Simply put, Super Mario Galaxy is one of the best games I've ever played.
This was the first Mario game I played ever since I had a Nintendo 64. And it was also the first Mario game I ever completed. I feel so lucky to have this game.
The levels are well-crafted and the gameplay is a complete innovation. One of the problems Nintendo had to fix is the very controversial camera control. There were a lot of complains in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine about the camera being hard to control. In this game, the camera is fixed and you only see what you need to see.
Another feature I liked is the Star Spin, your new all-purpose move. With the help of his trusty Luma, Mario can remove obstacles, progress through the level or defeat enemies. It's pretty much the "hammer" of the game.
Now, I go for the characters. Mario is hero, obviously; I mean, his name is in the title. Princess Peach is everyone's favorite damsel in distress and Bowser is back being the villain and final boss. The newcomer for this game is the mysterious Rosalina, a space-traveling princess that helps you in the game. Because of her likable personality and sunny disposition, she is a very good addition to the cast.
To be honest, at first I didn't know if I should get this game because of his story-free nature. I wanted a game with developed characters and a big story, and we all know that Mario games don't have any of that. Of course, I ended giving this game a chance and I was glad I played it.
I hope everyone can enjoy this game as muh as I did. Thanks for reading.