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  • Summary: New Evolution of Mario Sandbox-Style Gameplay. Mario embarks on a new journey through unknown worlds, running and jumping through huge 3D worlds in the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Set sail between expansive worlds aboard an airship, andNew Evolution of Mario Sandbox-Style Gameplay. Mario embarks on a new journey through unknown worlds, running and jumping through huge 3D worlds in the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Set sail between expansive worlds aboard an airship, and perform all-new actions, such as throwing Mario's cap. Expand
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  1. Mixed: 0 out of 113
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  1. Oct 26, 2017
    100
    Each kingdom is absolutely packed with charm, clever objectives, gorgeous visuals, a stellar soundtrack, and a huge variety of ways to have fun. One moon would have me leaping across tiny platforms with pinpoint precision, and the next would have me cheering up a businessman by dressing like a clown. At no point did I feel like I was checking boxes just to up my completion percentage. Even now that I've collected every moon and purple coin in the game, I still want to play more of it. It’s one of the most joyous and entertaining gaming experiences I’ve had in a long time, and it stands tall among the all-time great Mario games.
  2. Nov 1, 2017
    100
    Super Mario Odyssey’s unabashed sense of whimsy and charm is all too welcome in today’s modern video game climate. Whereas other titles feel the need to overbear you with endless things to do, people to kill and towers to climb, Mario’s latest globe-trotting adventure is all too happy to keep things simple — and in the most imaginative way possible. Super Mario Odyssey is the type of game that I’d probably have taken for granted as a kid, but as an adult, I’ll cherish it for decades.
  3. CD-Action
    Jan 10, 2018
    100
    The best entry to the best platforming series is so ridiculously huge it’s like a theme park made of theme parks. It’s a wonderful tribute to Super Mario 64, but it’s not a lazy homage. Super Mario Odyssey draws inspiration from the superb classic to top it and everything that came after it. [13/2017, p.38]
  4. Oct 26, 2017
    99
    Super Mario Odyssey is a jewel that shines with perfect controls, fresh possibilities and gameplay variety. An experience filled with surprises and challenges to explore everywhere. All kinds of players will remember Oddyssey as one of the best entries in the series for generations to come.
  5. Nov 2, 2017
    95
    It's a world that feels huge at first, then small as you get to know it, and then huge again as you realize how fantastically dense it is with secrets and challenges. It gives you a simple set of tools and then asks you to do something different with them every ten minutes. Super Mario Odyssey is a fun game, an unoriginal observation that feels nonetheless vital in the modern gaming landscape. It is a game that tasks you with finding joy, and then lets you point yourself in the right direction. It is a game you should play.
  6. Oct 26, 2017
    95
    There are so many new elements in Super Mario Odyssey, but in the end what actually strikes us is its ability to be fun in the usual elegant, essential and inevitable Mario way. If you want to run, jump, discover, fly… and keep on doing these (and more) things for hours and hours, Super Mario Odyssey is the game for you.
  7. Oct 26, 2017
    75
    Though a really neat game, Super Mario Odyssey is an utterly underwhelming adventure for every long-term Super Mario fan in existence. Unless Cappy brainwashed you. In that case, you are a satisfied zombie customer now. No, seriously, only a zombie would find a healthy challenge in this pleasant but disappointingly easy Super Mario Walk-in-the-park. Sorry - Odyssey.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 962
  1. Jan 2, 2018
    10
    Super Mario Odyssey
    This game is fabulous. It uses great game mechanics and controls, immersive gameplay and impeccable animations, which
    Super Mario Odyssey
    This game is fabulous. It uses great game mechanics and controls, immersive gameplay and impeccable animations, which adds up to the marvel that is "Super Mario Odyssey." My experience with this game was a memorable one, and today, in my first short, I'll be going over what makes this game the remarkable achievement that Nintendo Switch fans can't stop playing.

    A tribute to 64
    Super Mario 64, one of, if not the most loved 3D platformer of all time set the standards, along with Crash Bandicoot, of what this type of game should be. They set the bar high, and not many other titles have been able to reach it, let alone exceed it. Along with games such as the remastered Crash Bandicoot "N-Sane Trilogy" and "A Hat In Time" This particular 3D platform feels like a special tribute in honour of the 3D Platforming era of the mid-to-late 90s. It's smooth gameplay, remarkable graphics and it's cute and charming story makes this game what it is, and the possession cap ability adds an extra layer of gameplay. The hidden collectibles on each map makes every space used for something that isn't just platforming. Overall, this game is a beautiful, remarkable achievement in gaming history, and it's selling fast, as well as the console.

    OVERALL VERDICT:

    10/10 - Masterpiece

    It's amazing graphics, attention to detail and smooth, responsive controls makes this game shine through all the other titles of this year. It's beautiful soundtrack makes it stand out, and it is an essential game to buy in the new year.

    Merry Christmas to you all! And KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP Gaming!
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  2. Oct 29, 2017
    10
    I am just lost for words. The spirit of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine lives on in this game. It was as if I stepped into a portal toI am just lost for words. The spirit of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine lives on in this game. It was as if I stepped into a portal to my childhood. I highly recommend the "single joy-con in each hand" motion control scheme. The motions controls feel so intuitive and really enhance the gameplay. Cappy serves as a great sidekick, with his boomerang and capture abilities providing a refreshing take on the classic 3D Mario Mechanics. Visually, it is a gorgeous game. It maintains 60 fps consistently in both mobile and docked. There seems to be a variety of different environments in this game, unlike Super Mario Galaxy and Sunshine. While those games followed a common theme, Odyssey takes influence from Super Mario 64 and Super Mario World in that there is a (Spoilers) desert world, ghost world. tropical world, metro world, etc. The music is phenomenal. I recommend that everyone use a headset to truly appreciate it. I had chills running down my spine once I heard the theme from the Switch Presentation Trailer for Odyssey. No other franchise has made as big of an impact on the gaming industry as Mario. He is the Micky Mouse of gaming. This game can be enjoyed by anyone. Enthusiast gamers. Father/Mother playing with his or her kids. Teenagers. Anyone. I had lost faith in Nintendo during the Wii U generation. They have absolutely blown me away with putting out masterpieces such as Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. These 2 games make the Switchh worth it. I must also add that this year has been incredible for gaming. Besides Mario and Zelda, we had Persona 5, Cuphead, Horizon Zero Dawn, Nier, Nioh, Divinity. Instead of debating Game of the Years. We should declare 2017 as the Year of the Games. I hope everyone enjoys these games as much as I have. Expand
  3. Jun 24, 2018
    10
    This game is on another level....there is so much to do here with some stars being challenging while others bring back a nostalgic feel. ThisThis game is on another level....there is so much to do here with some stars being challenging while others bring back a nostalgic feel. This game is truly an instant classic Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2017
    10
    Simplemente increible, Mario en estado puro. Este junto a BotW han marcardo un primer año de Switch legendario. ¿Lo malo? Hay que esperar a laSimplemente increible, Mario en estado puro. Este junto a BotW han marcardo un primer año de Switch legendario. ¿Lo malo? Hay que esperar a la próxima entrega... Expand
  5. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    This game is amazing, I cannot stop playing it! It feels so fresh, yet it has so much nostalgia on it... I don't know, it's hard to expressThis game is amazing, I cannot stop playing it! It feels so fresh, yet it has so much nostalgia on it... I don't know, it's hard to express with words what this game is, it's beautiful, a master piece. There is a lot of exploration involved in it and the variety of situations for finding moons is astonishing. Transforming into different things is just magical, going from the frog which is your first transformation to a T-Rex, a Chain Chomp, a Winged Goomba... If you own a Nintendo Switch, this game is a must-have. If you don't, this game can make you consider getting this console.

    The only negative thing is that without using the 2 Joycons (when using the Pro controller, for instance), you don't have all the options to control your cap, but it's still perfectly fine. I don't know, that's just for saying something, because I don't find flaws in this game! It has renewed platform games, it has opened a world for them, like Zelda BOTW did with its genre. That's why I give this a 10 (I don't usually rate games with tens!), this game deserves it!
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  6. Apr 20, 2018
    9
    Este juego representa la diversión misma, tanto chicos como adultos lo disfrutarán...

    Cada nivel, cada escenario te sacara una sonrisa.
    Este juego representa la diversión misma, tanto chicos como adultos lo disfrutarán...

    Cada nivel, cada escenario te sacara una sonrisa.

    Esto representa que es un videojuego.
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  7. Aug 18, 2018
    0
    Absolute **** packed with "paid" critic reviews, because the fanboys would've slaughtered them otherwise.

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