Gaming Legend Masahiro Sakurai Praises Marvel's Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder as "Masterpieces"
In a display of admiration, renowned game designer Masahiro Sakurai, best known for creating the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. series, has showered praise on two blockbuster titles that recently graced the gaming world - Marvel's Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Both games, despite their vastly different styles and platforms, have earned the distinguished title of "masterpieces" from Sakurai himself.
Sakurai's declaration came via a translated tweet, just four days after the worldwide release of these highly anticipated games. His only critique was that both games were launched on the same day, forcing him to split his time between these remarkable experiences.
Marvel's Spider-Man 2: Scaling New Heights
Marvel's Spider-Man 2, developed by Insomniac Games, is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed Spider-Man series. Sakurai praised its dynamic gameplay, intricate storytelling, and the sheer enjoyment it provides. The game offers around 15 hours of captivating content through its main storyline alone, not to mention the numerous engaging side activities that can easily extend your playtime. Sakurai's approval adds to the chorus of acclaim the game has received since its release.
Spider-Man 2 has solidified its place as the top-rated game in the Spider-Man franchise, with an impressive Metacritic score of 90, including the PC remaster of the original. Even when considering previous Spider-Man titles, it remains the pinnacle of the series. On the other hand, Super Mario Bros. Wonder has reignited the passion of Mario fans worldwide, and Sakurai's endorsement further cements its status as a standout entry in the long-running franchise.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder: A Platforming Triumph
Super Mario Bros. Wonder, on the other hand, marks the latest addition to Nintendo's iconic platforming franchise. With his close ties to Nintendo, Sakurai had a deeper connection to this game. It seamlessly combines the trademark accessibility of the Super Mario series with a mastery of platforming gameplay, making it a truly remarkable addition to the franchise.
The fact that both of these diverse games earned the same label of "masterpiece" from someone as respected in the industry as Sakurai is a testament to their quality. While these titles offer vastly different experiences, they are currently standing out as two of the best games of the year.
As gamers eagerly anticipate the end-of-year Game of the Year awards, Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder are expected to be formidable contenders. With the backing of a developer who has produced two highly successful franchises, the term "masterpiece" isn't thrown around lightly, making it clear that these titles are not to be missed by any serious gamer.