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isn't this just going in circles now
I mean true none of those were Mario at his finest on his own taking out Bowser. But the Pure Hearts definitely feel really powerful in SPM and I don't think any of the things you list compare to that.Well Superstar saga is just a shitty take on Bowser where he somehow forgets all his powers or abilities, BiS he's being weakened by Peach and starlow, the Glitz pit fight Mario's got his partners and whatever crystal star powers he has up to that point backing him up and in SPM Mario can't hurt Bowser without the pixls.
And sure Tippi SAYS it's really powerful but presentation is everything in a visual medium and the fact of the matter is Super Dimentio's presentation is extremely lacking. It just hops around slowly and you just chain bounce on it's big noggin till it dies. Dare I say that even Shiny Bowser and Black Bowser feel more imposing compared to it, they at least have more variety of attacks.
I agree that both Bleck and Dimentio deserved to be harder which would have communicated their vast power in terms of gameplay as well as dialogue and cutscenes, but that doesn't mean that they're actually less powerful.
The gameplay is easy. But there's still plenty of stuff in the dialogue and cutscenes to tell us, and we can't discount that.Well at this point I'm just criticizing the presentation of Super Dimentio and the plot elements in general, the game can tell me it's powerful till it's blue in the face but if the presentation doesn't back it up I'm not going to believe it.