I'm not talking about the graphics. Those screen shots speak volumes about alot more than that. The art design hasn't changed, the gameplay based around collecting little f*cking rings or whatever hasn't changed. You can see that the HUD even is practically identical. Gee, Nintendo are such pioneers of original thought.
Galaxy has brought a lot of new gameplay elements to the series. The graphics have never been prettier, and the soundtrack is just incredible, yeah it still looks like Mario game, and that's because it's a fucking Mario game.
Halo evolved in many ways. Implemenation of online play and matchmaking, introduction of Forge, along with stuff like traits in Halo: Reach which completely altered the gameplay.
I don't expect revolution, I expect evolution. Mario is stuck way back in the f*cking past. It's a fossil.
The Mario series HAS evolved. Nobody is gonna get Mario 64 and Galaxy confused.
Also, if it wasn't for this "fossil" we wouldn't even be having this discussion. That "fossil" pulled the video game console industry out of the gutter.
Halo should die without a doubt, at least we can agree on that. There's enough shooters out there that it really won't be missed.
But Mario should stay, 3D platforming is a dying genre which isn't fair, it still has it's place and somebody needs to keep it going. Until Sonic gets his act together (though Sonic Colors actually looks awesome and I'm surprised by the positive reception it's getting) it's pretty much up to Mario to show everyone how to do it right.