Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey leads the player on a guided tour that is constrained by the trappings of Mario’s traditions. While Sunshine gave a sense of place and Galaxy built a planetary journey, Odyssey dwells in the comfort of the familiar. Here is another food world, another water world, another desert world. Even New Donk City, Odyssey’s biggest diversion from tradition, ruminates on the past instead of exploring and pushing beyond Mario’s established boundaries. Breath of the Wild shows us that Zelda could grow with the new generation; Odyssey shows us that Mario may just remain a relic of the past.

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