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Mario Kart 8

May 30, 2014 - Wii U

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Critic Reviews for Mario Kart 8

Video game players are familiar with the law of diminishing returns. Even as new entries in a series tirelessly improve upon their predecessors, our interest nevertheless wanes; with games, improved is somehow less exciting than new. Mario Kart 8 is a rare thing, then: the best entry in a series and the most exciting yet.

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Mario Kart 8 is a fun kart racer that uses gravity-defying tracks and better item balance to build a better game.

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The best Mario Kart has ever been, with a near perfect blend of features and frequently astonishing visuals – despite some unnecessary repetition in track settings.

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Mario Kart 8 is a slick and gorgeous-looking kart racer that's perfectly solid but not always as exciting or addictive as we've come to expect from the series.

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Mario Kart remains pure fun, and it's never been better

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Mario Kart 8 doesn't mess with the formula much, but it left me smiling

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Mario Kart 8 shifts its focus from chaotic weapons to precise driving, and that makes this one of the most rewarding entries in the series.

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Excellent new courses and spectacular visuals go a long way toward negating the sense of over-familiarity that comes part and parcel with all things Mario Kart.

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