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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. Oct 26, 2017
    100
    While I may be far removed from the days spent playing Super Mario World as a kid, completing it for the umpteenth time and still finding new secrets with each playthrough, experiencing Super Mario Odyssey transported me back to that same sense of wonder I felt when I first discovered the Star World, or when I used my cape to accidentally stumble upon a secret key that opened up a brand new level. Nintendo has delivered everything I could want in a Mario game, before adding things that I didn't even know I wanted. The end result of their efforts is a true modern masterpiece.
  2. Oct 30, 2017
    100
    This latest entry to Mario certainly helps prove that single player experiences still have a place in an industry where games as a service seems to be the norm. I managed complete the game in about 20-30 hours, a robust post-game will keep the me coming back for more. Coupled with Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, it looks like Nintendo will need to clear some shelf space when end of the year awards are named by the gaming press. If you don’t have a Switch, I’d encourage you to get one immediately before the holiday rush begins. This is an experience you should not sit on.
  3. Nov 10, 2017
    100
    Updated for a new generation, yet full of old school charm and nostalgia for long time Mario fans. Super Mario Odyssey is simply one of the most joyous games of all time.
  4. Oct 26, 2017
    98
    A true masterpiece, that brings perfect balance in difficulty, learning and exploration. Super Mario Odyssey pays homage to the whole saga, and the fun is never-ending thanks to the beautiful crafting of levels, full of secrets and challenges.
  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
    How Nintendo somehow keeps their lil’ platforming plumbing mascot relevant and exciting decades later is a mystery, but there’s no denying the company has delivered another Mario masterpiece for The Switch.
  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: 15 out of 584
  1. Nov 14, 2017
    10
    Absolutely beautiful and stunning game. Some many fresh new mechanics and ideas. The detail put into this game is honestly astonishing. Such aAbsolutely beautiful and stunning game. Some many fresh new mechanics and ideas. The detail put into this game is honestly astonishing. Such a fun experience to have and play. Best Mario game I've ever played so far. Expand
  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. Nov 1, 2017
    10
    An essential for any Switch owner (unless you’re a sonic fanboy waiting for sonic forces). Although the main story is really short, there isAn essential for any Switch owner (unless you’re a sonic fanboy waiting for sonic forces). Although the main story is really short, there is tons more in the postgame! Expand
  4. Oct 29, 2017
    10
    Simplemente la obra maestra que necesitaba Nintendo para lograr reubicarse en el podio consolero. Podemos considerarlo como el Juego del año,Simplemente la obra maestra que necesitaba Nintendo para lograr reubicarse en el podio consolero. Podemos considerarlo como el Juego del año, sino de la década (2010-2020). Una combinación perfecta de innovación, extrema creatividad, y respeto de los antecesores de 8, 16, y 64 bits. Infinidad de detalles que lo hacen un título exquisito, y jugabilidad/banda sonora en perfecta armonía con los paisajes. Sobresaliente. Expand
  5. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    El mejor juego de mario desde mario 64 y el más extenso de la saga. Definitivamente contiendiente a juego del año junto con breath of theEl mejor juego de mario desde mario 64 y el más extenso de la saga. Definitivamente contiendiente a juego del año junto con breath of the wild. Sin palabras. Expand
  6. Oct 27, 2017
    9
    Haven't even played the game but did enough research and seen enough game play to tell that it's a winner. Maybe not as ground breaking as farHaven't even played the game but did enough research and seen enough game play to tell that it's a winner. Maybe not as ground breaking as far as doing never before seen things in the gaming world as much as say... Mario 64 for example... And I wouldn't go so far to just say that it's "Better" than mario 64 because topics like that are very complicated and not really worth the time to talk about when both games are pretty good games...

    If I got a dohnut and you got a cupcake... Are we really going to argue over which one is better? Seriously? Who friggin cares dude... Just STFU and eat them because they are delicious lol duhhh. It's not like I got a dohnut and you have a handful of dog poop... Because that would be a different story haha.

    But that being said... Just play this F*ckin game already... You know it's a good 3D platformer mario game... Come on... Just look at it lol... How could it totally suck or be mediocre? Don't be over hyped and expect the greatest game of all time or anything... But you should totally try the game. I know I will one day : )

    I gave it a 9 because I know it's up there in greatness. You don't have to play a game in order to review it these days. You can watch enough game play and do enough research to give it a solid score. Yeah sure actually playing the game itself gives you slightly better insight... Also having some gaming experience helps too... But isn't totally needed to get the big picture... And since no game is perfect and I'm sure there are things that will piss people off... Like the ending for example bothers some folks... (I don't see how the ending is bad because it's just a silly story line that's supposed to be super goofy and not to be taken seriously but whatever...)

    Examples of being able to tell if a game is good or bad without actually playing it...

    Super man 64... Just watch someone play the game and rage over how frustrating, boring, and stupid the game is. Flying through rings all day? Please...... So you see? Without even playing it you can tell that it's trash.

    Skyrim... Epic large world to explore with tons of things to do offering a ridiculous amount of replay value. Obviously it's a good one...

    All you had to do to tell if they sucked or not is to take a peak. You didn't have to 100% the game to understand it...

    Nit picks aside and small issues aside... It's about a 9... No game is perfect since perfection doesn't exist so I NEVER give 10s... So 9 it is : )

    Oh yeah... Almost forgot... Something that does bug me about this game. It has queer music sometimes lolz.
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  7. Nov 6, 2017
    0
    Nada innovador,Siempre la misma mecánica plataformera en el juego de todos los Marios anteriores, la misma historia de salvar al "Princesa enNada innovador,Siempre la misma mecánica plataformera en el juego de todos los Marios anteriores, la misma historia de salvar al "Princesa en apuros",Baja dificultad todo eso y los malos gráficos en pleno 2017(después de horas de jugarlo se vuelve repetitivo y mono tomo) Expand

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