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  • Deleted user 15 June 2017 09:12:48
    Well, this looks spiffing. Switch for Christmas I think.
  • DangerousDave_87 15 Jun 2017 09:26:01 2,698 posts
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    I know i'm alone with this opinion, but as nice and enjoyable as the game looks, I was far more excited for 3D Land and 3D World. I love the purity and simplicity of those games (much like with the Galaxy games, too). Each stage is an A to B assault course with a very focused and tightly crafted challenge. With Odyssey there looks to be way too much faffing around, with your attention often being drawn away from the core platforming elements.

    That's not to say this game doesn't look great. When the new levels transform into these mini-assault courses they look excellent. I particularly love the transition into 2D platforming to ascend high buildings or towers. It's just on the whole the game seems to be paced far more slowly, much like Super Mario 64, which I don't rate quite as highly as the more linear Mario games.

    Edited by DangerousDave_87 at 09:26:44 15-06-2017
  • Deleted user 15 June 2017 09:32:31
    I agree with what you are saying Dave, Mario has always been about timing and precision. An open world, go anywhere/do anything version will lose that slightly.

    Having said that, it looks bonkers fun so i am looking forward to it.
  • CosmicFuzz 15 Jun 2017 09:45:38 32,013 posts
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    It reminds me on Sunshine a fair bit in places, even collecting the "moons" for each level.
  • Switch024 15 Jun 2017 09:51:58 2,028 posts
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    Yeah I was just going to say, completely against popular opinion but Sunshine is probably my favourite and it's reminding me a little of that which I'm more than happy about.

    3D World and Land were great but they felt like bite size chunks for you to dip in and out of, this looks like a Mario game you can properly lose yourself in for a good few hours.
  • waggy79 15 Jun 2017 09:57:00 1,804 posts
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    @DangerousDave_87 No youre not alone, It does feel a bit more 'Sonic Adventure' than previous efforts and I'm not a huge fan of the real world with humans parts. But as you say i'm sure there will be enough 'pure' platforming levels to offset the slower, chatting to people, buying hats stuff.
  • rice_sandwich 15 Jun 2017 09:57:51 3,247 posts
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    I prefer the slower paced puzzler aspects of Mario games as I'm pretty rubbish at them. I really struggle with the nsmb series. Still haven't completed the Wii U version as it's too difficult.
  • Psiloc 15 Jun 2017 10:09:16 4,097 posts
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    @DangerousDave_87 Same, 3D World is actually my favourite 3D Mario game. I love how it doesn't fuck around.

    I'll give this the benefit of the doubt though. I didn't think I'd be keen on the new Ratchet & Clank for similar reasons but that game found a great balance.
  • Psiloc 15 Jun 2017 10:10:14 4,097 posts
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    @rice_sandwich If it helps the multiplayer player modes make the NSMB games much easier :)
  • mikew1985 15 Jun 2017 10:28:03 14,463 posts
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    What is this pessimistic madness? Sure 3D land was an almost perfect handheld game but 3D world not so much. It was a very decent 2.5d platformer but not at the level of the other 3D titles. This looks like a potential return to form and after Zelda Nintendo have restored a fair chunk of my confidence in them.

    This looks absolutely smashing and my most anticipated game for the year by some distance.
  • Duffking 15 Jun 2017 10:51:52 14,856 posts
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    @CosmicFuzz Nintendo themselves said this week they see two different 3D Mario "series" or "timelines". One contains Mario 64, Sunshine, and this game, the other contains Galaxy 1/2 and the 3D Land/World games.

    Edited by Duffking at 10:51:59 15-06-2017
  • Jono62 15 Jun 2017 10:57:55 18,350 posts
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    Pre-ordered at Simply Games for 44.95. Best price I've seen. Think the take the money straight away though.
  • mikew1985 15 Jun 2017 10:58:39 14,463 posts
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    Duffking wrote:
    @CosmicFuzz Nintendo themselves said this week they see two different 3D Mario "series" or "timelines". One contains Mario 64, Sunshine, and this game, the other contains Galaxy 1/2 and the 3D Land/World games.
    That is a massive insult to Galaxy and Land.
  • Switch024 15 Jun 2017 11:00:07 2,028 posts
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    Why's that an insult? Makes sense to me.
  • Duffking 15 Jun 2017 11:04:24 14,856 posts
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    @mikew1985 er, why? They have two different approaches, the sandbox approch and the point-to-point approach. Sunshine/64/Odyssey are the former approach, the rest are the latter.
  • Duffking 15 Jun 2017 11:04:57 14,856 posts
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    for reference
  • Deleted user 15 June 2017 11:08:12
    3D world was (in my opinion) better than either of the galaxy's
  • disusedgenius 15 Jun 2017 11:11:08 8,523 posts
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    Man, I really hope 3D World gets a Switch release. I'm happy to take both Mario styles.
  • BramBram 15 Jun 2017 11:57:56 3 posts
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    @CosmicFuzz I had the same sensation. I likes sunshine, but I feel its not one of the best. Ik kinda feel Nintendo is breaking the Mario universe Style quite a bit with this one, for better or worse. Its defenitely gutsy andere interesting. But the actual platforming loods kinda sub par I think. curious how this will review. Hoping Nintendo continues its winning streak

    Edited by BramBram at 12:01:00 15-06-2017
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 15 Jun 2017 12:02:43 11,008 posts
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    I two are vertrek curious BOOKAAAAK

  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 15 Jun 2017 12:03:40 11,008 posts
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    That made more sense before he edited.
  • Zomoniac 15 Jun 2017 12:13:59 9,434 posts
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    I feel like I might have to preorder this from the Nintendo store and get a Cappy.
  • Cadence 15 Jun 2017 13:15:35 2,079 posts
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    Graxlar_v2 wrote:
    3D world was (in my opinion) better than either of the galaxy's
    Burn him! 😃
  • BillMurray 15 Jun 2017 13:43:21 9,069 posts
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    This might be the first Mario ive purchased since SM64. Need a Switch first mind you.
  • minky-kong 15 Jun 2017 13:49:17 13,221 posts
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    Zomoniac wrote:
    I feel like I might have to preorder this from the Nintendo store and get a Cappy.
    Hope you don't get a weird morose one who spouts shit about digital games being worthless, and other such bollocks.
  • mikew1985 15 Jun 2017 15:49:52 14,463 posts
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    Duffking wrote:
    @mikew1985 er, why? They have two different approaches, the sandbox approch and the point-to-point approach. Sunshine/64/Odyssey are the former approach, the rest are the latter.
    Because the other two (well three) are masterpieces. World is merely very good.
  • Rhaegyr 15 Jun 2017 16:00:01 3,913 posts
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    Really?

    I'd class 3D Land as the worst of the bunch by some distance.
  • Switch024 15 Jun 2017 16:01:18 2,028 posts
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    Yep, 3D World is much improved over 3D Land IMO.
  • quadfather 15 Jun 2017 16:04:44 29,422 posts
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    Which one's which? :)
  • minky-kong 15 Jun 2017 16:07:32 13,221 posts
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    They're all great. Can't we all just get along?!
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