Super Mario Odyssey - Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer
It's due out around Christmas this year.
It's Mario so it's going to be great, but I can't be the only one to get a whiff of Sonic Adventure off the city levels, right?
I hope not, Sonic Adventure is rubbish (sorry Dreamcast fans, it is).
Also this is 100% running on the Xenoblade X/Zelda BotW engine. Looks very like it and I've a knack for guessing engines. Could mean levels that are a lot more open and massive.
I thought the same when I saw the real people. Hopefully, there's a reason for it. It's a Mario game. It's been a long, long, long time since there's a been a Mario game that's been terrible , and I certainly doubt it will approach Sonic levels of chronic disappointment and disgust.
New in-game Super Mario Odyssey footage showing Mario's moves
I think the city levels look quite different and fresh to be honest. People have called for Mario games to switch it up a bit over the past few years and this looked refreshing to be honest. Being made by Tokyo EAD too so I've no reservations that this will be another high quality game.
I retract my statement from the switch thread, this is not sonic adventure come again more like Jet Set Radio with a hint of Crazy Taxi, all in all it looks awesome, nice to see Mario home in New York, Bob Hoskins is smiling somewhere.
stolen from reddit.
Super Mario Odyssey coming Holdays 2017
It's not even the idea of Mario being in New York that I don't like, it's just really really ugly. The rest of the game looks fantastic too.
I'm pretty excited for Super Mario Odyssey especially given how different it seems from previous Mario games.
I'm excited because it looks like a change from the Mario 3D World/Land games, as good as they were they weren't a patch on the Galaxy titles.
Fair point, I thought, from someone elsewhere on the interwebs that 3D World was more of a sidestep than one forwards. Odyssey does seem to be going for The Next Mario in a way 3D World didn't. Though I guess after Galaxy there may have been a conscious decision to ride on nostalgia to avoid unfair comparisons.
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I'm really hoping the realistic models end up on the cutting room floor and we're seeing them in some sort of beta-reveal video ten years later. It is jarring to the point of being creepy, a la the aforementioned Sonic stuff.
The problem for Sonic wasn't the setting but the terrible gameplay in the 3D levels, a problem that is ongoing.
Mario titles have been the master of the 3D setting, so I trust the storytelling to take care of the "realistic" environment the little plumber finds himself in.