Super Mario Odyssey

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There was some Luigi stuff in Galaxy 1 that I remember was excruciatingly hard, and Tick Tock Clock from 64 too. Parts of Odyssey got there, Dark Side Of The Moon especially.

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 4 January 2019 21:13 (one year ago) link

what is going on in this thread

this game is very odd and very good

there are no good podcasts (||||||||), Friday, 4 January 2019 23:26 (one year ago) link

agree w/john linneman @ 6:30 here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3_zc7iMPkU

there are no good podcasts (||||||||), Friday, 4 January 2019 23:30 (one year ago) link

Sunshine was the only Mario I can think of that was really crazy difficult, and mostly in those subspace levels. But I also like easy Mario inherently, never liked the idea of Mario going masocore.

Nhex, Saturday, 5 January 2019 02:23 (one year ago) link

idk I honestly rate this game slightly lower than SMB2 with its endless towers of chains and climbing, I found it excruciatingly tedious

Zelda Switch was my favourite in the series though, I'm a big fan of the system but Mario needs Big And Meaningful Goals not thousands of moons that you trip over

flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 5 January 2019 07:10 (one year ago) link

on the first play through this game didn’t do a lot for me, but recently i played through it for the fourth or fifth time (top of 804 moons, ~150 hrs in total). definitely more fun on repeated goes.

the one thing that doesn’t sit well with me (and honestly it’s a stretch, i don’t really care) is how some levels (new donk, cascades) can be so finely constructed and textured, and others (the lost world) look like duplo. it feels like 2–3 separate studios built their own levels and it was all chucked together at the end.

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 5 January 2019 12:02 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

Whenever Mario hits a wall during his rolling move in Super Mario Odyssey, he will assume a saddened expression for three frames at the moment of impact. This expression is not used in any of Mario's other animations. Here it is from various angles. pic.twitter.com/2QbJPfrjPR

— Supper Mario Broth (@MarioBrothBlog) November 7, 2019

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Thursday, 7 November 2019 05:57 (nine months ago) link

four months pass...

OK, just started, and it seems like this game is going to be some good, dumb fun! I love how every PS4 game I've played so far seems designed by 14-year olds, and most Nintendo games seem designed by delirious 7-year olds. " ... and then he has a magic hat! And it talks to him! And has magic powers, and ... and you can turn into a dinosaur! And it has a mustache, too! And ... there's an evil turtle monster, and he wants to marry the princess, and ... "

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 28 March 2020 17:41 (four months ago) link

It is the best

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 28 March 2020 18:18 (four months ago) link

It's ... ok. Feels kinda of weirdly slow, imo, but maybe that's just a matter of getting used to the controls.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 30 March 2020 16:12 (four months ago) link

this game rules, i think it was the first game i bought with the switch and we still play it fairly regularly (mainly because it's one of the few games the 5-year-old can play without assistance)

na (NA), Monday, 30 March 2020 16:14 (four months ago) link

I should take a day this weekend and just cruise through the main game again, a very pleasant experience for the most part.

silby, Monday, 30 March 2020 16:23 (four months ago) link

OK, I've played the early bits of this - I think I'm at Lake Kingdom next - and while I can't exactly say why, it's honestly kind of a slog. It feels like the kind of early release game that comes with a new system (right down to the mandatory "here's how you use your joy cons!" loading screen). Doesn't mean I won't play more (I've got nothing better to do) but it'll take some discipline. Tbf, the only Mario I've ever finished is the very first one when it came out, so while I have a nostalgic connection it's far from a nostalgic compulsion.

Doesn't seem lazy, though. There's lots of details and creativity at work, I just find the gameplay itself kind of tedious.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 3 April 2020 14:08 (four months ago) link

u r mr odd

ciderpress, Friday, 3 April 2020 14:10 (four months ago) link

I keep trying to run and then I realize that I *am* running. (I think?)

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 3 April 2020 14:15 (four months ago) link

i definitely don't think it's a slog, but i do think it's possibly a _bit_ overrated *ducks*
as in, to me it's a 9.2 on the pitchfork scale, not a 9.9. easily best new music though.

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:40 (four months ago) link

it's not a murder simulator so *shrug*

Joey Corona (Euler), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:41 (four months ago) link

Josh do an experiment

Find an empty spot in a level and just stand there with your silliest available Mario outfit and just do jumps and ground pounds without really moving around, just get Mario hooting and hollering like an idiot and press those buttons and bounce around.

Does that delight you? If not you are a replicant.

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 14:41 (four months ago) link

one of my life achievements is intuitively fucking the shit out of that first frog with my mario butt within 2 minutes of starting

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:43 (four months ago) link

make that 20 seconds, lol

i found a frog to eternally tongue fuck me within 20 seconds of starting

― Karl Malone, Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:40 PM (one year ago)

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 14:44 (four months ago) link

OK, so maybe you all have hit on something: I keep seeing them for sale, but I have no interest in buying or changing Mario outfits. I just don't care, you know? I do like Mario's silly mechanics, the hooting and hollering and stomping and other stuff, it's fun and cute (more cute than fun), but that's not really enough to sustain my interest. At least early on it hasn't helped that the bosses have been like "Strawberry Shortcake" level Saturday morning cartoon villains. I mean, these early baddies are basically annoying, extra garish Easter bunnies.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 3 April 2020 15:03 (four months ago) link

i am going to go ahead and strongly advise: do not ever play animal crossing

haha

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 15:07 (four months ago) link

go back to that frog and let it teach you the ways of mario

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 15:07 (four months ago) link

I'd rather fuck a frog than play Animal Crossing.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 3 April 2020 15:50 (four months ago) link

then get out there and fuck that frog like it's the last one you'll ever "know", in the biblical sense

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:01 (four months ago) link

I'm going through Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U with my 5-year old son, it's a remarkably well-designed game

frogbs, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:05 (four months ago) link

did we ever figure out if that's getting remastered on the new switch collection thing, or is that going to be a separate standalone remaster?

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:06 (four months ago) link

the reporting made it sound like SM3DWDX would be a standalone remaster

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:09 (four months ago) link

there's no way to transfer that + New Super Mario Bros. U to the Switch is there? hate having 2 consoles hooked up but I'm not paying another $59.99 for this

frogbs, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:10 (four months ago) link

I'm a big Odyssey detractor, tbh! Lots of great moments, esp the climax of New Donk City stage, but the primary currency of the game (moons) is so grossly inflated that there is no feeling of accomplishment when you stumble over a random rock and A Moon Appears!

It's like if Zelda was focused solely on acquiring Korok seeds

we have no stan but to choice (flamboyant goon tie included), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:14 (four months ago) link

I've been reading a few of "let's rank all the Mario games" articles recently and I'm frankly surprised to see the way people rank them-- any list that doesn't put 3. Super Mario World 2. Super Mario 64 1. Super Mario 3 as their top three is mysterious and bizarre to me

we have no stan but to choice (flamboyant goon tie included), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:16 (four months ago) link

xxpost I *think* the Switch is pretty well locked down, but the system is new enough (and still under warranty enough, I think) that I don't want to mess with it just yet. I amassed a ton of games on an external drive for the Wii, but of course, there is no longer an easy way to hook my Wii to my TV, so so much for all that.

lol Korok seeds. I ended up absolutely loving that game, but off the top of my head I can't remember what the Korok seeds were used for. Buying things? Upgrading things? I know I never really made a point of searching for them unless I had to.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:16 (four months ago) link

there's no way to transfer that + New Super Mario Bros. U to the Switch is there? hate having 2 consoles hooked up but I'm not paying another $59.99 for this

― frogbs, Friday, April 3, 2020 9:10 AM (seven minutes ago)

there's not, and you will, but you can always hope that Nintendo takes the Switch's success to heart and makes the whole library compatible with the Switch 2 in…2024 or whatever

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:19 (four months ago) link

the primary currency of the game (moons) is so grossly inflated that there is no feeling of accomplishment when you stumble over a random rock and A Moon Appears!

otm

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:27 (four months ago) link

despite me giving it a 9.2 pitchfork scale rating, in the pantheon of mario games it's probably like in the 5th-10th greatest range, for me. which to be clear, is still a great game imo

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:27 (four months ago) link

@Josh: gives you more item slots I think.

DJI, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:28 (four months ago) link

i do this every few years, so why not.

imho:

smb3
smw
smw2
smb2
64
smb
odyssey
new super mario bros
galaxy1
galaxy2
lost levels

i haven't played 3D world yet, and i'm still early on in new super mario bros luigi edition, or whatever it's called

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:30 (four months ago) link

i already hate that list, sorry. i should have spent more than 90 seconds on it

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:31 (four months ago) link

KM pls stream a video game soon

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:31 (four months ago) link

not gonna accuse y'all of boomerism but come on the modern games are better than the old ones

frogbs, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:32 (four months ago) link

xp i would, but i only feel comfortable doing that when no one is home, and lately, my partner is always home :)

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:38 (four months ago) link

but thank you, that's very nice. i haven't really streamed a game for several months now!

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:38 (four months ago) link

I think my main problem with Odyssey is that it rarely gives me the illusion that I'm really good at it.

lukas, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:49 (four months ago) link

xp frogbs I admit that I’m a 2d fan, in general, over 3d platforms. For me, the core of Mario perfection is about control, the platonic ideal of the Jump, and in general just feeling like I’m making Mario do the exact thing that I want him to do.

I get more of those good control feelings with 2d Mario. It’s still very good with 3D, but I find myself “missing” a lot more

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 16:52 (four months ago) link

yes exactly

lukas, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:54 (four months ago) link

I know what you mean but I think the recent 2-D games replicate that quite well & the level design is more innovative. plus, y'know, multiplayer

the built-in levels for Super Mario Maker 2 eclipse the originals, imo. would be cool if they just did like, a new set of SMB 3 levels using the new designers

frogbs, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:58 (four months ago) link

a new set of SMB 3 levels using the new designers

the best parts of new super mario bros feel like that, it's so good!

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Friday, 3 April 2020 17:12 (four months ago) link

not gonna accuse y'all of boomerism but come on the modern games are better than the old ones

― frogbs, Friday, April 3, 2020 9:32 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

otm. SMM2 encapsulates all of these old games in one spot and adds creativity and online fun. it is more phenomenon than game, probably the best 2D mario to ever exist.

Nudeln und Klopapier Gore (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 3 April 2020 18:13 (four months ago) link

I really want the eventual next 2D Mario to take lessons from the masocore platformers through Celeste and move towards short, linked-together levels, with quick deaths and restarts

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 18:15 (four months ago) link

Might be cool if quick death and restart were a powerup

Nudeln und Klopapier Gore (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 3 April 2020 18:20 (four months ago) link


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