Chat is broken but that new Mario looks AMAZING

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#1 Posted by Darkaileron (205 posts) -


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It's super goofy but also amazing and I don't know what to think but life feels good.

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#3 Posted by Darkaileron (205 posts) -

That super simple gimmick of the toss-the-hat jump-on-the-hat did it for me.

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#4 Posted by deactivated-5c802d5244530 (41 posts) -

Yeah I went from laughing at how goofy it was to legitimately excited at exactly that moment.

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#5 Posted by flasaltine (2547 posts) -

The part where it looked like a Mario game looked cool. The real world parts looked real bad.

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#6 Posted by zombie2011 (5601 posts) -

I'm glad Jeff said it because the New York environment definitely gave me a Sonic 2006 vibe with how out of place Mario looked against actual humans.

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#7 Edited by Darkaileron (205 posts) -

I'm sure the "Real World" stuff is going to be contained to one world. I think I'm fine with it. I want to know whats up with the gigantic space/dimension hopping hat he's riding in.

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#8 Posted by conmulligan (1950 posts) -

New Donk City, motherfuckers.

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#9 Posted by ripelivejam (13229 posts) -

put a donk onnit?

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#10 Posted by csl316 (15014 posts) -

I'm bewildered. I want it, but I can't fucking comprehend any part of those environments.

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#11 Posted by spyder335 (630 posts) -

Cant wait for the pimp bowser amiibo

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#12 Posted by cj3651 (22 posts) -

I'm simultaneously excited and thought the real world stuff was kind of cringey :/

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#13 Posted by Lanechanger (1691 posts) -

- Mario looks wwweird next to "real" people

- Bowser looking positively dapper in that suit and hat

- Wtf, the hat's alive?!

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#14 Posted by flatblack (139 posts) -

that city stuff looked baaaaaad

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#15 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (1886 posts) -

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.

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#17 Posted by cmblasko (2946 posts) -

I love New Donk City, I love Pimp Bowser and I love jumping off of the thrown hat. This game looks incredible.

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#18 Edited by MezZa (3054 posts) -

Pimp Bowser sold it for me. I really want to battle Pimp Bowser. I'm also expecting Mario's hat to be a sidekick like a Minish Cap or Fludd style.

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#20 Posted by Raven10 (2286 posts) -

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.

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#21 Posted by berniesbc (252 posts) -

Mario's hat is pretty reminiscent of the sentient hat from Mario Party 8. Very exciting!

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#22 Posted by Shivoa (1590 posts) -

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?

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#23 Posted by FreakAche (3087 posts) -

Genuinely surprised at how negative some of the reaction to this is. I thought it looked gorgeous.

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#24 Posted by Coolarman (1398 posts) -
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#27 Posted by JasonR86 (10266 posts) -

All I see is Sonic Adventure.

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#28 Posted by big_jon (6465 posts) -

Holy shit son

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#29 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (2231 posts) -

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?

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#30 Posted by liquiddragon (3534 posts) -

This is the weird Mario game I wanted out of Sunshine. Absolutely on board.

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#31 Posted by Redhotchilimist (2974 posts) -

Except for how creepy it is to see Mario next to realistic humans, I thought it looked cool. Galaxy was awesome, but I did miss the larger environments of Sunshine and 64. It's certainly been long enough.

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#32 Edited by Shivoa (1590 posts) -

Too true:

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#33 Edited by Atwa (1690 posts) -

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.

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#35 Edited by isomeri (3127 posts) -

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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#36 Posted by pompouspizza (1563 posts) -

I loved everything that I saw!!!

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#37 Posted by visnes (31 posts) -

I wasn't going to get the Switch, but I'm getting it as soon as this launches. Been waiting years for a "sequel" to Mario 64/Sunshine/Galaxy.