Nintendo Super Mario Odyssey Overview

Nintendo Super Mario Odyssey Overview

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My freshman year of high school I had the amazing opportunity to fly to Nintendo of America’s headquarters in Seattle, Washington. That experience was one of the best things I have ever done in my entire life. Being able to go up and playtest games, meet other people and have the time of my life was something I will never forget. It was a blast! When I was up there, I got to try out a ton of games that hadn’t come out yet. Unfortunately, I had wanted to try the new Mario game, but I was unable to. That dream became a reality only a few weeks ago thanks to Nintendo.

I acquired the newest Mario storyline game, Super Mario Odyssey. You play as Mario and Cappy, Mario’s new acquaintance, to search the globe for Peach and Bowser to stop their planned wedding. On the way, your goal is to complete tasks around the world, helping out citizens or searching in unknown places to find Power Moons, the source of energy for the Odyssey and your mode of transportation.

Super Mario Odyssey isn't a restrictive game. Enjoy challenges as you explore a huge universe to find Peach and Bowser and stop their planned wedding! - SahmReviews.com

One of the best things I have found for this game is the fact that it is free-roam. Sure, it’s not like World of Warcraft, where you can travel almost infinitely across the land, but for a Mario game, this is breaking news. In pretty much all of the other Mario games, you have a set storyline you need to follow, and there is only one path to travel on. In Super Mario Odyssey, it is the complete opposite. There is still a storyline, but each area is humongous offering you a lot of variety. You can travel far and wide, and complete silly little tasks along the way.

Super Mario Odyssey isn't a restrictive game. Enjoy challenges as you explore a huge universe to find Peach and Bowser and stop their planned wedding! - SahmReviews.com

If you’re up for a real challenge, try collecting all 880 of the Power Moons! I tend to take my time while playing games to make them last longer. Whether it is Pokémon and collecting all of the Pokémon in the Pokédex, or Diablo and doing all of the side quests to build up my stats, I am all for it and try to get as much enjoyment from the game as possible. I have been working on collecting all 880 of the Power Moons, and I am not even to 200 yet!

Super Mario Odyssey isn't a restrictive game. Enjoy challenges as you explore a huge universe to find Peach and Bowser and stop their planned wedding! - SahmReviews.com

Another neat thing about this game is that even though it is a storyline game, it can still be played by multiple people. On single player mode, one person controls both Cappy and Mario. On multiplayer mode, one person controls Cappy and one person controls Mario. I personally find multiplayer more difficult since you have to line up and communicate when to use Cappy and what direction to go. Either way you play it, it is still loads of fun!

My hopes are up for the next storyline game for Mario. I always have very high expectations, and Super Mario Odyssey blew them through the roof. I can’t wait to see what else is created in the future! If you have a gamer geek like me in your family, you can pick up a copy of the Super Mario Odyssey at Target or on Amazon. Follow along with Nintendo on Facebook and Twitter to learn about new releases (like Overwatch for the Nintendo Switch). Oh, and I have exciting news too! Thanks to the generosity of Nintendo, we’re giving away a copy of this awesome Super Mario Odyssey game for the Switch. Use the form below to enter to win!

Super Mario Odyssey Game

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39 comments on «Nintendo Super Mario Odyssey Overview»

  1. clear path says:

    I prefer a clear path to follow at this stage

    1. 007blond says:

      I like a creative game.

  2. KIM DAVIS says:

    I prefer a game that gives you more creativity.

  3. Rosanne says:

    I prefer a game that allows a clear path but my daughter in law- the mom of my grandchildren nearby like anything that involves creativity because she is a teacher

  4. Ling Zhang says:

    Creativity. I want to explore and play it on my terms

  5. RICARDO MENEZES says:

    EVER Creativity, because is important new ideas.

  6. Jacquelyn Cannon says:

    I would like a clear path.

  7. Susan Smith says:

    I prefer a game that gives you more creativity.

  8. Paulo Cardoso says:

    I prefer a game that has a clear path, because my 8 years old kid.

  9. Daniel J. says:

    I like a creative game the most. A clear path is good but I like to think outside the box

  10. Ricardo Silva says:

    I prefer a fun game!

  11. Sue E says:

    I would get bored playing a game that wasn’t a challenge. I like twists and turns and more.

  12. Jessica Peeling says:

    I think it depends on my mood, I like clear path but when I have more time I also like creative games

  13. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I love a creative game!

  14. Gina Ferrell says:

    I prefer a game that allows more creativity.

  15. RAM says:

    More creativity so every time you play is different

  16. Jeffery Anders says:

    Elite: Dangerous offers the freedom to explore the universe in all directions, but it’s plot leaves me feeling aimless. Telltales The Walking Dead has an excellent story, but lacks replay value. I think player agency is important, but it is equally important that the path to progression is clearly defined.

  17. Xue Moua says:

    I like something with a clear path, but with a wide amount of freedom to choose.

  18. Kari B says:

    I prefer a clear path.

  19. Lauren H says:

    I prefer a game that allows for more creativity because I find it more exciting.

  20. Jeremy Coleman says:

    I prefer a game that has both a clear path and allows for creativity. The main storyline so I can feel “finished,” but creativity too so I can always come back later to finish up and 100% it.

  21. Michael DeFren says:

    clear path. when there is no direction is it really a game?

  22. Lauren Bodner says:

    I definitely prefer a game that allows more creativity!

  23. Chris L says:

    I prefer the open world systems that let you be more creative.

  24. Antoinette M says:

    I prefer a clear path.

  25. Mia E. says:

    I usually like ones that have a clear path.

  26. Susan,TN says:

    The more creative a game is the better. I think it allows for a better challenging game..

  27. SHANE HORSLEY says:

    More creativity

  28. Jennifer P says:

    I don’t have a preference, I think both styles have a lot to offer as far as game play and having a choice of styles makes it all that more interesting and fun.

  29. Hasan K says:

    I like games with more creativity.

  30. Rz says:

    game that gives you more creativity.

  31. Samuele Pizzardo says:

    Uwu I’d like to win it

  32. Jacob says:

    So want this!

  33. Sarah says:

    I like both kind of games that have a clear path and that allows more creativity.

  34. Donna L says:

    I like a clear path.

  35. Sonya Allstun says:

    I love one that allows creativity best

  36. Leif E says:

    I actually prefer the clear path – I like a game with objectives and milestones.

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