I just hope that this doesn't signal the end of true 2D Mario platformers. There's still a place for a Nintendo designed platformer with a world map, a cohesive set of levels, difficulty that isn't all over the place, etc.
This is a great complement, but hardly supplants the traditional 2D Mario platformer. So with any luck, it will drive Nintendo to innovate instead of the fairly lazy efforts that we've seen with the NSMB franchise.
I don't even know that I want every such release to include a level editor, since I don't want Nintendo to feel tied to the somewhat restricted level editor we'd likely be using. There's got to be some stuff that they'd like to do, but feel like implementing it in an intuitive editing program for the end-user would over-complicate matters.
Originally Posted by Marafice Eye
I like it quite a bit. There's some things missing from it ( like checkpoints in SMW levels, as well as slopes) but the sheer amount of levels that have already been created is insane.
Hopefully DLC will rectify some stuff like slopes, a mid-level checkpoint system, and fill in the many gaps for enemies (I believe that less than half of what Super Mario World has is included here, for an example).
Originally Posted by NODES
This is just my personal opinion but I for one cannot believe we have to pay for a glorified Mario paint, to me this signals laziness on Nintendo's behalf. Why should we (Nintendo) make another Mario game just let them(customer) do it.
I know anything Mario = $$$ but are we that gullible?
Beyond some neat nods to Mario Paint here and there, this really has absolutely nothing to do with it.
You're paying for a brand new 2D Super Mario Brothers platformer with a selection of professionally designed levels, an amazingly intuitive level editor that has few weaknesses (Two big ones of which have already been mentioned), and a virtually endless supply of user-created content that has already yielded many amazing levels.
It's hardly an early 1990's paint program modernized for the Wii U. I wish it had a similar music editor though, since it's amazing what people can do with Mario Paint's primitive capabilities.