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Old 11-03-17, 12:40 PM   #126
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Re: Super Mario Odyssey (Oct 27,2017)- Official Thread

Yeah, the bosses are on the repetitive side. I guess I havenít been too bothered by that aspect though. Thereís enough variety of things to do in the worlds.

Iíve been playing but am somewhat trying to kind of drag it out so itís not over right away. Even though I know Iíll be trying to collect the moons for quite a while after I finish the main story.

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The finale of the New Donk City world is awesome being a throwback to the origin of Mario with Donkey Kong. I love how this game throws back to basically all things Mario that came before it but also offers up a lot of new aspects. Just a damn good game.
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Old 11-03-17, 12:58 PM   #127
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My only issue with the game is it was way too easy. Didn't like the soup/kitchen level and it seemed like the longest one.
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Old 11-03-17, 03:41 PM   #128
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Yes, the boss battles are repetitive, but that's kind of the way Mario is with bosses. I forgive it due to the variety of the level designs and worlds. The bosses are very easy though. I died on Bowswer only once, and I was kicking myself that I did at all.

The real challenge of these games is in collecting all the moons. I think that's what Nintendo goes for though. Everyone wants to beat the game. Only some people care about completing every challenge.
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Old 11-03-17, 03:51 PM   #129
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Yes, the boss battles are repetitive, but that's kind of the way Mario is with bosses. I forgive it due to the variety of the level designs and worlds. The bosses are very easy though. I died on Bowswer only once, and I was kicking myself that I did at all.
I just mean, New Donk City had such a showstopper in that festival. Meanwhile, the wedding that the entire game has led up to is
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a mostly empty room with a character or two from each realm, and the final battle is in an even more empty arena that has nothing to do with anything. I think back to the colossal scale of the final battle in, say, Galaxy, while this one is basically just lazy copying/pasting leading up to the escape.
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Old 11-03-17, 04:26 PM   #130
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I just mean, New Donk City had such a showstopper in that festival. Meanwhile, the wedding that the entire game has led up to is
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a mostly empty room with a character or two from each realm, and the final battle is in an even more empty arena that has nothing to do with anything. I think back to the colossal scale of the final battle in, say, Galaxy, while this one is basically just lazy copying/pasting leading up to the escape.
The New Donk Festival is a positive thing though. I wouldn't expect to see tons of Mario characters to watch Bowser force Peach to marry him.

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Old 11-03-17, 04:42 PM   #131
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I wouldn't expect to see tons of Mario characters to watch Bowser force Peach to marry him.
That doesn't mean that there has to be zero spectacle or imagination for the final battle, though. I enjoyed what followed after the battle, but if the entire game is oriented around a wedding being planned, maybe the climax should be more involved than
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Old 11-03-17, 09:33 PM   #132
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The New Donk Festival is a positive thing though. I wouldn't expect to see tons of Mario characters to watch Bowser force Peach to marry him.
Maybe not Mario's friends, certainly, but having it as the "evil" counterpart to New Donk City's celebration with the some of the Koopa Troop, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings, or even tangential characters like Wario, Wart, or King Krool there to witness the wedding would have been kind of neat.
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Old 11-03-17, 10:39 PM   #133
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Maybe not Mario's friends, certainly, but having it as the "evil" counterpart to New Donk City's celebration with the some of the Koopa Troop, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings, or even tangential characters like Wario, Wart, or King Krool there to witness the wedding would have been kind of neat.
Well yeah that would have been awesome but I wasn't disappointed by the ending. Definitely not enough to affect my opinion on the game.
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Old 11-04-17, 02:07 PM   #134
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Man... I played through the snowy level today. It was fun, but getting one of the optional moons was a major pain in the ass. It's the one where you have to use the flowers to fly over the different sections of water, jumping and turning at just the right moments. Damn near threw my controller at the screen then, when I finally got it, I saw that you can go further to get a second moon. Luckily, that one didn't take as long, but I probably died nearly 40 times getting that first one.
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Old 11-04-17, 11:50 PM   #135
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Ugh another tough challenge. The sand volleyball thing is going to take forever for me. I had a hard time even getting fifteen, no idea how I'll get to a hundred.
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Old 11-06-17, 01:47 AM   #136
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Finished the main game with 198 moons. While I'm tempted to go back and find everything, I think I'll take it slowly. My daughter loves watching me play it, and I let her take the control and run around a little in some of the maps. None of the bosses were particularly hard, but the bird one gave me a bit of trouble.
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Old 11-06-17, 10:57 AM   #137
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I had a bit of a hard time with the octopus boss before figuring out what I had to do. He probably beat me four or five times before I got him.
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Old 11-06-17, 11:26 AM   #138
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Ugh another tough challenge. The sand volleyball thing is going to take forever for me. I had a hard time even getting fifteen, no idea how I'll get to a hundred.
I make it to the 40s easily, but I can't see getting 100 for a while.

The ball CAN bounce once. But it's not going to be much of a bounce.

After every hit, I always try to recenter Mario so that I am never running across the entire court.

You don't have to use your hat, but remember that you can throw it at the ball to hit it back.
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Old 11-06-17, 11:33 AM   #139
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I had a bit of a hard time with the octopus boss before figuring out what I had to do. He probably beat me four or five times before I got him.
Oh yeah, that one was tough, too. I wasn't sure exactly what to do at first either. I only died once during that one, but it took me forever to actually defeat him since I kept thinking I was close enough when I wasn't.
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Old 11-09-17, 09:11 PM   #140
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I've collected all but 3 purple coins in the game, but for some reason I can't find the last ones in Bowser's Castle
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Old 11-11-17, 01:06 PM   #141
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I think Iíve died more times in the Luncheon Kingdom than I have in the entire game. So many places for Mario to burn his ass and those damn tomato enemies.
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Old 11-11-17, 09:33 PM   #142
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Anybody have any luck with beach volleyball? My record is 66
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Old 11-11-17, 09:39 PM   #143
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Anybody have any luck with beach volleyball? My record is 66
I gave up for now. Iíll have to do that and the jump rope challenge later.
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Old 11-11-17, 10:26 PM   #144
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Edit: I messed up, Iím talking about the jumprope game.

I maxed out at 91 earlier today in handheld mode with the joycons attached. It was about to die so I charged it and tried a few hours later with the Pro controller. I blew right by 100 and started to wonder if it would max out at 999.

I ended up screwing up at 703 so I went to the leaderboard to see the top score and some dude has 55,555.

After 50 the speed stops increasing and if you get the timing down you can pretty much do it indefinitely.
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Old 11-11-17, 11:37 PM   #145
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Just got to 94 on volleyball...
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Old 11-11-17, 11:54 PM   #146
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Side note... is there anywhere we can exchange Switch friend codes on this forum? I didn't see it in any of the sticky threads
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Old 11-12-17, 12:48 AM   #147
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Finished the main story tonight. Pretty good ending though I didnít find Bowser very challenging.

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Old 11-12-17, 07:46 AM   #148
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I almost think Nintendo didn't really want to put a story in this one, there's almost as much post-game as there is main game.
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Old 11-12-17, 10:14 AM   #149
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I disagree. There is way more story (and better) in Odyssey then any Mario game previously they just happen to continue story stuff into the post game.
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Old 11-12-17, 11:36 AM   #150
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Itís not like Mario games are really known for intricate stories anyways. They basically all boil down to he saves Peach from Bowser. Itís just what they are.
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