While the intricacies of drifting and boosting are rote by this
point for long-time Kart players, Mario Kart 8 drives home the
brilliance of this system. It’s simple — you’re just pressing one
button and adjusting your angle to make sure you don’t run off the
track — but it looks cool and made me feel skillful when I pulled
it off. It also forced me to constantly be engaged with a track. I
couldn’t just memorize a layout and be safe; I was constantly
tweaking and improving my approach to each lap.
Can’t wait for this one.