Super Mario Galaxy for Wii is one of the best games this generation in my humble opinion and it’s one of those games I wont ever forget playing or completing.
I was told by a friend today (02/11/2012) that Super Mario Galaxy is now the highest rated game ever. So I decided to do some investigating and found that GameRankings had indeed now listed it as the highest rated game. Are you being serious?
GameRankings works by pulling together as many review sources as it can to choose where it sits in the ratings. Super Mario Galaxy got an average review score of 97.64% which just beat The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time which held the number one position with an average review score of 97.63% and at number three sits Super Mario Galaxy 2 with an average review score of 97.35%.
Don’t get me wrong Super Mario Galaxy is a really good game but to say its the highest rated game ever is madness. I can understand a game like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time being the number one because it influenced and changed the way we play games forever. I am not saying Super Mario Galaxy didn’t influence games but to the extent The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has?
Highest rated games in my opinion should be games that have made an impact on the gaming world by setting new standerds and breaking into new territories. If you check out most of the top 30 list on GameRankings you will see that this is the case. If I review a game I take into account everything from originality to concept and beyond but I have noticed in recent times that a lot of review sites miss out these important factors and a lot of reviews seem flat.
Another thing to note about GameRankings is that it has pulled in more review sources than that of the number 2 game on the list, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I am sure that if I was to dig around hard enough I would find more review sources for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time or other games for that matter that would score higher than Super Mario Galaxy.
I’m not saying Super Mario Galaxy is bad by any means but I am saying that It does not deserve the top spot. A game that has rewritten the gaming world like Minecraft would be a game I would be expecting to see at the top.
A lot of websites and people seem to get confused with the concept of highest rated. Highest rated game ever does not mean the best game ever, yet many people claim this is now the best game ever.
Now you have heard my rant on this and why it gets under my skin what do you make of this and what game do you believe should be the highest rated game?