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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
    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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  1. Dec 23, 2017
    10
    The Super Mario series continues its seemingly never-ending streak of spectacular games. Super Mario Odyssey effortlessly manages to makeThe Super Mario series continues its seemingly never-ending streak of spectacular games. Super Mario Odyssey effortlessly manages to make collectathons fun again by creating several enjoyable playgrounds of worlds to run around in. Mario controls amazingly and the addition of Cappy revolutionizes the series' signature platforming gameplay.

    However! I should note that this is one of the few Mario games I would recommend not going for 100% unless you absolutely want to. Some Power Moons are almost impossible to find near the end of the game and you shouldn't have to ruin the experience with frustration right at the end.

    That being said, Mario Odyssey is the only reason you need to pick up a Nintendo Switch! It has the most replayability of any Mario game to date with no playthrough guaranteed to be the same. It's a blast to play and the graphics are amazing. That's really all you can ask for in a game. I'd rank it as my second favorite Mario game behind Mario Galaxy 2.
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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. Oct 30, 2018
    10
    It has the magic classic Mario games have. Beautiful, amazing design across the whole game. Maybe it's too short on story mode. The controlsIt has the magic classic Mario games have. Beautiful, amazing design across the whole game. Maybe it's too short on story mode. The controls feel made for this game. Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2017
    10
    Its definetly a very fun game to play. The graphics are good, gameplay is fun and i really like the different kingdoms.
    The only thing im
    Its definetly a very fun game to play. The graphics are good, gameplay is fun and i really like the different kingdoms.
    The only thing im wishing at the moment is a mario sunshine dlc pack haha!
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  5. Oct 27, 2017
    10
    I have already done 4 kingdoms and I have to say that this is the most impressed I have been with a Super Mario game since Galaxy! There isI have already done 4 kingdoms and I have to say that this is the most impressed I have been with a Super Mario game since Galaxy! There is originality everywhere! The new capture mechanic is fun, inventive and keeps the fame fresh. Like BOTW, the openness Is mastered beautifully and full of delightful distractions from the main quest. Love the character customisation as a neat addition too. Controls perfectly even with motion controls. Fun boss fights and the game looks beautiful and the music is brilliant!

    Super Mario 64 was my favourite Mario game, but it looks like Odyssey might be my new favourite! It’s that good! Easily worth buying a switch for!
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  6. Jul 30, 2018
    9
    When Nintendo first unveiled Super Mario Odyssey, it was clear they were attempting to recapture the audience that grew up on old school 3DWhen Nintendo first unveiled Super Mario Odyssey, it was clear they were attempting to recapture the audience that grew up on old school 3D Mario’s. Visually at least, Super Mario Odyssey was the game we all wanted, but does it deliver?

    Mario is joined this time on his adventure by Cappy, a sentient hat-being that lives on Mario’s head. He can throw Cappy like a boomerang to retrieve coins, or use Cappy as a platform to jump higher and further than ever before. Plus, a second player can join in the fun by controlling Mario’s hat similar to the Lumas in Super Mario Galaxy. In single player mode, Cappy feels like F.L.U.D.D. from Super Mario Sunshine with an upgraded personality. This becomes apparent when trying to defeat levels without your trusty companion as playing without cappy can feel like a handicap.

    The level design in Super Mario Odyssey is incredible and the music provides plenty of goosebumps with a sense of nostalgia. I nearly had tears in my eyes listening to a certain song in New Donk City. The game feels somewhat easy and on the short side, but there are enough power moons and costumes to collect that provide just the right amount of content for a completionist. All in all, Super Mario Odyssey was the game I wanted so I can say with full confidence that Nintendo delivered. Final verdict: 9/10.
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  7. Apr 26, 2019
    0
    Es un juego muy aburrido y falto de contenido, me gusto mas zelda sin dudas.

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