[Let’s Talk] Early Super Mario Odyssey impressions
Posted on October 28, 2017 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Switch
Super Mario Odyssey has only been around for a day or so, but we imagine that many of you have picked the game up already. We’re also sure that many of you have played it extensively as well.
Assuming you’ve been able to pick up a copy, how are you liking Super Mario Odyssey so far? What are your impressions? Let us know in the comments below.
Highlights from last week’s topic: Any interest in Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon?
I’m looking forward to it since I enjoyed Sun/Moon and any improvements they can make will only make it better. Not super invested in the plot of any Pokemon because I mainly play just for the feel of going on a journey and building up my team, but I am interested to see if they do anything interesting with Ultra Space. And I don’t really mind playing on my 3DS despite having a Switch because I use the Switch as a purely home console (docked like 95% of the time, and never leaves my house) while the 3DS still meets my handheld/portable needs.
However, I will admit that I would’ve looked forward to a Pokemon Z/XY 3rd version/sequel more since Kalos really got ripped off and I think got way more hate than it deserved. XY became one of my favorites after HG/SS/Crystal, Platinum, and Yellow (actually, I might put it above Platinum slightly for the pure enjoyment factor) so I really would’ve loved a surprise return trip to Kalos with some touch-ups to the postgame and all. 🙁
I have no interest at all. I stopped playing Pokemon a long time ago because it just started to feel like the same thing and I lost all motivation to play it. New additions to the series like gimmicks such as Mega Evolution, Alola Formes and Ultra Beasts are not helping matters when a lot of them have inferior or out-of-place designs (and Ultra Beasts were wasted potential and are just not-Pokemon from another dimension) as well as the signs of milking getting even worse with remaking Pokemon games that don’t even need remakes (*cough* OmegaRuby/AlphaSapphire *cough*) that give characters awful redesigns and soon they’ll probably remake Gen 4 when I can still play the damn games on my DS/3DS. Plus Gen 5 and onward they have started making more bad Pokemon designs than good. Gen 7 was the all-time low.
It’d take a Breath of the Wild-level reinvigoration of the franchise to get me to play it again, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon. Not in a long while.
Yes for sure, unless you are only Switch fan (who blame anything else from Nintendo), not Pokémon fan. The same thing happened for Gen 1~4, and somewhat similar in Gen 5, so not any surprise at all.
Another game on my list is Mario Party Top 100, so 3 on 3DS vs 1 on Switch (Mario Odyssey) this holiday.
I’m getting them both because it’s Pokemon and I love the series. Though I haven’t really seen anything that really makes me say I have to have it. I’ll play for a little while and see how the game is.
I’m gonna buy and play this with the hope that I’ll be able to go on the golf course. That was such a buzz kill for me in SM when they teased it but you couldn’t check it out. It sounds perfectly reasonable, traveling from hole to hole and battling trainers along the way. That and a few other blocked off areas I expect to open up, are enough to get me to come back.
That being said, I’m beginning to feel like this series owes me something in return. Every generation I participate but I’m feeling less and less like my experience was worthwhie and original.