Nintendo’s latest Mario Kart title has been awarded Wii U game of the year by US gaming publication GameSpot. The site says it was torn between the excellent Bayonetta 2 and Super Smash Bros, but thought Mario Kart 8 deserved the accolade based on internal team votes. Here’s why they chose Mario Kart 8.
Mario Kart has been around for a long time, but with every game, Nintendo adds new features that bring players back, and it’s no different with the latest entry. Mario Kart 8 does what a Mario Kart game should do: control well and facilitate fun and challenging competitive play. It also delivers many wonderful new tracks, and though it may be hard to detect the change at first, it prioritizes racing skill over reliance on items, blue shells be damned. There are few games that offer endless appeal, but Mario Kart 8 is one of them. If you can only pick one game to own for the Wii U, there’s no question: it must be Mario Kart 8.
Thanks, Shuhei Yoshida
Bayonetta 2 would be my first choice, then Mario Kart 8, but it’s still a great choice.
Agree with gamespot !! Even though I love bayonetta2 if I only could get one game it would be mk8 no doubt! But bayo is at number two and smash in 3 !
Yeah while I do agree that Mario Kart 8 is a great game I certainly thought that Bayonetta 2 or Smash Bros was more deserving of the award but then again I can see why some people would think that Mario Kart 8 was GOTY material. The very affordable DLC adds a lot of depth and longetivity to an already fun and well crafted game. I honestly think if Bayonetta 2 or Smash Bros would’ve had some sort of DLC in place, either one of those games would have won over MK8 but hey that’s just me
Bayo 2 still better than mario anyday…
How about this one: Both are great in their own ways.
Original, excellent Bayonetta 2 >>>>>> Dog shit >>>>>> iPhone >>>>>>>>>>> Faggot Kart 8
What? This text is confusing.
Wrong all over
Bayonetta 2 is the best game on wii u i played in 2014 hands down,such an amazing game and lots of funThose who didnt buy it are missing.
Mario Kart could of been GOTY for me, and a perfect game if it had a proper battle mode. The game is still Amazing and a lot of fun though.
Yeah couldnt agree more,battle mode suck so much.I hope they just delete those stage selection and alow us to a free download of proper stages.
That would be welcomed.
Mario rehash faggot Kart 8
Kid grow the hell up 😒
Let me drown you with my cum down your throat bitch
Thats pretty gay for someone who used the word faggot 😅
Im gay so that threat doesnt bother me 😅😅😅
Lick my ass
Ew no thanks closet case i have taste 😳
You’re feeding him, plus he has no intelligence. You’re wasting your time, man
Yeah your right. its my nature to respond sadly ahh blame my genes 😅
Closeted human male homosexuals with the desire of engaging in primitive rituals just like their human male heterosexual counterparts…
Alot of “straight” guys are 😅
Anyways after december 25th im beating you at smash commander!!!
Pfft my training was complete on the 3ds version 😉
That was only training for the real training…
Pikachu or toon link will still beat your ass 😉
Ignore the trolls. XD They’re children with no future ambitions in their tiny minds and hands beside playing adult-make-believe games to seem like adults without the slightest clue of what maturity is.
Why wont my posts send im trying to reply 😢
Yeah i should ignore it an so true haha 😅
Either the troll idiot blocked you or the website is acting up.
U mad brother?
I aint mad about stupid kids being stupid online for fun and charades of acting like “adults”
you’d let any stranger do that to you without it bothering you?
Yes Nintendo! 😄 well deserved
And I’m shocked, coming from GameSpot who are always biased and hateful towards Nintendo.
They gave Super Mario Galaxy 2 a 10
Please do your research, it is against the law of the holy N not to know certain things…
Coming from GameSpot, I dont believe 1/4 of the BS they say and same goes for IGNorant.com
Still does’t deny their 10/10 for SMG2…
And yes, they will forever be enemies of the empire…
Enemies of the Empire, but in the end they all show respect.
I know its all damage control.
Bayonetta 2 is the best one imo. But then again im like the only one on this universe who doesnt get whats so cool about MK anyway, always preferred DiddyKongRacing.
#teamdiddy over #teammk !
There is nothing “cool” about Mario Kart, it’s called FUN…
Smash is better
Same here. I think it has better replay value and it has more content packed.
I think the excellent DLC definitely cemented MK8 as my favourite game of the year. I’ve put hours and hours into that game and I feel like I’ve barely even started.
What? It’s smash. No contest. Bayo=porn, it’s not meaningful. Ya’ll are very misguided. There is no contest as simple as that. Thats all there is to it.
Wow, talk about ignorance… Bayo = porn lol
It’s a derpy turtle, it’s living back in year 67 million BC…
Now that’s just stupid. lol Bayonetta = porn? Softcore porn maybe but not even close. lol
It’s not even casual nudity…
Not even rate PG nude.
lol Porn involves sexual activity. Last time I checked, I wasn’t using Bayonetta to have sex with any of the angels or demons.
I agree. Bayonetta 2 and Smash is nice, but I will always come back to Mario Kart.
Mk8 is filled with eye Candy.
At least it’s not like Ryse: Eye Candy that plays like shit which is what the “next generation” gaming is trying to be except Nintendo doing its own thing. lol
And why are you bringing up other consoles when it has absolutely nothing to do with them?
LMAO Okay. Did I, AT ANY POINT, mentioned another console name? lol
Okay buddy, let’s rephrase that for you.
Do you have to put down, and include by heavy implication, other non-Nintendo games?
You said I shouldnt bring up other CONSOLES in a conversation.
I must ask again, did I ever mentioned another CONSOLE name or a name of a VIDEO GAME? XD
You implied other consoles by saying they only focus on graphics this generation and you did mention a game that is not on the Wii U. Ryse.
Which is in fact and sadly, true. Idiots buy and judge consoles/games for graphical power. Nothing else. Why you think BS con games like Destiny and Watchdogshit did so “well”? Because morons can’t tell from good/bad games anymore. They rather just burn their wallets and pretend they’re enjoying it and that its a good value when clearly its not and they keep falling for it like retards (UK) especially when it comes to COD every goddamn year.
COD sales have been reported to be lower this year
Good. Let that POS continue to die slowly and pitifully.
MK8 will never be as good as Zoo Race though.
check my combo in ssb4
Weren’t there a lot of fanboys saying gamespot was biased against nintendo? lol.
Anyways, I prefer smash over mk anyday but its definately fun.
They still are, this doesn’t change anything…
Whoever changed their minds are hypocrites and deserving of decimation at once…
Hey man you never know they might finally start seeing the light from the holy N as you might say!
I agree. Mario Kart 8 is simply the best game on Wii U. Don’t get me wrong. I love Smash Bros, 3D World and loads more Wii U titles but none of them compares to the quality of Mario Kart 8!
The nerd twins never seem to stop waging war against each other…
How’s this war? It’s providing rewards to those who subscribe to their memberships.
Surely you can gaze deeper than that?…
Nope, I’m enjoying the free games they give me every month :)
Bayonetta 2 is mine
“it prioritizes racing skill over reliance on items”
My ass. I love Mario Kart 8, it’s a great game (not worth GOTY this year imo), but if you think it’s anything but the old, annoyingly cheap ass randomness Mario Kart is known for, you’re wrong. I played a race yesterday and got hit with 2 blue shells, 2 lightning strikes, and of course the mandatory ten billion blooper ink squirts. Everything just happens faster in this game, but it’s still just as random and luck based.
You know you can turn off items… Right?
But not online sadly in regular matches
“blue shells be damned”
Although I prefer Smash over Kart I do have to admit that the MK8 online matches always ran without a hick for me as appose to the Smash matches. I always had 1 laggy as match every 5 matches, hell even to this day.
Plus the only “bad” mode in MK8 was Battle Mode, but that one comes down to preference because actually liked it. Smash tour was just a bad idea, a board game added to a fighting game is just a bad fucking idea.
i think what game to get should up to the individual gamer not some publication ;)
but yeah MK8 is my game of the year (not just on wii u but overall) aswell
wouldn’t want to miss it for any other game out there
But that’s what a publication is for. To provide recommendations to the individual gamer.
“If you can only pick one game to own for the Wii U, there’s no question: it must be Mario Kart 8.”
that’s not a recommendation, that’s close to being a command
They obviously aren’t being serious…
of course not, but they’re making it look as if there was no other game that could compete with MK8 in a gamers mind
i’m sure there’s many who prefer other games on the console
But it’s their opinion, haha
so? still makes that statement from gamespot look stupid
How is it stupid? It’s their opinions. Can’t stand an opinion? Too bad
i’ve noticed quite often that there seems to be a lot of misunderstanding with internet mooks like yourself about how to express an *opinion*
i’ll give you a hint
saying something like
“If you can […] there’s no question: it must be […]”
is not the way to do it ;)
forgot to mention: i said that the way they stated their opinion is stupid, not that their opinion is
read properly next time
It’s an English term dude, you seem to have taken their sentences a little too seriously
“still makes that statement from gamespot look stupid”
i don’t know how often i have to explain that i have not misunderstood their sentence
but that doesn’t change the fact that they still didn’t state it as an opinion
Hot damn you don’t understand English phrases do you?
i wasn’t the one who blew this out of proportion
i’ve had 3 people reply to me arguing over my comment, that’s ridiculous
you seem to be very upset about gamespot being misunderstood here
do you understand pointed remarks, usually indicated by a wink or something similar? ;)
i’m well aware that they weren’t actually commanding people to buy MK8, how could they, but with their “phrase” they’re making it look as if there was no alternative for gamers while in truth the wii u has quite a few games that are just as good as MK8
Who’s arguing with you? It’s just normal conversation which you seen to have taken aggressively
how is “arguing” not a coversation?
not to mention that some of the responses i got were plain silly
“How is it stupid? It’s their opinions. Can’t stand an opinion? Too bad”
that guy couldn’t even read properly, i never criticized their opinion
feel like keeping this one going do you?
fine by me ;)
You’re proving my point that you take everything aggressively lol
Only because Bayo and Smash will be GOTY! :p
well i think they pretty much just elected MK8 to be their GOTY
no doubt other publications will pick either smash or bayonetta as their GOTY though
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Wow…No Smash in 3ds or Wii U….Alright.
Bayonetta could never compare to any game that stars Mario. NEVER.
Smash Bros will always be my number 1, but damn… Mario Kart kept me busy for WEEKS. So much, fun, so much Rage and passion.
Best Mario Kart to date.
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Those kind of comments happen a lot, actually. It’s just spam but in paragraph form.
My GOTY would be Hyrule Warriors with Bayonetta 2 coming in a close second. I haven’t gone a single week without playing Hyrule Warriors since getting it on digital on Day 1.
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