Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Best selling 3D Mario game of all time (13.76m)

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Your favourite 3D Super Mario game?

Super Mario 64 (N64 1997)
55
43%
Super Mario Sunshine (GC 2002)
13
10%
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii 2007)
32
25%
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii 2010)
17
13%
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS 2012)
3
2%
Super Mario 3D World (Wii U 2013)
8
6%
 
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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Balloon World update out now
by Errkal » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:31 am

Not entirely sure I like this, controls seem odd and making it seem really awkward, stuff like spin attack I just can’t seem to do it reliably and can’t move where I want with any degree of accuracy. It a usual issue have with 3D Mario, it always feels a little loose.

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by Errkal » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:00 am

Errkal wrote:Not entirely sure I like this, controls seem odd and making it seem really awkward, stuff like spin attack I just can’t seem to do it reliably and can’t move where I want with any degree of accuracy. It a usual issue have with 3D Mario, it always feels a little loose.


Haha typical, I find a groove just after saying that. I was trying to swizzle the controller but it actually just needs side ways for spin, that is not what the animation shows!

Anyway once I sorted that I wasn’t as clunky, I still find it a bit inaccurate when on tree leaves and things but hopefully I can work with that. Looks friggin awesome.

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by Ad7 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:42 am

If you have the joycons in the grip, doing that spin is as easy as quickly twisting the controller to the left a bit.

Superb game, I got every moon and I could happily start again and get them all over again.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Balloon World update out now
by Pedz » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:57 am

The controls are bad ad7. It's not that Errkal is crap at it ;)

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by Tafdolphin » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:01 am

I did find the way Mario controlled a little fiddly at first. It's obviously part of the challenge as if he was exactly 1-1 then navigating the worlds wouldn't be half as fun. Took my a while to get used to it, but once it clicks it's great.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Balloon World update out now
by Ad7 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:17 am

Urge to play again rising.

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by Tafdolphin » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:22 am

I started playing after a year away and immediately hit the New Donk City musical number.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Balloon World update out now
by Balladeer » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:24 am

Controversial take: ending musical number > New Donk musical number.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Balloon World update out now
by Errkal » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:03 am

Pedz wrote:The controls are bad ad7. It's not that Errkal is crap at it ;)


On the grip I worked it out and it was fine I was playing handheld which really isn't easy for that move.

I'm not epic with mario style controls but I'll get there, it is a awesome looking game and I'm not too gooseberry fool at it so far so yay :D

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Best selling 3D Mario game of all time (13.76m)
by NickSCFC » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:16 am

I think I played half of the game in handheld mode so I barely touched the motion controls.

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by Balladeer » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:58 am

I think climbing and a couple of the possessions are the only bits where they really help. I was likewise a mostly handheld player, and it didn’t affect my enjoyment too much!

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Balloon World update out now
by Drumstick » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:01 am

Ad7 wrote:If you have the joycons in the grip, doing that spin is as easy as quickly twisting the controller to the left a bit.

Superb game, I got every moon and I could happily start again and get them all over again.

This. Comfortably (!) my favourite game ever.

Balladeer wrote:Controversial take: ending musical number > New Donk musical number.

Not really contro, they're both truly excellent moments. I personally agree with you but I can see the argument for the reverse.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Best selling 3D Mario game of all time (13.76m)
by Jenuall » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:34 am

Yep both the New Donk Festival and the ending number are incredible moments in gaming, two of the absolute best gaming experiences I've had in years - as is pretty much the entire game to be fair! :toot:

The controls are also phenomenal, just moving Mario around in this is an utter joy.

I really, really want to go through the whole thing again but there are so many new games that I'm either halfway through or are sitting on my backlog...

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Best selling 3D Mario game of all time (13.76m)
by Squinty » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:50 pm

The New Donk City musical number was one of my favourite things about the game. That level is just excellent.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Best selling 3D Mario game of all time (13.76m)
by Errkal » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:56 pm

Made it to the wooded kingdom, water one is probably my least favourite so far, it felt a little like I was just bumbling about but all in all this is a marvellous game.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Best selling 3D Mario game of all time (13.76m)
by ITSMILNER » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:02 pm

How this game never got DLC is a mystery, loved it :wub:

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by Ad7 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:17 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:How this game never got DLC is a mystery, loved it :wub:


I still maintain it had DLC which turned in to a full blown sequel

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Best selling 3D Mario game of all time (13.76m)
by ITSMILNER » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:19 pm

Ad7 wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:How this game never got DLC is a mystery, loved it :wub:


I still maintain it had DLC which turned in to a full blown sequel


Like a Mario Galaxy 2 scenario, I could go for another game with 10-12 kingdoms (I would still like kingdoms based on other Nintendo IP’s like Hyrule Kingdom)

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Best selling 3D Mario game of all time (13.76m)
by Ad7 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:35 pm

Exactly. I dream that there's a sunshine kingdom coming but instead of separate levels, you can wonder the whole island at once :datass:

Isle delphino is even on the odysee globe

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - Best selling 3D Mario game of all time (13.76m)
by deathofcows » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:01 am

Balladeer wrote:I think climbing and a couple of the possessions are the only bits where they really help. I was likewise a mostly handheld player, and it didn’t affect my enjoyment too much!


It's worthwhile having a spin/shake with most Cappy possessions to experiment - there's some (great, satisfying) stuff in there that isn't flagged up in the controls when you first capture.

I can't remember which things are/aren't signalled but the Seaside's purple-water-jelly sprinkler, the fish spin attack, the Luncheon Kingdom's fire-glob screw swimming, the hammer-bro-throw flurry etc. are all motion-control-musts!

P.S. I'm in the Ending Song > New Donk song camp - that was a brilliant surprise and a great track!


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