Question of the Week #15: Thoughts on Mario Kart 8 DLC?

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Hey guys, Tyler here! Mario Kart 8 received a bunch of new content this week with the release of its first DLC pack. With eight new courses and three new characters there is a lot to discuss.

But before we get into the question from this week, let’s take a look at the opinions from last QotW.Last time we asked you what your favorite 2D Mario platformer was. User Sup said New Super Mario Bros. U was his favorite as Super Mario World felt “dated” to him. Conversely, member Luigiguy567 replied, “Super Mario World. Need I say more?” No, you don’t need to say anymore. With that out of the way let us get to this weeks question…

What are your thoughts on Mario Kart 8’s DLC?

 

I absolutely love the DLC pack. All eight of the courses are fantastic with the stand-out track for me being Excitebike. Its great to see Link in the game and I love how the Zelda course replaces coins with rupees. That is how I feel but i’m interested in seeing what you have to say in the comments!

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Blizzard
Blizzard
November 16, 2014 7:20 AM

I love the concept of the new tracks and such… but the new characters (such as Link) kinda take away the point of being “Mario” kart. It’s not that I dislike the characters I just prefer them to stick to their own games. Also their is a TON of clone characters (Cat Peach, Metal this… Metal that… ect.) It seems like the majority of the roster is either a baby or a clone of a character whether it be metal or wearing a power-up.

olmomiau
olmomiau
November 16, 2014 1:03 PM

I am really enjoying the DLC. The new tracks are awesome and the Blue Falcon is really OP, although this is kind of unfair for the players who don’t have the DLC.

MKKINGZ 2
MKKINGZ 2
November 16, 2014 5:10 PM
Reply to  olmomiau

hows it unfair if they bought a wii U and mario kart 8 they will have enough one day to purces the DLC its the point of having extra content for mario kart fans who have been whating for something like this to happen for a long time who would of made sure they had enough money or atleast for christmas

Joseph Deitemeyer
Joseph Deitemeyer
November 16, 2014 1:52 PM

I don’t have the DLC yet, but Hyrule Field and Excitebike look AWESOME

Bowser498
November 16, 2014 5:26 PM

Just got the DLC. Here are my thoughts: All of these tracks are great and should provide fun races. All tracks show tons of creativity, and the Retro Tracks have showed a significant improvement. For people who don’t have the DLC, you can choose if you want to play dlc tracks or not on WiFi. Not all tracks will necessarily be DLC tracks. Also, I wish one or two of the tracks (such as Excitebike Arena), should of been a Battle Course. Overall, the tracks are amazing. I also like the character choices, but there is only 1 staff ghost… Read more »

Bowser498
November 21, 2014 3:17 PM

Sorry if I’m being a little off-topic but I want to share something I noticed in Mute City. At the beginning of the race, there is a rotating sign. Each part of the sign has a different name for a kart, and we know one of them: the Blue Falcon. So I asked myself: “Are those other kart parts going to be in DLC Pack 2?” Who knows? 😛