4/X1 game too.

you mean it plays better, come on now

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#10 Posted by madsnakehhh (16230 posts) -

@93BlackHawk93 said:

@madsnakehhh said:

Lol, you honestly think SMG looks better graphics wise?

Am I blind? :(

Only judging that video, SM3DW looks perhaps a little bit more detailed, but as someone who owns both Galaxy games and have seen 3D on a retailer demo, the diference in pure graphics, is huge.

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#11 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (4965 posts) -

Definitely Super Mario 3D World. Both are beautiful though.

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#12 Edited by DarthBilf (1357 posts) -

3D World clearly looks better. For a 2007 Wii game however, SMG was a graphical stunner.

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#14 Posted by Merex760 (4381 posts) -

Yeah I also think 3D World looks better. For what SMG was though, no HD and all, it still looks great.

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#15 Posted by beerm_basic (2488 posts) -

If you think smg looks better you need glasses :/

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#16 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (8420 posts) -

@beerm_basic said:

If you think smg looks better you need glasses :/

I in fact am using glasses. lol

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#17 Edited by VendettaRed07 (14012 posts) -

The Art Design in Galaxy, is superior. However, there's really no contest in terms of graphical quality. The lighting, texture work, draw distance, are all massively improved. Plus the resolution makes it night and day when playing on an hdtv.

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#18 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11185 posts) -

the Super Mario Galaxy games looked great, but Mario 3D World is at a whole different level of beautiful IMHO

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#20 Edited by thedork_knight (1739 posts) -

best next gen game, its the standard to beat now

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#21 Posted by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

3d world looks better but galaxy had a more interesting ambiance

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#22 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (8420 posts) -

@TheGuardian03 said:

3DW of course.

Looking it now, I change my opinion. :P

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#23 Edited by Meinhard1 (6790 posts) -

What that comparison doesn't really show is how bad jaggies were for the Galaxy series.

Visually, I'm leaning a bit towards the art style of the Galaxy games. Overall though, 3D World is not only more visually smooth, but uses a ton of different effects.

In some ways 3D World is visually better than any console title last gen -- its minimalism means that everything that is rendered is smooth and with great texture. (While Uncharted 2 is more technically impressive and will turn more heads, the discerning eye can see tons of flaws.)

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#24 Edited by deactivated-57d8401f17c55 (7221 posts) -

I shit you not, but resolution and detail aside, Galaxy looks much better. It's so much more vibrant and colorful and , 3D world looks soft, and the lighting while impressive is unnatural. The whole game is just... flashy. Nintendo's taking cue's from games on the Ps3 and 360 with these graphics.

If they make a traditional 3D game on Wii U, I hope they go the galaxy route and make it clean and vibrant, I can't imagine how good it'd look.

Don't get me wrong, 3D world still looks good, and at least it's different.

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#25 Posted by Chrome- (1721 posts) -

SMW3D the galaxy games were a jag fest if you played them on an HDTV.

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#26 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9263 posts) -

@VendettaRed07 said:

The Art Design in Galaxy, is superior. However, there's really no contest in terms of graphical quality. The lighting, texture work, draw distance, are all massively improved. Plus the resolution makes it night and day when playing on an hdtv.

I don't even agree that the art design is better in Galaxy. It's basically the same in both games, but 3D World is at a higher resolution with much better effects.

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#27 Edited by YearoftheSnake5 (9113 posts) -

You have to be daft to think that SMG looks better.

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#28 Posted by APiranhaAteMyVa (3704 posts) -

SM3DW looks much better graphically not even a contest.

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#29 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

if Galaxy were HD they both would look nearly the same.

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#30 Edited by deactivated-57d8401f17c55 (7221 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000 said:

@VendettaRed07 said:

The Art Design in Galaxy, is superior. However, there's really no contest in terms of graphical quality. The lighting, texture work, draw distance, are all massively improved. Plus the resolution makes it night and day when playing on an hdtv.

I don't even agree that the art design is better in Galaxy. It's basically the same in both games, but 3D World is at a higher resolution with much better effects.

Except for the last part that's not even remotely true, they look totally different in favor of galaxy.

I mean they're both Mario so they're going to look similar, but the softness and lighting in 3D world make it look distinctive.

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#31 Edited by pc-ps360 (3462 posts) -

@93BlackHawk93: u cant even compare them 3d world is much better. if u have both games and play each and u will see. even tho mario galxy 2 is beautiful but it is not hd. 3d world is more colorful and much sharper. tho i prefer galaxy 2 as a game but still 3d world is outstanding and one of the best coop games out there in all systems.

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#32 Posted by PsychoLemons (3158 posts) -

The comparison is a little unfair.

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#33 Edited by AznbkdX (4175 posts) -

SM3DW. No contest. The game has a whole lot more graphical details in comparison.

It does have some funny lighting in areas, but my god that art style is just great.

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#34 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

Uh obviously Super Mario 3D World. The artstyle in both games is great, 3d World has the benefit of better textures and resolution and stuff though.

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#35 Edited by AcidTango (1300 posts) -

In terms of graphics it's 3D World. You can tell for one example that the grass is better detailed then in Galaxy.

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#36 Edited by REVOLUTIONfreak (18392 posts) -

I'd agree with just about everyone that 3D World technically looks better, but Galaxy is more visually stimulating. It's actually a testament to how hard they pushed the Wii hardware with that game.

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#37 Posted by AznbkdX (4175 posts) -

@REVOLUTIONfreak said:

I'd agree with just about everyone that 3D World technically looks better, but Galaxy is more visually stimulating. It's actually a testament to how hard they pushed the Wii hardware with that game.

I like 3DW a bit better because it just looks so right to me. I can totally see where you are coming from though.

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#38 Posted by chocolate1325 (33009 posts) -

Well of course 3D World looks better it's on a HD system for goodness sakes but Super Mario Galaxy in every other area is a vastly superior game.

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#39 Posted by AznbkdX (4175 posts) -

@chocolate1325: Have you played it? Just wondering.

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#40 Edited by chocolate1325 (33009 posts) -

No I don't own a Wii U and I have no plans in getting one. In fact Super Mario Galaxy is one of my favourite games of all time I doubt 3D World would topple it.

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#41 Posted by hiphops_savior (8424 posts) -

Ever compared watching a Disney film on DVD to Blu-ray? Yeah, that's the difference in quality.

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#42 Edited by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -

A tiny video in 720p isn't going to show off 3D world very well considering it's a 1080p game that runs at 60fps. And Mario has always had a clean visual look, the only way they can really add to the image is through really small details that you obviously won't see in such a small window.

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#43 Posted by foxhound_fox (96552 posts) -

You must be playing it on a SDTV or not using proper HD cables (component or HDMI). Shit's fucking gorgeous. SMG is fantastic for a Wii game, but it's not even in the same league technically.

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#44 Posted by foxhound_fox (96552 posts) -
@chocolate1325 said:

No I don't own a Wii U and I have no plans in getting one. In fact Super Mario Galaxy is one of my favourite games of all time I doubt 3D World would topple it.

"I know it won't be better despite never having played it".

Solid logic.

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#45 Edited by SpiderLuke (716 posts) -

Are you confusing graphics with overall innovation and design? I mean, if Galaxy were in HD at 60 fps then maybe yes, but I would say in terms of "graphics" that World wins.

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#46 Posted by Supabul (4266 posts) -

SMG would look close enough in HD, so Nintendo we want SMG 1&2 HD collection

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#47 Edited by DJ_Headshot (6427 posts) -

Super Mario World is far superior graphically galaxy looks good to but you can't truly compare them there a gen apart. And unless its side by side in real time not a compressed youtube video with a small section devoted to each you haven't truly compared them. Not to mention most people would only be able to play mario galaxy in SD on there HDTV further degrading the quality when you compared the two.

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#48 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (29547 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

if Galaxy were HD they both would look nearly the same.

without all the bloom.

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#49 Edited by iambatman7986 (2450 posts) -

For the most part 3d world looks better. The water in 3d world blows galaxy's water away. Either way it will look better than those videos because 3d world is in hd while that youtube video is highly compressed. Galaxy is still a beautiful game though.

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#50 Posted by chocolate1325 (33009 posts) -

Nintendo will probably do HD Collections now to push the sales of the Wii U now.