Super Mario Odyssey
Summary: Mario Odyssey succeeds in living up to the influential legacy of Super Mario 64. A standout platforming experience full of brilliant ideas and imaginative worlds.
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Mario's games have been around for almost as long as game consoles have been a thing, but thankfully, he's always evolving. We rarely get the same Mario twice. Super Mario Odyssey delivers on that ongoing promise of originality and innovation: It distills the venerable series' joyful, irreverent world and characters and best-in-class platforming action, and introduces a steady stream of new and unexpected mechanics. It's all spun together into a generational masterpiece.
One of the most daring and influential game designs of all time makes a long overdue comeback in Mario's most madcap adventure yet.
Super Mario Odyssey successfully brings the series up to date and opens it up to a new audience, while still retaining every ounce of its nostalgia and retro charm.
A joyful celebration – and evolution – of the Super Mario series, that encapsulates all the fun and creativity of video gaming at its very best.
With hundreds of moons to collect and a dizzying number of secrets to unearth, Super Mario Odyssey is a monster of a game that rarely dips in the fun department
For a character nearing 40 years old, it's amazing that Mario has remained not only a beloved character but one whose games are generally expected to be great. From that perspective, it's no surprise that Super Mario Odyssey is, yes, a great game. But more than that, it's a fantastic, even fundamental addition to Mario's legacy. From a plumber to a doctor to a tennis star to, uh, a Goomba, Mario has endured. No, this will not be the last Mario game, but it is almost certain to be lauded as one of his best.
Super Mario Odyssey is a massive and magnificent celebration of Nintendo's most iconic hero.
The soul of Super Mario 64 is alive and well in the plumber's surreal and stunning new adventure.
Every element gelled so well that I was simply enraptured by the beauty of the whole experience.