Super Mario Maker is one of my most anticipated games of 2015, but that enthusiasm has been about the insane levels we've seen demoed. I haven't really stopped to think how I might create levels myself.
This is a 13 minute video showing someone attempt at creating a level from scratch. It provides a good insight into how this Super Mario Maker's tools will work in the real world. You know what? Seems quite accessible. This will be familiar to anyone who has tried to make a LittleBigPlanet level.
One of the main advantages that I can see is the tablet interface on the Wii U's GamePad. Anyone who's ever used Mario Paint can attest to this: using a regular controller for this is super frustrating! I honestly believe that Super Mario Maker has a better chance at mainstream success because of the GamePad. If only it was multi-touch...
Ah well never mind.
To be honest, I don't know if I'll even make a level in Super Mario Maker. My plan is to just play all the crazy shit you guys and girls create, but it's good to see how it all works.