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I put +25 hours in Super Mario Odyssey and beat the game. There's too much to collect still. I'm done
Posted: Posted January 2nd
Edited January 2nd by ShadowFox08

It took me almost 25 hours and two months, but I finally beat the game with almost 300 stars. But little did I know, it was just the beginning. As soon as I beat the main game.. After the credits, They put me in a "new" but familiar kingdom. and I remember now that there are 999 stars total to collect(though to be fair, much of that you can straight up buy) and that collecting certain amount of stars unlocks new kingdoms post games. Ughh reminds me of korok seeds in terms of grinding. That being said I did put a solid 2-3 hours in the kingdom, but I'm really burned out. I know fans like mariom would put all the time in the world into the game..

The game was fun and the mechanics of possessing foes and allies made it exhilarating, but I feel like this game has too much content. I'll get back to it someday, but I'm good now and want to try xenoblade chronicles 2. I have yet to beat super mario galaxy 1 and 2(collecting all the stars I mean), so I'm not a completionist by any means.

Anyone else feel the same? Maybe not about this game, but games in general nowadays making it hard to want to 100% complete games, or maybe I just get bored easily and focus on RL stuff too.

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Anyone else feel the same? Maybe not about this game, but games in general nowadays making it hard to want to 100% complete games, or maybe I just get bored easily and focus on RL stuff too.


I always felt that the majority of games were aimed at the demographic with the most time on their hands. 10-24 year olds. As we get older the less time we have to play. Due to this Ive become more picky with the games I buy and how much time I put into any given game. If a game has multiple endings for instance and I beat it im not going to go back and play to see all the other endings im going to jump on youtube and watch them instead as the game no longer has much to offer me. Even then I will only do that if the other endings intrigued me enough to warrant a watch.

glad you enjoyed odyssey. Ill pick it up eventually.



Posted January 2nd by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

I'm not really a completionist by any means, so I'm totally fine dropping a game once I feel like I've had my fill. The last thing I want to do with my limited game time is feel like I'm ticking off a bunch of boxes on a checklist, so I'll focus only on what interests me. For example, there's no way in hell I'll ever go out of my way to find all the shrines and korok seeds in BotW. To me they are simply tiresome and not the reason I enjoy that game, so they're not worth investing time in.

As for Odyssey itself, I think it could have benefited with either eliminating the amount of moons that are simply gifted or provide no challenge (like the store-bought ones) so there's less to collect overall, or increase the total needed to proceed to the next world during the main game (to reduce how much is left when you return post-game). I do like the moon system quite a lot, but yeah, they probably went a little overboard with how much they littered the game with them. The world that opens up to you post-game is pretty cool, and I enjoyed collecting what I could there. But I felt little incentive to go back and find the moons I missed, or could now reach, from the earlier levels.

though to be fair, much of that you can straight up buy


Pretty sure the moons you buy, apart from the first one purchased at each store, do not count towards your total. Because someone on the design team is a fucking idiot.

Posted January 2nd by Orion Nebula
Orion Nebula
 

^^sorry I mean that as in it counts towards the 999 max, right? As a gamer, I don't mind there is that much content.. I mean this game and botw are certainly games worth of value and can give people as a whole dozens of replay value. I'll go back someday for sure..

Posted January 2nd by ShadowFox08
ShadowFox08

I have never really seen many or had any complaints about a game having too much content before, however I do understand about getting burned out on a game. Take a break from the game and come back to it later.



Posted January 2nd by Q
Q
 

880 is the real number (that's every unique moon; the Odyssey gets a visual upgrade); anything beyond that is just wasting money on duplicate moons bought in shops. The counter will keep going up to 999, but those are pointless and it's kinda odd you can even do it. Maybe they wanted to make everything accessible to WEAKLINGS who can't jump rope 100 times :J

the game could do with fewer moons, honestly, since a bunch of them are unimportant shit like "ground pound in this secret spot yay you did it," but there's a lot of good content aside from that. It's nowhere near as bad as Korok Seeds imo (I did all the shrines but fuck that...I think it's more reasonable now because IIRC they upgraded the map to show them or something like that, but I was already done with the game by then).

there are hard mode challenges later on and a bunch of new/unique ones, as well as a "final challenge" in the same vein as stuff like Grandmaster Galaxy (you can unlock and do it well before your final moon, but I saved it for last because that was obviously what it was in spirit). There are also a bunch of new outfits available if you want to be a fashion man, and best of all you can follow Peach around the world and see her in a bunch of cute outfits

Edited January 2nd by Pirate_Ninja
Pirate_Ninja

I've played for maybe 14 or so hours (wish the switch would tell me the exact amount instead of "around 10") in the week that I've had it. NDC is done for now with over half of the moons acquired. Time to move on.

Maybe they wanted to make everything accessible to WEAKLINGS who can't jump rope 100 times :J

I haven't finished that yet. Wasn't even sure if it was an actual moon or not. I've tried only 4 or 5 times and have gotten to about 70 max. Some people say use the scooter but that just seems cheap to me. I'll do it later because it's probably boring to my wife if we try it for too long.

Edited January 2nd by Fox Forever
Fox Forever

I have never really seen many or had any complaints about a game having too much content before, however I do understand about getting burned out on a game. Take a break from the game and come back to it later.


Depends really. I don't get any problem with too much content in this sense since Mario isn't on a timer or anything. I can understand it with games that have timers since you gotta choose what to do (I like to move at my own pace so I'm terrible under pressure like this).


Posted January 2nd by Fox Forever
Fox Forever

That's actually kind of funny considering the original Mario games had a time limit on each level. And SM World had stages with multiple exits that lead to different paths.

Posted January 2nd by Q
Q
 

Well for me if it's linear then I don't mind too much. It's when they give you free roam to do a bunch of tasks but also set a time limit so you may not be able to do them all.

Posted January 2nd by Fox Forever
Fox Forever

I haven't finished that yet. Wasn't even sure if it was an actual moon or not. I've tried only 4 or 5 times and have gotten to about 70 max. Some people say use the scooter but that just seems cheap to me. I'll do it later because it's probably boring to my wife if we try it for too long.
yeah, that's the kind of challenge where I don't like making more than a few attempts at a time. Personally, I found the area around 40 to be the hardest, thanks to the way they periodically increase the rope speed. IIRC once you hit 50 they reach a consistent max speed, so at that point it's just a matter of keeping your rhythm.

I heard about the scooter suggestion but didn't find it very helpful personally, and it was a pain in the ass to start (after you fail they'll even make you move it out of the way before they start the rope going again). I wasn't counting but I'm pretty sure it took me under 10 tries (I was worried it'd take much longer) - docked console, joycons in hands. Get a feel for lightly tapping the button to do small jumps and don't distract yourself by looking at the counter - just focus on those steady little taps and breathe a sigh of relief when you hear the moon appear. I found the sound of the rope whipping against the ground was helpful for keeping pace. Good luck when you go back for another shot c:

Posted January 2nd by Pirate_Ninja
Pirate_Ninja

Is it possible to find every moon in a kingdom the first go around? Just started playing recently and I'm racking my brain trying to find all of these moons in the Sand Kingdom, but I only have a little more than half the moons.

Posted January 3rd by Bubba
Bubba
 

There are spots you can only reach by warping from other kingdoms. I don't think it's possible the first time around.

Posted January 3rd by Fox Forever
Fox Forever

those exist in many kingdoms (which you can get as soon as you find the appropriate warp elsewhere), as well as the metric shitton that you can only unlock after you beat the final boss (which IIRC are the latter part of the moon checklist for each kingdom). I think you can get all the purple coins on your first trip to most kingdoms, though.

Posted January 3rd by Pirate_Ninja
Pirate_Ninja

I will say this.. SMO has the best mario soundtrack ever! What's your top 5 SMO tracks, guys?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th18PTmuBV0
I like Cascade Kingdom, Lake Kingdom. Wooded Kingdom, Lost Kingdom, and the ending theme. Moon Kingdom is pretty good too.

Posted January 5th by ShadowFox08
ShadowFox08
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