Popular online gaming publication Destructoid has decided to award Mario Kart 7 an extremely disappointing five out of ten. Jim Sterling who reviewed that game states that the series needs a severe shake-up and labels the game lethargic and mundane. Thankfully other publications don’t share Jim’s borderline trolling opinions.
Mario Kart 7 is as derivative as a game can get, and while we pour scorn on so many other games for rehashing themselves, something tells me this will get a free pass from many critics and gamers. That strikes me as ironic since Mario Kart 7 is the one game I’d hold up as the least deserving of any kind of leniency. It being an unadventurous and predictable retread, however, is only half of Mario Kart 7‘s problem. The other half is the fact that it’s a lethargic and mundane game, easily outpaced by games that could be considered knock-offs of the formula Nintendo itself perfected.