Hat's Off to Super Mario Odyssey Thread

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Autoboticon, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Autoboticon

    Autoboticon In like a Bot, out like a Con

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    So I thought I'd make a thread for discussion and news on this new game and to see collective thoughts.




    Even though it may not seem groundbreaking compared to whats already out there and Nintendo seems to be behind with the times to finally release some open world stuff to this caliber as some fans say.

    I for one find this to be a combination of the best parts between 64, Sunshine, Paper Mario and Galaxy i style, tone and gameplay together.

    Some state between the rolling motion and the standing out nature between contrast of mario's and the other human designs seem a bit rip -offish to Sonic Adventure and what not. Or that it seems unnatural, I for one am not bugged by it.

    And love the revisiting to Bowser wanting to marry Peach and also the boss themes.

    What do you guys think?
     
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  2. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

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    I find it odd to see regular Mario walking around in a normal looking world. Reminiscent of Sonic at some point.

    It would be nice if there was some kind of power up to make him look like a normal person in cosplay.
     
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    mario odyssey is a must buy in my book! it looks amazing! i never got a chance to play the galaxy games, so i don't know if i should expect anything or what.......

    i do want powerups though....how would a metal cap/mushroom work? chainsaw hat toss i bet!
     
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  4. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    System seller for me, can't wait.

    Not a fan of the people in the city not looking like Mario and his crew though. He's supposed to be from Earth, why don't the rest of the Earth people look like him?
     
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  5. Autoboticon

    Autoboticon In like a Bot, out like a Con

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    People evolve differently outside the Mushroom Kingdom?? All I can say.
     
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    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    Well too many mushrooms that alter your size can do strange things to the body long term.
    And who knows what happen when you eat too many green mushrooms.
    Then there are all the weird mushrooms in mario maker.
     
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  7. flamepanther

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    The game seems to put Mario in a lot of worlds that's don't match his usual aesthetic. I noticed a pastel low-polygon world that resembles a lot of modern 3D indie games. So the city not matching Mario's own look is likely deliberate. It'll be interesting to see what they're doing with that.
     
  8. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    New Donk City :lolol 
     
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  9. Autoboticon

    Autoboticon In like a Bot, out like a Con

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    defintely not taking place on our earth... look at the globe.
     

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    Supposedly, it's Miyamoto's commentary on who has been eating bad shrooms.

    Everyone in that world is normal including cartoon Mario. So who do you think has been consuming bad shrooms?
     
  11. MST3KFan

    MST3KFan Master of the Obvious

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    So...Mario's hat gains sentience? Game looks like a combo of Mario 64 and Mario Galaxy in a lot of ways...which COULD be good. I need to see more though to be sure.

    Also...no Luigi? Maybe unlockable after doing some stuff like in the Galaxy games?

    (And love the Donkey Kong nods there... Diddy's Mart, Dixie Street)
     
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    It looked like there were posters in the game advertising some sort of special cap, so that's probably related.
     
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  13. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    Most anticipated game for me this year now. Gonna be amazing.
     
  14. MatrixOfWumbo

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    I would imagine that he is traveling between dimensions, a natural escalation of Galaxy's "Mario in Space" motiff. So Mario is actually going to a world where people are bizarrely stretched out compared to the "normal" folks back in Toad Town.
     
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    Link did it first
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  16. MatrixOfWumbo

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    I think we get the plot in the trailer, Bowser crushes Mario's old hat, and because he can't function without it he's taken up this magic one.

    I bet that Bowser usurps special hat magic from some sort of hat wizard (who flies around in the hat ship) and Mario is along for the womens.
     
  17. Autoboticon

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    but if dimensions why have emphasis on the globe? In title and map item, instead of a portal or something?

    I think the designs are to show just how far mario is out from the mushroom kingdom and to show he doesn't belong in these places. Not the first time Mario characters have been with human accurate ones, take Donkey Kong in Punch Out.

    Which now makes sense why Donkey Kong is city known, perhaps this is the place he represents in Punch Out?

    But jokes aside, ya, pretty sure its just for contrast.
     
  18. E. C. R. Former

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    Wasn't that whole "Mario is originally from Earth" thing completely retconned away by Yoshi's Island? Last I checked, that game firmly established that he and Luigi are from the Mushroom World.
     
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  19. Gaastra

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    Folks have pointed out that the lion Mario was riding is from Super Mario land! That desert stage might be sarasaland home of princess daisy!

    Also yes folks are complaining that peach got kidnapped again for the 89th time. I agree with them. Give us a new plot Nintendo. With that dk city will donkey kong be in the game?
     
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  20. Tigran

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    To be fair.. Peach was not kidnapped in the last Mario Game. ;)