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Old 10-27-17, 11:04 AM
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

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Motion controls, if I'm not mistaken (for Mario Odyssey) are used only when you are using single handed joycons as a control scheme.
Iím going to give the 8bitdo controller a chance. Should arrive on Halloween.
Old 10-27-17, 11:12 AM
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

Originally Posted by Mike86
A Switch is already well worth buying in my honest opinion. Itís quickly become my favorite console I own. Iím damn excited to play this. UPS is out for delivery so I have to play the waiting game for a while..
Nice, thatís good to hear. What games do you have so far? (Aside from BotW, I have that on Wii U).
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

Working on a project at a local pizza joint, bellied up to the bar with a laptop. A mom took a seat and said her 11-year-old and his friend were at Gamestop a couple stores down, waiting for the 11:00pm "midnight release." I love Mario games but haven't thought for a while about how popular he is with kids. Guess my mind is retro on that.
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

Originally Posted by spainlinx0
Super Mario Bros 3? Super Mario World? Super Mario 64? Super Mario Galaxy? I think all of those are 10/10s for me, or as close as you can get.

What do you consider a 10/10 game?
Of the games you mentioned Galaxy is the closest to a 10. Mario 64 i always found over rated. I found its world very empty. As for the old platformers, well they are good, but these games are very simple in their gameplay and i find most platform games to be too similar and little variation. Not bad games, just do what they set out to do....and thats it. I like games that are more immersive in their world and allow more freedom.

I am not sure if i have ever played a game that i would consider 10/10 as that implies perfection, and no game has ever been that. I give high scores to games like some of the Elder Scrolls series, Counter Strike, some of the GTA entries, Unreal Tournament, Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Witcher series.

I am not saying this game isn't probably great. I just think that no game really deserves a perfect score.
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

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Mario Sunshine then.
I actually really liked Mario Sunshine. For some reason a lot of people have shit on it over the years and not sure why.

Oh, and i dont play online multiplayer COD/Destiny/GOW/whatever. Nearest i ever got to that was Unreal Tournament and Counter Strike, and not played either of those in a few years.
Old 10-27-17, 11:17 AM
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

Speaking of which, how was Galaxy 2? I bought and played it a little, but it seemed almost exactly like the first one, except with a SMB 3 style overworld.
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

Originally Posted by james2025a
Of the games you mentioned Galaxy is the closest to a 10. Mario 64 i always found over rated. I found its world very empty. As for the old platformers, well they are good, but these games are very simple in their gameplay and i find most platform games to be too similar and little variation. Not bad games, just do what they set out to do....and thats it. I like games that are more immersive in their world and allow more freedom.

I am not sure if i have ever played a game that i would consider 10/10 as that implies perfection, and no game has ever been that. I give high scores to games like some of the Elder Scrolls series, Counter Strike, some of the GTA entries, Unreal Tournament, Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Witcher series.

I am not saying this game isn't probably great. I just think that no game really deserves a perfect score.
I second this, galaxy is my favorite 3d Mario game so far.
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Funny as Super Mario Galaxy is one of my least favorite of the 3D Mario games actually. I remember getting frustrated with the motion controls on it a lot. I should go back to it though as Iíve never finished it.
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

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Nice, thatís good to hear. What games do you have so far? (Aside from BotW, I have that on Wii U).
Probably not all the games I own are system sellers but I enjoy the console nonetheless. I have:

Mario Bros. (Arcade Archives)
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Sonic Mania
Super Mario Odyssey
Tiny Barbarian DX
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

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Funny as Super Mario Galaxy is one of my least favorite of the 3D Mario games actually. I remember getting frustrated with the motion controls on it a lot. I should go back to it though as Iíve never finished it.
I don't actually recall ever having issues with the motion controls in it, oddly enough.
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

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I don't actually recall ever having issues with the motion controls in it, oddly enough.
I havenít played it in quite a while. I seem to recall a few times at least though where motion controls were needed and getting hung up. I was never a big fan of the Wiimote though.
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

Originally Posted by Mike86
Probably not all the games I own are system sellers but I enjoy the console nonetheless. I have:

Mario Bros. (Arcade Archives)
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Sonic Mania
Super Mario Odyssey
Tiny Barbarian DX
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nice list. Thanks
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

I'm having a hard time remembering the motion controls in Galaxy at all.
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

Originally Posted by spainlinx0
I'm having a hard time remembering the motion controls in Galaxy at all.
Most of it was using the Wii-mote as what was basically a mouse pointer.
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

Picked up the game and the coin from Best Buy and just happened to come across the three amiibos while at Target. I will play it tonight.
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Picked up the Mario Amiibo for now. Iíll get Peach and Bowser down the line.
Old 10-27-17, 06:36 PM
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I haven't played it yet but my kids love the two player aspect where one is Mario and one is cappy.
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This game does use motion controls in single player with both controllers, but you can probably get by without using them.

You can do some more nuanced cap tossing by gesturing up, down, or to the side. Shaking the controllers while climbing flagpoles etc speeds up the movement. Controlling other creatures uses motion controls to augment the action buttons, for example when possessing a frog, you can jump higher with a controller shake than a button push.

One thing I like about this game vs. previous 3D mario games (I'm thinking of Mario 64 specifically) is that you remain in the level when you get the power moons
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This game is fantastic so far. It feels so alive and has a sense of fun and adventure. The music is great, the motion controls are fun to use and work well, Cappy could have easily turned into an annoying gimmick but is a fun sidekick. The game environments are very pretty to look at and Mario and the gang are all looking great. This is the game that defines the Switch so far in my opinion, even more so than Breath of the Wild. I foresee myself playing this game for a long time.
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

FedEx STILL hasn't delivered my copy.
Old 10-27-17, 08:43 PM
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The motion control actually works pretty decent with the pro controller. I'm not too far in (just beat the rabbit lady that throws bomb on the upside down pyramid), but enjoying it so far.
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I planned on only playing for an hour or so tonight and I ended up playing for 4. It's everything I hoped for. I'm almost at 100 moons already.
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Iíve already put about five hours in. A lot of time I was just messing around and exploring. Such a good game so far. Iím at forty moons.
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Oh my god, Mario's ribbit killed me. SO GOOD.
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

I went all over town looking for the new Mario, Peach and Bowser Amiibos. I finally found them at GameStop and bought the last three pack they had in stock.

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