02:12:14 AM Nov 9th 2016
I removed the part discussing Super Mario 64. I'm pretty positive that it's not "generally seen" as being better than the Galaxy games or 3D World. And while Sunshine is usually seen as being worse than 64, it's also seen as being worse than what came after, so I don't think that's really an example of this trope.
12:38:08 PM Oct 21st 2016