I love this game. It's probably the very best title for the Wii and possibly my favorite Mario title ever. Everything about its atmosphere, gameplay, soundtrack, and design is just perfect.
Super Mario Galaxy's mix of tiny spherical planets and more expansive landscapes to explore endlessly keeps things fresh and propels you through an exciting adventure. Finding each and every star is very rewarding.
There's a unique melancholy to Super Mario Galaxy's storytelling that's hard to put your finger on. Sure, it has the classic rescue Princess Peach from Bowser concept, but the storybook page backstory of Rosalina and the tone of Comet Observatory is subtle and unique. It feels very at home in a cosmic adventure like this one.
Just writing about Super Mario Galaxy makes me want to play it again and chase those damn rabbits around in the tutorial area. What a game.