This picture says it all:
When a game can produce “the smile” (parents of young kids will know what I mean by “the smile”), it is okay in my book.
A lot of Mario Kart was played this weekend. It was played by kids 5 years old and 65 years old. Everyone had a great time. They say Nintendo has “dumbed down” Mario Kart for the Wii. They’re wrong. They didn’t dumb anything down. They distilled an already great game to its essence and made it accessible to the masses.
This is not a bad thing.
Nat and I will have more Mario Kart thoughts later.
(Look how much concentration this game takes!)