End Game Thoughts: Super Mario Odyssey!

Game Title: Super Mario Odyssey
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Hours Played: approximately 10-12

About the Game

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Super Mario Odyssey was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2017. In this game, like most Mario games, Princess Peach gets her dumb ass kidnapped by Bowser, and Mario has to go save her! This time, Bowser has the help of some annoying rabbit things called Broodals, and he plans to force Peach to marry him. Along the way, you meet a spirit trapped in a damn hat named Cappy. Cappy becomes your BFF and as an added bonus, you can use Cappy to possess shit! Wahoo! Anyway, you travel through many different kingdoms to try to stop the wedding; it turns out to be quite the adventure!

What I Liked

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Hmm, where do I begin?? First of all, the graphics in Super Mario Odyssey are AMAZING! Each time I traveled to a new Kingdom, I was in awe. I think my favorite kingdom is the Ruined Kingdom, because it is dark, gloomy, and has an amazing dragon battle! I also loved the bright, colorful Luncheon Kingdom- only in looks though, playing through it was quite annoying!

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I also enjoyed how the different Kingdoms have different objectives and are all so different from each other. Plus, there are so many Power Moons to collect- this gave me motivation to explore!

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I thought Cappy was a very creative character. At first, I wasn’t too sure about him, but the little guy grew on me. I tried to possess everything I could, and I had a lot of fun doing it! I especially liked taking control of the Cheep Cheeps in areas where I needed to swim around a lot. Oh, and possessing a piece of meat was definitely my most WTF moment in the game!

There are many other things I loved about the game: the characters, the music, etc. I could probably go on forever!

What I Didn’t Like

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Well, there isn’t much that I didn’t like about Super Mario Odyssey! There are things that annoyed me here and there (like the Luncheon Kingdom…. uggh) but that’s just me being nitpicky. There was nothing that really pissed me off or made me want to quit playing!

Closing Thoughts

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I loved this game! I thought it was so much fun, and there were so many times while playing that I had a smile on my face. Certain parts of it are more challenging than others, but Super Mario Odyssey has something for players of all skill levels to enjoy. Now I just need to go back and collect the hundreds of Power Moons I am still missing…

8 thoughts on “End Game Thoughts: Super Mario Odyssey!

  1. I didn’t like Super Mario Odyssey quite as much as Breath of the Wild, but it was really great seeing Nintendo release a solid Mario game and a solid Zelda game within the same year.

    1. Well, I’ll be diving into Breath of the Wild shortly, and I can’t wait to get started! My husband played through the whole game and loved it. I agree…. Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild were very solid releases! I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

  2. I loved the gameplay and how it was designed for different levels of players, because I sucked at some of the parts but wasn’t punished for it too much lol. I really wish Nintendo would retire the tired “kidnapped princess” trope. It’s 2019 (or was 2017) for goodness’ sake! I’m much more of a Bowser fan hehe. I really wish there was a game where you could play him as a main character, though I think I need to blame Lightning Ellen for pushing me in direction 😀

    1. I would be so on board with a game starring Bowser! Ellen has the right idea! 😉 I’ve always loved Bowser and I remember being so excited that he was a playable character in Super Mario RPG. Maybe someday he’ll get a proper game!

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