Whether it’s all crammed in the box from the get-go, added through DLC, or the product of player creation, video game developers are always trying to find ways to provide bang for your buck these days. Some times, these efforts can just feel like bloated padding. Other times, they succeed in giving a game a great sense of longevity. As far as 2015 goes, it’s no question which game will have me coming back for years to come.
Winner: Super Mario Maker
Do I really need to give an explanation here? Can’t I just say “lol infinite Mario levels” and basically say it all? Alright, I guess I’ll say a little more.
Nintendo really pulled out the stops with Super Mario Maker, delivering an accessible level editing tool that still retains a strong sense of depth. You can spend less than an hour or several days making a single level, and still produce a masterpiece.
Though not every level is bound to be good (there are way too many troll levels out there), Super Mario Maker’s star system encourages players to make levels that others will want to play by rewarding them with the ability to make more levels. So there’s always reason to delve deeper into those creation tools and get your creative juices pumping.
If, for some reason, the idea of making Mario levels doesn’t entice you (in which case you’re a terrible, terrible person), you can always just play endless amounts of levels made by players from all over the world. There’s never a shortage of things to do.
In short. It’s endless Mario. What’s not to love?