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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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  1. Dec 4, 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. Mar 8, 2019
    10
    The game is amazing, I'm not the biggest Mario fan but this game made me fall in love. The environments, the character design and theThe game is amazing, I'm not the biggest Mario fan but this game made me fall in love. The environments, the character design and the diferences between abilities are all super charming!
    Even if most of the moons are really easy to get, to do it 100% is a fun challenge.
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  4. Dec 21, 2017
    10
    Un digno sucesor de Mario 64 y Super Mario Galaxy, el juego es una revolución a la jugabilidad de la saga, la inclusión de característicasUn digno sucesor de Mario 64 y Super Mario Galaxy, el juego es una revolución a la jugabilidad de la saga, la inclusión de características como capturar y la exploración de los diferentes mundos para la obtención de lunas son muy originales, las diferentes formas con las que se puede jugar son buenas, ya sea con los Joy-con por separado, por controles de movimiento, con los Joy-con en el Grip, con el control pro o en portátil están muy bien adaptados para ofrecer una excelente experiencia de juego; el único punto en contra sería que en algunos mundos del juego hace falta un apartado sonoro más adecuado a la situación, ya que se siente muy abandonado en ese aspecto con respecto a otras entregas de la saga en las que siempre están presentes melodías que te impulsan a seguir jugando. En general, uno de los mejores juegos del 2017. Expand
  5. Oct 29, 2017
    10
    A must have on nintendo switch. Enjoy it everyone :). Hours of fun on amazing worlds and also hours on end exploring the different worlds.A must have on nintendo switch. Enjoy it everyone :). Hours of fun on amazing worlds and also hours on end exploring the different worlds. Lets enjoy these great games while they last without microtransactions and DLCs Expand
  6. Nov 3, 2018
    9
    Gráficos : 8/10
    Jogabilidade : 10/10
    História : 8/10 Jogo muito nostálgico, com forte inspiração em Mario 64. Trouxe muitas inovações que
    Gráficos : 8/10
    Jogabilidade : 10/10
    História : 8/10

    Jogo muito nostálgico, com forte inspiração em Mario 64. Trouxe muitas inovações que deixaram o jogo divertido, uma pena ser tao curto.
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  7. Aug 15, 2020
    0
    Qué decir de Mario Odyssey. Quizás no alcanza la perfección como Breath Of The Wild, quizás Mario 64 fue mejor, pero... ¿Qué hay mejor queQué decir de Mario Odyssey. Quizás no alcanza la perfección como Breath Of The Wild, quizás Mario 64 fue mejor, pero... ¿Qué hay mejor que volver a la infancia? Nintendo lo ha clavado con este juego, cuyo sistema es similar al ya mencionado juego de la N64, aunque bien es cierto que el trabajo artístico es espectacular, y que añade mecánicas muy interesantes que denotan mucho trabajo y mimo. Por lo personal, he disfrutado cada mundo, cada tema, cada detalle de este juego, como si fueran únicos. El modo online es claramente mejorable, Mundoglobo es una pincelada de la cantidad de cosas que se podrían haber implementado, pero siendo sinceros: este juego vive por su modo un jugador. Apenas le dediqué una o dos horas a su modalidad en línea, pues no sentí la necesidad. Creo que invertí más horas en los geniales filtros para tus capturas de pantalla haciendo fotos de mi aventura, siendo sincero. Mario Odyssey es una joya nostálgica que aplica todo a las mil maravillas, sin duda es 100% recomendable. Expand

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