The Super Mario RPG remake is an impossible wish come true. The biggest complaints for this release pale in comparison to incredible visuals, new intense challenges, fantastic music, and well-retained charm. This release is sure to be worthwhile for both fans of the original and first-time Mario players.
This new version of Super Mario RPG still feels fresh. It's another win for Nintendo's approach to remaking their cult classics; as faithful as Metroid Prime Remastered, but updated just enough to entice new players.
Super Mario RPG is the perfect remake of one of Nintendo’s very finest games, and I’m so very glad it’s about to find a whole new audience. This is an adventure that’s fizzing with invention, unforgettable characters, and sharp writing. One final, joyous surprise for Switch owners in 2023.
Super Mario RPG is a remake that follows pretty closely the original game from SNES, with its core actually holding up really well. What's interesting is that Nintendo has not only pumped up the visual aspect, but it has also introduced new elements so that it measures up to today's standards. On the not so good side of things is that some players may find Super Mario RPG exceedingly easy and kind of repetitive, but even so it remains a funny and joyful experience, and you'll love the artistic side as well as the OST.
The fanciful and memorable cast of characters, locations, and story are what made the original release so timeless and beloved by fans the world over, and Super Mario RPG recaptures that magic for a new generation. While some changes made to the game may not land for longtime fans of the game, myself included, we will always have the original. This Super Mario RPG remake easily stands on its own as a wonderful retelling of a classic that I can see serving as a gateway into the genre for younger players for years to come.
Super Mario RPG is considered a classic for a reason, and this wonderfully faithful remake makes it easy for anyone who missed it in the SNES era to see why. It’s unabashedly odd, reveling in the unexpected with writing that constantly had me bursting out laughing at jokes I’d heard a dozen times before. Its turn-based combat is fairly simple outside of its very clever boss fights, but it’s also ultra satisfying to keep your timing string going even when you’re plowing through pushovers. And while the updated graphics are equal parts pretty and sort of unambitious when it comes to interpreting the original’s style (with some unfortunate menu lag), the new takes on its excellent music are truly exceptional. Super Mario RPG already held up pretty well if you didn’t mind a bit of dust on its different systems, but now there’s no excuse not to see why Mario’s most unexpected adventure is still so beloved.
Even without some necessary changes, Super Mario RPG remains one of the plumber's most charming and eccentric adventures. The remake faithfully maintains it's quirkyness while expanding the magic with one of the Switch's most impressive graphic treatments. If you are a fan of the original, however, know that this is not exactly the remake that the original deserved.
This game is as a remake a very good experience, because it is so close to the original game. The graphic is beautiful despite little framedrops. The characters are charming and you get the idea, why this game get this high reputation. This game is the origin off the later acclaimed Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door and Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story.
However the disatvantage being so close to the original is, that there are no improvements or modern elements, which means it has the same issues like the original game from 1996. The isometric perspektive make this game look cute and charming, but on the other side makes jumping in this game terrible. You will miss a lot of jumps by simply missjudging the gap between two plattforms. Which can be in the end a bit frustrating because there where the most plattforming parts.
Another thing is, that Super Mario RPG is really simple in it's structure. You will only need less than 20 hours to play through the main story. There is no deep story, no deep character developement. It is just find the seven stars and then you finished it. The way it builds up follows a established formular. You get the information where the next star is, follow the route, come to a town or a village where something strange is going on, go in the dungeon or wood nearby and beat the boss.
This is not really a bad thing, because this is the structure most RPG's in the 90's used and it still works and is an enjoyable and relaxing experience. However I wished these bunch of sympathic characters, the gameplay and the writing, where a bit more fleshed out. so clearly a missed opportunity
All in all a great remake, which is maybe a bit too close to the original for it's own good.
It's an okay game but these reviews are highly inflated. The story is extremely linear and the combat progression is as well. It feels like you're on a conveyor belt where you hardly have to make any choices. You'rein charge of your equipment and then three stats. Outside of that there's really just one or two best moves for a character. it gets old pretty quick.
I imagine this game was groundbreaking and exciting in 1995. Not so much today.
The game still feels old and too difficult. Boring sound design and terrible combat system. I like turn-based and the speed. But it’s to hard to react by this timing. It’s like the SNES version is running in background. Not worth 60 bucks. Maybe 20. Anyway, you can test the SNES version. If you don’t like it, you’ll not like the remake. It’s the same old feeling. Other people may like this. But in this case I’m bored about. Feels cheap and I’m stuck now and quit. I hope Nintendo will not follow this path.
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