Last month, as I was feeling sad because the new tracks were getting released for Mario Kart 8 and I didn’t have access to my Wii U (it was sent by sea from Japan), I broke down and picked up Mario Kart 7 for 3DS (the fact that it was on sale was further incentive). It’s a great game, and I’ve been having a blast playing it, but it really hit me when I finally did get my Wii U again and went back to playing MK8, and was again blown away by how beautiful a game it is.
This sure is an interesting game, with really neat use of touch on the Vita, tons of great ideas, and a unique aesthetic. But as much I’m enjoying playing it, I do have a big issue with any sequence that demands the use of 2 fingers at the same time – like moving forward and then controlling the balloon separately, to avoid obstacles. It’s incredibly awkward, which makes it a drag whenever you have to deal with it. But everything else is just so great, and I can’t wait to see what this team does next.