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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 113
  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: 36 out of 988
  1. Dec 31, 2017
    10
    This is the Mario game I've pined for ever since the days of Mario 64 and Sunshine. Playing the Mario Galaxy games I always felt something wasThis is the Mario game I've pined for ever since the days of Mario 64 and Sunshine. Playing the Mario Galaxy games I always felt something was lacking and I couldn't quite put my finger on it but now I know. It's freedom and player agency that made sunshine and 64 so special. The ability to use Mario's dynamic acrobatic move-set to go anywhere and do anything. Super Mario Odyssey has that in spades.

    And in Mario Odyssey, the places you can go and the actions you can take are all worth exploring which keeps you peeking around every bend for the next hidden treasure. No game in recent memory has filled me with more warmth and pure joy than Mario Odyssey. It is a love letter to all that Mario is and has been while also flipping the formula upside down. I honestly can't imagine not having Cappy in future installments as he opens up infinite gameplay possibilities for the future. Do yourself a favor and play Super Mario Odyssey. It truly is a masterpiece.
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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. Jul 5, 2018
    10
    What is there to be said about Super Mario Odyssey that hasn't already been said? People might say that this game is the best Mario game everWhat is there to be said about Super Mario Odyssey that hasn't already been said? People might say that this game is the best Mario game ever and I agree with that, but I would even go further, by saying that Super Mario Odyssey is one of the best games ever made. The gameplay is fantastic, the story is great, the boss battles are some of the best that the series has had since SM64 and overall, it's a brilliant game. 10/10. Expand
  4. Nov 1, 2017
    10
    MASTAPIECE
    This game is amazing, the worlds are HUGE and there is so much to do there, my only complaint is that its easy but that should
    MASTAPIECE
    This game is amazing, the worlds are HUGE and there is so much to do there, my only complaint is that its easy but that should not take a point off. The people who say this game is bad have not played it, and probably are triggered about m'boy Nintendo blowing up.
    There is no hub world which is kinda upsetting but the game is so good you don't really care. Cappy is a great sidekick and is a lot better than other sidekicks like Cirtsy (Paper Mario SS) ever was.
    Worth the wait, money, Hype!
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  5. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    Uno de los mejores juegos de todos los tiempos, veo personas haciendo reviews diciendo que este juego de mario es lo mismo de siempreUno de los mejores juegos de todos los tiempos, veo personas haciendo reviews diciendo que este juego de mario es lo mismo de siempre claramente no tienen ni la minima idea de lo que se trata mario.
    este es un juego como el que nunca antes se ha visto, tiene hermosos graficos, es muy divertido porque al final por eso se llama juego para entretenerte no para aburrirte con graficos realistas.
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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. Jul 28, 2018
    0
    All my friends at school left me and made fun of me for not having the switch. They told story's about Maro and his friend canny. I walkedAll my friends at school left me and made fun of me for not having the switch. They told story's about Maro and his friend canny. I walked into a local game stop and found maro oddity was there I played and it was NOT good. I came back to school and the kids made fun of me still I had done all I could (I come from a poor family unable to buy the switch I cried every day and fell into a deep depression.) Expand

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