I am not sure what to say for MK8DX. The game as a mario kart game, is genuinly fun. However, even for a person who only played 1 other mario kart game, (Being Mario Kart Wii) it go stale way too quick. People seem to make a big fuss about Link and Inklings added to the game but honestly it's nothing more then "Oh. I guess you're here too." as they add barely anything to the game. The graphics are great and lives up to nintendo standards, and the online is rather smooth, but sometimes players will completly ignore items due to lag. It's a good game and if this is your first mario kart game, go for it. But i don't recommend it to players who already played a entry in the series, and i definetly don't recommend it if you already have Mario Kart 8. It's a good party game it is nothing more then that.