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IGN Editors Address Why Mario And Luigi Was Left Off Top 25 3DS List, Call Game Boring

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A panel of IGN editors have released a new Nintendo Voice Chat and video in which they address the concern of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team being left off of their new list of the 25 best 3DS games. At about 7 minutes, they begin to discuss the reasoning behind their choice to exclude the game, saying that they found it “boring” and that the game contained a great deal of text that was condescending at times.

The voice chat also discusses each editor’s choices for the five best games on 3DS, as well as Aonuma’s recent comments about a possible Majora’s Mask remake. Topping IGN’s list of 25 3DS titles were Super Mario 3D Land, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Do you agree with IGN’s comments about Mario & Luigi: Dream Team? Let us know in the comments if it would have made your own personal top 25.

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      1. 5. Code of Princess
        4. Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon
        3. Kid Icarus Uprising
        2. Shin Megami Tensei IV
        1. Fire Emblem Awakening

    1. Did the whole world unanimously say that it was? I don’t like Fire Emblem and I don’t think it’s the best, IMO. I do agree that it’s a great game… it’s just not for me (and many others, I assume.)

    2. Disagreed, it started becoming a drag after a while, but it’s not necessarily bad. I liked previous ones better though, like Partners in Time. I love Baby Mario’s ”GOO GOOOO!” when a baby battle starts.

  1. Nah, the game is pretty damn great! Their list was stupid and wrongly arranged. NSMB2 listed higher than the like of Revelations, Kid icarus, Mario Kart 7… Colors 3D an art application was on the list *sigh*. Seemed like they hadn’t thought it out very well…

      1. How about I make you a warm glass of shut the hell up!?

        It’s perfectly reasonable to call someone elses opinion stupid if it seems stupid to you. The KKK’s opinion on racism is fucking stupid for example…

        IGN’s 3DS top 25 list was pretty stupid and poorly arranged, and i’m pretty sure most hardcore 3DS owners will agree with me.

          1. If he is a social reject then I can’t imagine how much worse you are…

            Atleast we are in a site dedicated to something we like…

            Even our “trash” seems to be more entertaining to you Sonyans or Xbots than your own dedicated sites…

            1. Lol, coming from the degenerate who spends his time pretending he’s a Nintendo robot commando. You aren’t a Nintendo fan, you’re just a blind drone following whatever Reggie and Iwata tell you without question.

              1. So in other words you are a typical Anti-Nintendo zealot defined by:

                Blindness, Hate and Lost…

            2. Well I’m a Nintendo Fan and I still agree to Adarazz. Calling other’s opinions stupid is childish, and shows a lack of social skills.

              I personally like NSMB2 much more than Revelations and Kid Icarus, the second one being way overrated in my eyes. MK7 should have been higher on the list though. But, as we say in German:

              “Jedem das Seine” (think it is “to each his own” in english?)

              1. I know but he has proven himself to be an Anti-Nintendo one several times before that’s why we need to “attack”…

                Anyway yes indeed it is the correction expression…

                It’s in german right?…

            1. Why? It’s wasn’t funny or witty in the slightest.

              Anyway, you’re not a real Nintendo fan, you’re just a corporate cocksucker.

              1. I understand that it was a little childish to call someones opinion stupid, but you really shouldn’t let it bother you enough to call him a c***sucker. IGN doesn’t really care about what one person says on the internet and neither should you.

        1. Or a glass of acid…

          Anyway, why should we listen to the Ignorant Squad anyway?…

          We all know they have this agenda to hate our empire no matter what…

          In the near future our empire and the hundreds of devoted Indie Tribes as allies will retake our power and destroy the non gamers, media worshippers and NSA loving zealots for all eternity!

          1. You call people who play Microsoft or Sony’s consoles “Xbots” and “Sonyans”, yet say you will destroy the “non-gamers”. A true gamer would realize there are great games on many consoles and platforms. To believe otherwise is ignorant.

        2. but since the invention of the internet everything is SOMEONES OPINION

          were does opinion end and fact start THIS BASIC LEVEL INTELLIGENCE has been lost you kids today are fucking social network reality tv brain washed goofs

          example of a fact being called a opinion

          ONLY WIIU IS NEXT GEN A ENGINEER WOULD SAY YES I AGREE A FUCKING DUMB FUCK FACEBOOK USER WOULD SAY THAT’S YOUR OPINION

          ENGINEERING FACT WIIU DOES THINGS THE OTHER TWO SIMPLE CANNOT DO THERE FOR ITS THE NEXT GEN SYSTEM TO MATCH OR BEAT BUT BOTH PS4 AND XBONE FAIL TO MATCH OR MEET ITS CAPABILITY’S

          THERE FOR I HAVE PROVEN A ENGINEERING FACT ONLY WIIU IS NEXT GEN

          BUT A MORON WOULD START CRYING AND SAY BUT THATS JUST YOUR OPINION

          OR MESSI IS THE BEST PLAYER ON EARTH AND THE BEST SINCE DIEGO MARADONA

          A IDIOT WOULD CRY OUT THATS YOUR OPINION THERES NO OPINION BEING EXPRESSED >>>>FACT<<<< MESSI IS BEST AND BEST SINCE MARADONA

          RONALDO IS A FANCY BOY COCK SUCKER WITH A CHILDISH SONMY LIKE SILLY MARKETING NAME CR7 LOL AT CHILDISH MARKETING LIES

          MESSI DOESNT CALL HIM SELF LM 10 FFS

          THE INTERNET IS TO BLAME FOR THIS DUMBING DOWN OF BRAINS

          EVERYTHING ON EARTH ISNT JUST OPINION SOMETHINGS HAVE TO BE FACTS IF EVERYTHING WAS JUST OPINION THEN I COULD GO OUT RAPE AND MURDER CHILDREN WEN IM ARRESTED JUST SHRUG MY SHOULDERS AND SAY ITS ONLY YOUR OPINION WHAT I DO IS WRONG

          GET IT

          NOW DROP THIS HIDING BEHIND THE WORD OPINION LIKE A SCARED BITCH BEHIND A SHIELD

    1. You might want to watch that NVC. They discussed their reasoning and personal lists. It was actually worth watching and they provided some interesting insight to the creation of the lists.

  2. To be honest, I’m not sure Super Mario 3D Land should claim the top spot. To me it was a very easy and dull game. In fact, of the main series games it’s probably one of my least favorites.

    1. Same here. Super Mario 3D Land didn’t feel exciting or special in any way. I breezed through that game SO fast.

  3. many reviewers have said it is boring, not just ign. personally I think the whole franchise is boring. I’ll stick to the paper mario series.

      1. I actually liked Sticker Star. FUCK ME RIGHT? On a serious note, my opinion is that the story was bad, I agree, but the boss battles (Gooper Blooper, for example) were really unique. The music also was fantastic, especially the remix of the slider theme from SM64. It’s a handheld game anyways, give it some slack.

      1. The problem with IGN’s list’s is that they are very opinionated. If I was writing a list for top 25 3DS games I would try to think about what everyone else would agree with rather than just my self.

        1. Well, then what would be the point in making the list if you’re aiming to go for everybody else’s opinion.

          It’s IGN’s website. IGN’s list. So it’s IGN’s opinion. You don’t want IGN’s opinion? Don’t go on IGN then.

          1. The list is called ”Top 25 3DS games” by the most popular gaming website on earth. You would think they would try to write a list that, you know…. the millions of readers would agree with.

            Let me give you another example. I personally have a set arrangement for my ”top 25 3ds games”. But If I was working for a site that had millions of viewers, then I would try to write the list as ”our top 25 3DS games” not just my own 1 dimensional opinon.

            To show you what I mean one last time-

            MY top 5 3DS games
            1.Kid icarus uprising
            2.Ocarina of time 3D
            3.Mario 3D land
            4.Fire emblem Awakening
            5.Mario Kart 7

            Right so that’s MY opinionated top 5 3DS games.
            But If I was working for IGN and I had to write a ”top 3DS games list” I would put my own opinion aside and try to imagine what the common opinion would be…. Something like this.

            Top 5 3DS games.

            1.Mario 3D Land
            2.Fire emblem awakening
            3.Animal crossing
            4.Ocarina 3D
            5.Mario kart 7

            1. >You would think they would try to write a list that, you know…. the millions of readers would agree with

              What the fuck is the point in writing anything ever on different sites if you’re only pandering to shitty little fanboys who can’t handle somebody not liking something as much as them? That’s make a journalistic career a lot more depressing, uninteresting and much less in demand.

              There’d be no point in the world having multiple gaming sites if they all had to write the same reviews and the same lists.

              Variety is the spice of life and this sort of shit is subjective. Get the fuck over it.

                  1. Sorry, but their list’s are always, ALWAYS fucking stupid. Every list they do is retarded in some way or another. You know it, I know it.

                1. Your opinion on how IGN should make the list is so stupid it’s actually borderline retarded. I hope no website has mentality like yours when they want to do this kind of list.

              1. I think the top list, is that it’s supposed to be the most popular by >other< people, not only your self. If it's true that Mario 3D land was popular, and IGN was aiming for that purpose, it would make sense.
                It's not good to simply ignore many other people's enjoyment for something like this on a site like IGN. IGN didn't say my top, they said it in the worldwide way. Focusing on the average population and interest.

                And I see for this game, they didn't do that, which I find sad.

                  1. I looked at it, it doesn’t look like that 25 top list is only claiming it’s from there opinion. The way they did it with DT should of been thought about other people mostly. (There article addressed others on some games) If they wanted to do something opinion-personal based, they should of said “Our personal favorite”.

                    But they didn’t I think. And since this is on MyNintendoNews, why?

                    I will say M&L – DT, was based on opinion but they really should of thought about other people like how they did with a lot of other games on lists like this.

                    Yes, lots of tops might have a opinion attached to it, but this one seems a bit too much, of course, we can all disagree with IGN if we want, I’m just saying.

                  2. Hey,there is this thing called education, you should try it and it may dig you out of your own hole. kthxbye.

        2. HAHAhhahahahHAHA! You’re clueless!

          These articles/lists are supposed to be based on opinion.

          “I would try to think about what everyone else would agree with rather than just my self.”
          Yeah good luck with that, buddy.

          1. Let’s say you (Azzhole) worked for IGN. I wouldn’t want to read an article reading your personal best 3DS games. I don’t give a fuck about your 1 in 7 billion taste on all things 3DS games. However, I would enjoy reading what a professional video game journalists believes are the top 25 3DS games. The person who wrote this list could be a fan of shovelware which would render the list totaly useless, therefore the only way the list would be relevant is if it was a list that they thought everyone could agree with.

                1. Sorry to say that you are incorrect Nintedward. You’re asking for a non-biased “top 25” list based off of the majority of consumers? Even the consumers are opinionated… IGN didn’t specify by what standard (if it were to be objective) that the list was created; i.e. by total sales, metacritic (gamer score, which is still opinion), release date, etc. Even then, it wouldn’t be up to your standards which goes back to my main point: a top list is impossible to create without being subjective.

                  Your example of creating even a top 5 is subjective because then it forces the writers to speculate what the majority of gamers prefer over themselves. The best way to deal with writers’ opinions on games and hardware is to not read it. I personally find IGN to be blatantly biased against Nintendo and PC; and blindly supportive of Microsoft and marginally less of Sony. It’s like that in every website.

                  Yes, he was trolling you and it worked, but it doesn’t mean that you were automatically correct.

                  1. I suppose metacritic or any other form of compiled data would be the most accurate way to show a common list…

                    1. Let me guess, they don’t blindly follow Nintendo so they are trolls? Fucking fanboy

        3. “The problem with IGN’s list….”
          That’s just it. It’s IGN’s list…
          They actually sat down for hours and argued about how to make the list. It wasn’t just one guy. It was, I believe, four different reviewers with four different tastes and four different individual lists. They argued about how to order the list before they put it online, and made it something they believed in their own opinion.

          I don’t even see why you’re upset about this when in two months the whole top 5 portion could be completely different. It’s just their opinion at this point in time.

          1. So they decided that Sticker Star deserved a place in the list?

            Paper Mario 64 is rolling in my game collection.

  4. listened to the pod cast the other day, got the impression it was left off not because was boring as such, but rather their was 25 better games that deserved to be on the list and head of dream team.

  5. I’m actually getting a bit tired of these constant new Mario games. I’d say 3D land was ok, and the New Super Mario Bros. are just no good. Luigi’s Mansion 2 was pretty good though.

    1. I would love to see a proper sequel to the original Super Mario series, along with Super Mario 64. New Super Mario Bros. is pathetic (imo). I miss the Nintendo from the 80’s and 90’s. :(

  6. Thats stupid, because last of us starts really really slow and they gave it a 10. Its an excellent game but the beggining is very slow and has little gameplay to it.

  7. I’m a casual gamer, and this is the first platforming game I’ve actually enjoyed. Easy, yes. Handholding, yes. But I actually like it, and have started playing other games now. Once you get past the tutorials, or you skip them, the game moves nicely along.

    I think IGN and a lot of other gaming journalist forget that not everybody is HARD_CORE GMAERZ.

  8. If I made it list, it might be somewhere on it so I don’t completely agree with what they say. But it’s their list, not mine, and I’ll respect the opinions of the people who contributed to the list although it differs to my own opinion.

    ……….Sorry, where you expecting the usual fanboy mouth-foaming from me?

    1. In my opinion, it’s not. Actually, not even close. Don’t try to tell me otherwise. :P I’d also rather not make a Top Ten 3DS Games list until 3DS has been succeeded.

  9. Never played it, but from what I saw it looked boring as hell. Nintendo really needs to take a break from Mario altogether.

    1. Give it a shot, you may like it. Nintendo needs to stop with generic Mario games (SM3DW, NSMB,) and make an epic Mario adventure like Galaxy. Hell, I wouldn’t mind another Mario Strikers game.

  10. I had no idea the opinions of a few editors for a list feature could be newsworthy. This is a silly post.

    1. It’s clickbait. Sickr knows fanboys will rage and cry if someone has a negative OPINION of one of Nintendo’s games.

  11. This is so stupid, complaining about text is like saying “Hey, I hate The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, it has so many text, I could read the bible instead.”. If the text is Navy’s talking then yeah, it’s not great, but if the text is story or gameplay instructions, then not.

  12. I totally agree about the dialogue. I’m playing it right now and at times I find myself screaming at my 3ds wishing it would just shut up and let me play. A real pity as there are so many good things about this game

  13. Well, I shouldn’t listen to the same people who said the 3DS will fail, so yeah, Dream Team is awesome.

  14. 1 – 5:
    Fire Emblem Awakening
    OoT 3D
    New Leaf
    Kid Icarus Uprising
    RE Revelaitons (Lol)

    6 – 10:
    Devil Survivor Overclocked
    Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
    Shin Megami IV
    Castlevania Mirror of Fate
    Virtues Last Reward

    11 – 15:
    Luigi’s Mansion 2
    Code of Princess
    Driver Renegade
    MGS: Snake Eater
    Mario Kart 7

    This list is only my top 15, I enjoy many others. Also, I did not include Virtual Console or Indie titles.

  15. This is very out of context… They said that the part was boring was when there was so much text and dialogue and there wasn’t enough actual gameplay… They said that they really enjoyed the gameplay part of it but there wasn’t enough of it..

  16. I didn’t like the story nearly as much as Bowser’s inside Story. Not nearly as interesting as I thought it would be. Although I REALLY enjoyed this game, it is slow paced.

    1. if you want to play an rpg with a good story…. mario and luigi dont really got one. its more of a simple one but more focused on gameplay. super mario rpg is the closest mario rpg your going to get with a story.

      play chrono trigger or something if you want a more focus on a good story, or the tales games.

      1. Super Mario RPG was a really fun mario game with good humor and a decent story. Disappointing that it’s older and harder to obtain, but something to consider.

        Probably my most favorite Mario game of all time. I can think of a few more that are spectacular, but that one takes the cake for me.

        1. that one too its great and if you want another awesome rpg, try secret of mana. its better than the 2d zeldas for me.

      2. I personally think Paper Mario had a better storyline & character connection. While I prefered Mario RPG’s music, strategy, & some towns more. I also liked Mario Tennis for the GBC, great game that also had rpg elements. Too bad they removed them later.

  17. Ha! What? Dream Team is too boring but Stixker star made the list? Sticker Star brought great shame to the Paper Mario series whereas Dream Team made their action battles even more dynamic and fun.

    I have to officially disagree here.

  18. Once a again the Nintendo biased IGNorant deserves another big fuck you for this. Poorly choice of top 3DS games like NSMB2 gets the top rank and Colors 3D (which is not a fucking game) is on the list too?

    This is exactly why nobody likes nor listens to their shit Nintendo news/reviews anymore.

    1. >Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Skyward Sword gets 10/10’s
      >Gives 3DS games high scores (Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem)

  19. It’s a bit weird how they made a top 25 right before 3 of the best games will be released (Pokemon X, Link Between Worlds, and MH4)

  20. Why’re people even fighting over this? These are the same idiots that included an app on a top 25 game list for the 3DS. Otherwise, I’d be glad to know I’m not the only one who didn’t like M&L:DT.

  21. The editors at IGN sound like just as much jerks as the editors of EGM and GameInformer magazines (which is why I stopped subscribing to them). I’m glad I don’t go to IGN.

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