Yes, we're a Playstation website but to us, Mario Galaxy is perfection. Alas, Team Ico's Fumito Ueda does not agree. He cites a particular section of Galaxy which was apparently inspired by Fumito's Shadow Of The Colossus (the giant robot boss) as a basis for his critique:
"Yes I have played it, it was hard to not to since it was rumored that Miyamoto-san was inspired by me. But I had expected more, that segment [SIC], was like the rest of the game not so fun as it could had been. I think the fans made a big deal out of nothing when they said Miyamoto had stolen from me. The thing I am critical over isnt that they didn't borrow anything that isn't unique for my game, but that they didn't make more fun stages out of it."</blockquote>
Not the biggest Super Mario Galaxy fan then. As for Grand Theft Auto IV Ueda laments the lack of innovation and similarity to previous GTA games.
Ueda is currently hard at work on the The Last Guardian.