GameCentral goes hands-on with the sequel to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, which shoots for the stars with help from Super Mario Galaxy.Back in 2017, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was a surprise in every regard.
When it was leaked, showing Mario armed with blasters and partnered with Rayman’s screaming bunnies in Peach cosplay, the concept was mocked by many as too bizarre to ever possibly work.
The fact a collaboration between Nintendo and Ubisoft was glued together by systems borrowed from XCOM, and that it was actually great, felt like a borderline gaming miracle.Without the element of surprise, sequel Sparks Of Hope has to work double time, in some ways, to strike the same magic.
Despite higher expectations, our main takeaway after playing for three hours is how widespread the improvements are. A renewed confidence runs through Sparks Of Hope, from the flashy, charming cinematics to the overhauled gameplay systems.This confidence (and increased budget) is noticeable from the jump.Read more on metro.co.uk