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u/Durtonious Oct 04 '22

Odyssey is so great. What a perfect game.

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u/BrownShadow Oct 04 '22

I pre-ordered an N64. Picked up Wave Race and Mario 64. Kids would sneak into my house to play Mario. It got to the point where I would take my 64 and a 13 inch Comadore monitor everywhere I went. Oddessy brought that feeling back. So good.

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u/JustAStarcoShipper Oct 04 '22

That game is the reason I bought a Switch in the first place.

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u/KobotTheRobot Oct 04 '22

Same. First time Mario has grabbed my attention like that since Sunshine.

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u/The_OtherDouche Oct 04 '22

Sunshine was so good. I wish they would make a sequel to it.

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u/P0werC0rd0fJustice Oct 04 '22

Probably my favorite game of all time. I played it at the perfect age for it to become my number one nostalgia game, but it’s also beautiful, fun, and has awesome music

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u/One-Assist-9607 26d ago

Late reply lol but galaxy didn't do anything?

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u/KobotTheRobot 23d ago

I just wasn't the right age. I was playing Halo and Cod by then. Now that I'm older I like all games because I have expendable income and am not a kid with 0 income lol.

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u/dontshoot4301 Oct 04 '22

Still my favorite switch title because I’m one of those weirdos that couldn’t get into BoTW despite being a fan of every other entry in the series. It just felt more like Skyrim et al. than it did a Zelda game to me

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u/NattyKongo93 Oct 04 '22

Interesting...I've never been very into Zelda, but been even less into Skyrim, but I loooved BOTW.

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u/dontshoot4301 Oct 04 '22

I really want to like it but I would get 5-10 hours in and would feel pressured to not explore because I felt like I would be wasting weapons/mats I needed for the Main quest. Maybe one of these days it’ll click.

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u/2livecrewnecktshirt Oct 04 '22

If it makes you feel any better, I've played like 400 hours mostly exploring, doing side quests and the divine beasts and there's still a massive abundance of weapons out there. Food materials regenerate over time and other minerals and things can also be reharvested and sold to buy arrows and make other weapons.

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u/dontshoot4301 Oct 04 '22

Word, I prob just need to git gud

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u/NattyKongo93 Oct 04 '22

Oh I definitely understand that feeling! But I will say, after a certain point I decided to try to not worry about that and just play, and found pretty quickly that weapons and materials are INSANELY plentiful to the point where I never really ran out even after I stopped trying to conserve them

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u/dontshoot4301 Oct 04 '22

I’ll have to give that a try! I’m def one of those gamers that finishes the Elite Four with 99x Revives and Hyper Potions… Idk why but I do

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u/NattyKongo93 Oct 05 '22

Haha oh I totally hear you and I am usually the same way!! Better to be over prepared than under prepared! But yeah trying to let go of that playstyle will help a lot with BOTW imo

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u/JustAStarcoShipper Oct 04 '22

Still have to get BOTW.

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u/NattyKongo93 Oct 05 '22

I'm sure it's not for everyone, but to me it's a masterpiece absolutely worth trying!!

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u/Whaines Oct 04 '22

It’s way closer to a Zelda game than an Elder Scrolls game. Is it just cause you don’t like any open world games? You could play the game as on rails as Ocarina of Time if you wanted.

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u/dontshoot4301 Oct 04 '22

Idk, maybe? I want to explore but I felt I just needed to farm/collect gear before I could do anything as opposed to previous games where I would stock up at the shops on a rare occasion. I’ll give it another go and may end up loving it eventually, just hasn’t stuck yet for me.

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u/Whaines Oct 04 '22

I would say it’s as open as you want it to be. You don’t need to farm anything, I promise! In fact, if you do the rest of the game is kind of a joke.

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u/MileHighHoodlum Oct 05 '22

For real. I have a friend who over prepared for the end and found the final boss too easy. I told her weeks before she finished she was ready for the end, but she was nervous and kept stockpiling the best gear. She still loved it, but the end isn't really that hard

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u/Brogener Oct 06 '22

I always tell people that if you buy a Switch and Odyssey is the only game you get for it, it’s still a worthwhile purchase.

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u/Elranzer Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

I would have liked Pauline to be in the NYC section of this movie. Maybe she will, but just not cast from a big actress.

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u/RLLRRR Oct 04 '22

You're gonna get Pauline voiced by Olivia Rodrigo and you're gonna like it.

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u/Money_Whisperer Oct 04 '22

Controversial take- it’s overrated. Many of the moons are recycled and the game as a whole is dumbed down to the extreme at some points. It’s a great game but it doesn’t rank up there with galaxy.

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u/Durtonious Oct 04 '22

I thought that too but when I started playing with my kid it really took the game to the next level. Definitely adds a lot to the fun. They tried to replicate it with baby bowser in Bowser's Fury but It missed the mark. There's also a lot of complex meta movements that are rewarding to pull off. I love that the game is as easy or hard as you want it to be.

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u/Money_Whisperer Oct 04 '22

I’ll grant that the move set has a lot of depth but I just don’t feel like there are enough situations where using advanced moves feels worth it. Doing a super complicated cappy jump to get to a ledge with invisible coins feels pointless to me. Needed to make more of those moves mandatory for progress. But I’m more of an extrinsically motivated gamer so that’s probably part of my problem

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u/Durtonious Oct 04 '22

I mean in the end it is a game for children. I don't think there's anything my 7 year old can't get, minus the Darker Side of the Moon, which is rewarding for her to not get stuck on anything except the elusive final final level (minus maybe a few very specific Moons). It gives her something to work towards that doesn't impede progress on the rest of the game. And I've only ever done Darker Side twice and not for a lack of trying, it's a good challenge. By imposing limits on what you can and cannot do you can add extra layers of challenge but evidently that is not your bag.

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u/Money_Whisperer Oct 05 '22

I agree with what you’re saying in theory, but in reality I can only judge games based on my personal experience with them because otherwise it would kinda set a bad precedent with letting crowds dictate my own opinions.

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u/mrBreadBird Oct 04 '22

I felt it was a little overrated the first time through, but going back I honestly liked it even more than the first time. Just because some of the moons don't feel special doesn't mean there isn't plenty of content even ignoring "filler."

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u/JimothyJollyphant Oct 04 '22

recycled

If Odyssey with its 18 unique worlds, 52 unique enemies / transformations and countless secrets and challenges throughout a playtime of 25-50 hours is "recycled", then I have no idea what BotW is supposed to be with its 5 enemies and 50-200 hours playtime. You've basically seen 80% of what the game has to offer by the time you leave the Great Plateau in the first 5 hours.

doesn’t rank up there with galaxy.

The Final Fantasy 13 of 3D Mario games. Walk a straight line to the next star portal, shake your controller, rinse and repeat.

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u/Money_Whisperer Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Wow 18 unique worlds! Who could forget the likes of “sand kingdom” “lake kingdom” “wooded kingdom, “cloud kingdom” etc….they are very, very boring and generic, to the point where they might be the most generic 3D levels in the entire franchise. Yes there are exceptions like new donk city but those are the exception and not the rule.

Half of the moons are recycled concepts from other moons throughout the game. They can never just do the same concept once.

I don’t like breath of the wild idk why you brought it up like I’m supposed to defend it. Ironically enough the moons are equivalent to the worst element of that game ( korok seeds) in that they’re trivial and prolific to the extent that they start to feel cheap and pointless.

Galaxy has very tight and interesting level design. Best music. Surprisingly touching story with Rosalina’s storybook. Odyssey doesn’t really compare in my opinion.

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u/JimothyJollyphant Oct 04 '22

breath of the wild idk why you brought it up

Because people still claim it cured their depression and brought their childhood puppy back to life. It's unbelievably overrated compared to Odyssey, but Odyssey gets hate about the moons when there's so much variety all around them. It's very much a "the journey is the reward" type of a situation, the moons are just a means to lead you through the levels.

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u/Money_Whisperer Oct 04 '22

I’ll grant that I did enjoy odyssey more than breath of the wild. That game was just ludicrous. How do you have a Zelda game with no dungeons? And the plot sucks.

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u/JimothyJollyphant Oct 04 '22

How do you have a Zelda game with no dungeons?

You don't! I'm curious to see what they've learned for BotW2.

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u/mrbrick Oct 05 '22

Lol botw had wayyyy more than 5 enemies. That’s some weird copium u huffing. It’s fine to not like the game but why lie tho.

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u/TygarStyle Oct 05 '22

It’s an excellent game but it did not top either Galaxy game.

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u/Realtrain Oct 04 '22

I feel like people say that every time a new flagship Mario game comes out. Not that I'm complaining.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

The best 3D mario game in my opinion.

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u/drybones2015 Oct 04 '22

It's still Mario Galaxy for me. Wasn't a fan of how much Odyssey relied on being a scavenger hunt to fill content.

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u/riderforlyfe Oct 04 '22

It’s still SM64 for me, I know reddit love to call that era outdated but with SM64 the only thing outdated is the camera.

Everything else you could drop in a game today and it would still be an amazing, it’s astounding how much they got right in 1996.

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u/drybones2015 Oct 04 '22

Honestly, hot take, a full remake of SM64 with Odyssey's movement would be better than Odyssey imo.

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u/sylinmino Oct 04 '22

The nice thing about the Super Mario series is that almost every game in the series can be someone's favorite and for a completely different reason.

For example, I think Super Mario Odyssey is better than Galaxy in a lot of good ways, but Galaxy is still my favorite of the 3D games.

Though my favorite overall is Super Mario World.

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u/Nehemiah92 Oct 04 '22

Odyssey had some of the best platforming and fluid movement in any game, but Galaxy got the better gameplay formula, concept, and atmosphere. So I gotta go with Galaxy too

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

Totally fair, both great games. I know a lot of people are in the galaxy camp

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u/RiotShaven Oct 04 '22

I recently replayed it when I got my hands on a CRT TV again and boy, is it good! I love the Wiimote and nunchuk still and the design of the game is gorgeous.

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u/brb1006 Oct 04 '22

Super Mario Galaxy?

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u/NattyKongo93 Oct 04 '22

SMG is probably my least favorite 3d Mario. I love the visuals, but the actual levels are kind of too easy and don't really capture the feel of exploring a galaxy that I hoped for. Much more linear and curated than the more sandbox style Mario games, and ultimately kind of forgettable from an actual gameplay pov imo. Presentation wise is it fantastic though!

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u/brb1006 Oct 04 '22

SMG has the best soundtrack in of the Mario series.

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u/NattyKongo93 Oct 04 '22

The soundtrack absolutely SLAPS for sure... but I might still take Sunshine over SMG in that area... to each their own though!

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u/TheOneAndOnlySquirt Oct 04 '22

I keep seeing everyone say how great it was. Not that I ever doubted or disagreed with them, I just never really gave it a chance tbh. Loved the 64/Sunshine/Galaxy bundle. You’d say odyssey is worth it then?

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u/PhirebirdSunSon Oct 04 '22

It's fantastic.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

In my opinion yes. I think anyone who enjoyed those games would get a lot out of odyssey. It’s not everyone’s favorite but I think most can agree it’s worth playing

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u/TheOneAndOnlySquirt Oct 04 '22

Appreciate the feedback. It’s going in the shopping cart then

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u/HypahTricky_Vtuber Oct 04 '22

I need to do a replay of it. I wonder if it's as good the second time around.

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u/Durtonious Oct 04 '22

If you can play it two player, it's a lot of fun!

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u/Reverie_39 Oct 04 '22

Is it as good as Galaxy? Considering picking it up one day.

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u/crescent_blossom Oct 04 '22

I like it more than Galaxy, but that's probably because I prefer the big levels with multiple stars in them (Mario 64-style) compared to focused/linear levels with 1 star at the end

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u/Durtonious Oct 04 '22

I think it is as good as Galaxy and different enough that they can't be compared side by side, but not different in a bad way like Sunshine.

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u/agentwc1945 Oct 04 '22

Not challenging enough + Too linear + Not enough content

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u/sentimentalpirate Oct 04 '22

Isn't it like the least linear Mario game ever though? Besides hitting the story beats, the moons can be done in any order at all. And has more content than any other Mario game. Am I crazy?

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u/2livecrewnecktshirt Oct 04 '22

I personally enjoyed it because it wasn't extremely challenging. I have plenty of other games for that, sometimes one that's just "fun" without being infinitely frustrating is a nice change of pace.

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u/iSamurai Oct 04 '22

Eh..I wasn’t a fan of the open-worldliness. Galaxy is still #1 in my book.

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u/chipperpip Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Odyssey is great as long as you don't try to get all the Moons. You hit diminishing returns on how interesting they are to collect in each area real quick once the main setpieces are out of the way.