I can accept a Mario game where the gimmick is that he's now in the real world interacting with realistic human beings. I can also accept a Mario game where the gimmick is that his hat is now a sentient flying creature that he can bounce around on. I cannot, however, accept both at the same time.
Also I really dislike how Mario was constantly looking around at everything in amazement. Come on Mario, act like you've been there before.
I really hope that by the end of the year they have found a way to reduce the aliasing on the city parts because otherwise I thought it looked pretty neat. That city part just looked much worse than the rest due to how aliased it was. Nintendo doesn't traditionally do a lot of straight edges and there is a reason for that and you are seeing it in action here. That said, we are talking about a system with an Nvidia GPU and those guys are always coming up with crazy over the top new AA solutions so maybe they can work out some sort of custom AA support for Nintendo.
But looked pretty neat overall. Weird choice to set him in the real world for part of it, but as long as most of the stages are standard Mario style stages I'll be good.
Has anyone noticed that the only way you can tell this isn't a fake video game in a bad TV show is because it's got licensed IP (Mario) in it?
Like, that New Donk City looks just like a million bad fake games. From the lighting to the bad detail to the lack of care at rendering (ok, that's more a lack of power in the Switch hardware causing all osrts of aliasing issues). I expect copyright claims from a mobile game that's been using this literal screenshot to sell their F2P Skinner box game "about Wall Street" for 3 years, except without the Mario in the bottom right. Seriously, WTAF?
I agree it looks amazing. I mean, I get why people are focusing on the city part, but as one world in a game with a bunch of different worlds, I think it's pretty great. Also, everything in the city seems to be named after Donkey Kong Country stuff, for some reason?
I really liked the look of that, it looks really weird and cool.
Really happy they are having fun with it and trying something new except just doing another Mushroom Kingdom.
The hat jumping was a legitimate "oh my god" moment for me. That looks awesome. Especially seeing how I felt Mario games needed more movement options.
put a donk onnit?
I was not impressed by anything other than NEW DONK CITY. The hat could provide cool mechanics, but I do not like the googly-eyes on it. The graphics overall looked a bit messy and less artistically planned out than 3D World or Galaxy. It feels like they're over-reaching a bit.
Hopefully it turns out great, but I can't say that I'm driven to buy a Switch just for this and Zelda.
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