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I am writting a Research paper on Super Mario galaxy, give me ur input pls!

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  1. newgirl

    newgirl WiiChat Member

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    :ciappa: hello everybody!! well I am hoping to get an insight into the world of Mario. i am writing a research paper and presenting for my american studies class in which i will be discussing its history as well as specific games. If anyone is interested in helping me out, i just need you to reply to a few questions. If you really want to tell me your side as to what drives you to this character and Mario galaxy in particular, i would love to do a one on one interview with more in depth questions. Thank you for your help.

    1. Age and Gender
    2. Would you consider your self a "gamer"/fan of all games related to Mario?
    3.What in particular about Mario Galaxy drew you into the game?
    4.How often and for how long would you say you play video games?
    5. Did mario galaxy meet your expectations?
    6. What would you say to those who consider it a "kiddie" game?


    You don't have to answer all of them, just those you feel comfortable answering. Thank you so much for all who respond, I hope to make this an awsome paper
     
  2. adam1111

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    XD if i wrote a report about a video game in my school i would be the biggest losser in my school!
     
  3. Byuakuya

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    That sounds like a very interesting paper to write. Anyway, here is my input:

    1. Age and Gender
    I am a 20 year old male.
    2. Would you consider your self a "gamer"/fan of all games related to Mario?
    I like playing all kinds of games across many platforms.
    3.What in particular about Mario Galaxy drew you into the game?
    The beautiful visuals and the fact that Mario 64 was a great game.
    4. How often and for how long would you say you play video games?
    I only seem to have around two hours or so to play on certain days.
    5. Did Mario Galaxy meet your expectations?
    Yes. If anything, the game exceeded my expectations.
    6. What would you say to those who consider it a "kiddie" game?
    I am not worried about what others think. Everyone has their own opinion.

    I wish you the best of luck with your paper.
     
  4. CantGetAWii

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    1. Age and Gender
    I am a 15 year old male.
    2. Would you consider your self a "gamer"/fan of all games related to Mario?
    I consider myself a gamer, and a fan of most games related to Mario.
    I don't like all of the sports ones though.
    3.What in particular about Mario Galaxy drew you into the game?
    The way it looked, the new direction it was going and the fact I liked Super Mario 64 and even Super Mario Sunshine.
    4.How often and for how long would you say you play video games?
    Almost every day, for about 2-3 hours.
    5. Did mario galaxy meet your expectations?
    Yes it did, but it also exceeded my expectations.
    6. What would you say to those who consider it a "kiddie" game?
    Don't let ratings fool you, or what people say.
    The game can be tough and too elaborate for kids to play, and even too elaborate to those who say its kiddie as well :D
     
  5. Bigjake52

    Bigjake52 Wii fan Boy till the end

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    1. Age and Gender
    13
    2. Would you consider your self a "gamer"/fan of all games related to Mario?
    Always with nintendo and mario stuff
    3.What in particular about Mario Galaxy drew you into the game?
    for the wii
    4.How often and for how long would you say you play video games?
    13 hrs per day some times on weekends
    5. Did mario galaxy meet your expectations?
    kinda. had to get 120 stars to play as luigi
    6. What would you say to those who consider it a "kiddie" game?
    no
     
  6. RadNad

    RadNad Get The Funk In The Car!

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    1. Age and Gender
    13 years old and Male.
    2. Would you consider your self a "gamer"/fan of all games related to Mario?
    I prefer playing the non-sporty ones...
    3.What in particular about Mario Galaxy drew you into the game?
    It was similar to Mario 64, so it has to be good.
    4. How often and for how long would you say you play video games?
    2-5 hours a day.
    5. Did Mario Galaxy meet your expectations?
    Better than I expected.
    6. What would you say to those who consider it a "kiddie" game?
    Play it first and then decide.
     
  7. Dubb's Wii

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    1. Age and Gender
    I'm a 28 year old Male

    2. Would you consider your self a "gamer"/fan of all games related to Mario?

    I would consider myself a Mario fan although i never owned a N64. Had an NES and SNES and grew up with the old school Mario games in the 80's. I enjoy playing all kinds of games and have owned virtually every system minus N64 & Gamecube.
    3.What in particular about Mario Galaxy drew you into the game?
    The outstanding gameplay and 3D graphics. Pretty much everything about this game.
    4. How often and for how long would you say you play video games?
    Just depends. Some days a few hours, others none at all. Depends on how busy I am.
    5. Did Mario Galaxy meet your expectations?
    Absolutely. This game is way better than I ever expected. I don't think i've ever played a game that makes you smile so much and say, " oooohh, that's pretty cool" as often as this game.
    6. What would you say to those who consider it a "kiddie" game?
    I play games for myself, not anyone else. :wink: This game is a little on the easy side but I play this game for the pure enjoyment and brilliant gameplay and just might go play it right now :lol:
     
  8. TiwazTyrsfist

    TiwazTyrsfist Dubito Ego Sum

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    For Myself
    1. Male 26
    2. I am a gamer, and a Mario Fan
    3. It was shown at the E3 before the launch of the Wii, and billed as the next step in the progression that started with Mario 64 and Mario Sunshine. I liked those, and looked forward to this. Then I played the Demo at Gamestop and was hooked.
    4. I play some video game at least Daily, and generally for no less than 2 hours each day. Often on my days off, I'll play for upwards of 8 hours.
    5. So far, yes it has.
    6. To them I say, "When I became a man, I put away childish things, including the fear of being thought childish, and the over strong desire to be grown up."
    This, being a literary quote, will fly quite over there heads, sadly.
     
  9. Renz

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    Just a quick question/thought. Wouldn't it be better to interview and or question people you come across in a mall instead of doing it over a forum. That way, you can at least back up your findings with actual names of people who you have interviewed and or questioned, instead of questioning people on a forum. Also, I'm pretty sure that your teacher is going to require you to cite your work. Therefore, citing a member from a forum isn't the best method and may be frowned upon by your teacher. Although, I may be wrong..
     
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    1. 16 yo male
    2. I've been gaming for a while...
    3. Its revolutionary to the gaming world.
    4. About once a week.
    5. and more.
    6. Grow up. Nintendo is revolutionizing the gaming industry and they can't admit it.
     
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    I am afraid the mod is correct I know many people who are teachers and would not allow a forum as a source for a paper and would even go as far as saying its lazy as suggested it would be better to go survey people at the mall or some place like that you may need to get permission from the store owners i think your best bet would be to do it in front of a game stop or something like that :D
     
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    ITS THE bEST GAME IN THE WORLD. theres your paper....
     
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    1. Age and Gender
    19 - Male

    2. Would you consider your self a "gamer"/fan of all games related to Mario?
    I'm a casual gamer. I've been playing Mario games since the Snes generation and still love them.

    3.What in particular about Mario Galaxy drew you into the game?
    The orchestrated music in the trailers sounded awesome. Also, the positive reviews.

    4.How often and for how long would you say you play video games?
    Usually I play about 30 minutes - 2 hours a week. When I get a new game, it can be up to 5 hours a week.

    5. Did mario galaxy meet your expectations?
    It was great as I had expected.

    6. What would you say to those who consider it a "kiddie" game?
    That they are absolutely right. It's kiddie and that's what I like about it.
     
  15. pbeesley

    pbeesley I'm The Crazy One

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    1. Age and Gender
    I am a 22 year old male.
    2. Would you consider your self a "gamer"/fan of all games related to Mario?
    Yeah I've got all the "current" Mario games "mario strikers, mario galaxy, new super mario bros, mario and luigi partners in time"
    3.What in particular about Mario Galaxy drew you into the game?
    Looked amazing, and its Mario on Wii. That epic
    4. How often and for how long would you say you play video games?
    err till 3 in the morning most "nights" even work nights :shocked:
    5. Did Mario Galaxy meet your expectations?
    Yes.
    6. What would you say to those who consider it a "kiddie" game?
    some parts very easy, some of the later Stars were quite had to get. Easy to complete hard to 100%
     
  16. newgirl

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    that is a very legitimate question, and thank you for asking. I am allowed to do a "survey" type of research via forum, this form of research is known as an internet ethnography. The focus isn't to directly quote any of the members or to use it as a academic source but to get a feel of the fan base, and what they think on a one-on-one basis. Part of my research also includes observing a group of "gamers" playing Mario galaxy and just taking notes of how they respond to each other, the game itself, and the characters. As for my academic research I am looking into academic journals in my school data base, and mainly gathering statistical information in regards to the whole Mario Franchise and how it has affected the gaming industry. I want to take this time to thank everyone who has responded so far, I was very surprised to get so many responses and i thank you for that! Here are some additional questions if anyone would like to continuep:

    1. Many of you do not care if others consider Mario games, Galaxy in particular, "kiddie". Can anyone try and elaborate and perhaps explain what about the game, or its features are un-kiddie like? (hope this makes sense)

    2. Do you relate to any of the characters in the video game?

    3. Many of you have stated that one of the main reasons you like to play this game is because of its great visual appeal. How is this game, specifically, superior to others in that regard?

    4. When did you begin playing? Do you think the age at which you started playing affected how you perceives this type of subculture now?



    Thanks again you guys!!!
     
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    Please feel free to ask me anymore questions or concerns you may have. Just to let you know this is a college level paper and it is legitimate.
     
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    1. Nothing in the game is kiddy, thats why we can't explain what is un-kiddy. Thats just a misleading Nintendo stereotype.

    The other three don't exactly pertain.
     
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    1. Age and Gender

    13 year old, male.

    2. Would you consider your self a "gamer"/fan of all games related to Mario?

    Gamer, I am a fan of many franchises.

    3.What in particular about Mario Galaxy drew you into the game?

    Well, The style of gameplay was an attractive feature and the fact it was the best looking wii game helped. It is an innovative step forward is my reason.

    4.How often and for how long would you say you play video games?

    Depends, maybe 2 hours maybe 5 or maybe zero, it all comes down to my schedule and how I am feeling.

    5. Did mario galaxy meet your expectations?

    Well, yes, it done more than that. I wasn't really one of the people hyped up by it so my expectations were not as high as most peoples.

    6. What would you say to those who consider it a "kiddie" game?

    This is not a 'kiddie' game, it is an innovative step forward for the industry and it appeals to all ages, it is a piece of art.
     
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    Walugi Zyl0nB

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    ^ thats one literate 13y/o
     

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